Nara, facing the popular Western areas Osaka and Kyoto, is historically important. Nara was first permanent capital city back in 710, before the capital’s moving to Kyoto. There are two symbols of Nara: Todaiji Temple with the world’s largest buddha and Nara Park with hundreds of touchable deers. They are usually added to an itinerary in Western Japan.

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Nara: 10 Best Things to Do in 2020

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Temple Lodging at Horyuji Temple, Nara
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Mount Yoshino Cherry Blossoms
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