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Sightseeing Spot Spots in Nara Area

  • Tsukigase Plum Ravine
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Tsukigaseoyama
    Tsukigase Plum Ravine is a forest of plum trees that extends along the Satsuki River (part of Nabari River) ravine. One of the three largest plum forests in Nara Prefecture, it is well known as a site for viewing blossoms. About 10,000 plum trees grow there, and during blossom season, the entire forest is a riot of red and white flowering trees. The Tsukigase Plum Ravine Festival, held during blossom season, attracts large numbers of tourists.
  • Cherry Blossom Trees Along Saho River (Landscape Asset of Nara)
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    Nara Nara-shi Koinokubo
    A tributary of the Yamato River that runs from Nara City to Yamatokoriyama City. The section in Nara City is well known for being a famous spot for cherry blossom viewing with cherry trees running for numerous kilometers down the bank. It's also the site for events including the Saho River Sakura Festival Lamplight Gathering and the Saho River Kawaji Sakura Festival.
  • 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.
  • Jubei Cedar
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Yagyushimochou
    This 350 year-old cedar in Yagyushimocho, Nara City is said to have been planted by the famous swordsman Yagyu Jubei (Mitsuyoshi) before leaving on a journey across Japan. Despite being killed by two lightning strikes in 1973, the tree still remains standing.
  • Kongo Yamadera
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    Nara Yamatokoriyama-shi Yatacho 3506
  • Nara Okuyama Driveway
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Kawakamichou
  • Hayama Lily of the valley Community
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    Nara Nara-shi Tsuge Hayama Cho
  • 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
  • Kofukujigojunoto
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Noboriojichou
  • Nara Okuyama Driveway Parking lot
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Zoushichou
  • Kasugataisha Shrine
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    Nara Nara-shi Kasuganocho 160
  • Asahi Kannon
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    Nara Nara-shi Kasuganocho
  • Isuien
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Suimonchou 74

    Wonderful garden, secluded with different zones, better than some of the paying gardens we visited. The mosses are wonderful, and so were the momiji.

  • Shisekiheijokyo Suzaku Ojiato
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Nijouojiminami 3-chome 4
  • Kooriyamajoshi Park
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    Nara Pref. Yamatokoriyama City Jonaicho
  • Tsukigase Kohan
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    Nara Nara-shi Tsukigase Nagabiki 21-8 Nara-shi Tsukigase Ume no Museum
  • Oyagyu no Cosmos
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    Nara Nara-shi Sakaharacho
  • Kasugataisha Shrine no Fuji
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    Nara Nara-shi Kasuganocho 160

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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