Japan's first permanent capital was established in the year 710 at Heijo, the city now known as Nara (ÞÇ). 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.
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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Tours and Packages
Various tours and travel packages for Nara and surroundings.