Hotel Nikko Nara
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Day 1 - Nara Our first stop is Nara - located in Kinai plain, less than an hour from Kyoto and Osaka. There are many historic treasures, including some of Japan's oldest Buddhist temples - Tokaiji Temple and Kofukuji Temple Nara has a famous park - Nara Park. It is a central city park with many wild deers wondering around. You can feed them with …
The Imperial Palace at 10 a.m. Ummm, well, I suppose in it's day it kicked ass but it was kind of a drag. I dislike being in groups and we had to tour it in a group. The garden was amazing however. I just think it's a bit nuts all the hoops you have to jump through to get into this place and they wouldn't even let me sit on the throne. Since I have …
... of seeing deer so close. I know I snapped a lot of photos, and I wasn't even that impressed by the whole situation!
What great temple doesn't have a grand boulevard-like approach, lined with shops selling all manners of souvenirs? This one certainly did, and somewhere between ducking in and out of the shops, we lost our Latvian acquaintance. Maybe he found someone else to share his gum with - we seemed to have different goals for our day, ...
... the country.
Unfortunately it was rather late by this stage so we didn’t really see
much going on. Amy also realised that
she had left her camera in the restaurant, so after a quick look around the
little lanes of teashops along the river, we headed back to the station. Luckily the staff at the restaurant
recognised Amy as soon as she went in and quickly returned her camera – crisis
... toward the three-story pagoda of the temple and along the side of one building we saw a little kitty having a nap on the roof. Beyond that were two small ornately decorated octagonal buildings (aptly called the northern and southern octagonal halls) one of which you could approach, and one of which was behind a fence and apparently part of the construction area. There was also a small temple bell, which a was man ringing while we (and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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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