Nara is home to some of the oldest and largest temples and shrines in Japan. It is thought to be the birthplace of Japanese culture. It’s also home to around 1200 roaming deer, which have become symbolic to the city as a national treasure.
Nara is less an hours travel from both Osaka and Kyoto. We visited Nara on day 7 of our trip. We roamed the city centre, walk from Kōfuku-ji temple through Nara Park to Tōdai-Jian temple, and explore Kasuga-Taisha shrine inside the Manyo Botanical Gardens. We ended out day back in Osaka at a 100 yen sushi train.