Nara Visitors Bureau

Less than an hour by train from Kyoto or Osaka lies the ancient city of Nara, one of the jewels of Japanese heritage where wild deer famously roam free. Explore Japan’s National Treasures, rich history, fascinating culture and abundant natural beauty in Nara prefecture; a breathtaking region boasting Japan’s longest cherry blossom season and three UNESCO World Heritage sites. At the southern tip of Nara prefecture is the pristine Kii Mountain Range and spiritual heartland of Japan, where relatively undiscovered sacred sites and pilgrimage routes await.