For a bit of local history, stop here before visiting the temples and museums. The Koshin-do Hall is named for the monkey-like god, called Migawari-zuru or Negai-zaru. His role is to prevent bad luck, instead the monkey can be seen suspended from the eaves of Nara-machi's buildings. Another option is to jot down wishes on the amulet's back, hang it up, and wait for your wishes to come true. On a more practical note, besides giving some background on the customs of the Nara region, its history is displayed at this museum through images of Buddhas, replicas, color slides, graphic panels, models and maps.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Kintetsu Nara