Japan's first permanent capital was established in the year 710 at Heijo, the city now known as Nara (奈良). As the influence and political ambitions of the city's powerful Buddhist monasteries grew to become a serious threat to the government, the capital was moved to Nagaoka in 784.
Central city park with wild deer.
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Hotels around Nara
A fine ryokan with hot spring bath offering views of the famous five-story pagoda. Located in the heart of Nara town.
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Visit World Heritage Sites like Hiroshima, Kyoto or Nara by bus at the best price! 7 days: 20,000 yen, 14 days: 28,000 yen. Limited-time offer until December 7.
Various tours and travel packages for Nara and surroundings.