Travel Blogs from Nara, Japan

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City lights and Alpine hot pools, Nara - Tokyo - Nagano, Japan travel blog

City lights and Alpine hot pools

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... virtue of there being 0 hostels available on Saturday night, I took the train down to Nara for the weekend.  Nara was the first capital of Japan before Kyoto and before Tokyo, and home to a national park which houses temples and shrines and parks and ...

Thundering Todaiji, Nara, Japan travel blog

Thundering Todaiji

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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With one day left on my pass I spent the day in Nara, Japan's first capital, even if it's fame was short lived to be replaced soon after by Kyoto. There is no Shinkansen line to Nara so it was back on the regular trains again which really did feel slow ...

More Deer, Nara, Japan travel blog

More Deer

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... to try our first ryokan in the town of Nara. Ryokans are accommodation facilities which are imbued with the traditional culture of Japan- living in a room with Tatami (straw mat) flooring, changing into a typical Yukata (robe) after taking an Onsen ...

Oh deer its Nara!, Nara, Japan travel blog

Oh deer its Nara!

A travel blog entry by benleah

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... wooden structure in the world and has been reconstructed at 2/3 of the original size. It also houses the largest Buddha statue in Japan and is truly amazing to actually see and is very beautiful. We spent a bit of time looking inside the temple before ...

Japan's Cradle, Kyoto (and Nara and Osaka), Japan travel blog

Japan's Cradle

A travel blog entry by kitch_in_japan

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... a full four days away from the rat race here, visiting the ancient capital of Kyoto, the even more ancient capital of Nara, and Osaka, Japan's second city. I'm glad to say the trip was well worth the pain of working extra days before and since, and I ...

Ohayo Gozaimasu!, Okinawa, Nara, etc., Japan travel blog

Ohayo Gozaimasu!

A travel blog entry by jo-jo

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... only foreigners to have visited Japan and not tried the sushi. How is that possible?! NARA A few weeks ago we headed to Nara (Japan's first capital city) with a bunch of friends to see Todaiji temple (home of the world's biggest Buddha). He is quite ...

Nara, Nara, Japan travel blog

Nara

A travel blog entry by tavini

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Nara is one of the loveliest cities we've seen on our travels. Once the imperial capital of Japan, Nara is nowadays a compact quiet and quaint town. A large park covers almost a quarter of the city, and within it one can visit a series of temples and ...

Nara, Nara, Japan travel blog

Nara

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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Our next port of call was Nara - the former capital of Japan (710 to 784). It was considered the cradle of Japanese culture, arts and crafts; all of which are still present today. Nara is a beatiful place to visit with many sites listed ...

A Life of Sushi and Pocari Sweat, Nara, Japan travel blog

A Life of Sushi and Pocari Sweat

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... sugary than lucosade and tastes fab. So living on a reasonable budget and traveling on local trains I made my way down to Nara, the old city of Japan. Only one hour south of Kyoto and full of wild dear wondering around, or tame what ever way you see ...

Deer oh deer oh deer, Nara, Japan travel blog

Deer oh deer oh deer

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... Kobe, Nara is one of the four cities that make up the Kansai region. Before Kyoto became the capital of Japan 794AD this honour was held by Nara, a town some 35km south of Kyoto in an area which prides itself on being the birthplace of Japanese culture. ...

Nara, Nara, Japan travel blog

Nara

A travel blog entry by itsem

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An hour or so outside central Osaka by train is Nara, one of my favourite places. Its high on the tourist lists, but not as popular as Kyoto.  I used to go and teach there a lot and go out early and wander around. It always reminded me of the ...

Nara, Nara, Japan travel blog

Nara

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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... they have seen the signal and b) it stops them falling asleep! Its brilliant to watch and a must for any visitor on a train in Japan. Once in Nara we took the city loop bus to our next home. This time we decided to book into a Ryokan. How can I ...

Day trip to Nara, Nara, Japan travel blog

Day trip to Nara

A travel blog entry by chrisquared

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... canister) you pull it out and hand it to the monk.  I figure what the hell. I am in the most amazing temple in all of Japan, with the biggest buddha, tons of deer on a dreary but great day, let me see how Buddhism will treat me. I shake the box, out ...

Nara, Nara, Japan travel blog

Nara

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... influence began flowing. In contrast to what I had thought, there aren't significant numbers of Shinto living anywhere besides Japan. Another bit of interesting information... Buddhism and Shinto have been widely influenced by each other. This is why ...

