Location: Nara prefecture  Map



Description of Nara

Nara (奈良 市) is the capital of Nara prefecture in the Kansai region, one of the most traditional in Japan, in the south of Honshū, the main island of Japan. It was the country's capital in medieval Japan. Nara is one of the most important tourist destinations in Japan due to the large number of ancient temples and good conservation. The temples and ruins of Nara are part of the Unesco World Heritage Site, since 1998, forming the set called Historical Monuments of Ancient Nara, and these are: Hōryū-ji, Tōdai ji, Kōfuku-ji, Kasuga Shrine , Gangō-ji, Yakushi-ji, Tōshōdai-ji and the remains of Heijō palace.

In Nara there is a university next to the medical school, among other educational institutions. Economically they emphasize the textile industry, the crafts and the industries of feeding.

Nara Park is also known for its sika deer, which roam freely throughout the green area of ​​Nara and is one of the main tourist attractions after the temples of the area. These deer are very popular in Nara and the inhabitants and locals sell all kinds of accessories with the face of a deer as a symbol of the city, it is also possible to buy "deer food" (cookies prepared by vendors) to feed them and with patience caress these animals, which are so accustomed to people that they let themselves be touched.