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Visiting Nara – great one day trip from Tokyo

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Amazing Deers in Nara

Nara was the first capital city of Japan between 710 to the year 784. During this period experienced Nara the prosperity and was the center of Japanese culture. The historic buildings, which is located in, gives us a glimpse into the lives of the Japanese capital in the 8th century, a period of profound political and cultural changes. The historic buildings that are preserved here include Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and the excavated remains of the former imperial palace.

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In the city of Nara is a five-speed three-tiered pagoda dscn0705

Today it is a very pleasant small town not far away from Kyoto and Tokyo as well, with great sights literally inflated  a little place called Nara-Koen. In this fantastic place you will see amazing temples and meet hundreds of deer wandering freely, who are always hungry for some snacks. There you can buy some special deer biscuits and can feed them, it is allowed. If you buy a cookie, deer will come to you immediately and will bordering  you for every piece of cookie.
In Nara-Koen there  lives in freedom around 1200 animals and they are  not afraid of people, they are everywhere, on  the contrary, often through the city center and also they passing by through streets. So be carefull 🙂

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 Todaiji Temple (Japanese: 東大寺 East Grand Temple)  It is a temple, one of the largest wooden buildings in the world (Daibucuden, 大 仏 殿). The greatest architectural pride of Nara is a Buddhist temple Todai-ji with enormous giant bronze Buddha statue, known in Japan as Daibutsu (大 仏 “Big Buddha”). The temple also serves as the Japanese headquarters Kegon school of Buddhism. Todai-ji is considered to be the largest wooden building in Japan and in the world. It is a wonderful regular square-shaped. In addition to Todai-ji in Nara-Koen Park is a series of small temples and shrines. The most interesting are the Shinto shrine Kasuga Taisha which is surrounded by hundreds of lanterns made of metal or stone, a Buddhist temple Kofuku-ji with two pagodas.

Not far from the Todaiji temple is Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Shinto shrine, whose decoration consists mainly of 3,000 lamps.
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Daibutsu Buddha at Todai-ji temple dscn0735 dscn0332 20150902_124702

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Hi there and welcome in Hokutips :) I´m Csilla, a big dreamer, a happy girlfriend and founder of Hokutips. I do always believe that everything can be achieved if you do persist. I used to live in Spain, Belgium, UK and currently in Vienna Austria. My biggest passion is travelling and everything around.Creating my own schedule during trips is the best part of it. I have been visited so far 37 countries, including Japan, Singapore, Bali, Thailand, and California. Hokutips is dedicated to everybody who shares similar or the same passion like me, who want to find out more about beautiful natural wonders, beaches, destinations, interesting facts and much more.

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