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Kouyou of Yoshinoyama
The red autumn leaves in Yoshino
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The restored turret of Kōriyama Castle

Nara Prefecture (奈良県 Nara-ken) is a prefecture of Japan in the Kansai region on the island of Honshu. The capital city is Nara.

History

The area of Yamato Province was reorganized as Nara Prefecture during the Meiji period.

Geography

Nara is bordered to the west by Wakayama Prefecture and Osaka Prefecture. Its border on the north meets Kyoto Prefecture. Mie Prefecture is on the east.

Cities

Towns and villages

Towns and villages in each district:

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Hōryū-ji at cherry blossom, Ikaruga Town
  • Ikoma District
  • Kitakatsuragi District
  • Shiki District
    • Kawanishi
    • Miyake
    • Tawaramoto
  • Takaichi District
    • Asuka
    • Takatori
  • Uda District
    • Mitsue
    • Soni
  • Yamabe District
    • Yamazoe
  • Yoshino District
    • Higashiyoshino
    • Kamikitayama
    • Kawakami
    • Kurotaki
    • Nosegawa
    • Ōyodo
    • Shimoichi
    • Shimokitayama
    • Tenkawa
    • Totsukawa
    • Yoshino

National Parks

National Parks are established in about 17% of the total land area of the prefecture.

Shrines and Temples

Ōmiwa jinja is the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) in the prefecture.

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