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Other Sightseeing Spot Spots in Nara Area

  • Amakashi-no-Oka, Asuka Historical National Government Park
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    Nara Pref. Takaichigunasukamura Toyoura
    Asuka Historical National Government Park is a 60 hectare park created to protect and share the natural beauty and Asuka cultural assets found in the area. The park is divided into five areas; the Amakashi-no-Oka area is a hill offering a sweeping view extending from Mt. Kongo to the Yamato Sanzan mountains and the sites of Asuka-kyo and Fujiwara-kyo. Visitors can also immerse themselves in the ancient culture of the region; the area is outfitted with a trail on which you can enjoy a quiz on the names of 40 plants which appear in the ancient text of the Man'yoshu and the Kojiki.
  • Amakashi-no-oka
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    Nara Pref. Takaichigunasukamura Toyoura
    A 148 meter tall hill said to be the place where Soga no Emishi and his son, Soga no Iruka, had a residence in the Asuka period. The hill offers a sweeping view of Asuka and on clear days you can even see the Three Mountains of Yamato -Mt. Amanokagu, Mt. Miminashi, and Mt. Unebi. In spring, the cherry trees on the hill come into beautiful bloom.
  • Mt. Kasuga Primeval Forest
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Kasuganochou
    This primeval forest in eastern Nara City covers more than 250 hectares. This protected religious site has long been considered as a sacred mountain by Kasuga Shrine. The forest is now home to diverse flora and fauna. A nine- kilometer-long nature trail, the Kasugayama Mountain Trail, makes the forest a great place to enjoy forest bathing, bird watching, and more.
  • Nunome Dam
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Kitanoyamachou
    This new dam is the fourth to be built along Kiso River. Yagyu Village, which features a number of historical sites regarding the Yagyu Clan, is located nearby. The dam's operators, who put great importance on connections with the local community, organize tours for school children, fishing competitions in Nunome Lake, and running races. The lake is also a great place for white crucian carp fishing.
  • Odaigahara Visitor Center
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    Nara Pref. Yoshinogunkamikitayamamura Kotochi 660-1
    Odaigahara is one of the rainiest places in the world, with an average rainfall of 5000 millimeters. This rainfall has made this exemplary virgin forest a precious paradise for flora and fauna. The area is divided into two areas; East Odai, which contains a number of major scenic spots such as Mt. Hidegatake and Orochigura, and West Odai, which is covered by the virgin forest of Odaigahara. Entering West Odai requires filing for a permit.

    大台ケ原のバス停・駐車場に面してセンターがあります。大台ケ原に関する様々な資料等が展示されています。館内に固定の双眼鏡もあり、バードウオッチングも楽しめます。登山口はセンターのすぐ左ですから、登山の前にまず情報招集のために立ち寄ると良いでしょう。スタッフからいろいろのアドバイスを受けることもできます。

  • Shirakawa Dam
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    Tenri City, Nara Prefecture
    Shirakawa Dam was constructed for flood control of the Takase River and Naragawa River basin and for irrigation of a 550-ha agricultural area. Reels and lures are prohibited, but Japanese crucian carp fishing is allowed from sunrise until 17:00 year-round. The area around the dam is a park with multipurpose sports fields and a gateball field.
  • Goro-goro Spring Water
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    Nara Pref. Yoshinoguntenkawamura Dorogawa
    This watering hole is selected as one of the Select Best Waters of Japan by the Ministry of the Environment, and one of the top 34 wellsprings by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Visitors can freely scoop as much water as they wish using their own container. These waters are natural spring waters flowing from the karst near the Godaimatsu limestone cavern. The sound of the water flowing through the cavern reverberates here, sounding like tumbling rocks, and hence the name goro-goro. Not only is the calcium and mineral rich water healthy to drink, but is said to enhance the flavor of teas and coffee. On weekends visitors are snaked around in a line to collect some of this famous water.
  • Ikomayamasancho
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    Osaka Met. Higashiosakashi Yamatechou 2312-1
  • Yoshino Yama
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    Nara Yoshino-gun Yoshinocho Yoshino Yama
  • kasuganonoshikatoshoteranokane 1
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Noboriojichou 48
  • kasuganonoshikatoshoteranokane 2
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Zoushichou 406-1
  • kasuganonoshikatoshoteranokane 3
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Zoushichou 469
  • Omiwa Shrine Monzen
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    Nara Sakurai-shi
  • Obaminetoge
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Yoshinogunkamikitayamamura Nishihara
  • Taiko Hanamizuka
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Yoshino-gun Yoshinocho Yoshino Yama
  • Daimiwanomoritembodai
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    Nara Pref. Sakuraishi Miwa
  • Kofukujigojunoto
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Narashi Noboriojichou
  • Umami Hills Park
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    38 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Kitakatsuragi-gun Kawaicho Samita

    季節ごとのお花を見れる公園です。トイレも綺麗に整備されています。今回行った日はお花のイベントがもう終わっていましたが、まだダリアが沢山咲いていて、他にもバラなどが咲いていました。お弁当を持って来て芝生でピクニックをしている方も沢山いました。

  • Soni Kogen
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Uda-gun Sonimura Taroji
  • Todaijinigatudo
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Narashi Zoushichou

Nara Main Areas

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With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of “traditional Japan.” The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture’s treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains’ Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.

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