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Mt Omine’s Ban on Women and 3 Tests of Courage!

Mount Omine is a holy mountain located in the Nara Prefecture and although it is popularly known as Mount Omine, its official name is actually Mount Sanjo. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is popular for its three tests of courage. The Ominesanji Temple is situated at the top of the mountain…

Mount Shigi and Its Historic Temple: The Lesser-known Attractions of Nara

Located in the northwest of Nara lies the lesser known area of Mt. Shigi. Not only it is a nice place for a simple hike, there is also an interesting “tiger” temple known as Chogosonshi-ji Temple which is more widely referred to as Shigi-Bishamon Temple. At the entrance area of the temple, there is a…

What to See at the Famous Todaiji Temple in Nara

The city of Nara is especially famous for being the home of many deer, that can be seen walking around all over the city. But that is not all Nara has to offer: there is also a famous shopping area called Higashimuki Shotengai, and there are a number of popular temples. The Todaiji Temple is…

The Dearest Deer in Nara Park

NARA PARK Author’s photo This park is located in central Nara, which is established in 1880. There are a lot of attractions around this park, such as Todai-ji, Kofuku-ji, and Nara National Museum. In Nara Park, there are about a hundreds of deer. It is also known that Nara is a symbol of 1200 deer…

A Short Nara Guide for Your Next Vacation!

Nara was the imperial capital of Japan from 710 to 784, the period known as the Nara period. Today, the city of Nara is the capital of Nara Prefecture, which borders directly with Kyoto Prefecture. There are eight sites in the form of temples, shrines and the debris, they are: Todai-ji, Saidai-ji, Kofuku-ji, Kasuga Shrine,…