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Nara “the Heart of Japanese Ancient History”

Nara was the capital of Japan from 710 to 784, and has many historical shrines and temples. In the center of the city, beautiful Nara National Park is the home for 1200 deer, where you can go right up and pet and feed them.
Famous tourist spots such as Kofukuji Temple, Todaiji Temple, and Kasuga Shrine are located in and/or around the park. Also within the park is the IWSM/MENSURA 2011 conference venue – Nara-Ken New Public Hall.

Access to Nara