Nara Park is a large public park (660 ha) and is a major focus of the famous sites of Nara including several sites that make up the UNESCO World Heritage Listing of “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara”. Nara Park is designated one of the “Places of Scenic Beauty” by the Read more [...]
To experience Cherry Blossom in Japan is one of life’s most enjoyable encounters, not just the sight of the beautiful blossom, but the history, culture and festivals related to cherry blossom in Japan add so much more to the event.
Koriyama Castle (also known as Yamato Koriyama Castle) is a mountain top style Japanese Castle which was completed in 1580. Koriyama Castle is Yamatokoriyama in Nara Prefecture. Today only some of the walls, moats, turret and gates remain. Koriyama Castle is surrounded by gardens and is considered one of Japan’s Read more [...]
Heijo Palace was the former Imperial Palace during the Nara Period, when Nara was the capital of Japan. Today little remains above the ground of the original buildings and there is now a reconstruction of Suzakumon (gate) to the palace. Heijo Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms Read more [...]