Things to do in Nara, Japan

2017.08.04
The beautiful Bugaku and Noh play are performed at the stage on the pond in Nara Tōdai-ji temple to commemorate a deed of Emperor Shomu!
’The Emperor Shomu Festival’ is held for Emperor Shomu, for his contribution to the construction of Tōdai-ji Temple and the Great Buddha, on every May
2017.07.27
Emperor Shomu Festival, Nara Tōdai-ji Temple. Don’t miss the 300-Buddhist monks’ procession!
The Emperor Shomu Festival is a Buddhist memorial service held annually for Emperor Shomu on May 2 at Tōdai-ji Temple in Nara Prefecture. The famous G
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2017.05.20
Don’t miss the Manjyu festival and famous Japanese sweets shop中西与三郎(Nakanishi Yosaburou)!
Rin Shrine (林神社) enshrines Jōin RIN (林 浄因) who brought steamed bean-paste buns (Manjyu) from China, and it is located on the ground of Kongo Shrine (漢
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2017.04.14
Let’s find Onigawara! A part of traditional Japanese architecture at temples in Nara!
When visiting temples in Nara Prefecture, you’ll see ‘Onigawara’ on the roof tops and on the ends of the ridges of a gate. Onigawara is a roof ornamen
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2017.04.12
【SPRING】The symbol of Mt.Yoshino! Let’s take a walk around Kinpusenji Temple under the cherry blossoms in full bloom!!
Simo-senbon, Naka-senbon, Kami-senbon and Oku-senbon in Mt.Yoshino all bloom in chronological order starting from early April through late April. So
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2017.04.08
【SPRING】The best place to see cherry blossoms at Mt. Yoshino! Takizakura is a must go spot!!
Mt. Yoshino is well known since the old times for the best cherry blossom site in Japan. Simo-senbon, Naka-senbon, Kami-senbon and Oku-senbon in Mt.
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2017.04.07
【SPRING】See cherry blossoms, deer and temples altogether at Nara Park
When you visit Nara, please stop by Nara Park. You can enjoy the scenery of their shrines and temples, as well as the deer and cherry blossoms. Nara
Mt. Yoshino
2017.03.15
【SPRING】Mt. Yoshino in Nara is Japan's best location for viewing cherry blossoms! You can enjoy 30,000 cherry blossom trees!
Mt. Yoshino has many cherry blossom trees as well as 200 different other types of trees. These cherry blossom trees are called Hitome-Senbon(一目千本), a
2017.02.19
Roof tiles that ward off evil called Shōki-san. Tips for finding Shōki-gawara in the Naramachi area!
“Naramachi” is a district that covers one fourth of the south side of the old town of Nara city, and many townhouses from the end of Edo Period to the
2017.02.14
The only Manju shrine in Japan! Visit Rin Shrine in Nara to get to know the history of Manju.
Rin Shrine (林神社) enshrines Jōin RIN (林 浄因) who brought steamed bean-paste buns (Manju) from China, and it is located on the ground of Kongo Shrine (漢國
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2017.01.19
The Great Buddha is surprisingly big! The beautiful statues at Nara Todai-ji temple.
Nara’s famous Buddha statue is a colossal piece of artwork by 8th century craftsmen. How large is it? Its palm is 2.56 meters and its total height is
2016.12.02
Shika koro-koro, a long-selling product in Nara. That’s a good gift for children.
As food products, Nara Prefecture is famous for Kakinoha-zushi, or Pressed sushi wrapped in persimmon leaves, and Narazuke, or Gourd pickles seasoned
クロネコならTABI
2016.10.12
Offering a more convenient and comfortable trip! The Kuroneko Nara TABI information center.
Kuroneko Nara TABI is an information center in Nara. It is operated by Yamato Transport Co., Ltd, a popular Japanese courier. The center’s services va
2016.09.27
Tasting sake at S. Imanishi Co., Ltd. Harushika brewery in Nara.
S. Imanishi Co., Ltd. is a Japanese sake brewery located about a 5-minute walk from Gangoji temple (A World Heritage Site). The brewery is behind the
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2016.09.25
Let’s find unique souvenirs at Time's Place Nara shopping mall.
Time’s Place Nara is a shopping mall located in front of the east gate at Kintetsu Nara station. It reopened after renovation in April 2016. There are