In the station, it has some useful services. One of them is so-called Carry-service. All you have to do is to carry and leave your luggage there, and you can get it at your accomdation in the evening! So, you can enjoy sightseeing without heavy luggage just after your arrival.
We left our luggage there, and headed for Nara.
Around Todaiji temple, wild deer are hanging around. They know sightseers are very interested in feeding them. They also know where we get deer crackers. As soon as we stand in front of the shop, they are coming to get some crackers. Sometimes they poking us, pulling us and picking something like a map out of our pockets. In spite of such cute attacks against us, we fully enjoyed playing with these deer before entering the temple.
Of course, we were impressed by the huge buddha image.
In the hall, one of the pillars has a hole. It is said that the hole is as large as the nostril of Daibutsu( a big buddha). We say that, if you pass through this hole ( hight 30cm -width 37cm -length 120cm), you will make your wish come true, or you can get a good luck! Why don't you try it? me? mmmmm, I will try it after loosing my weight....
We were on a hasty trip. We hurried back to Nara station. On the bus, a man of our tour asked me what the driver was saying. It sounded something like shawa shawa shawa shawa shawa.... I listened to him, Yes! exactly, he was saying shawa,shawa,shawa. For me, a native Japanese, it was hardly understandable. ^^;
We went Fushimi Inari shrine on the way back to Kyoto, had lunch and went to Kiyomizu temple. In the precinct of Yasaka Shrine, we saw a big circle made of plants. It is Chinowa. At the end of Jun, after passing a half of the year, we walk through the circle in order to cleanse a sin we committed without being aware of it. We walk through the circle and turn left and come back to the front and walk through again, turn right, and then, again we walk through the circle and turn left. Now we are purified, probably....
After visiting Nishiki Food market, I sent them to Westin Miyako Hotel and said good bye to them.
the tour : Nara Todaiji temple, Fushimi Inari shrine, Kiyomizu temple, Sanneizaka Nineizaka, yasaka shrine, Nishiki Food Market.