Nara (奈良) is a prefecture in the Kansai region and is located in the mid-western part of Japan's main island of Honshu. Its capital is Nara City.
It boasts the largest number of buildings designated as National Treasures, with 62 total buildings, the second largest being 48 in Kyoto.
The Great Buddha’s Hall at Todaiji Temple is the largest wooden structure not only in Japan but also in the world. Horyuji Temple’s main hall and five-storied pagoda are the oldest wooden structures in Japan and in the world, though they are just one of many ancient things in Nara.
|Sightseeing Sites in Nara|
|Todai-ji Temple||Kasuga Taisha Shrine||Nara-koen Park|
|Kofuku-ji Temple||Heijo Palace||Horyu-ji Temple|
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