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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    A travel blog entry by bwendorff on May 19, 2015

    18 photos

    ... as I walked on by. That lead me into a really neat park area around Kasuga Taisha shrine. Like Miyajima, deer are seen as sacred in Nara. They were wandering around everywhere. Here they were actually selling deer food and it was great sport to watch the students feed them and try to walk away to feed a different deer only to be followed by the previous one. The shrine itself was pretty expensive to go in (especially since I had been to so many already). I sat in ...

    Leaving India, Shinto, & Building a Bigger Buddha

    A travel blog entry by samcohon on Mar 03, 2015

    2 comments, 13 photos

    ... certainly seems to be true in many developed countries.

    But surveys of religious belief or affiliation in Japan are not nearly as useful as they are in other countries, because the Japanese don’t really think about religious identity as something you join or an affiliation you need to keep up. Only about 4% of Japanese self-define as Shinto, but most Japanese, perhaps as many as 80%, worship gods and ancestors, and will stop at one of the ...

    Sacred Messengers

    A travel blog entry by kvolsky on Aug 31, 2014

    20 photos

    ... shrills of young petrified children who have been given deer crackers and are now surrounded and not sure what to do. It is rather funny though when the adults buy the crackers and then freak out when the deer start to chase them or eat their clothes/bags. What'd you think, they'd all line up in an orderly fashion!!

    Once amusement turned to annoyance I made my way to Kofuku ji Temple which contains the second highest pagoda ...

    Back in time...deery Land-Nara

    A travel blog entry by uwander on Apr 12, 2014

    7 photos

    ... temple built in 700 AD.

    A wonderful day walking through ancient Japanese structures and history lead us straight to some indulgence. We headed back to Osaka city and hit the Osaka Spa World. This building houses various types of public baths more popularly known as Onsen in Japan. They are large gender separated hot water spas and bathing pits both open air and in house with various facilities, scrubs, packs. You just pay a one time entrance fee and are privy to use ...

    Kyoto, many many shrines and Gion

    A travel blog entry by drclad on Jan 04, 2014

    49 photos

    ... sake (this was all in Japanese but was actually quite amusing) and finally the scene we were waiting for, the Geisha. Sadly, there were no geisha, only Maiko and there was only one of her. She did a couple of the traditional dances but it was a shame it was just her. To close the show, two ladies were selected from the audience to try on a kimono and then we all exited, but were allowed a picture with the Maiko (the best part was when I sneaked out midway ...