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Ikaruga 斑鳩町Pictures of Ikaruga-cho town, Nara Pref. Includes Horyuji temple.
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Horyuji temple 法隆寺


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Japan's most famous temple, with the world's oldest wooden buildings (over 1,300 years old), is also the country's first World Heritage Site. Also called Ikaruga-dera, the temple is the headquarters of the Shotoku-shu Buddhist Sect founded by Shotoku Taishi.

64 files, last one added on Mar 07, 2007
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Other Sights


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Other sights in Ikaruga-cho, Nara.

4 files, last one added on Mar 07, 2007
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Nara city 奈良市Pictures of Nara city, the capital city of Nara Prefecture.
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Nara Heijo-kyo Capital and Heijo Palace 平城遷都1300年祭・平城宮跡


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In 2010, Nara celebrated the 1300th anniversary of Heijo-kyo Capital with the Heijo Palace site serving as the main venue. Various events, entertainment, and activities were offered for almost free. Also see my video at YouTube. And another one here.

236 files, last one added on Jun 06, 2010
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Todaiji Temple 東大寺


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A World Heritage Site and one of Japan's most famous temples, Todaiji houses Japan's largest statue of the Buddha, a National Treasure. Temple was established about 1,200 years ago.

16 files, last one added on Jan 22, 2006
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Wakakusa-yama Burning 若草山焼き


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On the Sunday before the second Monday of Jan., 33 hectares of a hill called Wakakusa-yama next to Nara Park is burned at night. The burning hill looks more spectacular from afar, but we went up close.

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Nigatsu-do Shuni-e (O-Mizutori O-Taimatsu) 東大寺二月堂修二会(お水取り・お松明)


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Every evening during March 1-14, Todaiji temple priests carry torches on the balcony of Nigatsu-do Hall. Sparks falling from the torches bring good health. Tripods are not allowed in the viewing area. On March 12, the festival climaxes with sacred water drawn from a spring. However, there is not much to see for the average tourist. Only huge crowds of pilgrims that day. Also see the video at YouTube.

6 files, last one added on Mar 08, 2007
Album viewed 34 times

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