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The Official Nara Travel Guide

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Nara's World Heritage

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Explore Japan’s history and culture in Nara. This ancient city is home to three World Heritage sites, comprising Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara, Buddhist Monuments in the Horyuji Area, and Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range. Filled with natural beauty, charming townscapes and National Treasures, Nara is less than an hour by train from Kyoto and Osaka, and easily accessible from Tokyo.

Nara Highlights

What to see in Nara

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Nara Park

World Heritage temples, relaxing parklands and friendly deer

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Kashihara Jingu Shrine

On the site where Japan’s first Emperor Jimmu ascended the throne

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