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.
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.
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.
The ‘fastest’ mochi in Japan! Bought this mochi from Nakatanidō, which is best known for its speed in mochi-making and I was amazed by their impressive mochi-making skills. Their mochi was very soft and delicious as well!
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#tripaway Nara trip can’t be complete without visiting the deers. they are literally everywhere! local food is awesome too. #deer #park #unagi #tempura
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natural n animals lover? don’t miss a chance to visit this place
the deer is so cute here, they will 🙇 to show their thankful to you, feed them please~ 😉
Every time I go to a city, I like to go to the streets where their niche locals live. Then we left Nara Park and came to Nara-cho, quiet to We were embarrassed to drag the suitcase, and the passers-by looked at our excitement and formed a huge contrast with the town.
Nara-cho, once known as "the oldest town in Nara", the town's 19th-century houses are lined with the characteristics of the Edo period. In the Nara-machi Museum, you can see the culture and living conditions of the civilians. Recently, coffee houses and shops that are used in residential houses are popular. These cafs or tea houses with simple appearance and modern interiors can feel the charm of Nara, which is recorded in ancient history. The world heritage site of Yuanxing Temple is also located in the old street of Nara.
Established in 710, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, which was built as the patron saint of the Fujiwara family at the time, was called the three major shrines of Japan together with Ise Shrine and Shisuisui Hachimangu Shrine. It represents the magnificent and elegant classical architecture of the Heian era. It is a Shinto Shrine with a blend of Buddhism and Taoist architecture. There is a spring festival in March every year.
The mosque is very long. There are many towering trees in the past. There are countless lanterns and copper chandeliers on both sides. They are all contributed by nobles, warriors and general believers. It is said that there are 1 stone lanterns.
If you don't like the bustling metropolis, just want to go to the most natural place, feel the tradition and nature, then you must choose Nara, a city that you won't regret.
Nara is not as lively and prosperous as many other big cities in Japan. Nara is just a quiet little town. It has a city, a place where ancient monuments and nature blend together. This is a Japanese city full of nature.
Although it has not been a long time as a capital in the history of Japan, most of the ancient buildings in Nara have been preserved. It is rare and has eight world cultural heritages, second only to Kyoto in Japan. The area of
Nara is very small. Most of the attractions are in Nara Park. In addition to these monuments, the most attractive and famous is the more than a thousand sika deer in the park. The deer here and the local residents come from Visitors from all over the world can get along with each other, and the deer is also a symbol of Nara.
Nara is such a place that is especially popular with tourists from our country. There are many ethnic customs here, and the air is very fresh and very suitable for tourism. Traveling here, in addition to having a very good view, there are about 1,500 deer living happily in the park. The deer has become the biggest feature here, and the lively creatures bring a lot of fun to the visitors.
So, at the entrance to the park, you can see some small stalls selling deer cakes (the only designated cake in the park, but it is not particularly delicious, don't ask me how to know...), in order to allow visitors to be more "close" to the deer .