Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #4 in Nara, Japan


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 13 sights
Distance 7.2 km
Ascend 296 m
Descend 138 m

Explore Nara in Japan with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Nara

Sight 1: Renchō-ji Temple

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Rencho -ji is a temple of Nichiren sect in Yuu -cho, Nara City, Nara Prefecture. Nichiren sect historic site. The mountain name is Mt. Koseni. Former Motoyama is Omotoyama Motokuni -ji (Rokujo Gate) and the Law (Takayaikai).

Wikipedia: 蓮長寺 (奈良市) (JA)

499 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 2: Shomyoji

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Shomoji is a temple of the Jodo Society Nishiyama school in Shobuike -cho, Nara City, Nara Prefecture. The mountain name is Hinawayama.

Wikipedia: 称名寺 (奈良市) (JA)

342 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: やくよけ観音寺 慈眼寺(jiganji)

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Jigenji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Nishiyama Jodo sect located in Kitakoji, Nara City, Nara Prefecture, Japan. The name of the mountain is Daihizan, and the main temple is the Bodhisattva of Saint Kanseon. It is said that the Kannon-do Hall was founded at the request of Emperor Shomu. It is known as "Yakuyoke Kannon". The 21st temple of the southern capital of the West Country. In addition, persimmon trees, which are more than 400 years old and are designated as natural monuments by Nara City, grow in the precincts.

Wikipedia: 慈眼寺 (奈良市) (JA)

1155 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 4: 子規の庭

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Shiki no Niwa is a Japan garden located in Nara City, Nara Prefecture, Japan. Admission is free.

Wikipedia: 子規の庭 (JA)

658 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 5: 祇園社八阪神社

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Yasaka Shrine is a shrine located in Oshiage Town, Nara City, Nara Prefecture, Japan. It is also called Oshiage-cho Gion-sha, and the plaque of the worship hall is written "Gion-sha".

Wikipedia: 八阪神社 (奈良市) (JA)

689 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 6: Nara Prefectural Museum of Art

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Nara Prefectural Museum of Art opened in Nara, Japan in 1973. The collection numbers some 4,100 items and special exhibitions are also held.

Wikipedia: Nara Prefectural Museum of Art (EN)

477 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 7: Yoshiki Garden

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Yoshiki-en (吉城園) is a Japanese garden in Nara, Japan, to the immediate southwest of Isui-en.

Wikipedia: Yoshiki-en (EN)

277 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: Isuien Garden

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Isuien Garden Kimon Berlin (Gribeco) / CC BY-SA 4.0

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.

Wikipedia: Isui-en (EN)

107 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 9: 寧楽美術館

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Neiraku Museum is an art museum in the city of Nara, central Japan.

Wikipedia: Neiraku Museum (EN)

211 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: Irie Taikichi's old residence

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Taikichi IRIE's former residence is a historic site and cultural facility located in Minato-cho, Nara City, Nara Prefecture. He was the former residence of a photographer Yasukichi IRIE. The dark rooms, which are as far as photographers, the study of the work, the garden of Manyo plants are open to the public. The letter 'Taikichi IRIE' on the front card was written by Kaiun KAMIKAMI.

Wikipedia: 入江泰吉旧居 (JA)

475 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 11: Tōdai-ji

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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, Tōdai-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.

Wikipedia: Tōdai-ji (EN), Website

567 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 12: 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.

Wikipedia: Tamukeyama Hachimangū (EN)

1711 meters / 21 minutes

Sight 13: Nara Park

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Nara Park is a public park located in the city of Nara, Japan, at the foot of Mount Wakakusa. Established in 1880, it is one of the oldest parks in Japan. Administratively, the park is under the control of Nara Prefecture. The park is one of the "Places of Scenic Beauty" designated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Over 1,200 wild sika deer freely roaming around in the park are also under designation of MEXT, classified as natural treasure. While the official size of the park is about 502 hectares, the area including the grounds of Tōdai-ji, Kōfuku-ji, Kasuga Grand Shrine and Nara National Museum, which are either on the edge or surrounded by Nara Park, is as large as 660 hectares.

Wikipedia: Nara Park (EN)


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