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Nara One-day-trip Itinerary

Nara makes an ideal destination for a day trip, as it is only half an hour to an hour away from Osaka or Kyoto. In fact, it could be one stop in your tour to or from Kansai.

Day  1
Upon arriving at Nara, rent a yukata or kimono and begin your leisurely stroll to Nara Park. Don’t forget to visit Kofuku-ji Temple, Himuro Shrine and the Nara National Museum along the way. For lunch, dining at the famous 50-year-old Shizuka restaurant is highly recommended. Try Kamameshi, a traditional Japanese pot rice with a light taste.
Nara National Museum
Visit Kasuga-taisha and Todaiji in the afternoon, then feed the numerous wild deer at Nara Park. If you still have time, you can opt to climb to the top of Wakakusa Hill to watch the sunset and enjoy the magnificent Nara nightscapes. 
On your way back, try the Japanese dishes at Higashimuki Shopping Street—the grilled eel over rice and Udon noodles are especially delicious!

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i need this omg ! thank you

I hope I have enough time to do everything in a day including travelling to and from as we are not staying in Nara.

I'm looking forward to interacting with some bowing deer in April. However, I'm a little nervous. A deer bit my friend in the bum when he couldn't get his crackers out fast enough.

We went there earlier this year and loved it! Feeding the deers was just an experience! We managed to have a free guided tour, that was available for tourist. Our tour guide, I forgot his name but he was a University Lecturer, and was doing the guided tour for free and does it mostly 3 times a week if possible. Cant wait to come back to Nara next year!

Even the Japanese don't know as much as you do, thanks!

This was such a great article.I learned so much about Nara. Thank you very much!