Things to do in Nara, Japan

高速餅つき
2016.09.18
This is the traditional Japanese technique for making rice-cakes!
Nakatanido is a Japanese confectionery shop located at the entrance of the Mochiidono shopping arcade and faces Sanjo street near the Sarusawa Pond in
2016.09.16
The Fabulous “Nara To-kae” candle light festival decorates the mysterious Nara evening!
【Contents】 Nara To-kae is an event that has been held around Nara Park at the beginning of August every year since 1999. During its 10-day period, ca
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 designated as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1993. Nara’s
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 building was lost during the war, but rebuilt, and they h
Nara city General Tourist Information Center
2016.02.19
The Nara city General Tourist Information Center speaks 4 languages!
The Nara city General Tourist Information Center is considered “The best” tourist information center by the Japanese Tourism Department. They speak 4
2016.02.13
A helpful tourist information center in Nara where you can get cute “Shikamaro-kun” products!
Did you know that there are three information centers on a busy street in Nara? I’d like to introduce one tourist information center in Nara. It’s loc
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 opportunities to see the work by the craftsmen of Nara, but
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 young, I remember playing with marbles and a kalei
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 that there are several stuffed toy monkeys hanging
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 train from Osaka to Nara, you may see vast green g
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 (2014) at Himuro Shrine. 1300 years ago, the city w
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 if it was easily cut by knife. It’s hard to imagi
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 the kintetsu Nara station. Local people know this
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 swordsman The village of 'Yagyu' takes about one hour from the Kintetsu station by the bus in Nara. It is from live
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”? You may imagine a ball of rice topped with a sli