Tōdaiji Temple

Located in Nara province, Tōdaiji, the “Great Eastern Temple” is one of Japan’s most famous and historically significant temples. The temple was built in 752 as the head temple of all provincial Buddhist temples of Japan. It grew so powerful that the capital was moved from Nara to Nagaoka in 784 to try and reduceContinue reading “Tōdaiji Temple”

Nibbly Nara Deers

We’re off to see some more of Japan’s famed wildlife now with a trip to Nara. Due to its past as the first permanent capital Nara remains full of historic treasures, including some of Japan’s oldest and largest temples. But it’s also famous for its resident deer. Hence these cute little cartoon critters. According toContinue reading “Nibbly Nara Deers”