13 days in Nara Prefecture Itinerary

13 days in Nara Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nara Prefecture Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Kansai International Airport, Drive to Totsukawa-mura
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Totsukawa-mura
— 6 nights
Drive
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Yoshino-cho
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nara
— 3 nights
Fly

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Totsukawa-mura

— 6 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Sasa Falls and Tamakiyama. Explore Totsukawa-mura's surroundings by going to Hachikyogagake (in Kamikitayama-mura) and Nosegawa-mura (Tateriko Shrine, Tsuruhime Park, &more).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Totsukawa-mura online journey maker.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Totsukawa-mura is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Totsukawa-mura, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in July, you will find days in Totsukawa-mura are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). You will leave for Yoshino-cho on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Totsukawa-mura

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Baths

Side Trips

Yoshino-cho

— 3 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Yoshino and Mt. Kannon Mine. Explore Yoshino-cho's surroundings by going to Asuka-mura (Ishibutai Tomb, Nanto Asuka Fureai Center, Inukai Manyo Memorial Museum, &more), Tenkawa-mura (Omine Okugakemichi, Kariganebashi, &more) and Uda Mikumari Shrine (in Uda).

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yoshino-cho online road trip planner.

Getting from Totsukawa-mura to Yoshino-cho by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Yoshino-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Nara

— 3 nights

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Get outdoors at Nara Park and Mt. Wakakusa. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Sarusawa Pond, make a trip to Naramachi Koshino Ie, and contemplate the long history of Naramachi.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nara trip planning tool.

Getting from Yoshino-cho to Nara by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Nara, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Parks · Monuments
Nara Prefecture is a prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan. The capital is the city of Nara. Nara Prefecture has the distinction of having more UNESCO World Heritage Listings than any other prefecture.HistoryNara Prefecture region is considered one of the oldest regions in Japan spanning thousands of years. The present-day Nara Prefecture as it exists now officially was created in 1887, making it independent of Osaka Prefecture.Historically, Nara Prefecture was also known as Yamato-no-kuni or Yamato Province.Up to Nara PeriodIt is certain that there was a political force established at the foot of Mount Miwa in the east of Nara Basin, seeking unification of most parts in Japan from the third century until the fourth century, though the process was not well documented. At the dawn of history, Yamato was clearly the political center of Japan.Ancient capitals of Japan were built on the land of Nara, namely Asuka-kyō, Fujiwara-kyō (694–710) and Heijō-kyō (most of 710–784). The capital cities of Fujiwara and Heijō are believed to have been modeled after Chinese capitals at the time, incorporating grid layout patterns. The royal court also established relations with Sui and then Tang Dynasty China and sent students to the Middle Kingdom to learn high civilization. By 7th century, Nara accepted the many immigrants including refugees of Baekje who had escaped from war disturbances of the southern part of the Korean peninsula. The first high civilization with royal patronage of Buddhism flourished in today's Nara city (710–784 AD).

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