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Nara Destination Guide

Delve into Nara in Japan!

Nara in the region of Nara with it's 367,353 residents is a place located in Japan - some 230 mi (or 370 km) West of Edo, the country's capital.

Map of the area of Nara in Japan

Local time in Nara is now 12:29 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Tokyo" with an UTC offset of 9 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Yokohama, Edo, Tenri, Tawaramoto, Tambaichi or Matsuyama. While being here, you might want to check out Nara, Mitsugarasucho, Koriyama, Koizumi, Kawahara and Yamato-Koriyama as well. We discovered some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

19°C / 66 °F Sky is clear
Morning Temperature 1°C / 34 °F
Evening Temperature 17°C / 63 °F
Night Temperature 11°C / 52 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 66%
Air Pressure 1015.7 hPa
Wind Speed Calm with 1 km/h (1 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 8% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Tuesday, 25th of April 2017
Few clouds, light breeze.
Few clouds Day: 20°C (69 °F)
Night: 12°C (54 °F)
Wednesday, 26th of April 2017
Light rain, calm, broken clouds.
Light rain Day: 13°C (56 °F)
Night: 11°C (51 °F)
Thursday, 27th of April 2017
Light rain, light breeze, few clouds.
Light rain Day: 14°C (58 °F)
Night: 11°C (51 °F)

Videos

I cervi di Nara ^__^

06:05 min ( August 04, 2012 by SilkAlmond)
Views: 819 - Rating: 5/5

Ciao, video girato a Nara in Giappone. In cervi girano liberamente tra i visitatori! Altri video sul Giappone: Tsukiji: il mercato del pesce di Tokyo www.youtube.com I negozi a 100 yen www.youtube.com...

Bitácora Kioto 7 de 9 (Nara) / Kyoto Lo...

08:05 min ( February 03, 2012 by PataDeGatoTV)
Views: 496 - Rating: 5/5

Nara, antigua capital de Japón, llena de monumentos y sorpresas maravillosas / Nara, old Japan's capital, full of monuments and wonderful surprises (English subtitles) ¡Conoce todos los videos de Bi...


Little story about Nara deer

01:31 min ( December 12, 2009 by 高 大)
Views: 606 - Rating: 5/5

Nara is a lovely place for me. Deers,Tumples,beautiful gardens. This video is made for my traveling memory. Love to collect nice and funny videos in my trip. HD videos about creature

Omizutori - Japanese Fire Festival in Na...

06:22 min ( March 09, 2012 by RoninDave)
Views: 632 - Rating: 4.66667/5

Omizutori is a Japanese fire/water festival in Nara that dates back to the mid 8th Century when Nara was the capital of Japan. Omizutori as its name suggests is actually about water but the fire part ...


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Interesting facts about this location

Siege of Nara

Following the 1180 Battle of the Uji, in which Minamoto no Yorimasa fought a small Taira army with the help of monks from the Mii-dera and other temples, the victorious Taira, angry at being opposed, decided to assault and burn the Miidera, before moving on to Nara. The Taira were opposed by warrior monks from nearly every major monastery and temple in Nara. Taira no Shigehira and Tomomori, both sons of Kiyomori, head of the clan, commanded the siege.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 34.69, 135.8 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:1180 in Japan, Battles of the Genpei War, Conflicts in 1180, Heian period, Sieges involving Japan

Tōshōdai-ji

Tōshōdai-ji (唐招提寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Ritsu sect in the city of Nara, in Nara Prefecture, Japan. The Classic Golden Hall, also known as the kondō, has a single story, hipped tiled roof with a seven bay wide facade. It is considered the archetype of "classical style. " It was founded by a Chinese Buddhist monk named Jianzhen during the Nara period in the year 759. Jianzhen was hired by the newly empowered clans to travel in search of funding from private aristocrats as well.

More reading: Tōshōdai-ji homepage
Located at 34.69, 135.8 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:759 establishments, Buddhist temples in Nara Prefecture, National Treasures of Japan, Religious organizations established in the 8th century, World Heritage Sites in Japan

Yakushi-ji

is one of the most famous imperial and ancient Buddhist temples in Japan, located in Nara. The temple is the headquarters of the Hossō school of Japanese Buddhism. Yakushi-ji is one of the sites that are collectively inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, under the name of "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara. " The main object of veneration, Yakushi Nyorai, also named "The Medicine Buddha", was one of first Buddhist Deities to arrive in Japan from China in 680, and gives the temple its name.

More reading: Yakushi-ji homepage
Located at 34.69, 135.8 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:1970s architecture, 680 establishments, 690s architecture, Buddhist temples in Nara Prefecture, Important Cultural Properties of Japan, Japanese pagodas, National Treasures of Japan, Religious organizations established in the 7th century, World Heritage Sites in Japan

Kōfuku-ji

Kōfuku-ji is a Buddhist temple in the city of Nara, Japan. The temple is the national headquarters of the Hossō school and is one of the eight Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

More reading: Kōfuku-ji homepage
Located at 34.69, 135.8 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:669 establishments, Asuka period, Buddhist temples in Nara Prefecture, Important Cultural Properties of Japan, Japanese pagodas, National Treasures of Japan, World Heritage Sites in Japan

Gangō-ji

Gangō-ji is an ancient Buddhist temple, that was once one of the powerful Nanto Shichi Daiji, in Nara, Japan.

More reading: Gangō-ji homepage
Located at 34.69, 135.8 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:593 establishments, Buddhist temples in Nara Prefecture, National Treasures of Japan, World Heritage Sites in Japan, Zen temples