Nara Park Photography Guide

Japan’s Nara Park is a photographer’s dream come true year-round, offering a mesmerizing blend of history, environment, and wildlife with a lot of great photo locations. But this charming place really comes alive in the enchanted fall foliage season, when the surrounding countryside is a riot of red, gold, and amber hues. The park’s old trees, which include imposing gingkos and stately maples, change into a captivating tapestry of hues that makes for an exquisite background for any kind of photo.

The best photo spots are located in Nara, including the tranquil grounds of Kasuga Taisha Shrine, where vermillion-colored torii gates frame the landscape and the surrounding forest transforms into a sea of fiery leaves. These are among the most famous locations for photographing the splendor of autumn. The serene Isuien Garden, where well-kept landscapes meld perfectly with nature’s seasonal show, is another must-see spot.

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