Shin Omiya Business Hotel

Address: 2-11-16 Shibatsujicho, Nara, Nara, Kinki, 630-8114, Japan | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 2-11-16 Shibatsujicho, Nara, is near Nara Deer Park, Horyuji Temple, Isuien Garden, and Nara National Museum.
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Travel Blogs from Nara

Distillery & Nara

A travel blog entry by gmalnyk on Sep 17, 2015

1 comment, 19 photos

... designated as Japanese national treasures along with the gate itself.

The original temple was constructed in 752 as the head temple of all provincial Buddhist temples of Japan. It has been reconstructed twice after fire. The current building was finished in 1709 and though only 2/3 of the original temple size, until 1998, the Grand Buddha Hall was the largest wooden structure in the world, current frontage measures 187 feet (57m), 165 feet (50m) deep and ...


A travel blog entry by bwendorff on May 19, 2015

18 photos

... as I walked on by. That lead me into a really neat park area around Kasuga Taisha shrine. Like Miyajima, deer are seen as sacred in Nara. They were wandering around everywhere. Here they were actually selling deer food and it was great sport to watch the students feed them and try to walk away to feed a different deer only to be followed by the previous one. The shrine itself was pretty expensive to go in (especially since I had been to so many already). I sat in ...

Leaving India, Shinto, & Building a Bigger Buddha

A travel blog entry by samcohon on Mar 03, 2015

2 comments, 13 photos

... took me in hand immediately and capably, and began to explain things about Japanese religious culture.

The Shinto religion was native to Japan, an indigenous belief system in which any object can literally be a shrine. As he said, “This bus can be a shrine.” No one really knows when Shinto belief and practice began, but it is very much native to the Japanese. Shinto beliefs and practices have also long co-existed with Buddhist ...

Nara and Gion

A travel blog entry by vitraveller on Nov 18, 2014

7 photos

Day 4: Tuesday 18th November Visit to Nara and the Gion area of Kyoto. We take a short local train journey to Japan's former capital, Nara. Here among other attractions we visit the celebrated Great Buddha statue. This giant representation of the Buddha has been seated in a characteristic meditative state for over 1000 ...

Stairway to heaven, and rocks

A travel blog entry by jttisdale on May 30, 2014

6 photos

Today we went to Amanohashitade, the stairway to heaven one way, and dragon the other... You decide. I've wanted to go here for two years and have to say I couldn't have been more disappointed. It's pretty from far away, but the beaches are disgusting, there is trash and dead fish everywhere and the water is slammed full of GIANT jellyfish. It was a beautiful day, but really hot and we couldn't get in the water. ...