Monday, May 02, 2016

Discover NARA

Nara is Japan's first ancient capital. 

Nara has eight Unesco World Heritage Sites... second to Kyoto as a repository of Japan's cultural legacy.
Here are some of the awesome sights in Nara

Todai-ji, Buddhist temple originally build in 700's

Nara's star attraction is the famous Daibutsu or Great Buddha in Todai-ji
Nara has the outsized share of Japan's Buddhist and Shinto treasures, among them the massive bronze Buddha that resides in the eighth-century temple complex Todai-ji.

Kannonike Pond

Popular senbei store in Nara 

Nara Park
Deer freely roam in Nara Park, site of Todai-ji temple.
Along Nara Park 
Deers are believed to be sacred messengers of the Shinto gods that inhabit the shrine and surrounding mountainous terrain.

Kasuga Grand Shrine
Kasuga Grand Shrine has over 200 fuji trees and the peak season is May.
...lots of stone lanterns in Kasuga Grand Shrine
They said that the lanterns were donated by worshipers 

Native sushi in Nara 

Nara Park Hotel 
Japanese dinner

Heijokyu Ruins

Night view of Nara from Nigatsu-do Temple

Japanese morning breakfast

Kiko-ji, buddhist temple

The Southern Octagonal Hall of Kofukuji Temple

Crowded afternoon around Kofukuji Temple

East Pagoda
Horyu-ji is one of Japan's most important Buddhist temples.
The pagoda here is among the oldest wooden structures in the world. 

Japanese macha with mochi

Shika senbei or deer's biscuits

Macha icecream

Gangoji Temple
One of the oldest temple in Japan
This temple is an important part in the introduction of Buddhism in Japan.
First Buddhist temple in Japan build in 588 AD

Japanese tea time! 

Nara-machi or Nara Town
Some of well preserved old house in old Nara

Nara is small and traditional yet beautiful city.

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