Nara… Part 3…

Perhaps my favourite shrine in Nara – despite not having a 15 meter tall statue of Buddha – is Kasuga Taisha! What I loved most about Kasuga Taisha is it’s bold simplicity… although not the largest, grandest or most popular shrine in Nara it’s simple clean lines, vibrant orange and red paintwork and lanterns make […]

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Nara… Part 2…

One of the things Nara is famous for – as well as it’s history, temples and shrines – is it’s Deer! The Deer in Nara – according to the Shinto religion (the indigenous faith of the Japanese people and as old as Japan itself) – are considered the messengers of the gods and as such […]

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Nara

After the hustle and bustle of the big city we hopped on the train for our next destination Nara! Nara is one of Japan’s oldest cities and is steeped in history and culture. As the former capital of Japan (710 – 784) there’s a lot of tradition and the temples, shrines, parks and hills are […]

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