Hotel New Wakasa

Address: 1 Kitahanda Higashi-machi, Nara, Nara, Kinki, 630-8274, Japan | Ryokan
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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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    Torii gates and a very big Buddha

    A travel blog entry by emmahayes1990 on Nov 26, 2014

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    ... for it's paths up the mountain lined with hundreds of Torii gates. They are lovely and the higher you go up the mountain the thinner the crowds become. We didn't have time to go to the top but we did find a tea house on the edge of the mountain overlooking the gates so we stopped for a drink and some lunch. I had a very yummy tempura shrimp with Udon noodles. Back down at the bottom we got we rejoined the ...

    Going naked......

    A travel blog entry by juliebowers on Sep 14, 2014

    11 photos

    ... on a raised platform. Lovely!

    Naramachi, (meaning "Nara Town") is the former merchant district of Nara, where several traditional residential buildings and warehouses have been preserved.Many of the buildings in the Naramachi district were machiya, long, narrow "townhouses" that served both as the shops and the living quarters of the local merchants. The machiya's front was kept narrow in order to save on taxes, which used ...

    Thru the Red Gates

    A travel blog entry by pandasphere on Jun 06, 2014

    18 photos

    ... originally built in the 8th Century and was burned down a few times, the structures weren't in great shape or as colorful, but were super impressive anyways. When we finally reached the Buddha, we were wowed. It was seriously huge, as tall as a 4-story building, and surrounded by many big golden Buddhas. There were also two very large golden Buddhas and two bronze guardians flanking the Big Buddha. The crowds of people couldn't detract from the sheer size ...

    Temples, city vice and the gay dude

    A travel blog entry by guytang on Feb 17, 2014

    13 photos

    ... tried to get a shot (picture) of her, maybe next time. Having soaked up enough atmosphere, I went back to crash. What happens next is the sort of stuff that you don't want to happen but happens to me way too often. Back at the hotel, I was walking back to my room and noticed the the room opposite me had left the key in the door. So I did the polite thing knocked on the door to notify them. I knocked and a loud 'hai' was the response, to me that meant come in but clearly that was ...

    The Thousands of Gates (Japan)

    A travel blog entry by usatexan on Sep 29, 2013

    101 photos

    ... around $10,000 in U.S. dollars. The name and date of the donor is inscribed on the back of each one.

    There are two parallel rows of dense gates, spaced just a little apart, allowing the sun to filter through as you hike. They are called Senbon Tori ("thousands of tori gates"). They are side-by-side and I pick one and start through the many tori's.

    The hike to the top takes about 3 hours but can take longer if you stop at any of ...