of the gods
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
(Nara Park Management Office) / Open 7 days a week
15-minute walk from JR Nara Station / A 5- to 10-minute walk
from Kintetsu Nara Station
events : Light-up Promenade: July 1 to Oct 31, Toka-e : Aug.
6 to 15
|The Great Image
of Buddaha greets visitors.
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.
/ 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
each of the Daibutsuden Hall,Sangatsudo Hall and Kaidanin
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
events : Shunie (Water Drawing Ceremony) : Mar. 1 to 14, Manto
Kuyo-e : Aug.
|An ancient treasure
house built using the Azekurazukuri (log cabin) method
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.
on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays
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
pagoda rises with a quiet dignity above the Deer Park.
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.
/ Tokondo Hall : 9:00 - 17:00, Kokuhokan (the Kofukuji National
Treasure House) : 9:00 - 16:30 / Open 7 days a week
(Tokondo Hall), 500
(The Museum Kofukuji Kokuhokan-Nara)
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