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  • Nara National Museum
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    4.5
    473 Reviews
    Museum / Science Museum
    Nara Pref. Narashi Noboriojichou 50

    Nara National Museum held special exhibitions periodically. Entry fee required but the artifacts displayed thereat were valuable. Worth the visit.

  • Naramachi Mechanical Toy Museum
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    4.0
    72 Reviews
    Museum / Science Museum
    Nara Pref. Narashi Inyouchou 7

    The mechanical toy museum is a must! Its free, which feels weird after having enjoyed our visit so much. The lady who was showing us around was very pleasant and spoke good english. Personally we...

  • The Kitora Tumulus Mural Painting Interactive Museum (Shijin-no-Yakata)
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    4.5
    63 Reviews
    Reference/Local/Exhibition/Literature Museum
    Nara Pref. Takaichigunasukamura Abeyama 67

    I believe I read that some work was being done to the actual tomb. The museum was impressive and explains whats what. The park is nice with clean restrooms, a souvenir shop with snacks and...

  • Naramachi Museum
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    4.0
    61 Reviews
    Reference/Local/Exhibition/Literature Museum
    Nara Pref. Narashi Nishinoshinyachou 14

    A small museum with huge passion. A rather eclectic collection of things from old Nara. Felt refreshing after visiting the more obvious sites with the crowds. Spent maybe 30-45 mins in there and I...

  • Irie Taikichi Memorial Museum of Photography Nara City
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
    Art Museum
    Nara Pref. Narashi Takabatakechou 600-1

    Its a bit of a walk from the main sites, but well worth it. There were two excellent exhibits and the building itself is contemplative and beautifully done. There was also a bird exhibit possibly...

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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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