20 Oct, 2014 in Nara, Visions
Ancient capital Nara Japan (2)

This post concludes my visit to the lovely city of Nara – the ancient capital city of Japan, an hour south from Kyoto and east to Osaka. Temples, shrines, huge seated Buddhas, museums, Japanese gardens, and most importantly – deer, you will not be disappointed.   My posts on Nara: …

18 Oct, 2014 in Nara
Kōfuku-ji temple Nara Japan (10)

Wrapping up my trip to Osaka-Kyoto, I spent a day touring the ancient city of Nara. Although smaller than Kyoto and with supposedly similar temple atmosphere, Nara has a lot to offer that is different from Kyoto. Most of what Nara has is laid within the compact Nara Park, and you probably do not need […]

9 Aug, 2014 in Nara
Isuien & Yoshikien Japanese Gardens Nara (2)

Apart from world-class temples and imperial mansions, the wonderful deer-infested Nara Park in the ancient Japanese capital of Nara has a number of wonderful little Japanese gardens. While I was visiting the Japanese tourist bureau was trying to promote those gardens by offering free admission to non-locals and though I saw plenty of Japanese gardens […]

30 Jul, 2014 in Nara
Todaiji Temple  Nara Park - Japan (4)

There’s lots to see in Nara and the Nara Park, aside from deer. The park is filled with grand historical temples, and Todaiji Temple is the most famous of them all mainly for its gigantic indoors Buddha statue. Though I did the trip to Nara after a major temple fatigue from a few days in […]

29 Jul, 2014 in Nara
Deer Nara Park Japan (2)

After a few days in Kyoto roaming around you’re bound to experience some major temple fatigue. Unless you’re a tourist well versed in the subtleties of Zen, Buddhism and Daoism at some point they’ll all get blurred into a mish-mash of temples. Nara, the former ancient capital of Japan, offers much of the same thing […]

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