Relaxing strolling course touching with the history of Nara, origin of Japan

Including world heritages Todaiji (temple), Kasugataisha (shrine), Kofukuji (temple) and Nara Park well-known for deer, feeling the history superimposed like yearly growth rings from 1300 years ago when the Metropolis was located, please take a stroll enjoying Commercial Avenue relaxingly where stores are aligning. The following day after enjoying central areas of Nara, why don’t you bend your steps to Yamato Koriyama City renowned for golden fish? After visiting Koriyama castle town and streetscape leaving a remnant of the castled town, please enjoy shopping around the big scale shopping mall including duty-free shops. It is an introductory course to taste walking about Nara for the first time.

Relaxing strolling course touching with the history of Nara, origin of Japan

Complete Process :One night and two days
Kyoto station
Travel Time:About 60 min

TrainTrain:About 60 min

Sanjo Streetpic
Higashimuko Arcadepic
Travel Time:About 5 min

WalkWalk:About 5 min

Nara Parkpic
Travel Time:About 15 min

WalkWalk:About 15 min

Travel Time:About 15 min

BusBus:About 15 min

Heijokyu Historical Sitepic
Travel Time:About 30 min

WalkWalk:About 15 min

TrainTrain:About 7 min

WalkWalk:About 10 min

Koriyama castle Historical Sitepic
Travel Time:About 20 min

WalkWalk:About 10 min

BusBus:About 10 min

Aeon Mall Yamato Koriyamapic

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Introduction to Spots
Sanjo Street
Former Miyakoouji, which is a main street, running from JR Narastation to Kasugataiha, along which restaurants, shop or the like dealing with sundries, ink brushes, Chinese ink, where indigenous products are sold, are located.
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Higashimuko Arcade
It is an arcade commercial street appearing soon after getting off Kintetsu Nara station. Why don’t you enjoy the commercial street with a variety of stores selling specialty products such as Nara pickles and such, restaurants of Japanese cuisine, Chinese foods, Café and the like, 100 yen shops and drug stores?
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Nara Park
Nara Park represents deer. It is wild animal designated as an nationally protected species and about 1200 heads of deer inhabit in the park. Although they are tamed to the extent not to be feared even it human gets close to them, inasmuch as male deer or mother deer to protect fawn is liable to become heated, please be careful. After enjoying touching deer, please visit Todaiji, Kasugataisha, Kofukuji temples, etc. to feel continued history from 1300 years ago.
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Naramachi has a long history with an old streetscape. Though old-style alleys seem to make us stray, it is really enjoyable areas to walk about finding pretty general stores taking advantage of old town houses and smart cafes locating hither and yon together with established stores.
Heijokyu Historical Site
Heijo-kyo where the Imperial Palace had been located for about 70 years from 710 A.D. about 1300 years ago. Its central area was the Heijo Palace where Imperial Palace and public offices were gathered. Viewing from the duplicated Shujaku gate, the first Daikyoku-den, the scale of the metropolis and at the Heijo-kyo historical museum in the premise, Nara of 1300 ago can be felt with the images duplicated the metropolis and history in those days.
・Holidays:Mondays, December 29~January 3
・Opening Times:9:00 - 16: 30
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Koriyama castle Historical Site
There are no castle buildings; the duplicated oite gate, corner tower, tamon tower and stone fence make us think of bygone days. It also is a well-known place for cherry blossoms; its combination with the castled is a genuine Japanese landscape. “Castle festival” is held in April and filled with festive mood.
It also is a town of golden fish, in the former castle town, there is some shops provided with cute golden fish goods.
Aeon Mall Yamato Koriyama
Mall is comprised of Aeon, specialty shops and amusements. Since there is a duty-free shop, enjoy shopping to the full extent.
・Opening Times:Aeon: 9:00 - 23:00; Specialty Shops: 10:00 - 22:00
・Location: 741Shimo Mihashi-Machi 741, Yamato Koriyama City, Nara Pref.
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