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A lifestyle blog by a London gal who loves plants, metal, bleaching my hair and Osaka

Tuesday 10 November 2015

Nara and Tōdaiji part one

Today's post is about my visit to the ancient capital of Japan: Nara! 
Nara was the capital of Japan in the Nara period (such inventive naming) in the 8th century AD. 
Sorry to geek out on you... bear with me. 
Anyway, my friends and I decided that instead of rushing around and trying to 'do' everything in Nara, we'd take it slow and have a relaxing day. Nara is so close, that we can go back any time ^^ 
 We caught a bus from Nara Station to Todaiji. It is so pretty around there, with lots of trees~ The leaves were starting to change colour too :D

Also there are deer wandering around randomly everywhere.

Approaching Todaiji:
Todaiji is such a huge temple, everything about it is just impressive.

It was only a few hundred yen to get inside to the Daibutsuden (great Buddha hall), which is well worth it!

It's so awe inspiring. Pictures don't really do it justice. I think Tōdaiji is actually the largest wooden building in the world. Or at least it was at the time it was built. Or something. Don't quote me on that.

Next post will be inside the Daibutsuden, stay tuned ^^
Thanks for reading (^O^)/
-Amy xoxo

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