Kyoto is a very beautiful city; it is the second capital of Japan and it’s commonly referred as the city of the thousand shrines. It incorporates both aspects of old and new, peacefully coexisting. On Saturday afternoon, we arrived in Nara, the first capital of Japan. There, we visited the famous world heritage site, Todaiji, where one of the largest wooden temples was built. Alongside the temples, there were the Nara deer that symbolized protection in Shinto religion.
On Saturday afternoon, we took a bus from Kyoto Station to Ninnaji Temple, a Buddhist temple, to spend the night there. In the morning, a few of us decided to attend the morning ritual and experienced Japanese Buddhist chants. Finally, it was time to head for Hiroshima.