Nara-Koen Park

Nara-Koen Park

This Nara-Koen Park encompasses the above-mentioned sites: Todai-Ji Temple, Isui-en Garden, and the Kasuga-Taisha Shrine. Pathways lead the visitor from site to site while providing beautiful scenery of ponds and greenery. My family and I played with some deer in this park and even had a few that bowed to us for some sembei (deer […]

Kasuga-Taisha Shrine

Kasuga-Taisha Shrine

This is the most important and most photographed Kasuga-Taisha Shrine, Nara. The original building was constructed in 768. however, according to Shinto beliefs of purity and renewal, the shrine must be demolished and rebuilt every 20 years. This has occurred about 60 times throughout history and ended in the 1800s. The shrine is not just […]

Isui-en Garden

Isui-en Garden this is a beautiful and meticulously managed garden.

This is a beautiful and meticulously managed garden. It was designed to relax the visitor and allow them to enjoy the “borrowed scenery”. This garden is a wonderful place to enjoy cherry blossoms or autumn colors. Designing by this technique means that the designer of the garden uses external objects, such as the Todai-Ji Temple […]

Todai-Ji Temple

Todai-Ji Temple with Forever Nomad

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the world’s largest wooden structures and is a must-see for anyone visiting this area of Japan. The temple was commissioned by Emperor Shomu in the 700s in an attempt to bring peace to a turbulent time. His infant son had died, a smallpox epidemic had ravaged the area, crops […]

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