Horyuji, Hokkiji, and Some Japanecdotes in Ikaruga Town

Japan, Ikaruga Guide (B): Horyuji, Hokkiji, and Some Japanecdotes in Ikaruga Town

For people who love visiting historic places, Nara and Kyoto cities are some of the places in Japan teeming with history. Not only are these two cities previous capitals of Japan, but also these are home to many UNESCO World Heritage sites. Most people (or at least those that I know that have been to Japan) only do a day trip to Nara from Kyoto or Osaka to see the deer and Todaiji. But being a World Heritage Site nerd, I spent two whole days in Nara.

I arrived in Nara the night before and settled in in Hiloki Hostel. I had already bought my bus pass at Nara Station and had gotten the schedule for the bus headed to the town of Ikaruga, where I plan to start my day of World Heritage site hopping.

The first bus to Ikaruga Town doesn't leave until almost 9AM, quite late for me because I am an early riser (truth is my body clock is that of a grandfather's). I decide to leave around 7AM, taking the train from Nara Station to Horyuji Station, and warming up my legs by taking a 20-minute walk from Horyuji Station to a temple called Horyuji. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Horyuji, Hokkiji, and Some Japanecdotes in Ikaruga Town
Guide Location: Japan » Ikaruga
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Mustachio Ventures
Read it on author's website: http://mustachioventures.blogspot.md/2017/09/horyuji-hokkiji-ikaruga-nara.html
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Horyuji's Nandaimon