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Nara Park (Deer Park)
Deer, messengers of the gods
This beautiful lawn park extends 4km east to west and 2km north to south. Groups of deer, messengers of the gods, roam freely through the park. Its beautiful landscape with half-hidden views of temple and shrine rooftops enchants visitors throughout the seasons. Ukimido, a hexagonal gazebo situated at the center of Sagiike Pond, gives citizens and visitors a space to relax in.
tel0742-22-0375 (Nara Park Management Office) / Open 7 days a week
admissionAdmission Free
accessA 15-minute walk from JR Nara Station / A 5- to 10-minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station
eventsMajor events : Light-up Promenade: July 1 to Oct 31, Toka-e : Aug. 6 to 15

Todaiji Temple
The Great Image of Buddaha greets visitors.
The world famous Todaiji Temple, designated as world heritage, contains various pavilions and halls, including many designated as national treasures of Japan. Among them, the 'Daibutsuden Hall' is the world's largest wooden structure, and the home of the popular 'the Great Buddha of Nara'. This gigantic statue is15m tall and weighs approximately 25 tonnes.
tel0742-22-5511 / Daibutsuden Hall, Sangatsudo Hall and Kaidanin Hall: 7:30 - 17:30 (Apr. to Sept.), 7:30 - 17:00 (Oct.), 8:00 - 16:30 (Nov. to Feb.) and 8:00 - 17:00 (Mar.) / Open 7 days a week
admissionadmission500(for each of the Daibutsuden Hall,Sangatsudo Hall and Kaidanin Hall)
accessTake bus No. 1, 2, 6, 52, 70, 88, 89, 97, 98 or 133 from JR or KintetsuNara Station and get off at Daibutsuden Kasugataisha Mae. A 5-minute walk from the bus stop
eventsMajor events : Shunie (Water Drawing Ceremony) : Mar. 1 to 14, Manto Kuyo-e : Aug.

Shoso-in Hall
An ancient treasure house built using the Azekurazukuri (log cabin) method
Shoso-in, designated as a national treasure, is a treasure house of religious items used in Todaiji Temple and ancient items that came to Japan via the Silk Road. It was built using the unique Azekurazukuri (log cabin) method, and the ancient treasures kept there are under the management of the Imperial Household Agency. Part of the collection of thousands of ancient items is displayed every fall at the Nara National Museum.
tel0742-26-2811/10:00-15:00/Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays
admissionAdmission Free
accessTake bus No. 45,77,81,84,86,96,100,101,102,105,106,118,139,150 or 153 from JR or Kintetsu Nara Station and get off at Imakoji. A 5-minute walk from the bus stop / A 15-minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station

Kofukuji Temple
The five-storied pagoda rises with a quiet dignity above the Deer Park.
Originally built in 730, the five-storied pagoda is a symbol of the Deer Park. The existing pagoda in the Park is 50.8 m in height, last rebuilt in 1426 after being damaged in a succession of civil wars. Kofukuji Temple is a world heritage site, and in its sanctuary are a number of buildings listed as national treasures, such as Nan'endo Hall. The landscape around Sarusawaike Pond, including the five-storied pagoda, is a must see.
tel0742-22-7755 / Tokondo Hall : 9:00 - 17:00, Kokuhokan (the Kofukuji National Treasure House) : 9:00 - 16:30 / Open 7 days a week
admissionadmission300 (Tokondo Hall), admission500 (The Museum Kofukuji Kokuhokan-Nara)
accessTake bus No. 20, 23, 63, 90 or 136 from JR Nara Station and get off at Kencho Mae . A 3-minute walk from the bus stop / A 15-minute walk from JR Nara Station / A 5-minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station
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