Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Nara

Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Nara is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Nara a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Nara.

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Check the list of top places for art and culture in Nara:

  1. Todai Ji

    #1 of 9 Art and Cultural Attractions 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. Kofuku Ji

    #2 of 9 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  3. Toshodai Ji

    #3 of 9 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  4. Yakushi Ji

    #4 of 9 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  5. Nara National Museum

    #5 of 9 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  6. Naramachi Koshino Le

    #6 of 9 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  7. Shin - Yakushi - Ji

    #7 of 9 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  8. Kasuga - Taisha

    #8 of 9 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  9. Todaiji Nigatsudo

    #9 of 9 Art and Cultural Attractions 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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