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Discovering Asuka Mura in Nara
Yesterday, I went with a friend to a quiet village in the mountainous area of Nara prefecture, As... More
18 6 days ago
Time stands still at Nara
Walking along the path that leads to Kasuga Taisha shrine is like walking back in time, to a place where... More
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Sunroute Nara Hotel
Nara is a relatively small city that has several options when it comes to deciding on a place to stay.... More
30 6 months ago
Kaidan-in at Todai-ji Temple
Kaidan-in, a part of Todai-ji Temple, was once an extremely solemn place where monks-in-training were... More
27 6 months ago
Nara Toshodai-ji Temple in Autumn
Toshodai-ji Temple in Nara is the head temple of the Ritsu sect of Buddhism in Japan. The Ritsu s... More
25 6 months ago
Tomiyamakan Ryokan Sakurai
As Nara prefecture is largely a mountainous region it’s no surprise that it’s much different from... More
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Photo story icon Doll Festival in Takatori-cho
March 3rd is Hinamatsuri, or girls' day. To celebrate this festival, households with daughters set up... More
13 2 months ago
Photo story icon Nara Prefectural Government Office
Nara is a beautiful little town that’s as popular for its deer as it is for its many historical sights.... More
28 6 months ago
Photo story icon Tamaki Shrine
Tamaki Shrine, located in Totsukawa Village and near the top of Tamaki Mountain, is one of the main... More
13 8 months ago
Photo story icon Todaiji Temple Light Up, Nara
I went to Nara Tokae in 2012, an annual event held in summer. The event gives you the rare chance to... More
20 a year ago
Photo story icon Sakura of Mount Yoshino in Nara
Could I die under a cherry blossom tree in full bloom on a full-moon night of spring? - Monk Saigyo... More
16 a year ago
Photo story icon Nara Tokae and the Ukimido Pavilion
History is re-created in Nara every year in August when tens of thousands of candles are lit up in the... More
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