Explore World Heritages BY unesco

Explore World Heritages

There are many “World Heritage by UNESCO” in Nara. Most of travellers visiting Nara are attracted by them. If you are first visitor or not, we think you can find new deep impression.

Kohfukuji

Kofukuji used to be the family temple of the Fujiwara, the most powerful family clan during much of the Nara and Heian Periods. The temple was established in Nara at the same time as the capital in 710. At the height of Fujiwara power, the temple consisted of over 150 buildings. Today, a couple of buildings of great historic value including a three and a five storied pagoda remain. The five storied pagoda is one of Japan’s tallest and the symbol of Nara.

Nara National Musium

The Nara National Museum was established in 1895 and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1995. From the beginning, the museum has been committed to the preservation, research, and surveying of art and antiquities from Nara. With the cooperation of numerous temples, shrines, and private collectors, the Nara National Museum has regularly conducted exhibitions.

Sweets Tokiwa

You can enjoy hand made warabimochi(Japanese cold sweets) and view of Nara park and Todaiji.

Todaiji

Todaiji (“Great Eastern Temple”) is one of Japan’s most famous and historically significant temples and a landmark of Nara.
Todaiji was constructed in 752 as the head temple of all provincial Buddhist temples of Japan and grew so powerful that the capital was moved from Nara to Nagaoka in 784 in order to lower its influence on government affairs. Not only is Todaiji housing Japan’s largest Buddha statue (Daibutsu), but it is also the world’s largest wooden building, even though the present reconstruction of 1692 is only two thirds of the original temple’s size.

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