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When you arrive it won't be long before you encounter the deer, some 3 000 of which inhabit the large central park (600ha). These tame animals roam freely there and enjoy respect as the purported messengers of the Shinto gods. Nature thus permeates the very heart of the city and abounds all around. Nara, city of culture and cradle of traditions, will not disappoint you. Former capital of Japan, from 710 to 784, it is laden with treasures, temples and gardens singled out by UNESCO.

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  • Todai-ji Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Parc de Nara J - Nara

    Built in 743 on the instigation of Emperor Shomu, Todai-ji centres on the Daibutsu-den, the main pavilion. There is a reason for its gigantic size (57m long and 50m wide): this wooden structure houses the enormous bronze statue of the cosmic Buddha, ..

  • Kofuku-ji Recommended Recommended

    J - Nara

    Kofuku-ji, which was originally erected in Kyoto, was taken to Nara in 741 by the aristocratic Fujiwara family, whose power it represented. At the height of its glory, between the 8C and 12C, this Buddhist temple of the Hosso school had a total of 17..

  • Nara National Museum Recommended Recommended

    Parc de Nara J - Nara

    Inaugurated in 1895, the Nara National Museum has a large collection of Buddhist art housed in two different buildings. The old building brings together the collections of Japanese Buddhist sculpture left in storage by the large monasteries of Nara a..

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Hotels Nara

  • Hotel Sunroute Nara

    Takabatakebodai-cho 1110 J - Nara 631-0804

    Hotel Sunroute Nara offers rooms with free WiFi and parking in the heart of Japan’s ancient capital, a few steps from the Naramachi area and within a 10 minutes’ walk from Kintetsu Nara Station, Todai-ji Temple and Kofuku-ji Temple. Nara Sunroute Ho..

  • Hotel Fujita Nara

    Shimosanjo-cho 7-1 J - Nara 630-8236

    Only 500 metres from JR Nara and Kintetsu Nara train stations, Hotel Fujita Nara has a relaxing massage service. It features 2 restaurants and offers bicycle rental. Hotel Fujita Nara is about a 15-minute walk from Nara National Museum, a 20-minute ..

  • Nara Hotel Five stars Five stars Five stars Five stars Five stars

    Takabatake-cho 1096 J - Nara 630-8301

    Prix Prices from : 23655 JPY

    The century old Nara Hotel features classic Japanese architecture and elegant rooms with free wired internet. Located on Nara Park’s beautiful hills, it overlooks the ancient capital’s historic sites. The cosy rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows ..

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