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Nara Park shrines and temples

We re-traced our steps and set out for the Todaiji temple hoping to see two gardens on our way. We did not find the gardens (yet). Once we got to the first gate of the temple we found the crowds

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Nara Park shrines and temples

We re-traced our steps and set out for the Todaiji temple hoping to see two gardens on our way. We did not find the gardens (yet). Once we got to the first gate of the temple we found the crowds

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Nara Park

We bought our last train tickets – to and from Nara for today and to Osaka tomorrow – and then caught the next train to Nara. It was a slow one, but waiting for a fast one would not have

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Nara Park

We bought our last train tickets – to and from Nara for today and to Osaka tomorrow – and then caught the next train to Nara. It was a slow one, but waiting for a fast one would not have

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Silver Pavilion

After that we decided to head for the ‘Silver’ pavilion but on the corner we found a fast food place where we had some lunch. It worked as in Kanazawa with buying tickets at a machine and we got a

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Silver Pavilion

After that we decided to head for the ‘Silver’ pavilion but on the corner we found a fast food place where we had some lunch. It worked as in Kanazawa with buying tickets at a machine and we got a

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Museum for World Peace

The Australian couple told us that when they had been here 10 years ago they had also visited a museum for world peace in the Ritsumeikan University. This was only two bus stops down the road so we decided to

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Museum for World Peace

The Australian couple told us that when they had been here 10 years ago they had also visited a museum for world peace in the Ritsumeikan University. This was only two bus stops down the road so we decided to

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Kinkakuji

After breakfast we set out to see more of Kyoto. We bought day tickets for the buses and then managed to get on the wrong bus so we had a view of the non-tourist area of the town before returning

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Kinkakuji

After breakfast we set out to see more of Kyoto. We bought day tickets for the buses and then managed to get on the wrong bus so we had a view of the non-tourist area of the town before returning

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Nijo castle complex

The whole complex is known at Nijo castle, within the outer walls there is the Ninomaru palace which is where the Shogun received anyone wanting to see him and his ministers and officials worked. The palace actually consists of five

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Nijo castle complex

The whole complex is known at Nijo castle, within the outer walls there is the Ninomaru palace which is where the Shogun received anyone wanting to see him and his ministers and officials worked. The palace actually consists of five

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Nishi Market in Kyoto

We caught the 9.03 train and arrived in Kyoto at 11.9. After dropping our bags at our hotel, we took the underground train two stops to go to the Nishi market. This proved to be one very long thin one,

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Nishi Market in Kyoto

We caught the 9.03 train and arrived in Kyoto at 11.9. After dropping our bags at our hotel, we took the underground train two stops to go to the Nishi market. This proved to be one very long thin one,