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.


Best Things to Do in Nara


1 Day Itinerary in Nara: Day Trip to Nara from Kyoto
10 Best Temples and Shrines in Nara
Kasuga Taisha Shrine: a World Heritage Shinto Shrine in Nara
Temple Lodging at Horyuji Temple, Nara
OSAKA + KYOTO + NARA: 1 Week Itinerary
Omizutori: the Oldest Festival in Japan
Tanzan Shrine: Hidden 13 Storied Pagoda in Nara
Mount Yoshino Cherry Blossoms
Todaiji Temple: Meet the World’s Largest Buddha