37 Sights in Nara, Japan (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Nara, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 37 sights are available in Nara, Japan.

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1. 東大寺

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Tōdai-ji is a Buddhist temple complex that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, located in the city of Nara, Japan. Though it was originally founded in the year 738 CE, Todai-ji was not opened until the year 752 CE. The temple has undergone several reconstructions since then, with the most significant reconstruction taking place in 1709. Its Great Buddha Hall houses the world's largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana, known in Japanese as Daibutsu (大仏). The temple also serves as the Japanese headquarters of the Kegon school of Buddhism. The temple is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of the "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara", together with seven other sites including temples, shrines and places in the city of Nara.

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2. 福寺の跡

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Fukuji is a temple at the end of the Nanjing Town, Nara City, Nara Prefecture. On the site, Fukuji Pond existed until it was reclaimed in 1970 (Showa 45). The first appearance in the literature is after the Muromachi period, but in the Edo period, it is the same as the Futureji Temple, a phantom temple that is unknown in the Nara period. In addition, the possibility of tiles dating back to the Nara period was also increased due to the discovery of the Fukuji Pond Ruins. This section also describes the identification of "Futureji".

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3. 入江泰吉記念 奈良市写真美術館

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Irie Taikichi Memorial Museum of Photography Nara City opened in Nara, Japan, in 1992. Located near Shin-Yakushi-ji and designed by Kishō Kurokawa, the Museum was formerly known as the Nara City Museum of Photography (奈良市写真美術館). The collection includes the complete oeuvre of Irie Taikichi, some 80,000 works; a set of 1,025 Meiji and Taishō glass plates by Kudō Risaburō (工藤利三郎) that are a Registered Tangible Cultural Property; and photographs by Tsuda Yōho (津田洋甫).

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4. 新薬師寺

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Shin-Yakushi-ji (新薬師寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Kegon sect in Nara, Japan. It was founded in 747 by Empress Kōmyō. Initially a large complete Shichidō garan temple, it suffered from fire damage and deteriorated during the Heian period. The temple was revived during the Kamakura period. Only one building, the present main hall or Hon-dō (本堂), has survived from the 8th century. All other structures date to the Kamakura period.

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5. 薬師寺

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Yakushi-ji (薬師寺) is one of the most famous imperial and ancient Buddhist temples in Japan, that was once one of the Seven Great Temples of Nanto, 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."

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6. 入江泰吉旧居

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Yasuyoshi Irie (Irie Ichiki Ichikyu Kyo) is a historic and cultural facility located in Mizumon Town, Nara City, Nara Prefecture. The old residence of photographer Yasukichi Irie. Like a photographer, a dark room, a study of the work, and a garden that raised the Manyo plants is open to the public. The word "Yasukichi Irie" in the nameplate is based on the writing of the bossed shoon.

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7. 奈良豆比古神社

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Nara Hikijinja is a shrine located in Nara City, Nara Prefecture (Nara Ikutamachi). It used to be called Narasaka Kasuga. It is also called Kasugasha or Yawataha. It is a descendant company of the Shikinai Shrine "Nara Beans Hibiki Shrine, Yamato Kuni -gun" (there is a theory that Nara Shrine in Tenri City is a descendant of Nara Mameho Shrine, but it is not very prominent).

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8. 平城宮跡

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Heijō Palace was the imperial residence in the Japanese capital city Heijō-kyō, during most of the Nara period. The palace, which served as the imperial residence and the administrative centre of for most of the Nara period from 710 to 794 AD, was located at the north-central location of the city in accordance with the Chinese models used for the design of the capital.

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9. 三月堂

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Todaiji Fahuatang (Todaiji Fahuatang) is a Buddhist temple established in Nara era (8th century), located in Todaiji, Naraichi, Nara Prefecture. It is generally famous for the March Hall. Designated as a national treasure of Japan. It is one of the few existing Nara-era buildings in Dongda Temple, and the 10 Buddha statues enshrined in the temple are also Nara-era works.

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10. 二月堂

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Nigatsu-dō (二月堂, "The Hall of the Second Month") is one of the important structures of Tōdai-ji, a temple in Nara, Japan. Nigatsu-dō is located to the east of the Great Buddha Hall, on the hillside of Mount Wakakusa. It includes several other buildings in addition to the specific hall named Nigatsu-dō, thus comprising its own sub-complex within Tōdai-ji.

