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Nara is known as the first official capital of Japan, established in 710 AD. After the capital was moved to Nagaoka and then to Kyoto, Nara retained its significance, but over the years, the city has quieted down.

For visitors, this is actually a great thing! The city maintains historical significance and many worthwhile sites that have not been swallowed by skyscrapers. Nara is a rather small and charming town with enough sites to keep you busy but much more manageable than Kyoto which has an overwhelming number of places to visit.

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