Nara-Osaka 1-Day tour ! Nara Park, Deer, Todaiji temple, Great Buddha , Goshuin( red ink stamp),Lunch, Osaka castle train , Castle tower,Samurai costume, Doutonbori street, Hozenji temple, Dinner !!

Nara-Osaka 1-Day tour!
Nara Park, Deer, Todaiji temple, Great Buddha , Goshuin( red ink stamp), Lunch, Osaka castle train , Castle tower,Samurai costume, Doutonbori street, Hozenji temple, Dinner !!

Hi I’m Nobu, I like traveling overseas and in Japan, visited 26 countries!

I’m a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter of English for 10 years.

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We did a one day tour to Nara-Osaka!

The itinerary is as follows.

Nara Park 

Nara Park and Todaiji Temple
Nandaimon gate
Nara Park
Ukimido pagoda

It was established as a city park in 1880.

It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan with many national treasures and world heritage sites.

These are Kofukuji Temple, Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, and Nara National Museum.



Deer are the messengers of the Kasuga Taisha Shrine.

About 1,200 deer greeted us.

They are friendly and bow to ask for deer clacker.

Todaiji Temple

Todaiji temple
Todaiji Temple

Founded in 733, Todaiji Temple is the world’s largest wooden structure, 46.7 m high.

Although the current building is 5/8 the size of the original, it is still synonymous with gigantic things in Japan.

The Great Buddha

Todaiji Temple

The world’s largest bronze statue, 14.7 meters high.

The statue is said to be located at the center of the world in the Kegon sect of Buddhism and symbolizes the macrocosm itself.

The nostril’s hole of the Great Buddha

Nostril of the great Buddha
Nostril of the great Buddha

In the Daibutsuden (Great Buddha Hall), there is a pillar with a hole the same size as the nostril of the Great Buddha.

It is said that if one passes through this hole, he or she will be free from illness and get good health.

Moreover their wishes will come true.

Goshuin( red ink stamp)

Goshuin is the red ink stamp of shrines and temples.

It’s a common hobby for Japanese collecting red ink stamps on stamp book.

They all have different designs for each shines and temples.

This temple’s one is beautiful hand written!


Lunch udon

We had udon lunch at the restaurant at the entrance of Todaiji Temple.


Osaka Castle Train

Osaka Castle train

We moved to Osaka by car.

We took a train at the entrance of Osaka Castle to near the castle tower.

We enjoyed the moat and the greenery of the trees.

Osaka Castle tower

Osaka Castle tower
Osaka Castle tower top

We climbed up to the Osaka Castle tower.

You can walk up the tower, but we took the elevator.

The tower is 54.8 m high and offers a 360-degree view of the surrounding area.

Samurai Photo

Samurai armor

On the 2nd floor of Osaka Castle, there is a service where you can have your picture taken in a samurai costume.

He looks very strong as samurai!


Doutonbori signboards
Doutonbori was

The busiest shopping street in Japan.

Signs for foodstuffs such as crab, puffer fish, and beef line the streets.

Hozenji Temple

Hozenji temple

One street inside from Dotonbori, you will enter the quiet Hozenji Yokocho( alley).

The water-hanging Fudo Buddha statue here is always covered with moss as worshippers pour water on it.



We took dinner at a local restaurant nearby.


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