Yuzu yokan (柚子羊羹) and Habutae-mochi (羽二重餅)
I don’t remember those price, but those were not expensive.
This yokan was more jelly than yokan. Yuzu flavor and light sweetness spread in my mouth. Habutae-mochi was so soft and springy texture. Habutae-mochi is made from steamed and kneaded rice flour with sugar and starch syrup. And koshian (strained bean taste) was in it.
Asukaji temple (飛鳥寺)
Asukaji temple is famous for Asuka Daibutsu.
If you want to see Asuka Daibutsu, you must to pay admission fee to enter the architecture. I didn’t see Asuka Daibutsu, because I intended to see Nara no Daibutsu at Todaiji temple next day.
Sexagenary cycle’s pictures. It is dedicated to the temple every year.
Left is 2009, right is 2008.
I want to see this year’s pictrue 🙂
The excavation still continues at the temple.
Sei-mon Gate ruins (Western Gate ruins)
After that I got to Kashihara Jingu station (橿原神宮駅) on foot.
If I had had more time, I could to to Kashihara Jingu shrine.
But the time when I got to the station, it got already dark and cold.
Also it took over one hour to get to Nara station by train. So, I took the train in haste.
I usually can’t accomplish my schedule on a trip, because I stop the way again and again.
But I could accomplish my schedule this day. I could go all spots that I wanted to go, Takamatsuzuka Tumulus, Ishibutai-kofun Tumulus, Kawaharadera temple ruins and Tachibanadera temple. And I could see huge tortoise 🙂