Area: Kansai > Nara
Many of these temples have magnificent gardens in their precincts that are sanctuaries of peace and tranquillity from all the crowds and noise of the big cities in Japan. In this article, I will highlight some of the less well-known temple gardens in Nara that offer you a chance to experience this peace and tranquillity for yourself.
August 13, 2016
After the crowd in Central Kyoto, the wide and sprawling space and parks in Nara is such a welcome break. You can almost feel you are one with nature, especially since deer are roaming freely around. One such place is the Kasugayama Primeval Forest and the Garden of Kasuga Taisha Shrine. A World Heritage Site and considered a sacred forest. But then as you walk further down the road, this warm and cozy-looking café is right there by the roadside. Welcome to the Kasuga Ninai Jaya!
June 8, 2016
The Higashimuki Shopping District in Nara City is filled with great shops to look around both traditional and modern. It stretches from Kintetsu Nara Station, past Nara Park toward Sanjodori Street, which leads to JR Nara Station. The street is roofed to protect from the elements and the ceiling is decorated with beautiful artwork posters of deer, forest, and other things associated with Nara Prefecture.
April 29, 2016
Mochitsuki is something that requires both staff members to be perfectly in sync in terms of speed and order of actions as one wields a massive hammer while the other continuously needs to add glutinous rice into a wooden mortar.
January 6, 2016
This fall season when you see the exotic nature of Japan, be sure to check out Murō Temple in Murō Village, Nara prefecture with an ancient temple that carries its town’s namesake and lots of excellent foliage all around it.
October 6, 2015
Todaiji temple is situated in Nara, which is second only to Kyoto in terms of cultural legacy as it host eight (8) Unesco World Heritage Sites. But unlike Kyoto, Nara is quite compact, as such; it is possible to do a whole day tour of all the highlights the city has to offer.
August 21, 2015
Japanese countryside is known as beautiful and tranquil and Uda City has that and more. Deep within the mountains of Nara, culture, history and tradition come alive as foreign visitors witness a little known part of Japan that has much to offer. It is an enchanted getaway that will provide a piece of paradise for all who come.
May 21, 2015
When speaking of Nara, many people will think of the Kasuga Taisha Shrine or the Tōdai-ji Temple which are world heritage sites. However, there is a secret hot spring facility called Nara Kenko Land that is clearly distinct from the popular landmarks of Nara.
February 15, 2015
Nara Prefecture is not only a tourist attraction luring visitors for its freely roaming deer aka Shika ! There is much more to Nara....
January 1, 2015
Besides the very famous Daimonji in Kyoto, there also is Daimonji in Nara, and it is one of the established popular events in summer for the locals.
August 13, 2014