Trip to Nara 2012 Autumn (2/9) – the 1st day , Kofuku-ji and Gango-ji

Then I moved to Kofuku-ji (興福寺) . This is world heritage. I took much picture there, but I couldn’t take well except this 🙁

Appearance, Kofuku-ji, (Nara)
There is a national treasure hall in the ground.
National treasure hall, Kofuku-ji, (Nara)

Taking a picture in the hall is prohibited. Large number of Buddha statues are in.
Statue of Senju Kannon Bosatsu (Thousand-Armed Kannon) is so big.

There was a crowd(principally ladies)  in front of statue of Ashura . Though it is a statue of buddha, very popular among women because it have a good face like a boy.
Ticket, Kofuku-ji (Nara)
Well, I didn’t think so…

Nanendo (南円堂)
Nanendo, Kofuku-ji (Nara)
Hokuendo was under repair….

risky,,,,, this shop is risky ? Such a unpretentious shop have aggressive name!
Souvenir shop, Nara (Nara)
Five-storied pagoda can be seen.
nara street, (Nara)

Gango-ji (元興寺)
It is world heritage, too. But there were not much tourists like Kofuku-ji.
Entrance, Gango-ji (Nara)
Maple leaves were bright.

Autumn leaves, Gango-ji (Nara)
I like such a viewing.It seemed a framed picture.
Gokuraku-Autumn leaves in the flame, Gango-ji, (Nara)

Gokurakubō (極楽坊本堂)
Main worship hall.
Gokuraku-bo, Gango-ji, (Nara)

After arriving at my accommodation, I went to curry shop named Tarikaro .
Tarikaro set (タリカロセット) 1800 yen. Shop’s waitress said me mixing curry and chicken and rice. I tried a bit, but I didn’t like eating them together. When I eat some kinds of curries, I want to enjoy the difference of tastes.
Tarikaro set, Tarikaro (Nara)

My accommodation had only two shower room. I wanted to take a bath, so I went to sento that called Onishi-yu. This was a small sento but I warmed myself to the marrow by taking a long hot bath 🙂 Sento fixed charge in Nara is 350 yen. Lower than Chiba’s.
Appearance, Onishi-yu, (Nara)

Tarikaro (タリカロ)
6-1-3 Minami-Uoya-cho, Nara-shi, Nara
Open – from 13:30 to 14:00, from 18:00 to 21:30
Holiday – Mondays, Thursdays

Ohnishi-yu (大西湯)
18 Nakasuji-cho, Nara-shi, Nara
Open – from 15 to 23:00
Holiday – Second and fourth Mondays

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