Must-see Museums in Nara

Must-see Museums in Nara

Although Nara is quite a small city, compared to Kyoto, Tokyo or Osaka, it is still one of the most visited cities in Japan. As the previous capital of Japan, Nara has dozens of historical places and buildings: castles, temples, shrines, Japanese gardens etc. The most popular sight in Nara is probably Nara Park, famous for its friendly deer and significant shrines, but we don't have to forget about the other tourist attractions. Besides the numerous historical buildings, the history of Na... [ read more ]

Top 3 Most Luxurious Hotels in Nara

Top 3 Most Luxurious Hotels in Nara

Though Nara is not a very large city, it is one of the most important cities in the history of Japan: not only because it had been the capital for some decades, but for its historical heritages as well. It is no surprise that thousands of tourists decide to travel here and visit the most significant sights of the city. From the point of view of accommodation, Nara offers dozens of cheap and expensive hotels to the tourists who decide to spend their night(s) here. From four-star, elegant a... [ read more ]

Top 5 Restaurants in Nara

Top 5 Restaurants in Nara

Nara is one of Japan's major, though not too large cities. From the point of view of tourism, Nara is almost an equal rival to Kyoto or Osaka. The eight shrines, the amazing Nara Park and the Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara attract thousands of tourists weekly. Besides these, museums, Japanese gardens and other parks are significant sights of the city as well. Tourists visiting Nara have a large variety of restaurants to choose from. From popular sushi bars to cheap fast-foods to Weste... [ read more ]

Getting Around in Nara

Getting Around in Nara

Nara is a very important historical city in Japan. Though it is not one of the biggest ones, it still has many tourist attractions which all worth a visit. Nara, located in Kansai Region on Honshu island is quite easy to approach. Some sights of the city are collectively called the Historic Monuments of the Ancient Nara. Tourists who plan to visit this amazing city need a lot of information before traveling there. The transportation, the location of tourist sights or info about the city a... [ read more ]

Top 5 Attractions in Nara

Top 5 Attractions in Nara

Nara is one of the most important cities in the history of Japan. It was founded in the 8th century and in 2010 it celebrated its 1300th anniversary. Nara is surrounded by bigger cities, such as Kyoto or Osaka. Though it is not one of the biggest cities of Japan, Nara is famous for its huge temples. Some of the oldest shrines of Japan can be found here. There are dozens of must-see places in Nara: mainly temples and shrines, but beautiful gardens and museums also worth a visit. Most of t... [ read more ]

A guide to haikyo - urban exploration in Japan

A guide to haikyo – urban exploration in Japan

Urban exploration is one of the most interesting types of adventure travel to become known recently, and despite its dangers it is gaining a huge following all over the world. In Japanese, haikyo means simply ruins, and the word has become synonymous with urban exploration in Japan and beyond. Urbex fans often see Japan as a gold mine, because the rapid industrialization of the country left behind a treasure trove of abandoned buildings - warehouses, factories, schools, hospitals, even hotel... [ read more ]