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Flowerless Nakanoshima Park

Then we set out for the Nakanoshima Park and had a bit of a walk from the station we got out at to the park, but not too far. On the way we saw two flowering trees with large bunches

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Flowerless Nakanoshima Park

Then we set out for the Nakanoshima Park and had a bit of a walk from the station we got out at to the park, but not too far. On the way we saw two flowering trees with large bunches

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Left and right

It dawned bright and sunny as the forecast had been on the TV in the restaurant yesterday evening. So after breakfast in the hotel, for that we had to wait in a queue to be seated but the waiting was

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Left and right

It dawned bright and sunny as the forecast had been on the TV in the restaurant yesterday evening. So after breakfast in the hotel, for that we had to wait in a queue to be seated but the waiting was

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Travelling to Osaka Castle

We arrived at the station 2 minutes before a train for Osaka was leaving so we jumped in. Before we had settled our luggage the ticket collector was there to see our tickets. We were on an express train and

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Travelling to Osaka Castle

We arrived at the station 2 minutes before a train for Osaka was leaving so we jumped in. Before we had settled our luggage the ticket collector was there to see our tickets. We were on an express train and

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Lots of gardens

Walking on through the quarter we came to the Gangoji temple. Behind the present temple is a very nice peaceful garden where there are the remains of a temple and pagoda from the 8th century. Finally on the corner with

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Lots of gardens

Walking on through the quarter we came to the Gangoji temple. Behind the present temple is a very nice peaceful garden where there are the remains of a temple and pagoda from the 8th century. Finally on the corner with

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Traditional Naramchi House

From there and the Wakamiya Jinja Shrine we again took a less frequented route back to the loop bus and caught the next loop bus as far as Naramachi. There we took the first road into the area and after

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Traditional Naramchi House

From there and the Wakamiya Jinja Shrine we again took a less frequented route back to the loop bus and caught the next loop bus as far as Naramachi. There we took the first road into the area and after

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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