Friday, December 2, 2016
Arrival in Nara.
The train was fast up through Kyoto, but the last leg, towards Nara, was a local with many stops, though the distance was not far.
At first view, Nara seems made for tourists, at least if you land in the main section just before Nara Park, with a souvenir and food-shop lined street leading up to the biscuit-eating deer and impressive monuments.
This is the fabled five-story pagoda.
We only caught an initial glimpse of Nara this evening, but its smaller scale is easy to navigate. Tomorrow, on to the major monuments - big buddha first.
Posted by baku at 8:57 AM