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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    Day 5

    A travel blog entry by hayleystockdale on May 14, 2015

    1 comment, 25 photos

    ... we caught the bus to go to J R. It was only a forty minute ride. Our host met us. Bach home by 6pm. After tea our host showed us a traditional tea ceremony. The tea was terrible. It is like very, very strong black tea. They make this green tea using a green powder. Japanese black tea is nice. This was not. Tonight we packed to send our luggage onto Tokyo (this saves carrying it on the train). Early night, we are going out at ...

    The Grand Buddha At Nara.

    A travel blog entry by kim-davis on Feb 05, 2015

    1 comment, 10 photos

    ... punch me too! What a crazy person! I stared at him disapprovingly and then scurried away before he became enraged again. I wouldn't count myself as a religious person. In fact, I'm an atheist. But I found the Daibutsu to be absolutely spectacular. Walking into the giant wooden hall enclosing the statue, you suddenly find yourself underneath a huge, dark, dominating, awe-inspiring structure. The photos just don't do it any kind of justice. People in the 8th century (when the temple ...

    Torii gates and a very big Buddha

    A travel blog entry by emmahayes1990 on Nov 26, 2014

    5 photos

    ... 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 ...

    Dyed mats and Tacky mats

    A travel blog entry by gypsyskinners on Sep 25, 2014

    5 photos

    ... your pocket and you don't hand them over in quick succession, they will push you with their (hornless) heads and then, if this doesn't work, butt you into submission ( I saw one terrified woman being pursued halfway across the park by a pretty grumpy male deer). Nara itself is surrounded by parks and forest, housing some immense shinto temples and shrines, most of which date from the 12th or 13th century. You reach Todai-ji temple through an immense wooden gate crowned ...

    Kyoto day 4: the regular Japan

    A travel blog entry by pyres on Apr 09, 2014

    7 photos

    ... various festivals, and to Buddhist shrines when they have a death in the family.

    The next stop of the tour was a community centre built in place of a demolished elementary school. Since the number of births in Japan is declining, many schools are being destroyed for the lack of pupils. In the centre, Hirooka-san gave us a brief lecture on the history of Japan and Kyoto in particular. I've already heard that ...