Shoryaku-ji, an ancient temple, located on the Bodaisen mountain in the southeast of Nara is called as the “Village of Brocade”, to offer an amazing scenery.
Tanzan Jinja, on the hillside, located in the Sakurai mountains in Nara is a shrine well-known for its brilliant autumn colors and bright red buildings.
A well-preserved historical district, a temple town of Shonen-ji with 500 traditional Edo houses laid out in a 2 km grid, is located in Kashiwara city, Nara.
Yoshino-Jingu, located on Mt. Yoshino, the highest sanctity, a tribute from one emperor to another, to offer a taste of Japanese history and a commanding view.
Matabei Zakura, beloved, giant weeping cherry tree, 13-meter tall, over 300 years old, named after the famous samurai warrior is located in Nara Prefecture.
An atmospheric forest path, lined with hundreds of stone lanterns takes you to Nara’s most famous and impressive Shinto shrine, Kasuga-taisha, located in the east of Nara Park, was established in 768.
Mt. Wakakusayama, a grassy mountain is located behind Nara Park between Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga-Taisha Shrine. Visitors are allowed to hike up to the submit to have excellent views of Nara city.
The Ono-ji Temple Cliff-Carved Buddha stands before the water’s edge. The temple is also known for its two 300-year-old weeping cherry trees blooming in spring,
Daibutsu-ike Pond, located at the back of the Todai-ji Temple in Nara. Ginkgo and maple trees around the pond are changing its color in autumn.
Yoshikien garden is a pleasant Japanese garden located in Nara. Visitors can see three different variations of beautiful Japanese gardens in one spot.
Saidai-ji Temple, a high status, a large temple complex, is located on the western side of Heijo Palace. The temple is one of the 7 great temples in Nara.
Asuka-dera Temple was founded in 596, about 60 years after the introduction of Buddhism to Japan. The Temple has high historic value in the Nara area.
Nyoirin-ji Temple, a quiet temple in Mt. Yoshino has the tomb of Godaigo emperor, tells us the fleeing nature of this life.
Omiwa shrine in Sakurai city of Nara is the oldest shrine of Japan. It worship Mt. Miwa where the god lives through a extreamly rare triple torii gate.
More than an amusement park, visitors come to Ikoma-sanjo amusement park for seeking some cool breeze and great night views of Osaka and Nara n in hot summer.
Nara Park is a large park, home of hundreds of deer, located of many of Nara’s main attractions including Todai-ji Temple, Kasuga-Taisha, Kofuku-ji Temple.
Ofusa Kannon Temple is located in Kashihara, Nara. This small temple treats you with a wide variety of roses, and other varieties of flowers throughout year.
Yata-dera Temple is one of the Shingon sect temples in Yamato-Kooriyama, Nara. People visit to see the 10,000 hydrangea plants in bloom during the season.
Todai-ji Temple in Nara, one of Japan’s most famous and historically significant temples ,houses the largest metal statue of the Buddha in the world.
A thousand cherry blossom trees bloom along the river in Takada city. A pale pink “sakura” tunnel stretches around 2.5km to Onaka park.
Yoshino is perhaps Japan’s most famous cherry blossom site. 30,000 wild trees spread over the dips and peaks of Mt. Yoshino in the second to third week of April.
Butsuryu-ji Temple in Uda city has the biggest and oldest cherry blossom in Nara. You can also see blossoms of “higanbana” in autumn.
Koriyama Castle, a symbol of Yamato-koriyama city is one of the few castle ruins in the Nara area. Magnificent moats are still being the pride of Koriyama
Toshodai-ji Temple was founded in the year 759 by the Buddhist monk Ganjin, a Chinese priest who was invited to Japan by the emperor in order to train priests
Kofuku-ji Temple in Nara used to be the family temple of the Fujiwara. The temple has the symbol of Nara, a 50 meter tall, Japan’s seccond tallest pagoda.
Japan is also famous for autumn colour. the best viewing spots for maple leaves with historical site in Kansai area including famous spots to hidden spots.
Muro-ji is a large temple located in the mountain Muro-yama, where the temple stands, has been considered a holy place since ancient times.
Horyu-ji in Nara, the world’s oldest wooden construction, was founded in 607 by Prince Shotoku, who is credited with the early promotion of Buddhism in Japan.
Hase-dera Temple, located in the the mountains east of the Asuka region, Nara, situated in a valley has over 30 buildings built up along the hillside.