Nara is located in Japan’s kansai region sort of between Kyoto and Osaka. The old capitol area sit at the fringe of forested hills loaded with temples and shrines. The other side is urban and well sttled. todaiji with the great Buddha is hard to miss. The path to it and Nara station is where you will find some unique street food .
Nara is second only to Kyoto as the richest collection of traditional sites in Japan.Throughout 2010 the city celebrated its 1300th anniversary. Overshadowed by its more famous neighbor Kyoto, The city omitted from many a time-pressed tourist’s itinerary.The city is most noted for the many ancient Japanese Buddhist buildings and artifacts in and around the city, including the Seven Great (and many ancient but lesser) Temples of Nara.
The city has significant temples and artwork dating to the 8th century, when it was Japan’s capital. Deer roam in Nara Park, site of Tōdai-ji temple. Daibutsu, Tōdai-ji’s 15m-high bronze Buddha, is displayed in a large wooden hall. On the park’s east side is the Shinto shrine Kasuga Taisha, which dates to 768 A.D. and more than 3,000 lanterns.