Showing posts with the label Nara Prefecture

Nara City Budget Day Tour #1

Planning to visit Japan soon? I have come up with a series of budget day tour itineraries that is aimed to maximize your visit to a specific place in Japan without having to break your bank. For today's itinerary, I'm featuring a Nara City walking course itinerary. Read on my dear readers. Nara City Budget Day Tour #1 Disclaimer: 1. Transportation from your accommodation going to JR Nara Station is  not included  in this itinerary. 2. The itineraries would always start at JR Nara Station and end at JR Nara Station. 3. The accommodation budget is also not included. 4. The itineraries start at 8:30AM as most destinations open at 9AM.  5. The exploration time in a place is pegged at an hour per destination. However, you may opt to cut it shorter or stay longer.  6. It is also assumed that you are traveling light. Nara City Budget Day Tour Itinerary #1 Nara City Walking Course 1 8:30 AM Arrival at  JR Nara Station . Exit at the East Gate. 8:35 AM

Japan Diaries 3: Summary

Our third adventure in Japan might have been long over but its memories still linger. To summarize our adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun, here's the list (complete with links*) of places and events that we have visited and experienced : * Please click the links to read the articles. Day 0 - Arrival Day 1 - Osaka to Kyoto Day 2 - Exploring Kyoto 1 Day 3 - Exploring Nara Day 4 - Exploring Kyoto 2 Day 5 - Exploring Kyoto 3 Day 6 - Exploring Osaka Day 7 - Flight Home Tips Japan's 4G Sim Card VS 4G Pocket WIFI Others Japan's Awesome Manhole Covers A Guide to Collecting Eki Stamps Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Kyoto Station Higashi Honganji Nijo Castle Tenryuji Arashiyama Bamboo Grove Kimono Forest Yasaka Jinja Shrine Maruyama Park Kyoto's Edo-style Starbucks Kodaiji Higashiyama Healing Buddhist Statues Ryozen Kannon Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka Preserved Districts Kyoto Tower Pokemon Center Kyoto Kyoto Station Illumination Fushimi Inari Shrine Mt. Inari Tofukuji He

Todaiji Revisited 2019 - Nara

Nara Park was not the only place we revisited in Nara City during our 2019 Japan trip . We also got to revisit one of Japan's most famous temples - Todaiji ( 東大寺 ).   Todaiji   ( 東大寺 ) Todaiji Temple History: For those who are not familiar with Todaiji , this temple was constructed in 752 and was the head temple of all Buddhist temples of Japan. However, what makes this temple stand out among the rest is its massive size. Todaiji held the record as the world's largest wooden building even if its 1692 reconstruction was only two-thirds of its original size. Todaiji's giant gate also called Nandaimon or Great Southern Gate greets those who want to visit Todaiji Check out this wooden board with Todaiji 's history. Todaiji 's admission rates as of 2019 Aside from its massive size, Todaiji also houses a giant statue of Buddha also known as Daibutsu . This statue stands 15 meters tall and is one of Japan's largest Buddha statues. Todaiji as seen from the ti

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