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Prior to going up Nara Park and other tourist spots, you could stop over at this government office building and go up to the top to have birds' eyeviews on part of Nara. It was free to enter the site provided there was no particular...More
Get a lay of the land by stopping by this office. We happened to stumble upon it, and it was a great way to orient ourselves to the park and the attractions we were going to see. It's free, the landmarks are identified on clear...More
One Japanese friend of mine told me to come here to see the whole of Nara, and although the weather was grey and rainy, in between the rain we were able to enjoy such a beautiful sight. If you come to Nara, don't forget to...More
This building is just on the outskirts of the park, in front of the Police Station. Just inside the front door are girls dressed in traditional costumes who don't mind posing for a photo.
On the roof is a free telescope as well as benches...More
Lunch at the cafe was very affordable (250 yen), but uneventful. The view from the rooftop was nice since it was a clear day. If you aren't on a tight budget, I would skip the cafe and go straight to the roof for some pictures.