Kintetsu Blue Symphony

Kintetsu Railway’s Blue Symphony

Kintetsu Railway’s Blue Symphony is a tourist train that operates in the Nara Prefecture. Travelling between Osaka-Abenobashi Station and Yoshino Station twice a day except on Wednesdays, the train is one of the newer tourist services in Japan and is becoming quite popular.



Naramachi is the old town district of Nara that was once home to merchants homes and their stores along the narrow streets of a former…

Nara Shopping

Nara Shopping

The majority of Nara’s most popular attractions are situated around Nara Park which is a 5 minute stroll from Nara’s railway stations. Along the way…


About Nara

Nara was Japan’s capital city during the years 710 to 784. Today Nara is the capital city of the Nara Prefecture and one of the…

Nara Station

Getting around Nara

Nara is a popular tourist destination in the Kansai region and being under an hour from Osaka and Kyoto makes for a perfect day trip…

Kofuku-ji Temple

Kofukuji Temple

Also spelt Kōfuku-ji or Kohfukuji, the Kofukuji Temple is an UNESCO world heritage listed site that dates back to a temple that was built 669AD….

Todai-ji Temple

Todaiji Temple

Also spelt as Tōdai-ji Temple, The Todaiji Temple is a Buddhist temple originally founded by Emperor Shomu to enshrine the Great image of Buddha Vairocana….

Nara Deer

Kasuga Grand Shrine and Garden

The Kasuga Grand Shrine (also known as Kasuga-taisha) was founded in 768 AD by the powerful Fujiwara Family around the time when Nara was the…

Nara Park

Nara Park

Established in 1880 the beautiful Nara Park was designated as a scenic spot in 1922 and is a must for any visitor to the old…

Nara Museum

Nara National Museum

One of the more outstanding art museums in Japan, the Nara National Museum specialises in Buddhist arts and is located in the world famous Nara…

Only in Japan

In this shop in Tokyo’s Odaiba you can pay to spend some time in a room full of cats.