Must See Spots in Nara

Todaiji

Todaiji is a provincial temple established by the state to implore the gods for peace and to prevent accidents and disasters Todaiji is a cultural p...

Nara Park

Nara Park is located in the center of Nara Ever since the capital moved to Nara in the year 710, people have loved this location for the many histori...

Kasuga Taisha

1300 years ago, the wisteria blossoms which make up the crest of the Fujiwara clan which built Kasuga Taisha have a special beauty   Kasuga Shrine...

Kofuku-ji

Kofuku-ji boasts a history of 1300 years Kofuku-ji is the head temple of the Hosso sect, one of the 6 Nara Era Buddhist sects. Its history began in 6...

Nara National Museum

A repository of National Treasure Buddhist art. The Nara Park area has plenty to see such as Todai-ji, Kofuku-ji and Kasuga Grand Shrine. Nearby is...

Naramachi

An old town that retains the elegance of the good old days of Japan In 710, the capital was transferred to Heijo-kyo, and Naramachi was situated on t...

Horyuji Temple

A variety of buildings built with the cutting-edge technology of the time The area with a group of buildings including Japan’s oldest wooden st...

Yakushi-ji Temple

A temple with an overwhelming presence for a World Heritage site Yakushi-ji is one of the many temples to be found in the city of Nara in Nara Prefe...

Todai-ji Nigatsu-do

A Buddhist hall specialized in the rite of Shuni-e Nigatsu-do is one of the Buddhist halls located at Todai-ji Temple. Founded in the 8th century du...

Mt. Yoshino

A mystical mountain which retains a mountain religion that enshrined its cherry trees In spring, the mountain is covered in cherry blossoms just lik...

Omizutori

A night when you can discover the attraction of Nara through an ancient traditional ceremony The Omizutori is a festival held at Nigatsu-do Hall of T...

Kinpusen-ji Temple Zao-do Hall

Yoshimizu Shrine

Hanayagura Observatory