Nara was established in 710 AC as the first international capital ‘Heijo-kyo’ of Japan.

Many foreign cultures were imported by the Silk Road, which became civilized as the Tenpyo culture.

Nara is the starting place of Japanese cultures and spirits.

Nara prefecture is covered with woods at 60% and has rich natural environments.

There are many world heritage sites and national treasures, e.g. Todai-ji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, and Horyu-ji Temple and so on.

Nara is an ideal city to hold an international congress.

World Heritage Sites in Nara City

There are three World Heritage Sites in Nara Prefecture. Nara City has the site of ‘Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara', which includes 6 temples.
Todai-ji Temple


Kofuku-ji Temp

Heijo-kyo Palace

Todai-ji Temple Kasuga Taisha Shrine Kohfuku-ji Temple

Heijo-kyo Palace

The world’s largest wooden structure has the gigantic Buddha statue.

Thousands of lanterns line the road and the corridor to the sanctuary

The five-storied pagoda is the symbol of the ancient capital city of Nara

The old capital’s main gate, the garden and the main building have been reconstructed.