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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 ...
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
Nara was a nice change from the previous cities we had been to earlier on the trip. Much smaller and with fewer sights meant we could take our time and relax a bit during the day. All the major sights are even located on one side of the city. When grabbing a map at the tourist office the staff even insisted on drawing in a route for us. It seems like the Japanese want things structured and neatly ...
... go to Koka, another hometown of ninjas. Instead of Koka, I chose to stop by Seki. Seki is a old post town of the Tokaido Highway and its old streets are well-preserved at the present. I got to Seki at around four thirty and it was getting darker. I picked up a map of the streets at the train station and headed for the old post town. I had heard that Seki post town was the best-preserved old streets of the fifty-three stages of the ...