Nara (奈良市) is a city (population ~370,000) in the Kansai Region of Japan. In the 8th century it was the capital of Japan in a period known as the Nara Period. A selection of stunning temples and shrines make this a popular travel destination. It is also home to a very large population of tame deer that roam freely, particularly in Nara Park.
From the Nara Travel Guide
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I enjoy the hospitality from the hostress a lot. Such hot summer, when I came in the room she presented me a bowl of cool watermelon which was really a relief. The location of the Guesthouse is quite near the Nara Park,which is a must-go spot in Nara. ... more
Really a warm and cozy place, i enjoyed every minute i spent there. The friendly owner is a very easygoing guy, helpful and kind. It felt being at home instead of being in a hostel. One of the best ever since i`ve been traveling the world...and it`s been many years now. ... more
Kyoto to Himeji to Nara - doable? alternatives?
of operations will be Kyoto... and we would very much like to visit Himeji, but I've been reading up on Nara ...
Day trip = Himeji + Nara? Also, Monkeys
I just want to ask if a day trip to Himeji then Nara is possible? Our group will be based on Kyoto and will be utilizing the JR Rail Pass to get to Himeji from Kyoto. Any specifics on what trains to take from Himeji to Nara would be much appreciated. My second query is about monkeys. We've seen photos on the internet ...
Kyoto region in 3 days, stay in Kyoto or go to Nara?
I have 3 days (plus two half days, arriving in the afternoon and leaving mid day) to spend in Kyoto and surrounding area and am trying to make the most of it. Would it be better to stay in Kyoto or spend one day (and night) in Nara? What about Hakone-jo, is it worth the trip out from Kyoto? I ...
The students in my research group invited me to go to Nara with them on Sunday. It was a little over an hour away. Nara is known for its deer and its giant Buddha statue (in fact, their prefecture mascot is a Buddha with antlers). Apparently over 1100 deer live in Nara Park, and they're super friendly ...
Posted in My Japan Travels 2014 by sneezekoofer
Went to Nara today. First, Todaiji temple. There is a park near the temple where there are so many deers, and they're so tame! The park looked beautiful because of the colourful leaves. Saw ...
Posted in zags travels by zags