Nara WH

by / on August 11, 2014 at 12:52 PM / in Daigo-ji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Kyoto WH, Nara WH

“Japan’s World Heritage Sites” by John Dougill.

“Japan’s World Heritage Sites” by John Dougill: A few days ago, I received my very own copy of “Japan’s World Heritage Sites” by John Dougill, a British citizen living in Kyoto for a good many years. John has written many books about Japanese tradition, culture and religion, and this one is my favourite. This book covers all World Heritage sites […]

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by / on June 29, 2013 at 6:56 PM / in Nara WH, Todaiji Temple

Nigatsu-dō (二月堂) in the precincts of the Tōdai-ji temple (東大寺) in Nara (奈良市)!

Tōdai-ji temple (東大寺) in Nara is a very large compound with many different temples and shrines attached to it. It’s a lot of fun to walk around and visit these less popular places. The Nigatsu-dō (二月堂) is a very impressive, massive structure, located on a hillside of Mount Wakakusa in Nara, it gives a commanding view of the city! Nigatsu-dō […]

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by / on May 3, 2011 at 8:58 PM / in Kofukuji

Kōfuku-ji Temple in Nara, Japan- A Sakura Delight!

During the Sakura season we set out to Nara, the ancient capital of Japan, to explore some of the famous world heritage sites and enjoy the blooming Sakura blossoms. We weren’t disappointed in the photo department – the beautiful Sakura trees mingling among the ancient Japanese buildings provided the perfect backdrop for many spectacular photos. You can approach Kofukuji temple […]

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by / on May 2, 2011 at 2:20 PM / in Toshodaiji

The Famous Tōshōdai-ji Temple in Nara, Japan!

Toshodaiji is a world heritage site and is visited by many national and international tourists alike. It currently owns 17 National Treasures and more than 200 Important Cultural Properties. This temple is far away from the center of Nara – you would need to go by public transport or taxi to get there. It is situated in the country-side and […]

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by / on April 30, 2011 at 9:22 PM / in Cherry Blossoms, Matsuri-Festival, Nara WH, Todaiji Temple

Tōdai-ji or the “Eastern Great Temple” in Nara.

Floods of people pass through the entrance to of Tōdai-ji everyday, all there to enjoy the amazing sights of . The entrance path is lined with several colorful souvenir shops and is the pit stop for rickshaw carts. You can usually see deer wandering the streets freely, so make sure that all pamphlets and anything made of paper is hidden securely away […]

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by / on April 28, 2011 at 6:04 PM / in Kasuga-taisha, Nara WH

Kasuga-taisha in Nara, Japan!

  Tōrō line and illuminate the Sando! From Nara deer park it’s about a good 30 minute walk to find the entrance to Kasuga Taisha, which is opposite of Todaishi. From there it’s a bit of a walk to get to the main shrine, but the good news is that it’s through a beautiful forest lined with pine trees and […]

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by / on April 10, 2011 at 10:55 PM / in Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara WH

Kasuga-taisha Shrine in Nara!

Kasuga Grand Shrine is a Shinto shrine in the city of Nara, in Nara Prefecture, Japan. Established in 768 AD and rebuilt several times over the centuries, it is the shrine of the Fujiwara family. The interior is famous for its many bronze lanterns, as well as the many stone lanterns that lead up the shrine. The architectural style Kasuga-zukuri […]

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