Another Wildlife Encounter April 25th 2007 Jess arranged for an overnight stay in Nara, home of the largest wooden building in the World. Having spent the first three hours of our morning on the train, we sacrificed any need for R&R and, after lunch, headed straight for Todai-ji Temple to see Nara’s main attraction. Burned out by our incessant travels, I was rather lackadaisical on the cab ride over until I spotted several wild deer gr ... read more
Asia » Japan » Nara » Nara In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
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