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Yoshikien
Historic Sites, Gardens
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Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Todai-ji Temple
Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Monuments & Statues
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Nara National Museum
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Shiga Naoya Former House
Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Great South Gate
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Tamukeyama Hachimangu Shrine
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Sacred & Religious Sites
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Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Monuments & Statues
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Fountains, Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Kubikiri Jizo
Monuments & Statues
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#1 of 138 Sights & Landmarks in Nara
It was lovely.. enjoyed walking through all the deer to get to the great buddha hall and gardens.. nice complex, cute deer , nice shopping and great sights, what more could you want.
This giant Buddha is Japan's largest and is really a sight to see! Make sure to see the Buddha from all angles, especially the side view as you can really appreciate the massive size by getting a little closer to it.
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#2 of 138 Sights & Landmarks in Nara
Amazing Views
These other sites were quite crowded and it was very pleasant to be able to take our time to enjoy these monuments without hundreds of others.
#3 of 138 Sights & Landmarks in Nara
... its beautiful wooden carvings and plenty of lanterns hanging from the rafters , you get a good view of Nara park from up here ,and remember to visit the little tea room at the side of the temple, free hot gree...
the views from the high balcony are great and if you are lucky enough to see the fire festival each evening for the first week of march then this is an added bonus.
#4 of 138 Sights & Landmarks in Nara
I believe that this shrine is an amazing place to visit because of its fantastic views, the Botanical Garden and it only costs 500yen to go to the centre of the shrine, and another 500yen to visit the botanical ga...
The scarlet-crimson Kasuga Taisha Shrine, along with the primeval forest located behind it are designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites under the “Historic Ancient Monuments of Nara”.
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#5 of 138 Sights & Landmarks in Nara
One highlight was standing in a small pergola looking at the views when 6 senior Japanese people played music on their phone and sang a traditional folk song celebrating autumn.
Every view is designed like a painting and different parts of the garden evoke aspects of nature.
#6 of 138 Sights & Landmarks in Nara
They show a movie in a building on site which shows the original colouring of the statues.
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#7 of 138 Sights & Landmarks in Nara
It is a very well organised site, easy to get around, and full of the most wonderful statues, manuscripts and objets d'art.
The English signs are often on the opposite sides of the Japanese ones for the stand alone cases so you won't necessarily be jostling for space for too long, but it's usually not a good view of the actual exhibit.
#9 of 138 Sights & Landmarks in Nara
We took a picnic and walked a short way to a small lake, with shade and enjoyed a very relaxing and picturesque few hours just watching the world go by taking in the views of the temple and pagoda.
One of the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan, this temple is one of the 8 UNESCO world heritage sites in Nara.
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#10 of 138 Sights & Landmarks in Nara