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... had said the trip would take and thankfully it ended up at the right place. Somehow I ended up at the airport with plenty of time to kill. But I had plenty of Japanese Yen to get rid of and expecting a similar flight to the Jetstar one I made sure to have a good feed. I also made a trip to the duty free store to buy some Japanese souvenirs, chopsticks and a cute four piece Sake kit.
Once stepping on the plane I knew it would be ...
We arrived in Nara and it was raining very heavily, and this didn't give us a great impression of Nara (we're so easily unimpressed apparently!). Luckily our hostel was really really nice, new and comfortable. A lovely place to stay when you have to be indoors.
The next day the sun was shining, not a cloud in the sky and the forecast was for 27 degrees! So we decided to hire bikes (I ...
... of the gods in antiquity and have been given free
reign of the city since then.
We were expecting to see deer roaming about the place in a
similar manner to those on Miyajima, but were not prepared for just how many of
them there were. Everywhere we went we
saw groups of deer strutting or lying about the place, pestering tourists for
crackers that were being sold to feed them with. We also discovered ...
... br> It was just a few minutes walk to Kofukuji, the temple. The main hall Tokon-do was being reconstructed, but there were enough pagodas and halls to occupy us in the area. Most eye catching was of course the five-story pagoda, towering up in one of the corners of the temple.
All around us, there were constantly deer running around. So many that there were even sight put up, warning people ...
... In the beautiful old town even with no telephone poles, however, I saw only a few tourists. To be honest, the streets were surely well-preserved, but not as attractive as touristy Magome or Tsumago of the Nakasendo Highway.
On my way back home, I stopped over at Yokkaichi. All I knew about the city was Yokkaichi asthma until not long ago. However, I happened to watch the TV news about night views of Yokkaichi and ...