Nara Tourism

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.

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

    • Air Pollution 48.33 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 52.08 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 34.38 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35.42 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 34.78 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 46.3 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 48.96 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Nara for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Nara.

    • Burglary and Theft 16.14 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 11.56 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 13.75 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 17.19 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 10 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 15.51 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.51 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 84.57 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16.88 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.56 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 15.31 (Very Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Nara is 169.64 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 85.31 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 84.32 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 53.24 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 34.2 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 76.52 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 73.1 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.07 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 97.39 (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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.27 USD
    • International Movie per seat 15.97 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.92 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.18 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 62.09 USD

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