Ancient city with a rich culture and nature embracing
the largest number of World Heritages in Japan.
Nara is the only prefecture that embraces three World Heritages, which is the largest number in Japan, including "Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area", "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara" and "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii mountain Range". In addition, "Asuka-Fujiwara: Archaeological sites of Japan's Ancient Capitals and Related Properties" has been added to the World Heritage temporary list. Nara prefecture is also rich in natural beauties including Mount Yoshino that is one of the most famous sites of cherry blossoms in Japan, Mount Shigisan that offers a beautiful scenery of red leaves in the autumn and the large Nara Park where you can play with deer, a messenger of a buddha. You can enjoy an old time ambience at "Naramachi" area near Nara Station. Wherever you go, Nara makes you feel as if you have made a time travel to an "ancient city," giving you a warm and nostalgic feeling.
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