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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Nara, Japan

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  1. Todai Ji

    #1 of 126 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

  2. Nara Park

    #2 of 126 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

  3. Kofuku Ji

    #3 of 126 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

  4. Toshodai Ji

    #4 of 126 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

  5. Yakushi Ji

    #5 of 126 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

  6. Nara National Museum

    #6 of 126 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

  7. Sarusawa-ike

    #7 of 126 Things To Do in Nara
    Sarusawa-ike

    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

  8. Isuien Garden

    #8 of 126 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

  9. Naramachi Koshino Le

    #9 of 126 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

  10. Shin - Yakushi - Ji

    #10 of 126 Things To Do in Nara
    Shin - Yakushi - Ji

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Educational Site, Historical Site

    Address: 1352 Takabatakecho, Nara 630-8301, Nara Prefecture

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

    The Shin-Yakushi ji Temple was founded by Empress Komyo for the sake of the recovery of ailing Emperor Shomu. The temple is devoted to Yakushi Buddha, the patron of medicine. From the original constru...Read more

  11. Kasuga - Taisha

    #11 of 126 Things To Do in Nara
    Kasuga - Taisha

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

    Address: 160 Kasuganocho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8212, Japan

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Claimed to be one of the best Shinto shrines in Japan, the Kasuga Taisha or the Kasuga Grand Shrine was originally the royal shrine of the powerful Fujiwara family and was founded in the year 768. As ...Read more

  12. Mount Wakakusa

    #12 of 126 Things To Do in Nara
    Mount Wakakusa

    Tags: Outdoors, Observatory, Entertainment, Adventure

    Address: Nara, Japan

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

    Mount Wakakusa aka Mount Wakakusayama is a hillock located behind Nara Park. The hillock is about 350 meters tall and offers unobstructed views of Nara city. However, tourists are allowed to climb Mou...Read more

  13. Konishi Sakura Dori

    #13 of 126 Things To Do in Nara
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    Address: Konishi Sakura Dori, Nara-shi, Nara-ken, Japan

    Konishi Sakura Dori is a do-it-yourself barbeque restaurant. With a wide variety of barbeque plates, and many varieties of meat, a visit to this restaurant is a must if you are in the Konishicho area....Read more

  14. Nara City Museum Of Photography

    #14 of 126 Things To Do in Nara
    Nara City Museum Of Photography

    Tags: Museum

    Address: 600-1 Takabatakechō, Nara-shi, Nara-ken 630-8301, Japan

    Your treasure hunt will be incomplete without a visit to the Nara City Museum Of Photography, a place that is chock-a-block with the best of Japanese photography. Located in Nara, Japan, this Art muse...Read more

  15. Todaiji Nigatsudo

    #15 of 126 Things To Do in Nara
    Todaiji Nigatsudo

    Tags: Temple

    Address: Japan, 〒630-8211 奈良県奈良市 雑司町406-1 二月堂

    A visit to Todaiji Nigatsudo will bring peace to your life. This Buddhist temple, on the hilltop is a branch of Todai-ji Budhist temple which will treat you to a refreshing view of the surrounding nat...Read more

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