Things to do in Nara, Japan

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
houba-zushi
2015.07.01
"Houba-zushi" is sushi wrapped in a leaf and is a local food of Yagyu village in Nara.
Wrapped sushi with a magnolia hypoleuca tree leaf What do you imagine when hearing the word “Sushi”
Souvenir shop
2015.06.29
Let's go to the Samurai's village, Yagyu in Nara and eat traditional cuisine at "Jyubee Shokudo"!
Look at the restaurant’s sign… its logo is two Japanese bamboo hats! The Japanese swordsman’s hom
2015.06.10
Let's get in touch with the beautiful lotus flower at Toshodaiji-temple in Nara
The lotus flower blooms at Toshoudai-ji temple The high priest Jianzhen from Tang founded Toshoudai
2015.03.19
All creatures take a rest at『 Sarusawa-ike pond 』, near the Kofuku-ji temple
Naramachi might be even nicer than visiting major temples. Taking a break at the Sarusawa-ike pond
2015.03.17
『Nara』travel to meet the Sake god and the roots of refined Sake
The ornamental ball represents newly produced Sake that is made from cedar leaves. Have you