Nara Town, Nara, Japan travel blog

Nara Town

A travel blog entry by trainsnotplanes

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Nara and the month that followed, Nara, Ise and Nagoya, Japan travel blog

Nara and the month that followed

A travel blog entry by keno

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... leaving myself just too lazy/frustrated to do other things like updates and learning japanese perhaps anywho so yeh Nara... The once imperial capital of Japan lies sleepily at the base of the Wakakusa-yama hill and for such a place the old ...

Temples, temples and more temples. Oh, and deer., Nara, Japan travel blog

Temples, temples and more temples. Oh, and deer.

A travel blog entry by beckandbill

... separated and everyone`s naked together. It`s very different to a Turkish bath, where someone washes you and then you sit around. In Japan, you wash yourself first under a shower, then get into the big communal bath. This one was an outside onsen, with a ...

Nara, Nara, Japan travel blog

Nara

A travel blog entry by simonandkaitlyn

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... numerous tame deer who just beg you to feed them deer cookies sold by vendors. But the one thing I will always remember about Nara, is the Yakushi-ji temple we went to at night to see the memorial ceremony for Emperor Tenmu. Where they lit 1000 lanterns ...

Temples and deer, Nara, Japan travel blog

Temples and deer

A travel blog entry by jossie

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After Osaka it was time to look for some traditional culture so we headed to Nara with it's famous park filled with temples, shrines and deer. The deer are supposedly messengers from the gods and walk around freely throughout the park area. You can ...

Kyoto Imoerial Palace then off to Nara!, Nara, Japan travel blog

Kyoto Imoerial Palace then off to Nara!

A travel blog entry by misspia

... was pretty neat. We headed out of Kyoto on the train to Nara. This was the first time I experienced any kind of delay in Japan. Punctuality is a HUGE deal here, so it was a bit disarming to wait at a station and not know what the hell the problem was. ...

Nara ... old capital and deer paradise!, Nara, Japan travel blog

Nara ... old capital and deer paradise!

A travel blog entry by clgs

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... old, old capital, Nara.  In Nara we hired an English speaking guide who took us around the various sites of the Nara Park - again temples and shrines but this time in a beautiful park setting, complete with very protected, very pushy deer.  The ...

Ninja Demonstrations & Nara Deer Galore, Nara, Japan travel blog

Ninja Demonstrations & Nara Deer Galore

A travel blog entry by freya691

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... in the world. Apparently the present reconstruction (from 1692) is only two thirds the original temple size! Now, this temple houses Japan's largest Buddha statue which is made of 437 tonnes of bronze & 130kg of gold and stands 16 metres tall. When ...

Japan's Ancient Capital, Nara, Japan travel blog

Japan's Ancient Capital

A travel blog entry by globetrekker

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... were taking shape in the Western Hemisphere, Nara was the center of a highly developed cultural, religious, and political system in Japan. Walking throuh the same ancient temple grounds and forests, I tried to retrace the ancient steps of the people, to ...

Back home, Tenri, Nara, Japan, Japan travel blog

Back home

A travel blog entry by contreras

Exhaustos pero con una gran satisfacción... por cierto, ya estamos planeando el siguiente ...

The ancient Japanese capital, Nara, Japan travel blog

The ancient Japanese capital

A travel blog entry by bobmckenzie

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Original Capital of Japan, Nara, Japan travel blog

Original Capital of Japan

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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Nara was the first capital of Japan. There is a huge park in the center of town with lots of temples and shrines. The most popular one is Todai-Ji. The Daibutsu-Den Hall in the center of the grounds is the largest wooden building in the world ...

Kansai Region - Nara, Nara, Japan travel blog

Kansai Region - Nara

A travel blog entry by mmdillho

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On Friday we spent the morning in Nara, one of the centers of religions life in Japan. In Nara, there are free range deer EVERYWHERE! You can buy special crackers to feed them, although they eat the paper the crackers come in too, so I don't think they ...

"Great Good Fortune"

A travel blog entry by kawaiguy

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... a law in which he stated that the people should become directly involved with the establishment of new Buddha temples throughout Japan. Historians believe the reason for building this was that Emperor Shomu needed  charm against smallpox, which was ...

Infestation of deer, Nara, Japan travel blog

Infestation of deer

A travel blog entry by arleneandjavier

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The temples were great but watching the deer terrorize small children was ...

Day 6 Nara, Nara, Japan travel blog

Day 6 Nara

A travel blog entry by willandclaire

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... breakfast and instantly found ourselves surrounded by ancient Japan. We took at look at one of the tallest temples in Japan and found a beautiful traditional garden (Isuen Garden) stretched our budget and paid to go in. We were very impressed ...

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