Sights in Nara


Daibutsu is the highlight of this exemplary ancient-Nara temple, which has fascinated people for time immemorial.

Nara Park

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

Kasuga Taisha

Among a red shinden sanctuary to amaze you and the tranquility of a primeval forest, there is a pantheon of gods.


With the statues of Ashura and the Thousand-Armed Kannon, it is a valuable Buddhist treasure house.

Isuien Park

A traditional Japanese garden which you can enjoy from the perspective of the two different eras of Edo and Meiji


An old town with an atmosphere retaining the elegance of machiya longhouses from the last years of the Edo Era

Horin-ji Temple

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


A World Heritage temple relating vestiges of Tempyo culture to the present age

Yoshiki-en Garden

A verdant garden that brings to life the undulating hills splendidly in harmony with nature

Nara National Museum

One of Japan’s prominent museums for Buddhist art

Yakushi-ji Temple

A must-see temple during a trip to Nara that has been designated as a cultural property of the ancient capital

Horyuji Temple

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

Todai-ji Nigatsu-do

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

Totsukawa Onsen

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

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 ...


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