Things to see and do - Nara
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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.
Tourist attractions Nara : Things to see and do
Parc de Nara JPN - 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, ..
JPN - 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..
Parc de Nara JPN - 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..
Noborioji-cho 63 JPN - Nara
Just a 3-minute walk from Todai-ji Temple and Kofuku-ji Temple, the completely non-smoking Nara International Seminar House offers traditional architecture and a Japanese stone garden. Rooms include air-conditioning and an en suite bathroom, and the ..
4 Hanashibacho JPN - Nara
Prix Prices from : 18144 JPY
Offering public baths, Nara Hakushikaso is just a 2-minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Train Station. The air-conditioned rooms feature free Wi-Fi and a full private bathroom. The Japanese rooms at Nara Hakushikaso Ryokan have tatami (woven-straw) floor..
Takabatake-cho 1096 JPN - Nara
Prix Prices from : 16600 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 ..