Hotel Asyl Nara

Address: 1-58 Aburasakacho, Nara, Nara, Kinki, 630-8247, Japan | Hotel
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This hotel, located in the Nara Station area of Nara, is near Nara Deer Park, Nara Park, Kasuga Grand Shrine, and Horyuji Temple.
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    Travel Blogs from Nara

    Day 5

    A travel blog entry by hayleystockdale on May 14, 2015

    1 comment, 25 photos

    ... deer were everywhere in the park and even on the main road. First the Kofukuji Temple, founded in the 7th century with the five story pagoda rebuilt approximately 500 years ago. It had been burnt down a total of five times. Many historical building have burnt and been rebuilt a few times. The main cause of the fires have been lighting (plus the buildings are all wood) and war times. I went into the temple and while we ...

    The Grand Buddha At Nara.

    A travel blog entry by kim-davis on Feb 05, 2015

    1 comment, 10 photos

    ... there, the most famous of which is the Daibutsu or Grand Buddha. The Daibutsu has some impressive statistics associated with it. It is 15m tall, weighs 500 tonnes, and is one of the largest bronze buddhas in the world. It also has nostrils of 50cm diameter (not sure why the guide book felt the need to specify that!). When it was built during the Edo period the cost of its construction almost bankrupted the realm, and the original Daibutsu was covered in gold leaf. These days it is ...

    A quick visit to Nara

    A travel blog entry by charlotte.pain on Sep 26, 2014

    20 photos

    Making the most of my JR rail pass I jumped on the rapid express to Nara for the morning. My first thoughts were how much more chilled out it was than Tokyo & Kyoto (the hoards of school children chasing me shouting 'allo 'allo to practise their English hadn't come yet) Cute deer all around the parks, a gorgeous pagoda and a huge temple later I saw the big Buddha - and he was huge. 15m tall and his hand ...

    Dyed mats and Tacky mats

    A travel blog entry by gypsyskinners on Sep 25, 2014

    5 photos

    ... in the bus, there is no squealing or wailing, no arguing or mobile phone chatter (there are several signs prohibiting mobiles), just the quiet buzz of contented commuters.

    Nara is a fabulous place, full of shrines (big shrines), statues ( really big statues), and a lot of over familiar wildlife. We stash our bags in the station lockers and follow the crowd uphill towards the shrines and the park at the top of the street. The sun is shining, the traffic moves at ...

    Kyoto day 4: the regular Japan

    A travel blog entry by pyres on Apr 09, 2014

    7 photos

    ... are built on making parts for fans, prayer beads, house altars, etc. Across from the fan shop there was a small tofu-making store. We also passed by a place that assembles house altars (used to honour dead relatives) and another one that makes paper lanterns. These small home-based businesses are said to be the main industry of Kyoto, but their numbers are declining as young people refuse to take up their ...