Nara, Japan

Not far outside of Kyoto is the prefecture of Nara, which is a world heritage site with its temples spread amongst park and forest land; which having many deer roaming around in as they are said to protect the city, it has a rich history as it was capital of Japan way back in 710 ad.  So had a pleasant time wandering around for most of the day.
Pictures are of:
rice paddles used to leave messages and wishes at the temples
the 5 level pagado of horyu-ji
people cleansing themselves with water before going to temple
the huge todai-ji temple which contains a large golden buddah

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