Nara is the home of Buddhism in Japan and in the heart of the city, a sculpture called the Great Buddha sits on the world’s largest wooden structure.

Tourists take leisurely strolls through Nara Park with its 1200 sacred deer finding shelter among the Japanese yew trees, Japanese cedars, wisteria and Japanese andromeda. It is no wonder that Nara is known as one of the most relaxed cities in Japan.

The city is drenched in rich history and the oldest existing Buddhist temple in Japan, Horyu-ji Temple is inscribed as a World Cultural Heritage Site.