alone in kyoto pt. 3

November 25, 2011

thursday morning i met my new friend and went to a huge flea market. i bought ten vintage matchboxes. that afternoon we walked around arashiyama, an area in western kyoto. i saw my first pomegranate tree and had my first taste of sanshuko dango.

friday we went to nara, a city south of kyoto. nara was the capital of japan from 710 to 794 and is still home to the worlds largest wooden building, todai-ji temple. inside the temple is a giant bronze buddha with nostrils big enough to crawl through. and surrounding the temple are parks with wild deer, looking for snacks. it is a pretty incredible place.

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