Nara boasts the most UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other prefecture in the country. From 710 to 784 Nara was the capital of Japan, as a result, so many of the nation’s most sacred Buddhist temples are scattered in and around this area. Many of the most popular sites are within the major metropolitan area of Nara City, like Nara Park, home to Todai-Ji Temple and the infamously cheeky local deer.
The best way to take in the area’s more extensive beauty is by embarking along the Pilgrimage Route along the Kii Mountain Range. This route will lead you by some of the most impressive Buddhist Temples and Shinto Shrines as well as stunning natural wonders like Mt Yoshino before leading into the neighboring Wakayama Prefecture.
Article:World Heritage locations in Nara