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Highlights of Japan Tour (Diamond Princess) 8/25/2017 – Day 2

  • Posted on September 12, 2017 at 4:17 am

Another beautiful, but hot day in Kyoto.  We started the day by visiting the Todaiji Temple in Nara.  One of the main features of this temple is one of Japan’s largest Bronze statues of Buddha standing at 15 meters high.  Another interesting fact is the Todaiji Temple stands in the middle of a park that is home to approximately 1200-1500 free roaming deer.  Deer are considered to be messengers of the gods.  They are sweet and tame, unless you have deer cookies with you (available for purchase in the park).  I was almost eaten alive.

Todaiji Temple – Nara

Todaiji Temple – Nara

Todaiji Temple – Nara

Todaiji Temple – Nara

Todaiji Temple – Nara

Todaiji Temple – Nara

Todaiji Temple – Nara

Todaiji Temple – Nara

Todaiji Temple – Nara

It was a truly beautiful and peaceful temple and we really enjoyed getting the opportunity to see it.

Thanks so much,

Hugs, Ellen