Just as you thought that discovering Japan is over, you haven’t read my Nara Part which is equally as appealing as Tokyo and Osaka.
To reach Nara from Osaka, I used our Kansai Thru pass which we bought from the airport. It took us 1 hour to reach Nara via the Kintetsu Railways Line. Since there is no direct train to Nara from our home station Taisho, this ride requires a transfer. The Kintetsu pass is not valid to JR lines. So, we had to take the long route. The train ride without the pass will cost around Php300-400 one way. At this point already, you will realise that the pass is already half of the value paid. And the pass is for 2 days, so the cost is all worth it.
Upon reaching Shinomiya Station, we got off for a quick lunch as we started off late on this day.
From the station, we walked towards the first stop – the Kofuku-ji Temple. But first, a photo opps at the trees surrounding the entrance of the temple! How can we miss?
This Buddhist Temple is just amazing! Specially the pagoda beside it.
A few short walk and you will reach Nara Park – where the beautiful and free deers roam around the area like we are invisible to their eyes! All carefree and friendly you can actually interact with them. You can feed the deer of course. Feed them wisely!
You gotta respect this little one as he uses the pedestrian when crossing the busy street!
After a short walk from the Nara Park, you will reach Todai-ji Temple. Unfortunately, when we visited the temple, there was a student field trip that the place became overwhelmingly crowded. The entrance alone is so packed that going inside or taking pictures to that matter became challenging.
So instead, we just enjoyed the Sakura Mochi and the Frozen Strawberry from the pathway going to the entrance!
There are other spots we missed at Nara. All involving temples. Though where we went is more than enough to say that Nara is a perfect place for chilling and discovering. Note that all these places we went to are just walking distance so wear comfy shoes.
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