Nara (Nov 2015)

By , April 1, 2016 4:16 pm

Unfortunately it rained again in Nara.

法隆寺 Hōryūji
I haven’t been Hōryūji since a school field trip.
Hōryūji Temple was founded in 607 by Prince Shōtoku(聖徳太子 Shōtoku taishi). Horyuji is one of the country’s oldest temples and contains the world’s oldest surviving wooden structures.

There were many things to see in the temple, but we rush through.

東大寺 Tōdaiji
The Daibutsuden (大仏殿 Big Buddha Hall) is the world’s largest wooden building.
The Buddha is 14.98 m (49.1 ft)tall.

We didn’t have much time to visit the Nara museum, so we decided to go to the Kasuga shrine which we have visited before.
春日大社 Kasuga Grand Shrine
The shrine is famous for its many bronze and stone lanterns.

興福寺 Kōfukuji
Kōfukuji’s pagoda is a landmark and symbol of Nara. It was first built in 730, and was most recently rebuilt in 1426. The five story pagoda is Japan’s second tallest.

Dinner at Nikko hotel.

We were only in Nara one day, but we were able to visit many places.

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