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... to pass through this hole. Apparently it is a sign of good luck. This big girl did not try....I will have to find good luck else where. Out front of this temple there are thousands of deer. They roam freely around and will even come up and nip your pocket looking for food. They sell biscuits for the tourists to feed them. I did not partake in the feeding, but I did get nipped a few times. Finally we visited the Kasuga-Taisha Shrine. This one ...
... Temple and Nishi Hongan Temple. The prior built to rival the latter after a rift between different factions in the 1600's. Being the first temple is undergoing reno's and covered with tophat scaffolding I can't make a good comparison. Before calling it a day I make it to Toji to check out Japan's tallest Pagoda. I'd also say a fairly unlucky one as well. Supposedly this pagoda has burned down five times- once for every story it has. It's ...
... br> Things I learnt: Hannah - always hold onto something while doing down steps. Ben - holding onto handles so I don't bump into people on the bus.
Things that amazed me: Hannah - the first temple, as I liked all of the moss and nature. Ben - the big orange shrine.
The funniest bit: Hannah - when Ben said "Hey, let's have feet wars!" at the back of the bus. Ben - Hannah doing a big **** in the bedroom.
... for about one month in the spring) as well as baby bamboo shoots (also available only for a short time each spring), as well as a rare wild vegetable called zenmai, which was kind of like a slightly more bitter asparagus.
All in all the dinner was amazing, and we are excited to try more different Japanese delicacies as the trip continues.
Tomorrow we head out on the road to experience some less urban parts of the country, and we are excited to start another ...
Slept in until 9ish and looked up the trains for Kyoto. Went into Osaka main station but next time will go to Shin Osaka instead. Caught the slow train there which stopped at every station. Took about 45 minutes. Went to the Kyoto train station info desk and worked out how to get to Toji temple which had some flea markets on. They are on 21st of each month. Started out just some small local markets ...
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