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March 18th 2014
Published: March 21st 2014
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Nara Tuesday, March 18 Today I went back to the Kyoto Station but took the JR Nara line further out to the city of Nara, a former capital of Japan. Nara is famous for its herds of deer that roam the large park area freely and are fed by visitors. Nara is a very assessable city to tourists and has a smaller, quainter atmosphere than the big cities. It’s a good place to go if you’re looking... Read Full Entry



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Great Statue of the BuddhaGreat Statue of the Buddha
Great Statue of the Buddha

The large statue in the darkened room was an incredible sight. These following pictures don't do the place justice. But it was one of the few temple buildings were you could take pictures inside.
Great Statue of the BuddhaGreat Statue of the Buddha
Great Statue of the Buddha

The angle kind of makes it look like it's right there, but it's actually really big and a ways behind the alter.
Side StatueSide Statue
Side Statue

Next to the Great Statue.
The Great Statue of the BuddhaThe Great Statue of the Buddha
The Great Statue of the Buddha

Surround the large statue were a number of smaller ones.
Statue of KoumokutenStatue of Koumokuten
Statue of Koumokuten

I only know because of the sign.
Side Profile of Great Statue of BuddhaSide Profile of Great Statue of Buddha
Side Profile of Great Statue of Buddha

The great wheel behind the Buddha was elaborate.
The GuardiansThe Guardians
The Guardians

These guys are depicted guarding the gates of temples.
Statue of a ProtectorStatue of a Protector
Statue of a Protector

Guardian of temples.
The Sun Peaks ThroughThe Sun Peaks Through
The Sun Peaks Through

As I left the Daibutsuden, the sun started coming out and I went up this other building in the temple with a great view of Nara.
Light Breaks on the DaibutsudenLight Breaks on the Daibutsuden
Light Breaks on the Daibutsuden

Sun breaking through the clouds shining beams of light on the Daibutsuden. Though not captured by the camera, there was the appearance of a spotlight from the sky shining on the building.
Architecture of the Temple Building on the HillArchitecture of the Temple Building on the Hill
Architecture of the Temple Building on the Hill

I'm not sure what this building was, but they were closing up when I got there, so I didn't stay too long.
Path Back DownPath Back Down
Path Back Down

From the temple building on the hill.
PondPond
Pond

There were some large fish in the pond and a sign to not fall in the water. I couldn't read it, but it looked like the fish were eating the guy that fell in.



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