Todaiji temple (東大寺)

Todaiji temple (東大寺) at Nara. Very impressive architecture, and beautiful surrounding.

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Big Buddha (Daibutsu).

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Inside the main hall, there is a pillar with a hole. It is said that those who can squeeze through the opening will be granted enlightenment in their next life.

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Deer around Todaiji temple, and more at Nara park.

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Todaiji temple (東大寺)

Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社)

Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社). It has great history, impressive architectures, and mountain trails. It takes not just enormous amount of effort to construct and maintain the shrine, but dedicated spirit. I went in the morning and spent nearly 3 hours there. I can’t recommend enough.

Rou-mon gate.

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Honden (the main shrine).

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Senbon Torii (Thousand Torii).

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The color vermillion of the torii signifies to oppose evil intentions.

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Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社)