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Nara

Summary

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Nara, an ancient capital of Japan with many World Heritage Sites and continues to preserve the traditional values of Japan. Deers are free to spend their time in Nara Park, creating a peaceful space. In addition, the climate is different between the northern part and the southern part. Odaigahara in the southern part is a region with a lot of rainfall and rich in nature with vast virgin forest. On the contrary, precipitation is low in the northern part of the prefecture.

Climate (temperature / precipitation)

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Source:Japan Metrogical Agency

The average annual temperature is about 14.6 ℃, which is a mild climate. Due to the landform of Nara Basin, it is hot and humid in the summer and severely cold in the winter. The southern part of Nara prefecture has a lot of rainfall.

Cost of living

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Foods recommended by locals

Persimmon leaf sushi

pic_dummy.pngThis sushi is made by placing mackerel or salmon fillets on vinegared rice and pressing them with persimmon leaves.

Chagayu

pic_dummy.pngPorridge cooked with tea, a historical dish which has been eaten by Nara monks for 1200 years. It has a refreshing taste.

Famous places / spots recommended by locals

Nara park

pic_dummy.pngAbout 1,200 priests of Kasuga Taisha Shrine, the deers, live here. These deers will surely come in response to you if you were holding a deer rice cracker!
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Todai-ji Temple

pic_dummy.pngA famous spot with "The Great Buddha of Nara". Inside the Great Buddha Hall, there is a pillar with a hole as the size of the Great Buddha's nostril, and anyone can challenge whether they are able to slip through it.
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