60 days in Nara Prefecture Itinerary

60 days in Nara Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nara Prefecture route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Kansai International Airport, Drive to Totsukawa-mura
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Totsukawa-mura
— 9 nights
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Tenkawa-mura
— 8 nights
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Kawakami-mura
— 7 nights
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Yoshino-cho
— 9 nights
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Nara
— 26 nights
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Totsukawa-mura

— 9 nights
Family-friendly places like Kumano Kodo Trail and Kiminocho Kamifureai Park will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Totsukawa-mura: Shingu (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Hanjirono-taki, &more), Kumano (Kiwacho Mine Museum, Nunobiki Falls, &more) and Katsuragi-cho (Kyoryukan & Kyoryu Land).

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Totsukawa-mura road trip app.

Tokyo to Totsukawa-mura is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. July in Totsukawa-mura sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tenkawa-mura.

Things to do in Totsukawa-mura

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Tenkawa-mura

— 8 nights
Bring the kids along to Atashika Beach and Kii Mountains. Venture out of the city with trips to Kumano (Hadasu No Michi, Matsumoto Toge, &more), Fudonanae Falls (in Shimokitayama-mura) and Kamikitayama-mura (Namego Valley & Hachikyogagake).

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tenkawa-mura tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Totsukawa-mura to Tenkawa-mura in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Kawakami-mura.

Things to do in Tenkawa-mura

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Kawakami-mura

— 7 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Mt. Miune (in Mitsue-mura), Takaminosato (in Higashiyoshino-mura) and Mount Odaigahara (in Kamikitayama-mura).

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kawakami-mura trip builder.

Traveling by car from Tenkawa-mura to Kawakami-mura takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Yoshino-cho.

Things to do in Kawakami-mura

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Baths

Side Trips

Yoshino-cho

— 9 nights
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kusuri no Yakata and Matabeezakura. Get out of town with these interesting Yoshino-cho side-trips: Asuka-mura (National Asuka History Park Museum, Asuka Historical National Government Park, &more), Sakurai (Otowasan Kannonji Temple, Mount Miwa, &more) and Hirokawa-dera Temple (in Kanan-cho).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yoshino-cho planner.

Getting from Kawakami-mura to Yoshino-cho by car takes about an hour. In August, daytime highs in Yoshino-cho are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Yoshino-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Nara

— 26 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.
Kids will enjoy Yuenchi Motopia, SUZUKA CIRKIT and Yume Utsutsu. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nara: Heguri-cho (Kanenonaru Tembodai Observatory, Mt. Shigi, &more), Ikoma (Ikoma Sanjyo Amusement Park, Hozan-ji Temple, &more) and Tenri (Tenrikyo Church, Kurozuka Kofun, &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Nara Park, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, and see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read our Nara tour planner.

Traveling by car from Yoshino-cho to Nara takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Nara are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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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