Hotel Nikko Nara
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This hotel in very conveniently located along the Sanjo Street which leads you to most of Nara's many attractions. Really good breakfast buffet and good service.
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... a dark greenish colour, presumably because polishing that thing must be a total nightmare! The surface area must be immense! By the time you got to one end the part where you started would already be tarnished again. Apparently deer are believed to be messengers of the gods in the Shinto religion (the predominant religion in Japan) and so there seemed to be packs of wild deer roaming every inch of the park surrounding the Daibutsu. Much like for cows in India, it is a crime to kill ...
Today we traveled to a few places and saw some old stuff. End of blog.
But actually it was really cool stuff. First up was Houryuu-ji, which is one of the oldest wooden structures in the world dating back to the 7th/8th century. Yes, you read that correctly... not the 17th century, but year 607 A.D. (for the original) and 711 for the replacement. There were a few other repairs and whatnot in the 14th and 17th centuries.
... tickets and readying our camera we headed off up the cherry blossom lined pathway and were met by the sight of Todai-Ji. I think that in our ages of sky scrapers and jumbo jets and cruise liners, it’s sometimes easy to lose your sense of scale and as we walked through the temple I kept reminding myself of just what an impressive feat of human grit it was.
Todai-Ji was an awesome sight and, still reeling slightly from its how immense it was, we set off ...
... If you miss, your desire for love will be unfulfilled. Below the terrace of the main hall was a spring whose waters are believed to give health and longevity to its drinkers. After exploring this temple for a while we hopped on the bus again and went to Hongwanji Temple which had two huge wooden temples painted with black and gold. We wanted to go to Nijo Castle as well, but we arrived too late so went to a local market downtown called Nishiki. We saw ...
Well we have had a fun day today exploring this city. Started with a very crowded bus ride but then got better and better. Saw lots of good sights, sampled heaps of different foods, bought heaps of cheap bits and pieces and had more food! Karen and kids had a rickshaw ride which was great fun. Did some calligraphy last night which was really good - we all wrote our own thing. Off on a big bike ride tomorrow so that should be fun. Love to all ...