Historical Road Spots in Nara Area

  • Yagyu Kaido
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Nara-shi
    This ancient highway is located in Nara City. Leading from the center of Nara to the village of Yagyu, in ancient times it is said to have been used by martial arts practitioners heading to Yagyu. Passing through the valley running between Mt. Kasuga and Mt. Takamado, the highway can be used as a hiking trail. The Enjo-ji Temple is situated along the highway and enshrines a statue of Vairocana which records state was created by Unkei and which today has been designated a National Treasure.
  • Omineokukamichi
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Prefecture Yoshino-gun Tenkawa Yoshino-gun Yoshino-cho Yoshino - Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture Hongu Hongu
  • Kumanofurumichi Omura Atariro
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Prefecture Yoshino-gun Totsukawa fruit-free villages around
  • Katsuragi Furumichi
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Gose-shi Katsuragi Furumichi Area
  • History no Michi
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Nara-shi
  • Yoshino Miyataki Manyo no Michi
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Yoshino-gun Yoshinocho Kisadani
  • Kose no Michi
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Gose-shi 1-3
  • Yamanobe-no-Michi
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Tenri-shi

Nara 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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