Welcome to Nara, Japan
Until the 8th century, Nara was known to be the imperial capital of the country. Not only is it a city of ancient culture bearing bold and significant structures, it's also a home to a number of gardens that are blissfully filled with deers forming the main attraction for its visitors. Lets explore this cultural city starting with the famous Todaiji Temple.
Places to Visit
Todaiji is one of the most iconic and significant temples in Japan. Holding the title of the world’s largest wooden temple, it was known to be the head of all provincial Buddhists temples in Japan. It is also the house to one of the largest bronze statues of Buddha.
Nara Park is a public park located in the city of Nara, Japan, at the foot of Mount Wakakusa. Established in 1880 it is one of the oldest parks in Japan.
Kofukuji used to be the family temple of the Fujiwara, the most powerful aristocratic clan during much of the Nara and Heian Periods. It's the second largest wooden pagoda in the world and is also a UNESCO world heritage listed site.
Kasuga Grand Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan. Established in 768 CE and rebuilt several times over the centuries, it is the shrine of the Fujiwara family. The interior is famous for its many bronze lanterns, as well as the many stone lanterns that lead up the shrine.
We’re heading to Miyajima (Itsukushima) next
Hope you made a deer friend on to remember this city. Our next stop is Miyajima, an island located near the famous city, Hiroshima.
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