Japan 2013: Day 4 Osaka & Nara Day Trip Part 4

DAY 4 (CON'T) Cutting through the Naramachi district whilst on route to Gango-ji.  Actually the map does not state Naramachi, it only indicates to keep walking straight. Only realised when writing this now that the district that I passed through was actually Naramachi 😛 More on Naramachi here - http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e4108.html. The former merchant district of … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 4 Osaka & Nara Day Trip Part 4

Japan 2013: Day 4 Osaka & Nara Day Trip Part 3

DAY 4 (CON'T) Finished my tour on the main hall in around 1/2 hour. A picture from my Instragram - fortune papers tied to the wooden rail right outside the main hall. Leaving Todaiji behind ...... A side gate that supposedly leads to Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Seemed like a long walk and so decided to … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 4 Osaka & Nara Day Trip Part 3

Japan 2013: Day 4 Osaka & Nara Day Trip Part 2

DAY 4 (CON'T) Decided to take the bus rather than walk (which will take around 30 min) as I felt a bit lazy to walk. Before I go on for the itinerary for the rest of the afternoon, here is some background information on Nara. http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2165.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nara,_Nara Nara was the original or rather 'old' capital … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 4 Osaka & Nara Day Trip Part 2

Japan 2013: Day 4 Osaka & Nara Day Trip Part 1

DAY 4: SUNDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2013 A shorter day with significantly lesser activities as compared to previous 2 days (Day 2 and 3). Slept in a bit later (till around 8am). Woke up, spent some time on my iPad doing some surfing and researching for the day's intended itinerary. Also needed to pack my luggage … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 4 Osaka & Nara Day Trip Part 1