Thursday, 19 July 2012

Travel Log: Nara

As you can see, I've been hitting the road a lot lately! In just the past month or so, I been to Tokyo on a few different occasions (Harajuku, DisneySea, Hiratsuka), Shimoda, Osaka and now Nara. And it only gets worse; in a couple of weeks, I'm heading over to to Thailand to begin a 2 week road trip across Cambodia and Vietnam. I've got to learn to say 'no.' 

Anyway, I had never been to Nara before and despite sweltering temperatures it was a really amazing place. Check out some snaps below...


Deer crossing...


Deer everywhere!



Mother and child being chased by deer at Nandaimon Gate:



Todaiji Temple (home to the Great Buddha statue)...



Daibutsu (Great Buddha statue)...



Smaller, golden Daibutsu...



Little old man writing calligraphy for customers...



Wishes displayed outside a shrine...



Row of Lanterns at Kasuga Taisha...





It was sooo hot and therefore quite difficult to keep up the momentum all day so I retreated indoors around midday when the heat became too stifling but Nara was definitely an amazing experience!

2 comments:

  1. Nara is definitely a must see and most of the main sights can be seen in a day! Went spend 2 days there during the summer and managed to see most of what we wanted to see. I highly recommend it for anyone who hasn't yet been :)

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    1. It was great but sooooooooo hot!!

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