Nara Tours, Vacation Packages & Travel Experiences
Nara is the capital city of Nara Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan.
The first permanent capital city of Japan from 710 - 784 AD, Nara flourished under the influence of Buddhism, leading to the creation of numerous cultural assets, buildings, and books. However, as the influence and political ambitions of the Buddhist monasteries grew, the Japanese government deemed them a serious threat and so moved the capital to Nagaoka in 784 AD.
1300 years old, rich in cultural history, and featuring some of Japan’s oldest temples, Nara is home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites and has the largest number of buildings designated National Treasures in Japan.
Todaiji Temple is a large Buddhist complex featuring the Great Buddha Hall, the largest wooden building in the world, housing the world’s largest bronze statue of Buddha Vairocana.
Established in 768 AD and rebuilt several times over the centuries, the Kasuga Taisha Shrine is famous for its bronze and stone lanterns leading up to the shrine.
Both these UNESCO World Heritage Sites are situated in Nara Park, located at the foot of Mount Wakakusa and established in 1880. Featuring various other monuments and scenic beaut on Japan toursy, the park is home to wild Sika Deer which roam freely amongst temples and shrines.
Japan Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Japan tours.
Learn about the history and culture of Japan, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Japan's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Japan for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Japan tours today!
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