Japan’s first permanent capital, Nara (奈良) was established in the year 710 at Heijo. The capital was later relocated in 784 due the growing power of Buddhist monasteries.
Nara is a must visit place with it’s heritage temples full of Japan’s historic culture. Thousand of deers wander in the park in Nara, believe it or not, Japanese treat them as God’s incarnation. This location is about an hour from Kyoto and Osaka. We enjoyed walking around Nara, checking out their historic buildings, learn their history.
I never thought Nara would enlighten me with it’s historic charm. We found peace in gaiety, relishing our walk across this city. Our heart dropped a little when sky turns dark, it’s time to leave. Japan has never fail me with it’s fascinating and multifaceted culture. This is why I keep coming to Japan again and again…