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Nara Prefecture is a prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan. The capital is the city of Nara. Nara Prefecture has the distinction of having more UNESCO World Heritage Listings than any other prefecture.
Kasuga Grand Shrine is a Shinto shrine in the city of Nara. Established in 768 AD and rebuilt several times over the centuries, it is the shrine of the Fujiwara family.
Nara Park is a public park located in the city of Nara, at the foot of Mount Wakakusa, established in 1300s and one of the oldest parks in Japan. Tōdai-ji, Eastern Great Temple is a Buddhist temple complex , that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, located in the city of Nara. Its Great Buddha Hall , houses the world's largest bronze statue of the Buddha, known in Japanese simply as Daibutsu.
Hōryū-ji is a Buddhist temple that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples. The Japanese government lists several of its structures, sculptures and artifacts as National Treasures. Hōryū-ji was inscribed together with Hokki-ji as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area.
And, Chūgū-ji temple is also located in Nara Prefecture, that was founded as a nunnery in the seventh century by Shōtoku Taishi. Located immediat nce one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture. ely to the northeast of Hōryū-ji, its statue of Miroku and Tenjukoku mandala are National Treasures.
  • Nara
  • Horyuji
  • Todaiji
  • Chuguji
  • Kasuga taisha
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