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... around Nara. The Todaiji Temple is set within Nara Park which is also known as "Deer Park" as there are hundreds of deer living in the grounds. They are considered sacred so along the path there are stalls selling deer biscuits. Of course Fraser had to buy some and was promptly swarmed by deer following, butting and nibbling at him to try and get some of his cookies. Once we'd made our way through the deer ...
Looking for something for lunch I spotted in one of the restaurant window displays what I thought was a dish with a potato rosti type base topped with shrimp. . Having pointed to what I wanted to eat, I then noticed that the centre of the table was a hot griddle which the waitress promptly turned on! Ooh err! There was no one nearby to copy either! Was I going to have to cook something, or were they going to ...
... start planning at least a day or two in advance...
The guesthouse was a 15 minute walk from the train station but perfectly positioned for the sites, only a couple of blocks from Nara Park.
The Tamura Guesthouse was lovely. It is a true guest house, run out of the owner's home. We had a lovely private room with an attached ...
... people in Tokyo are very nice especially the people in the dumpling shop (our favorite place(or at least mine)). Tokyo is a very small place and in my opinion I would like to live in Canada better than Tokyo. The food of course is another thing with me being picky and Elissa not really being able to have wheat it is very hard. We just tried to have water chestnuts and they are gross.
Dec. 3, 13
Today we got to feed Sika ...
Went to the home city of our friend today to the Todaiji
temple, hope of a very famous Buddha (Daibutsu). What made it even better were
the herds of deer that followed you about, nipping at the squealing school
children who got close to them with food. They are sacred animals here and it
was great seeing them around ...