Sights in Nara

Todaiji

The Daibutsu is the highlight feature of this fascinating ancient Nara temple

Nara Park

Come and meet the friendly deer at Nara Park with its many World Heritage sites

Kasuga Taisha

The gods are there among the tranquil forest and the radiant red shrine

Kofuku-ji

A valuable Buddhist treasure house with the statues of “Ashura” and the Thousand Armed “Kannon”

Isuien Park

Enjoy two different types of gardens from the Edo and Meiji Eras at this traditional Japanese garden

Naramachi

An old town with the “machiya” longhouses from the end of the Edo Era

Horin-ji Temple

An ancient temple whose beautiful pagoda stands in comparison with the one at Horyu-ji Temple

Toshodai-ji

A World Heritage temple preserving a hint of the Tempyo culture till the present day

Yoshiki-en Garden

A splendid garden in harmony with the nature of the surrounding hills

Nara National Museum

One of Japan’s prominent museums exhibiting Buddhist art

Horyuji Temple

Immerse yourself in the historical wonders of Horyuji, the first Japanese temple listed as a World Heritage site

Yakushi-ji Temple

A must see temple designated as a cultural property of the ancient capital

Totsukawa Onsen

Enjoy a relaxing onsen in the nation’s largest village in terms of land area, Totsukawa Village

Todai-ji Nigatsu-do

The site for a repentance service that has continued unbroken since the Nara Era.

Mt. Yoshino

The ultimate place for cherry blossoms. A sacred festival for a mountain dedicated to sakura.

Asuka Village

A village with the feeling of the ancient times filled with historical tourist spots such as burial mounds and relics

Shin-Yakushi-ji Temple

The healing Buddha, Yakushi Nyorai, and the Twelve Heavenly Generals looking over the people’s health and praying for...

Heijo Palace

The Imperial palace for the ancient capital of Heijo-kyo (present-day Nara) that has also been registered as a World ...

Omizutori

A traditional event held at Todai-ji Temple that is over 1260 years old to pray for the happiness of the people.

Mt. Wakakusa

A wonderful place to get a full view of Nara day or night