Nara Images 27 images Created 16 Nov 2008
As Japan's first official capital city, Nara is home to many preserved UNESCO World Heritage sites. Its attractions include the town's famous wild deer who roam around town and Nara Park - a wide, pleasant space of greenery. Besides the ever-present deer, Todaiji Temple is home to the Daibutsu, literally "Big Buddha" the largest Buddha statue in Japan. The other main UNESCO attraction is Kasuga Shrine, lined with more than 1000 lanterns, and the scene of many festivals and Japanese ceremonies throughout the year.