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Japan Diaries: Day 18

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Day 18   January 5, 2015 Tokyo Disneyland Day 1 Good morning from  Japan ! We had to wake up very early today to catch our flight at Kansai International Airport ( KIX ) going to Haneda Airport . Our chosen carrier for this flight is All Nippon Airlines or simply ANA . I was amazed because the plane used for this 1-hour flight was quite big compared to the planes we use in the Philippines and even the one that carried us to Japan. Boarding our ANA flight to Tokyo Prefecture It's a good choice...   Saw  Mt. Fuji  for the first time   Anyways going back to our flight. It was about two-thirds of the flight when we saw what most tourists in Japan wanted to see -the majestic Mt. Fuji . It was a scene out of my dreams. From my seat (window seat on the left side of the plane), I got the privilege of seeing the most famous volcano in Japan like a VIP at a sold-out concert. Just landed at Haneda Airport ! Bus to Tokyo Disneyland ! From Haneda Airport, we immedia

Todaiji - Nara

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Located in the vicinity of Nara Park in central Nara, Nara Prefecture in Japan, Tōdai-ji   ( 東大寺 , Eastern Great Temple )   or simply  Todaiji   is the largest wooden structure in the world today. Todaiji Todaiji History Tōdaiji  Temple 's history could be traced back to the year 728 during the reign of Emperor Sh ō mu. During that time Nara was still the capital of Japan .  Todaiji - Nara City Todaiji eventually became the head temple of all provincial Buddhist temples of Japan . It is also the Japanese headquarters of the Kegon school of Buddhism. The Nandaimon or Great Southern Gate The temple is popularly known as the home of the largest statue of Buddha in Japan . It is known as the Great Buddha of Nara or the Nara Daibutsu . According to legends, millions of people (more than 2 million according to existing records) helped in the construction of the Great Buddha. Aside from that tons of bronze were also used in the project (probably draining the treasury of the co

Nara Park - Nara

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Located in Nara City, Nara Prefecture in Japan, Nara Park ( 奈良公園 Nara Kōen )is a public park popular for the hundreds of free-roaming wild sika deer. Nara Park Nara Park history Nara Park was established in 1880. It is designated as one of the " Places of Scenic Beauty " by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology.   Nara Park - Nara City  The official area of Nara Park is about 502 hectares but some say it's bigger than that. The park includes the World Heritage temples and shrines like Tōdaiji , Kōfukuji , and Kasuga Shrine . You could also find the Nara National Museum in the park. Some deer-free zone of the park These are the first deer that we saw during our visit. Hey, bro got some crackers? Aww so sweet! Me: Smile! Deer: No! Map of Nara Park The deer crowd even Nandaimon of Todaiji So cute! Going back to what makes the park unique -the deer... Many people tend to ask why there are so many of them an

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