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... the architecture of Haiseiden Poet's Memorial Hall.
I left Iga with plenty of time to make it to the airport as I'm not one who enjoys rushing. Heading to the airport required catching different trains and somehow I ended up on this single carriage train heading out along the country side. The whole trip I wasn't too sure if I was on the right train but it arrived at the platform at the right time so I just waited the journey time ...
... seafood, rice crackers, all manner of candy ... there's too much to even visually absorb, let alone dream about sampling them all. You could probably come here every day, trying three or four new things every time, and not be able to sample everything in the span of a year; it was positively mind boggling browsing through some of these stores.
A visit to Nara is considered a highlight of any Japanese tourist itinerary, and a day trip ...
Today we took a short train ride from Kyoto to Nara. We went to the main park where a massive temple is located and of course deer where everywhere. These deer are pretty much domesticated and people pet and feed them. It is great fun. We also did a sake tasting in a traditional Japanese house. It was a great deal as we tasted 7 sakes for only ...
After breakfast we got the train to Nara – it takes about an
hour from Kyoto. Nara was the capital
city in about 700 and there are a few buildings in the city that have survived
from that time. The city is also famous
for its herds of tame deer who roam the massive park complex that most of the
temples and shrines reside in. The deer
... A street side restaurant even had a poster reading "We apologize in advance that our staff does not speak English well". One was almost guilt-tripped into giving them business !
Most of Nara's highlights are concentrated in Nara Park, a large, green open space with pleasant paths linking the various sights. Interestingly the city has a very large population of wild deer that wander everywhere including the streets and are tolerated due to a local ...