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Nara (奈良市, Nara-shi, Japanese: [naꜜɾa]) is the capital city of Nara Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2019, Nara has an estimated population of 359,666, making it the largest city in Nara Prefecture and sixth-largest in the Kansai region of Honshu. Nara is a core city located in the northern part of Nara Prefecture bordering the Kyoto Prefecture.
Nara was the capital of Japan during the Nara period from 710 to 794 as the seat of the Emperor before the capital was moved to Kyoto. Nara is home to eight temples, shrines, and ruins, specifically Tōdai-ji, Saidai-ji, Kōfuku-ji, Kasuga Shrine, Gangō-ji, Yakushi-ji, Tōshōdai-ji, and the Heijō Palace, together with Kasugayama Primeval Forest, collectively form the Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.



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This Highway in Japan Passes Through Three Floors of an Office Building 201228.9kmsite_ao
Okazaki Shrine 202037.1kmsite_ao
Remains of Rajōmon Gate 202033.2kmsite_ao
Rokuon-ji Temple 202040kmsite_ao
Honke Owariya 202036.7kmsite_ao
Izakaya Toyo 202024.7kmsite_ao
Starbucks Ninenzaka Yasaka Chaya 202034.9kmsite_ao
Tavern Pachimon Wars 201927.2kmsite_ao
Fudo Myo-o Statue 201927.7kmsite_ao
Maishima Incineration Plant 201936.5kmsite_ao
Takamatsuzuka Tomb 201924.7kmsite_ao
A Serene Buddhist Temple, Surrounded by 1,200 Stone Carvings 201840.7kmsite_ao
A Serene Buddhist Temple, Surrounded by 1,200 Stone Carvings 201840.7kmsite_ao
The Grave of Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, One of Japan’s Most Prominent Novelists 201737.7kmsite_ao
Ukiyoe Small Museum 201835kmsite_ao
A Japanese Train Station Built to Accommodate an Ancient Tree 201718.8kmsite_ao
Nishiki Market 201735.7kmsite_ao
Kyoto’s Yasui Kompira-gu Shrine Can Make Or Break Your Relationship 201735.1kmsite_ao
A Giant, Abandoned Glass Dome in Osaka Bay 201736.9kmsite_ao
This Highway in Japan Passes Through Three Floors of an Office Building 201828.9kmsite_ao
The Oldest Botanical Garden in Japan 201740.2kmsite_ao
Statues of Jizo Are Dressed in Bibs By Grieving Parents 201734.5kmsite_ao
A Medieval Chapel Sticking Out of the Facade of a Japanese Hotel 201728.7kmsite_ao
National Bunraku Theater 197927.1kmsite_brutalism
Fushimi Inari Shrine Ceremonial Hall 31.5kmsite_brutalism
Cultural Center (today: Rohm Theater) 195736.7kmsite_brutalism
Kyoto Hall 195736.7kmsite_brutalism
City Hall 15.2kmsite_brutalism
Azuma House 197529.8kmsite_brutalism
City Hall 31.1kmsite_brutalism
Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group: Mounded Tombs of Ancient Japan 201922.5kmsite_whs
Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara 19983.3kmsite_whs
Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) 199433kmsite_whs
Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area 199310kmsite_whs
The Million Yen Temple Experience: Kyoto’s Ninnaji 202037.6kmpost
Osaka tombs to be listed as a World Heritage Site – A Market Journal – Latest news, Updated News, Global News 201932.9kmpost

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