The red autumn leaves in Yoshino
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.
The area of Yamato Province was reorganized as Nara Prefecture during the Meiji period.
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.
Towns and villages
Towns and villages in each district:
Hōryū-ji at cherry blossom, Ikaruga Town
- Ikoma District
- Kitakatsuragi District
- Shiki District
- Takaichi District
- Uda District
- Yamabe District
- Yoshino District
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.
Images for kids
A huge Nara calligraphy brush
World Heritage Sites in Nara