Nara is the originally the first capital of Japan. It is located in Nara Prefecture in Kansai region of Japan.
Nara is a home for several Buddhist temples, just to mention few, Horyuji, Toshodaiji, Yakushiji. In Nara, also lies Daibutsuden, the hall of Great Buddha, which is still world's largest wooden structure.This forty-eight-foot Buddha statue was made by Korean artist in 746.
Kasuga shrine< was founded in 709, and was moved to it's current location in 768. It is famous from it's tame deers wandering in the area, which are known as shika in Japanese. Shika are most famous sight seeing in Nara, as they are so tame that people can touch them and feed them "shikasembe" crackers made for deers.
In Nara, you can get free breakfast. This is called "Morning Service". If you buy a cup of coffee it will be accompanied by toast and eggs and sometimes orange juice. This is also practise in other Kansai region cities.
Nara is one of the interesting Kansai region cities, while others are Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto. Nara is said to be less modern than Kyoto, but also there isn't same tourist flood than in Kyoto, yet nowadays tourists find their way to almost anywhere in Japan.