The world’s largest wooden building, particularly famous for its Great Buddha within.
A Shinto shrine famous for its thousands of stone and bronze lanterns.
Five-storied pagoda (50.1 meters tall), is the second highest in Japan.
Nara Park (660 hectares) or,as it is often called, "Deer Park", features a lot of wild deer.
Naramachi (about 2 hours walk)
With hundreds of traditional houses for ordinary people, this quarter provides a stark contrast to the huge buildings constructed by former people of influence in the area of Nara Park.
Japanese Gardens (about 2 hours walk)
You can visit two gardens, Yosikien Garden and Isuien Garden, with their quiet, luxurious natural beauty.
Heijo (Nara) Palace Site (about 3 hours + transportation)
Heijo (Nara) Palace was the center of the 8th century capital, Heijo-kyo. Suzaku-mon Gate and the First Daigoku-den(Imperial Audience) Hall are recreations rebuilt in the last 20 years.
Nishinokyo Area (about 3 hours + transportation)
The two temples, Yakushiji Temple and Toshodaiji Temple, area of Nara City.
|Nara has many other places of interest and will definitely satisfy your curiosity about Japanese culture and history, regardless of the duration of your stay. Nara SGG Club is always ready to answer your questions at the four information counters in Nara City. Please do not hesitate to visit us.|
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