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Nara
Nara
Nara is an ancient city, even older than Kyoto. After the Japanese royal family moved to Kyoto, it gradually became a quiet little town. The ancient town within the city has perfectly preserved characteristics of the Edo period, while Todai-ji Temple, Kofuku-ji Temple and Toshodaiji Temple still exude a strong traditional feel. World Heritage Site Kasuga-taisha, or Grand Shrine, is a great place to experience the lantern and “monkey” festivals in the Spring. Elegant sika deer roam freely through Nara Park, making it a perfect place to get closer to the native majestic wildlife. A hike up Wakayama Mountain offers a spectacular panoramic view of this ancient city. Nara may not draw the same crowds as other cities, but its unique historical heritage and tranquil atmosphere make it an attractive destination.
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Nara Park
4.7/5
1,912 Reviews
City Park
_FB***03This place deserves an award for taking good care of everything specially the deer! I have seen and touched the deer and even fed them, swear the deer is soooooo well mannered ❤️❤️
Todaiji
4.6/5
1,019 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    
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traveling beaverVery impressive historical temple. Lots of figures and architectural models to see inside. Also a good place to get some souvenirs.
Kasuga Grand Shrine
4.5/5
882 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    
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GLS***90Lovely place. Main building under construction tho...
Toshodaiji Temple
4.6/5
262 Reviews
Temple
GLS***66Not to be confused with Todai-ji, this temple looks fairly similar although it is located on the outskirts of the city. This area was once considered central to Nara and played a significant role in the city's history. Many buildings possess National Treasures and are photogenic. There are far less people here than other temples in Nara which is also a plus.
Kohfukuji
4.5/5
325 Reviews
Temple
Stephen BugnoKofukuji Temple is made up of The Eastern Golden Hall and Five Story Pagoda. These are the closest main sights to central Nara, located at the western end of Nara Park. The five story pagoda, at 50 meters, is impressive and is Japan's second tallest. It is a landmark and the symbol of ancient Nara. It was first built in 730, and was most recently rebuilt in 1426. The Central Golden Hall was still under construction in June 2016. You can view the temples for free but the Eastern Golden Hall has a 300 yen entry fee.
Mount Wakakusa
4.6/5
231 Reviews
Mountain
M18***13I always wanted to just lay down on the nice grass hill overlooking the city, with a nice and gentle cool wind in a sunny day that will make me forget about life and problems for a while.

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Nara Weather

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Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Nara
Jan 19, 2021 Nara Weather:Mostly Cloudy, Northeasterly Wind:10-17 kph, Humidity:49%, Sunrise/Sunset:07:03/17:12
Nara Driving:Suitable, Running:Not Recommended, Cycling:Not Recommended

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