Exploring Nara

Writing about my day in Nara is actually really hard for me, because it was honestly one of the best days of my life. And I’m sad that it’s over.


Since our Airbnb was in Kyoto, we actually had to take the train to Nara that morning. It took a quick hour and we got to Nara at around 10 AM. From the train station, we followed the signs on the sidewalk and walked for about 15 minutes to get to Heijo-kyo, Japan’s capital city during the Nara period in the 700s.

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Visiting Kyoto

Taking the Shinkansen

Jan 4. Early morning at around 8 AM, we left to take the train from Tokyo to Kyoto. We had decided that we were going to take the Shinkansen, an extremely fast bullet train which made a 6-hour drive into a ride that was a little over 2 hours. Taking the Shinkansen was a really pleasant experience. It was really comfy with spacious seating. You also get to pass by a lot of nice sights. But since it was so comfy, I fell asleep for a good part of my ride.

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