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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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  • Noborioji Hotel Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Noborioji-cho 40-1 J - Nara

    Prix Prices from : 32076 JPY

  • Hotel Cube

    Takabatake-cho 1122 J - Nara

    Just a 5-minute walk from Nara Park and a 10-minute walk from Isuien Garden, Hotel Cube has rooms with free wired internet, a Yukata robe and an LCD TV. Parking is free. All rooms at Hotel Cube are air-conditioned and include a fridge and an electri..

  • Nara International Seminar House Two stars Two stars

    Noborioji-cho 63 J - Nara

    Prix Prices from : 9720 JPY

    Just a 3-minute walk from 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 lobby has free Wi-Fi..

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