30 Charming and Convenient Hotels In Nara for a Great Trip in 2017!

The historic and beautiful city of Nara has a charm which attracts people from all over the world. It is Japan at its finest, and should be a must-see for people who want to fully experience this amazing country! Nara is just a 60-minute train ride from Kyoto and a 45-minute train ride from Osaka,…

A Juvenile Prison in Nara to Be Turned Into Japan’s First Prison Hotel?

When you think of prison, you think of a cold, uncomfortable place with barred doors and no windows. You think of a place where toilet bowls are unclean and beds are worn-out. It is something that holds back your freedom. But can you imagine a prison building being turned into a hotel? This is one…

5 Must-Visit Temples in Nara Flourishing With Gorgeous Flowers

Japan is a country symbolic of temples and shrines. The former capital of Japan, Nara (奈良), played a great cultural importance in shaping the country’s history. It is where majestic temples that are lavishly decorated with different varieties of flowers stand. Many of these temples are located in high areas such as hilltops which make…

Ninja Wannabe? Train to Become One at the Ninja Academy in Nara!

Do you ever think, “Man, I wish I could do that!” when you watch Naruto? In feudal Japan, a ninja, otherwise known as shinobi, must learn to fight with agility and strength, slipping in and out of missions while remaining practically invisible to their foes. Becoming a true ninja takes years of dedicated and specialized…

5 Unique Reasons Why Nara Park is a Must-Visit for All Travelers to Japan!

One of the ancient capitals, Nara is a famous destination that is sadly often overlooked by tourists as it is so close to other popular cities such as Osaka and Kyoto. However, one of the crowning glories of Nara and indeed the main reason to visit Nara is because of its park. Nara Koen is…

Igokochiya: An Amazing Find for Delicious Sushi in Nara!

It was during the New Year holiday, almost every restaurant was closed and the two choice diners we had earmarked in our tourist book seemed not to exist anymore. Hungry and lacking in choice, we stumbled around the streets of Nara trying to find somewhere for lunch – by this point, any old thing would…

Todaiji Temple and The Big Buddha: Learn About the Most Famous Statue in Nara

Nara park is a large open space with temples, museums and gardens enough to keep most tourists entertained for several days, especially if you work in a few rounds of feeding the deer. But the biggest attraction of the park is the Todaiji Temple – a complex of several buildings, the most famous of which…

Catch One of These 3 Eventful Festivals at Mt. Yoshino in Nara

Mt. Yoshino (Yoshinoyama) is a mountain in Nara Prefecture that has been a subject in so many literary writings, and with good reasons: it is a gorgeous spot for cherry blossom viewing. It has also served as an important destination for religious purposes such as pilgrimages and the area continues to attract many foreign people.…
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