Things to do in Nara, Japan

Horyuji Temple
2016.07.08
Horyuji Temple was built 1,300 years ago and is a mysterious wooden building
Horyuji temple is the oldest wooden building and was established by Prince Shotoku. It was designate
ume
2016.06.08
A Bonsai Exhibition with 130 kinds of Japanese plums at Sugawara Tenmanguu, the sacred shrine for wisdom in Nara!
The god of wisdom, Michizane Sugawara, is enshrined in Sugawara Tenmanguu, and every spring (Februar
Herding deer
2016.04.03
Deer herding to the beautiful sounds of a horn in Nara!
Herding deer started in 1892 with the establishment of a shelter for deer called Rokuen. The buildin
Nara city General Tourist Information Center
2016.02.19
A helpful tourist information center in Nara, Part 3: It’s right by JR Nara station! Nara city General Tourist Information Center speaks 4 languages!
The Nara city General Tourist Information Center is considered “The best” tourist information center
A General tourist information center at Kintestu Nara station
2016.02.17
A helpful tourist information center in Nara, Part 2: The General Tourist Information Center at Kintestu Nara station is very convenient!
This tourist center is inside the Kintetsu Nara station and they always have English speaking staff
2016.02.13
A helpful tourist information center in Nara, Part 1: Local information and cute “Shikamaro-kun” products!
Did you know that there are three information centers on a busy street in Nara? I’d like to introduc
A work of art created by carving a single piece of wood
2015.11.18
Amazing craftsmanship at the Nara Craft Museum
How and Who makes the traditional crafts in Nara? Let’s see how they work! There are many opportuni
Hiwada dedicatory parade for offering sand
2015.10.31
A celebration for rebuilding “Kasuga Taisha”, built in Nara 1300 years ago.
Departing Ceremony At 10 am, the departing ceremony was held in Nara Park, Nobori Ojienji. On
The Naramachi Mechanical Toy Museum
2015.10.27
Play with old world Japanese toys at the “Naramachi Mechanical Toy Museum”!
Toys when there were no computer games. What did you play with when you were a child? When I was
Substitute monkey
2015.10.04
“Substitute monkey”, the amulet that’s hung in front of houses in Nara.
The monkey came to Japan via a silk road!? When you walk around the town of Nara, you’ll notice t
Heijyo-kyo
2015.08.27
”Heijyo-kyo", the capital of Japan during the Nara period and the Heijyo palace site ruins
What’s there you ask? Vast green grounds and Chinese style construction If you take the Kintestu
People and the ice to freeze before the precincts.
2015.08.07
An area of ice where the God of ice is enshrined, “Himuro Shirayuki” Festival
The Himuro Shirayuki Festival with the God of ice The festival started in August of last year (
Ittoseki 
2015.07.28
The mysterious stone, “Ittoseki” passes down the legend of battle between a master of swordplay and a Tengu
A large, mysterious stone in Iwayato, Yagyu The stone is clearly split into two and looks like as
Gyōki statue in front of Nara station
2015.07.08
A famous meeting point at Kintetsu Nara station: The statue of “Gyōki”
What’s this statue? Who’s this monk? A statue of a monk stands in front of a small fountain near
2015.07.06
You must visit, if you like Japanese history! The hidden village of warrior who prays a peace in Nara Japan
The hidden village of a great swordsmen The village of 'Yagyu' takes about one hours from the K