Nara Tourism, Japan

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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 49.04 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 53.75 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 51.25 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 36.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 31.58 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 47.83 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 53.75 (Moderate)
  • 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 16.44 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 11.15 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 13.51 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 17.23 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 9.8 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 12.16 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 15.41 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 12.16 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.33 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 85 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16.22 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.22 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 14.53 (Very Low)
  • Living in Nara - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Nara is 169.89 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 85.47 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 84.43 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40.75 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 78.9 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 74.63 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.13 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 106.67 (High)
    • 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 0.23 USD
    • International Movie per seat 16.77 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 54.03 USD

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

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