As the first capitol of Japan, 2010 marked the year of Nara's 1300th anniversary. Directly bordering the Kyoto Prefecture, Nara's rich Japanese history is a major attraction for visitors. As home to some of the country's most treasured shrines, temples, and ruins, Nara is not to be missed.
Located in the beautiful Nara-koen Park, Todai-ji temple attracts travelers from all over the world for its charming scenery. The sacred deer that roam the grounds make Todai-ji temple a perfectly picturesque Japanese experience.
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