Went to the Asuka area for cycling and visiting old tumulus and mysterious stoneworks.
Bosatsu Hankazou at Chuguji Temple is one of the best Buddhism statues in Japan.
We drove to Nishino Kyo area in Nara to visit Yakushiji and Toshodaiji Temples. These temple’s sites were huge.
Nara is famous for free-range deer. About 1,200 deer are living, eating, resting, fighting, being fed and playing at Nara Park.
Todaiji Temple is astonishingly huge and the Great Buddha is 15m tall. I believe it’s difficult to understand the actual size unless you see it for real.
Took sleeper Express, Sunrise, to visit Takamatsu and Naoshima Island in Kagawa.
Visited three main museums in the Benesse House Area on Naoshima Island.
Enjoyed Cherry Blossom season and arts on Naoshima Island and Takamatsu in Kagawa.
Stayed at Takahara area, Kawayu hot springs and Yunomine hot springs during Kumano Kodo trip.
Hiked through Kumano Nakahechi route from Daimon Zaka to Nachi Shrine.