Walk Around Nara Park

Japan, Nara Guide (B): Walk Around Nara Park

Took me more than 5 years to come back to Nara. I couldn’t really take enough time to walk around Nara park, and finally I can check that out of the bucket list. Played with deers, revisited Todaiji (I was young and inexpert writer) and wandered through the whole park, visiting the other shrines and temples in what it’s one of the largest traditional buildings concentration in Japan.

Located in the center of the city of Nara, it takes a 20 minute walk from JR Nara station and Kintetsu Nara station is only a few steps from the park. Tourists wander around the park, as same goes for the deer, freely camping. Is possible to buy senbei cookies for the deer, but be careful as they go crazy for the food, or anything they can get into their mouths. Deers chew on anything you carry, like backpacks, bags, and even passports.

The main tourist spot and the first stop in Nara park. “The Great Eastern Temple” was the main Buddhist temple of Japan, and one of the most powerful of the 8th century. Before arriving to the main hall, pass under Nandaimon gate, another wooden structure. The main hall, named Daibutsuden, is the world’s largest building made of wood. The original was even bigger. The Buddha main hall contains a bronze representation of Buddha, about 15 meters tall, and accompanied by two smaller Bodhisattvas statues. At the new Todaiji museum, numerous exhibitions of art and religion can be a perfect way to get deeper knowledge. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Walk Around Nara Park
Guide Location: Japan » Nara
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: JR Nara station   Kintetsu Nara station   Nara Park   Todaiji temple   Nandaimon gate  
Author: Josep Bautista
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