Top 10 things to do in Nara Prefecture

  1. Todai-ji Temple

    406-1 Zoshicho, Nara, 630-8211, Japan
    This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the world's largest bronze statue of Buddha, as well as many other historical and cultural treasures.
  2. Nara Park

    Nara, 630-8213, Japan
    Home to over 1,000 tame deer that roam freely, this park is a must-visit destination for animal lovers and nature enthusiasts.
  3. Kasuga-taisha Shrine

    160 Kasuganocho, Nara, 630-8212, Japan
    With its beautiful vermilion buildings and lanterns, this Shinto shrine is a stunning example of traditional Japanese architecture.
  4. Isuien Garden

    74 Suimoncho, Nara, 630-8208, Japan
    This tranquil Japanese garden features a pond, a tea house, and many beautiful plants and trees.
  5. Nara National Museum

    50 Noboriojicho, Nara, 630-8213, Japan
    This museum showcases a wide variety of Japanese art and artifacts, including Buddhist statues, calligraphy, and pottery.
  6. Horyu-ji Temple

    1-1 Horyuji Sannai, Ikaruga, Nara, 636-0115, Japan
    One of the oldest temples in Japan, Horyu-ji is home to many important Buddhist relics and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  7. Yoshiki-en Garden

    31 Noboriojicho, Nara, 630-8213, Japan
    This small but beautiful garden features a pond, a tea house, and many different types of plants and trees.
  8. Kofuku-ji Temple

    48 Noboriojicho, Nara, 630-8213, Japan
    Once one of the most powerful temples in Japan, Kofuku-ji is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to many important cultural treasures.
  9. Nara Dreamland

    5-1, Horen-cho, Nara, 630-8113, Japan
    This abandoned amusement park is a popular destination for urban explorers and photographers, with its eerie, decaying rides and attractions.
  10. Tamukai-no-Ike Pond

    Yamato-Koriyama, Nara, 639-1122, Japan
    This picturesque pond is surrounded by cherry blossom trees and is a popular spot for picnics and photography.