What Not to Miss in Nara, May 2017

Last update: May 08 2017

With warm weather, sunshine and blue skies, May is undoubtedly one of the best times to visit Nara. Although a little too late to catch the cherry blossoms, you can find many other spectacular floral displays in the parks, gardens and temple grounds of the region. Alternatively, stretch your legs and walk one of Nara's ancient paths or explore the sights of Nara Park. If lucky, you may stumble across a colourful spring festival or some super-cute baby deer!

To plan your visit or for information on making Nara a day trip from either Kyoto or Osaka, check out our Travel to Nara page.

Getting to Nara Park

Nara Park is a short walk east of Kintetsu-Nara Station. The area can also be reached by walking straight along Sanjo-dori Street from JR Nara Station, but takes roughly 20 minutes. Alternatively, hop on a bus. Nearly all city centre buses make stops in and around the park.

Area of Nara City
Area of Nara City

Nara's Key Areas & Destinations

The most defining areas and singularly spectacular destinations at a glance.

Nara Map (PC)

Getting to Nara

Centrally located, Nara is easily accessible from Kyoto, Osaka and most major Japanese cities.

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