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    13 Tourist Attractions in Nara

    Must see places in Nara ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Nara and point of interests to visit.

  • Todai Ji

    #1 of 13 Things To Do in Nara
    Todai Ji

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors, Educational Site

    Address: 406-1 Zoshicho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8211, Japan

    Timings: 07:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    The Todai ji is one of Japan's most famous and historically significant temples. It is a landmark in Nara. The temple was constructed in the year 752 as the chief temple in the Kokubun-ji system ...Read more

  • Nara Park

    #2 of 13 Things To Do in Nara
    Nara Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Park, Educational Site

    Address: Nara city, Japan

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Established in the year 1880, Nara Park is located at the centre of the city of Nara. It extends about 4 kilometres from east to west and around 2 kilometres from south to north. The park is home to a...Read more

  • Kofuku Ji

    #3 of 13 Things To Do in Nara
    Kofuku Ji

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors, Educational Site

    Address: 48 Noboriojicho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8213, Japan

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Kofuku ji is one of the head temples of the Hosso sect of Buddhism. The temple was established in Nara in the year 710. At the height of Fujiwara power, the temple consisted of over 150 buildings! Tod...Read more

  • Toshodai Ji

    #4 of 13 Things To Do in Nara
    Toshodai Ji

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors, Educational Site

    Address: 13-46 Gojo-cho, Nara-shi, Nara

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Toshodai ji temple was founded in the year 759 by Ganjin, a Chinese priest who was invited to Japan by the emperor. He was invited to Japan in order to train the priests and improve Japanese Buddhism....Read more

  • Yakushi Ji

    #5 of 13 Things To Do in Nara
    Yakushi Ji

    Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors

    Address: 457 Nishinokyocho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8563, Japan

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Yakushi Ji temple was established by Emperor Temmu in the year 680 to pray for the recovery of his Empress Jito from a serious illness. The temple was actually constructed by the recover...Read more

  • Nara National Museum

    #6 of 13 Things To Do in Nara
    Nara National Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Observatory, Educational Site

    Address: 50 Noborioji-cho, Nara city 630-8213

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Nara National Museum is located in Nara Park and is an art museum which primarily displays Japanese Buddhist art. It was established in the year 1889 and still retains its original building. Later...Read more

  • Sarusawa-ike

    #7 of 13 Things To Do in Nara

    Address: 49, Noboriojicho Sarusawa, Nara-shi, Nara

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Sarusawa-ike is an artificial pond situated near Kofuku ji temple. One of the most photographed site is the reflection of the five storied pagoda in the pond. The Sarusawa-ike is 360 metres in circumf...Read more

  • Isuien Garden

    #8 of 13 Things To Do in Nara
    Isuien Garden

    Tags: Outdoors, Entertainment, Leisure, Lake

    Address: Central Nara, Nara city, Japan

    Timings: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Isuien Garden is a beautiful, traditional Japanese-style garden. The name Isuien means ‘garden founded on water’. This name is based on the fact that its ponds are watered by the nearby Yo...Read more

  • Naramachi Koshino Le

    #9 of 13 Things To Do in Nara
    Naramachi Koshino Le

    Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, Educational Site, Architecture

    Address: Naramachi, Nara, Japan

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Naramachi (meaning Nara town) is the former merchant district of Nara. Here, you will find many traditional residential buildings and warehouses that have been preserved as is. A famous one is the Kos...Read more

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