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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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  • Hotel Fujita Nara Three stars Three stars Three stars

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

    Prix Prices from : 7800 JPY

    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 Hakushikaso Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Hanashibacho 4 J - Nara 630-8266

    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..

  • Noborioji Hotel

    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..

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