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11. 朱雀門

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The Suzakumon was the main gate built in the center of the south end of the imperial palaces in the Japanese ancient capitals of Fujiwara-kyō (Kashihara), Heijō-kyō (Nara), and later Heian-kyō (Kyoto). The placement followed the ancient Chinese palace model requirements at the time, where Suzaku , the Vermilion Bird was the Guardian of the South.

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12. 摂社 率川阿波神社

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Iragawa Shrine is a shrine located in Motoko Mori -cho, Nara City, Nara Prefecture. At Ogami Shrine's outside border shrine, the official name is called Rikawa Zaigami Ogami Shrine, and is also called Mamoru Akami. The Shikinai small shrine is described as "Rikawa Zaiza Ogami Miko Shrine Sanza" in "Enki Shiki Shinto Name Book".

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13. 比賣神社

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The Himegamisha Shrine is a Shinto shrine in the city of Nara, in Nara Prefecture, Japan. It is built in 1981 by the people of this neighborhood on the tomb called Hime-zuka that is estimated to be a burial place of Princess Tōchi, an Empress-consort of Emperor Kōbun. It is a sessha of the Kagami Shrine.

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14. 矢田寺 (Yata-dera)

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矢田寺 (Yata-dera) 投稿者自身による著作物 / CC BY-SA 3.0

Yada -ji is a temple of the Koyasan Shingon sect in Yada -cho, Yamato -shi -shi, Nara Prefecture. The mountain is Yadayama. The principal is Jizo Bodhisattva. The official name is Kongoyama -ji. Also known as the "hydrangea temple", about 10,000 shares and about 60 hydrangeas are planted on the precincts.

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15. 蓮長寺

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Lianchang Temple is a Rilianzong Temple located in Yasaka-CHO, Naraichi, Nara Prefecture. Historical sites of Rilian Zongzongmen. The mountain number is Guangying Mountain. The old Benshan country is the native temple of Dabenshan (six gates) and the edge of learning from the law (Longyuan Club).

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16. 手向山八幡宮

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Tamukeyama Hachiman Shrine is a Shinto shrine near Tōdai-ji, Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan. It is a Hachiman shrine, dedicated to the kami Hachiman. It was established in 749. Kami enshrined here include Emperor Ojin, Emperor Nintoku, Empress Jingū and Emperor Chūai in addition to Hachiman.

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17. 海龍王寺 (Kairyūōji)

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Hailongwang Temple is located in the north town of Hokkeji, Naraichi, Nara Prefecture. There is no mountain number. This reverence is an eleven-sided Guanyin. Because it is built in the northeast corner of Guangming Palace (Fujiwara Bubi's mansion site), it has another name for Corner Temple.

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18. 唐招提寺

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Tōshōdai-ji (唐招提寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Risshū 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".

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19. 依水園

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Isui-en is a Japanese garden located in Nara, the old capital of Japan near Kyōto. It has been preserved since its creation in the Meiji era, and is the only walking garden in Nara. It is divided into two sections, which were originally two separate gardens, and each features a pagoda.

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20. 閼伽井庵

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Jiajing Temple is a western temple in Jingtuzong Town, Takahata Town, Naraichi. Also known as Jiajing Square. The surrounding area of the temple was once called Gajing Town, which was merged by Takahata Village in 1883 (Meiji 16 years), and is still the general name of Takahata Town.

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21. 菅原天満宮

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Sugawara Tenmangu is a shrine located in Sugawaracho, Nara City, Nara Prefecture. Shikinai Shrine, the old business is a town. Also called "Sugawara Shrine (Sugawara Jinja/Sugaragirijin)". Japan's oldest Tenmangu Shrine. Known as a shrine related to the ancient clan, Mr. Sugawara.

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22. 北山十八間戸

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Kitayama Hachido (Kitayama Maju Hachikenko / Kitayama Maju Hachiken / Kitayama Maju Hakkenko) is a welfare facility that protects and rescues seriously illnesses such as leprosy in Nara during the Kamakura period. On March 3, 1921, it was designated as a national historic site.

