Once the capital and center of Japan's government and society, Nara survives today with an impressive amount of tradition and culture that has captured the hearts and minds of travelers for decades. It is truly considered a world treasure, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rustic architecture, Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and population of deer are its main draws, and the nature that seamlessly flows into the temple grounds and the city is magnificent.
It lies near other Kansai cities like Kyoto and Osaka, making it a popular destination for people on a tour of Japan. Visiting Nara will leave you with a sense of awe, peace and excitement, truly bringing you a taste of Japanese culture that an urban metropolis like Tokyo simply lack.