Super Hotel Lohas Jr Nara-Eki
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This morning we checked out of our charming ryokan, thanked the owners and walked to the train station. There we had some breakfast (those amazingly tasty sandwiches), booked the seats in an evening train to Kanazawa and finally took a train to Nara, the first permanent capital of Japan.
Nara is a small city and all of its most touristy spots can be easily covered on foot. ...
The following day we woke to the sound of rain beating against the wooden doors of our hostel room and peeked outside to see a grey sky and flooded garden. We decided to get ready with the hope that it would stop raining soon and we'd get out as soon as possible. However Mother Nature had different plans and it continued to pour with rain all morning. In lieu of getting outside, we hung around the hostel for the morning and caught up with uploading our photos and emailing ...
... was carrying water).
Then we saw a giant Buddha statue.
Angkor Wat (Use to be a Hindu temple and
now is a Buddhist temple, they keep switching their religions when there was a
Next we saw smaller temple that had statues
that looked like a seven headed snake.
After we did that we went to another ...
... Buddhist temple in Japan. It was founded by the man that is thought to have introduced Buddhism to Japan, Prince Shotoku. There is a huge gate and a 5 story pagoda and large hall. They are said to be the world's oldest surviving wooden structures! One temple called Todai-ji has the Daibutsu. It is the world's largest Buddha statue and is made of copper and gold. Again, there is an admission fee but no photos allowed. I took a photo of the outside and continued on my way. I ...
Today we took a bus from Tokyo to Kyoto. It took most of the day but the scenery along the way was beautiful. We are excited to say that we did see Mt. Fuji and what a site to see. It is so massive and the top is still snow covered. It is 12,400 feet tall and we basically saw it from sea level, so it was an extremely impressive site. At ...