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Both adults and chidren can enjoy Nara's nature walk while playing with Nara's mascot deer
Nara was established over 1,300 years ago, following its relocation from the Asuka-Fujiwara Palace area in 710. The country was governed from Nara, nurturing the flamboyant Tenpyo culture, until the capital was transferred to Nagaoka in Yamashiro Province. During the Nara period the capital developed as a monzen-machi (temple city). Many religious sites were founded or reconstructed, including Todaiji Temple, Kohfukuji Temple – among others, known as the seven great Buddhist temples of Nara – and Shinto shrines, including Kasugataisha Shrine. Nara welcomes many visitors interested in exploring Japan’s history and rich cultural heritage.
Nara Park extends across an area of 660 hectares, and is regarded as an historic site of unparalleled natural beauty, with magnificent trees and lush greenery. It encompasses major temples and shrines, including Todaiji Temple, Kohfukuji Temple and Kasugataisha Shrine, as well as the cultural institutions of Nara National Museum and the Shosoin Repository.
Nara Park represents the heritage area of Nara city, an environment composed of temple halls, pagodas, abundant trees and verdant lawns, a combination of the Daibutsuden (Great Buddha Hall), greenery and free-roaming deer.
|Address||Kasugano-cho, Nara-shi, Nara 630-8212|
|Access||From Kintetsu Nara Station: - 5 minutes walk from the station. From JR Nara Station: - 20 minutes walk from the station.|
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