Nara City

Nara City Nara City


Nara City, the capital of Nara Prefecture in Japan, is a historic treasure trove. As the first permanent capital of Japan, it is home to many ancient temples and shrines, including the renowned Todai-ji Temple with its colossal Great Buddha statue. Nara Park, known for its friendly free-roaming deer, is a city landmark. The city also boasts the Nara National Museum, which houses a vast collection of Buddhist art. With its rich history, traditional architecture, and natural beauty, Nara City offers a captivating exploration of Japan’s cultural heritage. It’s a must-visit destination for any traveler to Japan.


Access by Train

  • From Tokyo: The JR Tokaido Shinkansen connects Tokyo to Kyoto in about 2.5 hours.
  • From Osaka: The JR Yamatoji Line connects Osaka to Nara in around 50 minutes.
  • From Kyoto: The JR Nara Line or the Kintetsu Kyoto Line can be used to reach Nara in approximately 45 minutes.

Access by Bus

  • From Kyoto: The JR Bus operates between Kyoto Station and Nara, with a journey time of about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  • From Osaka: The Kintetsu Bus connects Osaka (Abenobashi or Uehommachi) to Nara in approximately 1 hour.

Access by Car

  • From Osaka: Nara is about a 1-hour drive from Osaka via the Keinawa Expressway.
  • From Kyoto: It takes approximately 1 hour to reach Nara from Kyoto by car via the Keiji Bypass and the Nara Toll Road.



Toshodaiji Temple


Heijyo Palace


Nara Park


Horyuji Temple


Todaiji Temple

Explore Todaiji Temple in Nara, home to Japan's largest bronze Buddha and beautiful deer park.
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