Nara was Japan’s first permanent capital during the 8th century. It is located only 45minutes from Kyoto which makes me question why was it our first visit there only last October. We should have gone there years ago. There is so much to see and explore. We spent a wonderful day in Nara-koen, park in central Nara. I loved the quiet, ancient feel to the area, meticulously designed gardens, Kasuga-Taisha Shrine with many lanterns and temples.
On the train. Going to Nara.
Todaiji Temple (known as ‘Great Eastern Temple’) – one of Japan’s most famous temples. Landmark of Nara.
Nyoirin Kannon statue.