2 days in Nara Prefecture Itinerary

2 days in Nara Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nara Prefecture Trip Planner

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Nara
— 1 night
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Uda
— 1 day
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Nara

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Todai-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, and finally stroll around Nara Park.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nara trip itinerary planning tool.

Osaka to Nara is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Uda.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Uda

— 1 day
Uda is a city located in northeastern Nara Prefecture, Japan.The modern city of Uda was established on January 1, 2006, the towns of Haibara, Ōuda and Utano, and the village of Murō (all from Uda District).As of December 29, 2005, the city had an estimate population of 38,648 and a population density of 155.35 persons per km². On the 18th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Uda Animal Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Uda trip planner.

Drive from Nara to Uda in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Uda are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Uda

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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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