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 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, ..
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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..
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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 40-1 J - Nara 630-8213
Only a 3-minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station, Noborioji Hotel offers modern luxurious accommodations with warm lighting and free wired internet access. Guests can enjoy full-course French cuisines and refresh with aromatherapy massages. This hotel..
Takabatake-cho 778-1 J - Nara 630-8301
Just 300 metres from Nara Park, Hotel Wellness Asukaji offers spacious rooms with a private bathroom and flat-screen TV. A public bath and Japanese restaurant with Nara-style breakfast are featured. Guests at Asukaji Hotel Wellness can stretch out i..
Takabatake-cho 1096 J - Nara 630-8301
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 ..