Hotel New Wakasa

1 Kitahanda Higashi-machi, Nara, Nara, Kinki, 630-8274, Japan | Ryokan
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Travel Blogs from Nara

Temples, city vice and the gay dude

A travel blog entry by guytang


... to see such a modern structure hidden below ground out of sight. Although the temple was busy I was the only one in the gallery and the theatre! After the Higashi Hongnan-ji I went over to the Nishi Hongnan-ji, it was about 2 blocks away and was apparently a competitor to the Higashi Hongnan-ji, like rivals sect or something like that. By now I was pretty much templed out and hungry (haven't had breakkie yet), plus I had other temples planned for later as well, so I took one look ...

Swim Swim Swim

A travel blog entry by wardog

... elevator to the bridge.

After seeing how big the towers really were we went for lunch, and that’s where I had spicy Indian food. It was noodles with chicken and it was Spicy and hot! I had a Mango drink that was really SWEET, too sweet if you ask me.

After lunch we went to the Aquarium and we saw fish as big as 3 big backpacks put together. We also saw Sharks, Rays and not all of the animals were from the ocean but some were on land too. There ...

LUCKY! in Nara

A travel blog entry by skyisblu


... the staff, the general brewing process, the aging times for different sakes and how a sake cake is made. It was a fabulous experience and we left with a few bottles of our own, of course, but with a great appreciation for sake, which can be as different as all the wines of
France. Fantastic.

We took the slow train back to Kyoto, cooled off, then finished the evening back at the awesome train station, partaking in new and different varieties of ramen. ...

Temples, Gardens and Aching Legs

A travel blog entry by dwmjmm


... a group of women in kimono learning to ride bicycles and segways - no idea why but it looked very strange!

From here we wandered up a maze of little windy steep streets lined with cafes and shops up to the Kiyomizudera Temple which was set on a hill in the trees and had a good view over the city (unfortunately it was starting to rain so the view wasn’t too good).

Then back down the hill - ...

More Deer

A travel blog entry by tdv95

This is a top pick!

... off of the ones that are particularly angry (probably deer imported from Eastern Europe?)- I have to admit some satisfaction in seeing deer chasing screaming kids back and forth across an open field although the parents didn't always see the humour in this.

We also saw that Nara is a destination of choice for Japanese tourists and pilgrims so it's never the easiest place to find a room but it was particularly difficult while we were there because there was a ...


This ryokan, located on 1 Kitahanda Higashi-machi, Nara, is near Nara Deer Park, Nara Park, Kasuga Grand Shrine, and Horyuji Temple.
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