Green Therapy: Nara's Natural Wonders

Breathe in the ozone, close your eyes and feel your stresses float away. Nara is the perfect escape from the daily grind, with wide open spaces, deep valleys and mysterious forests to explore.

Mitarai Valley

Two rivers meet as hiking paths wind through the forest, past waterfalls and emerald pools. | Nature & The Outdoors | Dorogawa Onsen

Mt. Kasuga Primeval Forest

Undisturbed for hundreds of years, this forest is full of rare plants and animals. | Nature & The Outdoors | Nara Park

Odaigahara Plateau

One of Japan's top 100 mountains, Odaigahara offers stunning vistas and makes for a pleasant hike. Choose the course that best suits you. | Nature & The Outdoors | Odaigahara Plateau

Murou Art Forest

Surrounded by pine forests, the bold installations are designed in harmony with nature. | History & Culture | Murouji Temple

Mt. Takagi Observatory

Green in summer, red and orange in autumn; bring a picnic up here and enjoy the quiet majesty of the views across Yoshino. | Nature & The Outdoors | Yoshino

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