Hotel Asyl Nara

1-58 Aburasakacho, Nara, Nara, Kinki, 630-8247, Japan | Hotel
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Nara

A travel blog entry by lizzief

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... Buddha). It's huge and really impressive. It's built of bronze (and is one of the largest bronze Buddhas in the world). The wooden hall is incredible too. The Buddha was built in the eighth century and was meant to be the spiritual focus of the country. The hall also contains statues to the spirit of wisdom and memory and the lord of limitless vision, both of which are also incredibly beautiful. Then, I headed over to Kasuga Taisha, a Shinto shrine up a series of steps ...

A couple stories

A travel blog entry by wardog

... I sleep on a traditional tatami bed in the same room as my parents because the apartment is so SMALL but long and narrow. We are mellowing out in the little apartment right now. I had to do homework all morning un-willingly. How much do you guys think a 100 yen coin is worth in Canadian currency.

I ate Takoyaki (dough batter with squid) but at first I did not know it had squid. I also ate yakisoba (fried soba noodles) it was ...

Huge temples, stone lanterns & more friendly d

A travel blog entry by jarcher106

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We checked out from the hotel and got the train to Nara, where we put the bags into a locker before a quick supermarket shop. After stocking up on maps at the helpful tourist information we headed off on the walking tour of historic Nara. First sight was the large Kofukuji temple and 5 storey pagoda, where a friendly volunteer guide started giving us some facts, including that interestingly the pagodas are simply stupa with tile roofs added ...

City lights and Alpine hot pools

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... to marry and have kids and altogether lead a rather celebrity status lifestyle - definitely not the kind of monks life I know about from back home!

This region in the alps of Japan is famous for it`s many Onsen, outdoor hot pools which are used for bathing in, and also for it`s population of snow monkeys. Close to Nagano (about an hour on the bus) I visited a park where the two combine, and I walked ...

Nara

A travel blog entry by dgvp

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We decided to stay in Kyoto and head south for a day trip to Nara. It was the first permemant capital city of Japan and remained so for 75 years. It was then moved to Koyoto because of the clergy infiltrating the imperial power.

We visited Nara-Koen a park that is home to many a temple. We saw the Kofuku-ji Nanen-do and the 5 story pagodas. These pagodas were the tallest ...

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This hotel, located in the Nara Station area of Nara, is near Nara Park, Nara Deer Park, Kasuga Grand Shrine, and Horyuji Temple.
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