Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #6 in Nara, Japan


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 3.0 km
Ascend 83 m
Descend 51 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: 勝手神社

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Katsute Shrine (formerly Jinja) is a shrine located in Aburasaka Town, Nara City, Nara Prefecture, Japan.

Wikipedia: 勝手神社 (奈良市) (JA)

1363 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 2: Himuro Shrine

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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.

Wikipedia: Himuro Shrine (EN)

575 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 3: 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 4: 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)

755 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 5: 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


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