Things to do in Nara, Japan

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
Japan has an ice God and you can celebrate it in Nara; the 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
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
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 home village of Yagyu takes about 1 hour to get to fr
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-ji temple during the Nara period. It’s a historic
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 ever seen the large ornamental ball hanging under
kakinohazushi
2015.01.24
What is the ancestor’s wisdom of “Kakinoha-zushi” , the cuisine traditionally inherited in Nara.
Opening the package is fun! What is “Kakinoha-zushi”, a local dish in Nara? “Kakinoha-zushi”(or Persimmon leaves sushi) is different from what yo
deer in Todaiji Temple
2015.01.23
Play hide-and-seek with a ”deer in Todaiji Temple”: A deer in Nara during the morning
Hello, as you can see, I’m deer. I live in Todaiji Temple in Nara. People recognize me as a sacred being because the God,“Takemikazuchi-no-mikoto”
2014.08.12
Interacting with “wild deer” in Nara.
Be careful when feeding the deer with deer crackers! A large number of tourists visit the city famous for its various UNESCO World Heritage Sites