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We have created “Must see places in Japan”  Top 40 lists. Here is No.1 through No.10. No.1 Fushimi Inari, Kyoto No.2 Kanazawa, Ishikawa No.3 Todaiji Temple, Nara No.4 Asakusa Sensoji, Tokyo No.5 Mr. Fuji, Shizuoka and Yamanashi No.6 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima No.7 Shirakawago, Gifu No.8 Miyajima, Hiroshima No.9 Takayama, Gifu No.10 Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo Let’s find out No.11 trought No. 40....

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KYOTO & TOKYO SPRING BREAK TOUR (Kyoto, Nara, Hakone, and Tokyo) March 22- 29, 2014 Day One & Two First two days were dedicated to flying from Honolulu to Narita, then from Narita to Itami, then lastly from Itami to Kyoto. After arriving safely in Kyoto around midnight, we checked into New Miyako Hotel Main Tower and called it a night.           Day Three: Kyoto After a good breakfast we got together...

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Horyu-ji Temple is located in Ikaruga-cho in the northwestern part of Nara Prefecture, and it’s sometime called Ikaruga-dera Temple.  The temple’s pagoda is acknowledged  the oldest wooden buildings exist on earth. There are many tructures remain from the Asuka era in 7th century. Five Story Pagoda(Goju-no-to) standing next to the Kondo is the one of the oldest wooden buildings in the world and stands at 122 feet in...

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The world famouse Todai-ji Temple for its “Daibutsuden Hall” which is the world’s largest wooden structure, and the home of the popular “Great Buddha of Nara” . This gigantic, world largest bronze statue is 15m(49 feet) tall and weighs approximately 250 tonnes. Todai-ji temple is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, contains various pavilions and halls, including many designated as national trearues of...

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‘Muroji’ temple was built by the Imperial edit in the last part of the Nara period in the 8th century. This is a typical mountain temple with various kinds of religious buildings on the route from the foot to the breast of Mt. Muro. The five-storied pagoda in the picture is a symbol of the temple and is the second oldest one after that of Horyuji temple, as well as the smallest among the open-air pagodas designated as a...

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My Dear (deer) city Nara! This city is the first capital of Japan, from 710 to 784. You can find old temples and historical spots everywhere. I started walking from Kintetsu Nara station towards Nara machi, old section of Nara. Here’s a famous pond Sarusawa -no-Ike and a five-story pagoda, a landmark of Nara. Walking towards Naramachi, old district of Nara city. Then you find old traditional shops here and there. Japanese clogs...

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