Nara Day Trip Itinerary – How To Spend One Day In Nara

In this Nara day trip story I cover everything you need to know, including how to get there, how to get around and the best things to see if you only have one day in Nara.

It’s very easy to get absorbed by the beauty of Nara. Arriving with a plan and a few bucket list activities is essential.

THE ULTIMATE NARA ITINERARY FOR ONE DAY

The Kofukuji pagoda consists of five floors, each showcasing traditional Japanese architecture and is truly a sight to behold.

STOP 1 KOFUKUJI FIVE-STORIED PAGODA

The Todaiji Temple is home to the biggest bronze Buddha statue in the world, which spans up to 15-meters tall.

STOP 2 TODAIJI TEMPLE

The beauty of the setting makes a visit to Kasuga-Taisha Temple a great practice opportunity for budding photographers, so make sure that you pack your camera.

STOP 3 KASUGA-TAISHA TEMPLE

Once you’ve ticked off the main structural attractions in Nara, then you can take your time to soak up the beauty of Nara Park.

STOP 4 WANDER AROUND NARA PARK

Whether you’re visiting Nara on a day trip from Kyoto or Osaka you should aim to stay somewhere close to a train station.

WHERE TO STAY TO VISIT NARA ON A DAY TRIP

In Kyoto I was staying at Hotel Elcient Kyoto which was right across from the train station in Kyoto.

IN KYOTO

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