Reasons to Choose Japan

Life in Japan by Specific Areas



Nara, an ancient capital of Japan with many World Heritage Sites and continues to preserve the traditional values of Japan. Deers are free to spend their time in Nara Park, creating a peaceful space. In addition, the climate is different between the northern part and the southern part. Odaigahara in the southern part is a region with a lot of rainfall and rich in nature with vast virgin forest. On the contrary, precipitation is low in the northern part of the prefecture.

nara *This map does not include topographical features and island areas and does not cover the entire area of Japan.

Famous places / spots recommended by locals

Nara park

Nara park

About 1,200 priests of Kasuga Taisha Shrine, the deers, live here. These deers will surely come in response to you if you were holding a deer rice cracker!

Todai-ji Temple

Todai-ji Temple

A famous spot with "The Great Buddha of Nara". Inside the Great Buddha Hall, there is a pillar with a hole as the size of the Great Buddha's nostril, and anyone can challenge whether they are able to slip through it.

Foods recommended by locals

  • Persimmon leaf sushi

    Persimmon leaf sushi

    This sushi is made by placing mackerel or salmon fillets on vinegared rice and pressing them with persimmon leaves.

  • Chagayu


    Porridge cooked with tea, a historical dish which has been eaten by Nara monks for 1200 years. It has a refreshing taste.

Climate (temperature / precipitation)

Temperature (°C)

Temperature (°C) (Source: Japan Metrogical Agency)

Precipitation (mm)

Precipitation (mm) (Source: Japan Metrogical Agency)

The average annual temperature is about 14.6°C, which is a mild climate. Due to the landform of Nara Basin, it is hot and humid in the summer and severely cold in the winter. The southern part of Nara prefecture has a lot of rainfall.

Cost of living

Rent is based on the research by the national rental management system business assosiation, and others are based on the statistical data by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication.

  • Rent


    43,187 yen

  • Electricity


    4,062 yen

  • Water


    2,270 yen

  • Ramen
    (Eating out)

    Ramen(Eating out)

    579 yen

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