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The Many Expressions of Nara's Deer

Nara is known for its population of friendly sacred deer, who freely roam between the ancient capital's temples and shrines, always on the lookout for deer crackers. Check out some of our favorite, hilarious photos of these adorable, derpy critters.

5 Mouth-Watering Restaurants in Nara

Japan's old capital, Nara, is an incredibly popular tourist hot spot steeped in history. If you need a break from temple and shrine hopping, stop at one of these restaurants for some delicious regional specialties!

All About’s Guide to Nara

As Japan’s first permanent capital, Nara is home to a wealth of historical and cultural delights—and deer, lots of deer! Check out our guide to find out how to make the most of your time in this ancient area.

Take Your Prefectural Pride on the Road

These stylish license plates feature iconic imagery from prefectures throughout Japan, so you can show off your prefectural pride every time you hit the road!

Top 30 Spots Across Japan Ranked by Tourists

Travel website TripAdvisor has just listed this year's hot spots in Japan as selected by overseas visitors and we can't wait to see what's at number one!

TripAdvisor's Best Restaurants in Japan 2018

These restaurants throughout the country are known for their warmth, hospitality and accessibility, as well as the mouth-watering dishes they serve up to hungry diners from around the world!

Top 10 Hidden Spots in Nara

Get off the beaten path and take a look at the top 10 hidden spots in the beautiful city of Nara in Japan, courtesy of Trip101!

Five Secret Spots in Nara You HAVE to Visit

Escape the crowds at these secluded temples and shrines in Japan's ancient capital, Nara!

Top 5 Kansai Souvenirs for a Sweet Tooth

Find the sweetest confectionery souvenir options right in the heart of western Japan.

5 Fun Things to Do in Nara

A former capital city just a stone's throw from Kyoto and Osaka, Nara is known for its stunning temples, friendly deer, souvenirs and more. With so much to do, we're here to help you start planning!

30 Spectacular Flower Spots in Japan

Seasonality is an important part of life in Japan, especially in spring. Flowers bloom throughout the country and create a colorful, unforgettable landscape for floral fans, nature enthusiasts and anyone in between!

5 More Fantastic Kansai Hikes

Kansai is home to some amazing hiking spots that offer both interesting trails and stunning views. So what are you waiting for? Grab those shoes and get trekking!

Top 20 Recommended Scenic Spots in Japan

We have gathered a few spots and scenes that are worth checking out on your next autumn vacation. Let us introduce you to the top 20 recommendations for autumn scenery in Japan.

360° VR Video Transports You to Japan

Swish the camera around and take a virtual tour of famous sightseeing spots as if you were in Japan, all in the comfort of your own home.

Taming the Tiger Temple of Nara

Head to Chogosonshi-ji in Nara for a uniquely feline temple experience!

Getting the Great Buddha Ready for Summer

Watch as Nara's Great Buddha, in Todai-ji Temple, gets cleaned before the Obon summer holiday.

Top 5 Secret Beaches of Kansai

Find some of the best hidden beaches in the Kansai region with this guide.

Is Japan Boring Outside of Tokyo?

Tokyo certainly has charm and no one could doubt the convenience of living or staying in the major city. However, there’s so much more to see outside of Tokyo and I'm happy to give you a few examples... it’s literally my job to promote the entire country.

7 Superb Festivals in Nara

Try and catch one of these fantastic events on your trip to this picturesque and historic city!

A Night in Prison Never Looked So Appealing

The historic, decommissioned Nara Prison in Nara Prefecture is scheduled to be renovated and reopened as a luxury hotel in 2020.

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