Hotel Nikko Nara
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Nikko Nara
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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... to see the Todai-ji This is another giant buddha (50 ft tall), but I actually like this one more than the one at Kamakura. This temple also dates back to the 8th century, but of course with fires and earthquakes there have been a few reconstructions and restorations. Inside the temple, you can actually purchase a tile for donation to the temple to use in their maintenance effort. Ashley and I did this, but before giving the tile up ...
... 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 ...
... which had a really good view of the whole town.
Heading onwards we went through more of the park, passing a pavilion over a lovely lake and then eventually made it to a sake museum. Obviously we had to join in with a spot of sake tasting which was particularly delicious before heading home for dinner via a tasty tempura restaurant.
Even though our visit was relatively brief, Nara gets a thumbs ...
... at Nishiki Market before it closed and played some video games. We quickly learned how expensive Kyoto is! Our wallets were hurting after just a day. To help with the pain of our wallets, we ate rice-balls from the convenience stores almost everyday. They were so yummy and cheap.
On our first day of exploring Kyoto, we went to the Silver Pavilion and walked down the Philosopher's Walk to Nanzen-ji (Temple). We took ...
... were very quiet. Maybe all the people were at school & work.
Next on our itinerary was to find Kyoto station and buy our train tickets to Osaka for tomorrow. We found it, but not without a couple of wrong turns. The roads are in a grid with north south roads being numbered, but some are very similar and there are main roads, ordinary roads and small roads all with the same name and a word tacked on the end so it’s easy to take the wrong one. Once in the wrong ...