Wedding in Nara

What is Nara?

Wedding in Nara
Mother and offspring wondering the many paths of Nara Park

 

 

Nara is in south western part of Honshu, the main island of Japan.  It sits about 30 kilometers from Kyoto, and was the capital of Japan from 710 – 784 AD.  It has numerous world heritage sites, all in close proximity to each other.  Needless to say, as with most things in Japan, it is stunningly beautiful.  The majority of the world heritage sites a located in and around the Primeval Forest, itself a place of stunning natural beauty, and also designated world heritage status.  Not only is the park famed for the world heritage sites, but also the free range deer that roam throughout the park.  They are very tame and a very impartial to chika-sennbei (rice cake).

 
Because of the close proximity of the sites to each other, our photographer specializes in wedding-photography around the park.  It is a unique way to see and enjoy the sites of this historical city.
 

 

What is special about Nara?

Wedding in Nara
View overlooking Todaiji-Temple, one of the main attractions in Nara

 

 

For many Japanese people, Nara is considered to be quintessential Japan!  A criticism leveled at Kyoto by locals, is that it is  heavily influenced by government tourism ministries and private tourist enterprises, and receives the lions share of tourist funds and tourists.  As a result, many people feel that it has become rather gaudy – a controversial opinion, but one that is held by a number of people.  Nara, on the other hand, has managed to avoid falling into the tourist trap, and so is about as authentically Japanese as it can get.

 

 

For the destination wedding travelers, Nara also offers more flexibility than Kyoto.  Across Japan, it is expected that anyone having a wedding or wedding photographs in shrines, temples and gardens must wear a kimono.  However, not all brides and grooms want to do so.  The primeval forest, and Yoshikien Garden in Nara are open to both kimonos and wedding dresses!  And it is cheap to use their gardens, and in the case of the forest, it is free!
 
This opens all manner of possibilities to young couples wanting to have an experience while not breaking the bank!
 
Wedding in Nara
Ukimidou Gazebo – a dreamy setting for any photoshoot
 

Yoshikien Garden

Yoshikien Garden, is right in Nara Park and is stunningly beautiful!!  Stepping in through the front entrance is like stepping into another world entirely.  It is blissfully peaceful and a rather under appreciated tourist attraction.  This makes it a perfect, intimate setting for photoshoots. Further more, they have a beautiful large tea room.  It is possible to hire this to serve as a ceremony venue, giving the lucky couple even more intimacy.

Wedding in Nara
 
Wedding in Nara

Wedding in Nara

Wedding in Nara

Wedding in Nara
 
Needless to say, we have put together some plans!

How much does it all cost?

Want to know more?

For more information on these or any other packages, email us at info@serendipity-flower.com, or send us a message on our contact page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.