Family Lodge Hatagoya Narahariten
2411-3 Tsugeshiraishi-cho, Nara, Nara Prefecture, 632-0221, Japan
More about Nara
Kofukuji Temple's Five-story Pagoda
Warnings of the dangerous deer abound
turn into narrow street across 7/11, walk 1/2 bloc
Travel Tips for Nara
What is the best time to go to Nara ?
I had been in Nara in March, and it was raining a lot and the day before it was even snowing a bit, but the snow did not stay in the streets, but melted away in the moment it touched the ground. When you take a look at the globe you will see that this part of Japan is about the geographical hight of Los Angeles, Morocco or Israel. Nara is located: 34° 40' 52,7'' N, 135° 50' 53,71'' E
A perfect time to go to Nara will be for the festivities in August 14th and 15th, when all of the lanterns in the temple-district of Kasuga-Taisha will be lit in a special festival.
this is the passage u will walk to reach todai-ji, the great buddhist temple, that is likely to be ur first one in nara :)) it was build when nara was the capital of japan in 710-784 AC. inside of the temple there is the biggest buddha statue in japan, and the temple was actually biuld around it. the entrance fee is 500 yen and with it u get a brief introduction :))
Kasuga Taisha grand shrine
Founded in 710, this is a shinto shrine owned by the famous Fujiwara family. It's on the hills close to the Todaiji buddhist temple. Up the road here, there are hundreds of stone lanterns donated by worshippers. Must be really beautiful when they are all lit during the Lantern Festival.
Kasuga Taisha Shrine.
Kasuga Taisha is an important Shinto shrine in Nara, dedicated to the deity responsible for the protection of the city of Nara. It is located at the western foot of Mikasa-yama and Kasuga-yama, which are regarded as the sacred hills to where a deity descended. Kasuga Taisha enshrines the Fujiwara clan deity. This shrine is famous for its many lanterns which were donated by worshippers. The many bronze lanterns within the shrine and the hundreds of stone lanterns around the shrine will be beautifully lit during the lantern festivals in February and August.
Japan's first permanent capital was established in the year 710 at Heijo, the city now known as Nara. As the influence and political ambitions of the city's powerful Buddhist monasteries grew to become a serious threat to the government, the capital was moved to Nagaoka in 784.
Nara is located in the Kinai plain, less than one hour from Kyoto and Osaka. Due to its past as the first permanent capital, it remains full of historic treasures, including some of Japan's oldest Buddhist temples.
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