Optional day trip to Nara

Optional day trip to Nara

Nara is much smaller and more relaxed than Kyoto with a sprawling deer park - lots of fun if your kids need to run around and let off some steam.

Just 40 minutes by train, Nara is an easy optional day trip from Kyoto. It's home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites including the great Buddha of Todai-ji Temple. Behind the Buddha statue is a pillar with a small hole at the bottom. It's said to be the same size as the Buddha's nostril, and if you can squeeze your body through the hole apparently you'll achieve enlightenment in your next life!

Outside, roaming amid the temple park are hundreds of sacred deer. Always on a look out for a bite to eat, the inquisitive deer are fun to feed; street food vendors even sell deer biscuits.

Optional day trip to Nara

located in Kyoto

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