Nara Prefecture Pictures

Mt. Wakakusa Yamayaki <January>

Mt. Wakakusa Yamayaki and firework display is Nara’s traditional festival to herald the arrival of early spring. 

Yamayaki and Fireworks Festival are Nara's traditional festivals to announce the arrival of spring. During the festival, the mountain grass is lit, the night sky is covered with flames, and you can enjoy breathtaking views.


The fireworks display takes place just before the start of the mountain burn and adorns the night sky with spectacular lights and colors.

Cherry blossoms <April>

April Cherry blossoms of Shin Omiya Saho-River

It is a river representing Nara City, and is famous as a pillow for many leaf collection. The area around Saho River spans the central area of Nara city from north to south for about 5 km, and a magnificent cherry blossom tree spreads without interruption. You are The cherry blossoms in Saho River are the largest in the city of Nara, and they are known as one of the leading cherry blossom spots in the prefecture. There is no end to people crossing the tree-lined avenue.

Cherry blossoms are associated with the name worship in the Edo period


There are many unknown points about the whole history of this row of cherry blossoms, but in the end of the Edo period, "Kawaji Toshiakira" which still respects as a magistrate of Nara, is the maintenance of Yamabayashi and around Todaiji Temple It is said that it originates in what was made to plant as part of tree maintenance such as tree planting. Even now, around the crossing of the JR Kansai Main Line near the northern end of the cherry blossom trees, some 170-year-old splendid Somei Yoshino "Kawaji Sakura", said to have been planted during the Kawaji era, remains in the area Maintenance and management are carried out by effort.

Takamino Sato <April>

1,000 weeping cherry trees (Higashi Yoshino Village, Nara Prefecture)

Nara Park <May>

Nara Park

Nara Park (Nara Tokae) <August>

Photo 2005/08

Nara Park <November>

Nara Park

Umamikyuryo Park <April>

Umamikyuryo Park

Umamikyuryo Park <June>

Umamikyuryo Park Flower bud

Umamikyuryo Park <October>

Umamikyuryo Park Flower bud

Senbonzakura Cherry blossoms

The thousand cherry trees at the foot of Takada River were planted in 1948, the year of city enforcement.

Over 70 years old, you can see the magnificent cherry blossom trees lined with annual rings.

From late March to the beginning of April, magnificent flowers continue over the 2.5 km north-south of the river, centered on the Tainaka Park.

With the dusk, the waves of people watching the cherry blossoms at night lit up are endless, and the party is held under the cherry blossoms, fun and lively.


In recent years, Senbonzakura in Takada River has become known as a cherry blossom spot along the Kintetsu line, and it is recommended that you use a handy holiday course such as visiting Isamu Takada Onsen Sakuraso nearby.

By completion of "Takagawa River waterside plaza maintenance plan", Takadagawa Ebi is set up with stepping stone, slope, promenade with revetment construction, and it is space of rest that citizen's everybody gets close to waterside.

MasudaIwafune <April>

The eastern peak of Kaibukiyama, which continues from the residential area, and a rocky uphill, it takes about five minutes to see the huge rock of granite.

The size is about 11 meters east to west, about 8 meters north to south, about 4.7 meters high. There is also a theory that it weighs about 800 tons, and at the top is a hole about 1.6 meters long and 1.2 meters deep.

Muro-ji Temple <November>

This temple coexists peacefully with nature deep in the mountains. Beautiful fall foliage can also be seen here.

(After getting on at Kintetsu Nara Station transfer at Saidaiji and then again at Yamatoyagi before getting off at Muroguchi-Ono Station, which totals to about 1 hour and 10 minutes. From the station it is a 15-minute walk)

Yoshino <November>

Yoshino (Yoshino-chō) is a town located in Yoshino District, Nara Prefecture, Japan. 

Anou Plum grove(Bairin) <March>

March Ano-Bairin Nishiyoshino Gjyo-city PLUM Hill 

There is approximately 30 ha of plum grove in Gojo-shi Nishiyoshino-cho. Soak up the sunshine of early spring and bloom 20,000 pure white and pale red plum blossoms, and a fantastic landscape like a sea of clouds. There are scenic points such as Senbon in the mouth, Senbon in the west, and Senbon in the back. The place name "Anou" is a historical thing attached to the south morning era, and there are the Kanai Imperial Palace ruins and the Museum of History and Folklore in the vicinity. Plum fruits essential for plum wine and pickled plums. There are varieties such as Nanko, Hakukaga, Linshu, etc., and will reach the harvest period in June.

