On a visit to Nara you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Nara. These places are what Nara is all about. These must see places in Nara will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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406-1 Zoshicho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8211, Japan
07:30 am - 05:30 pm
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 (head temple of all provincial Buddhist temples of Japan). Having a rough history, the temple was burnt down and faced earthquakes a...
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Nara city, Japan
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 around 1200 deer that roam around freely on the grounds. Within the park premises lie the Todai-ji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine and many other historic...
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48 Noboriojicho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8213, Japan
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! Today a couple of buildings still remain and hold great historic value. These buildings are the five story pagoda and the three story pagoda that one see...
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13-46 Gojo-cho, Nara-shi, Nara
08:30 am - 05:00 pm
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. The name of the temple was derived from the facts that Ganjin was from Toh, China and that it was founded as a place for Buddhist training under his ...
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457 Nishinokyocho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8563, Japan
08:30 am - 05:00 pm
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 recovered empress, who outlived the emperor. The construction of Yakushi ji was completed in the year 698 and it was moved to its present location in 718, af...
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50 Noborioji-cho, Nara city 630-8213
09:30 am - 05:00 pm
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, a new wing was constructed and was connected to the original building by an underground passage. The museum's permanent collection includes Buddhist...