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A little authors note first: I'll be writing a lot more information in each picture so be sure to click on them. Also each post will cover my entire stay in that city. Nara and Tenri 7/30- 8/2nd.
I think the only reason I wanted to visit Nara was for the sacred deer. And probably to lay down at Nara Park looking up at the clouds to take a nap, all the while saying "Mendokuse" at all the tourist making ...
... great views of Kyoto by night. As we walked down there was a staircase light display, pictures can be seen below.... For dinner we decided to eat in Asty Road which we have actually renamed it "Tasty Road" :) I went adventurous and decided to try a Honey Lemon Panache - very drinkable. Then out came Katies salad with pink dressing, the conclusion was very tastey, but absolutely no clue what it was!!! Then outcame the Katsu currys - officially the best ...
Dear oh dear!!!
So many of them, so tame, so greedy!
Lovely day apart from the heat that is borderline unbearable. If you like Nikko and Takayama then Nara is next on the list for you. A train takes you around the place, through lots of shines all very impressive, especially thanks to their surroundings. The dear factor adds something very special to this ...
We spent the night in the city at a pretty decent hotel. It should all get reimbursed by jetstar at some point so that is fine. We woke up fairly early and had breakfast at the hotel. The view was spectacular. You could see the entire city from the hotel breakfast room.
In the morning Megan and I decided to skip Osaka and do a day trip to Nara.
We arrived by train to Nara and decided ...
... make the most
hilarious noise – they're like squeaky toys!!
Our first stop was at Kofuku-ji Temple, which has one of the
world’s oldest five storied pagodas. Then after a quick stop at a very helpful
tourist information desk, we made our way to Todai-ji Temple. This temple houses the world’s largest bronze
Buddha, clocking in at 53ft. The statue
was cast in 752 – it’s amazing ...