Better Know a Neighborhood: Nara Park (Nara)

Nara is quite possibly the most popular day trip you could take from Kyoto. Many people don't always realize that Nara was Japan's first established capital, serving as the seat of power from 710AD to 784AD. However, when Japan's powerful ruling families upped sticks and moved to Kyoto at the end of the 8th century¬†mostly... Continue Reading →

Manhole Monday: Nara

Nara, Japan's first capital, is known for quite a number of things - its massive Buddha ¬†in the Todaiji Temple, its sprawling parkland and its delectable rice-and-tea dish. But let's face it. Most people come for the deer. Yup, the deer. All 1095 of them - living that is, not counting the ones that grace... Continue Reading →

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