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Nara Travel Guide: 273 reviews and 1,056 photos
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.
In the far northeastern area of the city near the border with Kyoto Prefecture Nara's Yagyu area is home to a large iris... more travel advice
Kasugayama Primeval Forest is located on the hill behind Kasuga Shrine. Because of its ties with the shrine, the... more travel advice
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