Nara, the Ancient capital of Japan


   Nara was the first capital of Japan (710 - 784 AD)
  Buddhist monk in Todaiji temple, Nara, Japan.
  Deers in the temple are not afraid of people.
 entrance to Todaiji temple
 Buddha
 
 entrance
 Kasuga grand shrine, Nara
prayers in the shrine
Shinto wedding
Stone lamps in the shrine
 
 
making rice cakes
Himeji castle is accesible by train from Osaka or Kyoto.
Shinto prayer, Himeji castle