Menfudo(Surface immobility Cave) <September>

This Cave was discovered by Hirokichi Hashimoto old man in 1933 years, Iguchi AkiraOu, over the course of five years in your efforts, which brings together the three Mr. Otani JitsuTaro Weng, in the highlands of Iwaya excavation above sea level eight hundred seventy-eight m we success. Nearby whole area is a zone of Suiseigan, including limestone, limestone is easily eroded and weathered in the water, in order that, been cut rock little by little during the long long years, it is deposited terrain progress in erosion and weathering can. This is known as "karst". Also in this rocky mountain are contained in rainwater "carbon dioxide" (carbon dioxide) is dissolved cracks in rocks limestone, it spreads further increase the crevices, gradually creating a large cavity, thus can have the the There are in limestone caves. Or stalactites Why can of? Water droplets containing the lime and carbon dioxide gas the "carbonate lime" by long precipitation, with or flow or sagging as of icicles, because this is make such shape of Tsurigane(Big Bell) and breast, is called a stalactite.


Orwas, is Years also referred to as both a hundred years two hundred years in stalactites and stalagmites extends 1cm, it has been said that it takes. The plane immobile limestone cave in the calm, the average temperature of the sinus is said to be 8 degrees, straw tube (straw-like stalactites) is particularly valuable, it has spread the dream palace of the underground explore 280 meters.


Zhonguntil towards the Chichihora, it is also possible to go by using a truck (surcharge).

Suspension bridge of Tanize <August>

Suspension bridge of Tanize (Totsugawa village)

297 meters long, the height becomes even 54 meters long Japan as life for iron wire suspension bridge. Around is surrounded by towering mountains, we Kumanogawa fining is under eyes (Totsukawa) flows. Just suspension bridge where you can enjoy the breathtaking views, the mood that is like a walk through the air. It is just below there is a camping park, crowded with people in the summer to enjoy day camp and BBQ, a swim in a river. 


Garden is known as a garden with views overlooking the Yamato Plain and the eastern mountains.

Jiko-in was built in 1663, and features a direct view of the four seasons of the distant mountains across the Yamato Plain from inside the room.

MuroRyuketsu Shrine<November>

Murou Ryuketsu Shrine and Kissyo Ryukets Shrine, where the legend of Ryujin was born.

Murou Ryuketsu Shrine is located at the entrance to the valley, which climbed 1km along the Murou River from Muro-ji Temple.

Kissyo Ryuketsu located in a mountain about 1.3 km further from Murou Ryuketsu Shrine.

The theory that Murou was opened as a shrine at Ryuketsu Shrine is so deeply related to Muro-ji and Ryuketsu Shrine.


A pond surrounded by a natural scenery on the hillside of Mt. Nakei (822m above sea level), the main peak of Mt.Nakei Volcanoes.

Ryuohgafuchi is a famous spot where amateur photographers gather because the green of the surrounding trees is reflected like a mirror on the water surface of the pond and it is possible to take mysterious photos.

Shoryaku-ji Temple<November>

Based on a request from Emperor Ichijo, KujyoKaneie's child, Kenshun, was founded in 3rd year (992). It used to be a large temple that was lined with cathedrals, but now only the main hall, bell tower and Fukujyu-in temple remain. The mountain path along the mountain stream of the Bodaisengawa River is covered with mossy stone walls, and the former magnificent temples can be enjoyed. Autumn is known for its beautifully colored leaves, so called “Nishiki no Sato”.

Tsukigase Plum grove(Bairin) <March>

It is one of the first famous scenic spots designated by the Japanese government in Bairin, which has been well known since ancient times.

It was designated as Japan's first scenic spot along with Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa and Nara Park.

The Satsuki River flows in the center of the famous plum blossom spot "Tsukigase", depicting the beauty of the valley, and about 10,000 plum trees line both sides. This area is called "Tsukigase Baikei" and was designated as a scenic spot in 1923. During the season, you can see people walking along the river for plum blossoms. Also, some people walk while feeling the dazzlingness of the countless plums blossoming and competing. While taking a break, you can also enjoy plum gourmet, rice cakes, mountain food, tea, etc. at the shop.

Hasedera Temple <November>

Nara Prefecture has many photo spots.