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
 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