Sights in Nara

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Horin-ji Temple

Located in Nara Prefecture's Ikaruga district, Horin-ji Temple is thought to have been built in 622 AD by Prince Yamashiro as a wish for his father's recovery f

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Kitahara

Soba restaurant Kitahara is located off the main avenue heading towards Nara's Todai-ji Temple.

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French Omoya (Naracho)

The Nara branch of a French-Japanese restaurant chain in Kansai, French Omoya sits among a small Japanese garden within a traditional building and is only a sho

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Tanize Suspension Bridge

Tanize Suspension Bridge is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Japan.

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Tamaki Jinja Shrine

Located near the top of Mount Tamaki, Tamaki Jinja Shrine is part of a UNESCO pilgrimage route.

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Doro Hotel

This facility no longer functions as a hotel but is a prime spot to enjoy a view of the neighboring Dorokyo Gorge.

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Jokyo-ji Temple

Centrally located but often overlooked, Nara's Jokyo-ji Temple was founded in 1224 and features a courtyard surrounded by small gardens.

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Totsukawa Onsen (Hot Springs)

Totsukawa Onsen is a public hot springs facility situated next to the river in Totsukawa Village.

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Myojin Pond

Said to be home to a dragon, Myojin Pond is in Shinokirayama village in remote south Nara.

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Emperor Shomu's Mausoleum

This massive hill-like Kofun is the burial place of Emperor Shomu, who commissioned the Daibutsu (Great Buddha Statue) at Todai-ji Temple.

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Imai-cho

With a layout based on a tight grid, Imai Town is a little encapsulated pocket of time showing authentic classical Edo residential architecture.

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Kashihara Jingu Shrine

Sitting at the foot of Mount Unebi, Kashihara Jingu Shrine is where Emperor Jimmu, Japan's first Emperor, ascended to the throne.

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Karako Kagi Site

Karako Kagi Site is an archaeological site from 2300 years ago dating to Japan's Yayoi Period (300 BC to AD 300).

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Emperor Jimmu's Mausoleum

Emperor Jimmu’s Burial Mound is the first Emperor of Japan’s resting place. It is a unique place to visit in Nara and next to the famous and mysterious Mount Un

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Housekibaco

Popular cafe in Nara's Cube development selling kakigori (shaved ice).

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Hoki-ji Temple

Hoki-ji Temple is the oldest three-story pagoda building in Japan.

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Wakakusayama

Mount Wakakusa is located on the edge of Nara city and is famous for the annual Wakakusa Yamayaki festival.

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Fuzimon

Artisanal ramen with noodles made from scratch.