Sep 19, 2004
|Nara and Kyoto
Our hosts, for the remainder of our time in Japan, were Mari and Masao Yamashita. We had stayed with them in Mito, and they had suggested that we visit Kyoto and Shikoku with the Thai anesthesiologists, and then go on to Shikoku, as they had not been there.
Kyoto and Nara are beautiful places, with many shrines (Shinto) and temples (Buddhist).
In Kyoto we could have enjoyed a week visiting, but opted, this visit, to spent 2 nights in Hiroshima at the end of our trip.
The highlights: -
The hotel in Nara - our first "Japanese style". We were with the Thai people, and we all took a Japanese style bath.
The deer in Nara who do a "bow" for the food in your hand, before you arrive at the Giant Budha.
The restaurant in Nara in which we took all the seats - and the locals were patient and understanding. Great fun!
The oldest wooden building in the world, another World Heritage location, Horyu-ji.