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Nara, Japan Attractions & Cultural Destinations

Todai-ji Temple

Todai-ji, also known as the Eastern Great Temple, is a Buddhist temple complex in Nara, Japan. The main structure, Great Buddha Hall, is the largest wooden building in the world. This temple complex is a World Heritage Site and a popular attraction for visitors.

  • Approx. 45 minutes
  • JR Osaka Loop Line (Out-Loop) Osaka Jo Koen Station to Tsuruhashi Station (6 minutes), change to Kintetsu Nara Line at Tsuruhashi Station, take Kaisoku Kyuko (Rapid Express. Non-reserved seats)at track #1 to Kintetsu Nara Station (33 minutes).

Kasuga Taisha Shrine

The Kasuga Grand Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Nara, Japan. The shrine dates back to 768 AD. The Kasuga Shrine is a World Heritage Site and a Historic Monument of Ancient Nara. The shrine and surrounding Deer Park and Kasugayama Primeval Forest are popular attractions for visiting and learning about Japanese culture. 

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