Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Nara and then home!

We headed to Nara from Kyoto on Monday 15 April. Nara is Canberra's sister city so thought it was worth a visit. We had a lovely wander around and enjoyed the beautiful sunny day, the deer wandering around Nara Park, the Kofukiji Temple and especially the Todaii-ji Temple. It is the largest in Japan and has the most amazing large Buddha too. There were even some turtles in the lake.

 On our last day in Kyoto we visited a lovely temple just near where we were staying in Ishiyama. It was really a delightful place to visit with hardly anyone there and gorgeous gardens.

 We then took the train to Nagoya to be close to the airport as we left on Wednesday morning. We then quite a few hours in Kaula Lumpur so headed into town (after waiting nearly an hour to get through security). We went to the city centre and had a delicious dinner and viewed the Petronas Towers.

We then headed back the the budget airport by train and bus and boarded the plane for our night flight to Sydney. 

1 comment:

Kaisievic said...

Japan looks like it is just gorgeous - coincidentally I seem to know quite a few people visiting there at the moment! I must add it to my Travel list. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos.