Nara Tourism

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Nara is the capital of Nara Prefecture and is located in the Kansai region of Japan. Information you will find in almost all the Nara tourist guides is that, back in the 700s, Nara was Japan's first permanent capital. It was established in the year 710 and was the country’s capital till the year 794.

Located less than an hour’s distance from the cities of Kyoto and Osaka, Nara is usually visited on a day trip from these cities.  Due to its past as the first permanent capital, Nara tourism remains full of historic treasures, including some of Japan's oldest and largest temples.

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Facts and Stats for Nara*

  • Pollution Statistics in Nara

    Know the pollution level of Nara before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 55.43 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 63.24 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 60.29 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 35.29 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 42.65 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 55 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 63.24 (High)
  • Nara: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Nara for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Nara.

    • Burglary and Theft 19.05 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.89 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 19.92 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 11.33 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 14.06 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 17.46 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 14.06 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.69 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 82.69 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 19.14 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.36 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 16.8 (Very Low)
  • Living in Nara - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Nara is 143.21 (High)

    • Safety Index 83.44 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 84.41 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 62.49 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44.33 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 78.35 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 71.94 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 87.69 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Nara

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Nara

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.31 USD
    • International Movie per seat 16.06 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 49.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 59.11 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 55.76 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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