Nara tour packages & holidays
Nara as a tour and holiday destination
Nara in Japan is one of the places that should not be missed if you are looking for some real Asian experience. Centuries ago, Nara was called the imperial capital of Japan and is the home of many monuments. It lies in the Kansai region and is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Some people refer to Nara as Old Japan since it is where all 8 famous ancient shrines are found. These shrines are the Kasuga Shrine, Toshodai-ji, Saidai-ji, Kofuku-ji, Todai-ji, Gango-ji, Yakushi-ji, and the Heijō Palace. Aside from these ancient structures, another attraction in Nara is the large number of Sika deer. According to a legend, a god named Takemikazuchi arrived in Heijo through a deer which guarded the city from bad spirits which the residents keep them protected in that area until today.
Things to do in Nara
If you want to do some ancient food sampling, Nara is the best place to be. There are lots of restaurants that offer different dim sum recipes that are not only delicious but fresh. In Namarachi, you will find traditional restaurants where you can taste their ancient version on Kamameshi, a rice dish with vegetables and seafood or meat mixed in. You can also try Japanese sandwiches, soups and fried seafood while enjoying the scenery that seems to be untouched by today's hustle and bustle. As for accommodation, you will never run out of options since there are lots of hotels to choose from. Most of these hotels are cozy in size but their facilities are wonderful. Just a 5-minute walk from the Nara Station and you will find guest houses ranging from 1-star to 5-star.
Best time to visit Nara
The climate in Nara can be a little playful. It can go from warm to very cold so you need to check weather reports before you pack your bags just to make sure that you are bringing the right set of clothes. Nara is best to visit any time of the year as they celebrate yearlong festivals full of carnivals and performances that depict Japan's culture. Overall, Nara can give you that one-of-a-kind ancient Asian experience so be sure to ask your travel agent about special deals when it comes to daily trips, attractions and tours to make most out of your holiday.
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