Nara Plaza Hotel
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... ji. Much less frequented and photographed than it's rockstar cousin Kinkaku-ji,
The pavilion was designed by the grandson of the Kinkaku-ji designer as a a copy of his grandfather's design, and the initial plan was to cover the pavilion in silver foil (hence the Silver Pavilion name). During war however, the construction was halted, and the designer died before realising his ambition to plate the pavilion in silver.
... but the OJ was good!! after breakie we wandered into the street....within a hundred meters we stopped at a vending machine (they are literally everywhere) to try and get the taste of the coffee from our mouths...lo and behold what is this??? Hot cans of...coffee?? surely this is a translation error...for $1 Australian i figured whatev's.... the result couldn't be worse than the coffee i just had..... 'Kerklank'.....i reached in and, BAZINGA a dainty can ...
... Suffice it to say it doesn't get more Japanese than that!
Another thing we talked about was religion. Another big difference between Japan and... well most other countries, is that the 2 main religions of Shinto and Buddhism not only co-exist but actually intermingle. All Japanese people are firmly polytheist in their beliefs and find the violent monotheism of the rest of the world completely confusing. Hell they have even ...
... internet connection if I sat in one particular corner of the dormitory. All of this, combined with caffeine withdrawal headaches, led to something of a mini-emotional breakdown where I threw up my hands, questioned every reason I had to come back here (and, more broadly, everything I want to do with my life), and angrily went to bed at 6 pm.
Thankfully, today was much better. Well-rested and connected to the internet, I bicycled down to the Main Sanctuary ...
... decorated by design. Bring on the bling of China! As a general observation it feels like time is moving quite slowly but in a good way. As everyday is different and there is no monotony they are all memorable. It feels like I've been away a lot longer than a week and a half, which'll help explain my surprise at the lack of forward movement back ...