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23. 十輪院 (Jūrin-in Temple)

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Jurinin is a temple of the Shingon sect Daigo school in Juwan -in -cho, Nara City, Nara Prefecture. The mountain name is Mt. Ameho. The principal is a stone -built Jizo Bodhisattva. It is located in a corner of Nara -cho, where the cityscape of the Edo and Meiji period remains.

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24. 水鏡天神社

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Shuijingtian Shrine is a shrine located in Wutiao Town, Naraichi, Nara Prefecture. The old community is a village community. Also known as Shuijing Shrine, it is the god of Nakagaki, Chuyuan and Xiyuan nearby. It used to be the guarding society of Zhaoti Temple in Tang Dynasty.

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25. 崇道天皇神社

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Yashima no Yashima Musagi, Ryo Yashima is the Tomb of Sawara in Yashima -cho, Nara City, Nara Prefecture. It is also known as Yashima Teru, and is also called the Emperor Takamichi because the royalism was being revoked as Emperor Takamichi. It was ruled in the Bunhei year.

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26. 延命地蔵尊

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Hayabusajinja is a shrine located in Tsuno Furishin Yacho, Nara City, Nara Prefecture. It is also called Kakuzenmei and Kakujinjinjin, and has been called Tsubakimoto Shrine. It was also the origin of the town name of Kakujin Shinya -cho and Kaku -cho, which is enshrined.

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27. 興福院

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Xingfuyuan is a Pure Land Zongni Temple located in Falien Town, Naraichi, Nara Prefecture. The name of the mountain is Falian Mountain. This statue is called Amitabha Tathagata, and its founder (founder) is called Heqiqing Malu, also called Fujiwara Baichuan.

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28. 菩提院大御堂(十三鐘)

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Bodai -ya is a temple of Hoso -sect in Nara City, Nara Prefecture. Omotoyama Kofuku -ji Temple. The principal is Amida Nyorai. The common name is Jusan Kane. Looking from Kofuku -ji Temple, it is located south of the five -storied pagoda, across Sanjo -dori.

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29. 氷室神社

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Himuro Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan. It was established in 710. Kami enshrined here include Emperor Nintoku and Nukata no Onakatsuhiko no Mikoto (額田大仲彦命). The shrine's main festival is held annually on October 1.

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30. 不空院 (Fukūin)

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Bukong Courtyard is located in Takahata Town, Naraichi, Nara Prefecture. The mountain number is Spring Mountain. This deity found that Guanyin is not empty. Because it used to be a "marriage proposal temple", it is widely known as a broken edge temple.

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31. 白毫寺 (Byakugō-ji)

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Byakugō-ji (白毫寺) is a Buddhist temple in Nara, Japan. A number of wooden statues of the Heian and Kamakura periods have been designated Important Cultural Properties and the temple's five-coloured camellias are a Prefectural Natural Monument.

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32. 手力雄神社

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Hand -powered Yu Shrine is a shrine located in Hashimoto -cho, Nara City, Nara Prefecture. Kasuga Taisha Shrine Shaku Shrine. It is located on the eastern end of Sanjo -dori, and the back is Kofukuji Kaikan across the Tsukiji fence.

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33. 霊山寺

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Ryōsen-ji (霊山寺) is a Buddhist temple in Nara, Japan. Founded in the eighth century, the Hondō is a National Treasure and a number of other buildings and temple treasures have been designated Important Cultural Properties.

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34. 大仏殿

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Todaiji Temple Daibutsu Hall (Todaijida -Tutsiden) is a Buddhist temple located in Todaiji Temple in Nara City, Nara Prefecture. The main statue of Todaiji Temple, the statue of Rosha Nabu (Great Buddha in Nara) is enshrined.

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35. 般若寺

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Hannya-ji (般若寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon Ritsu sect in Nara, Japan. Its foundation is variously dated, but mention in a document in the Shōsōin provides a terminus ante quem of the mid-eighth century.

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36. 白山神社

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Baishan Shrine is a shrine located in Yuanxing Temple Town, Naraichi, Nara Prefecture. It was also recorded as the Shrine of Zhitian. The palace department is also the palace department of the Royal Spirit Shrine.

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37. 祇園社八阪神社

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The Baxan Shrine is a shrine located in Yakamachi, Naraichi, Nara Prefecture. Also known as the Gion Garden Society in Yashang Town, the plaque of the worship hall is marked with the words "Gion Garden Society".

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