One of the most visited places in Nara is the Great Buddha Hall (Daibutsuden) of the Todaiji Temple, a must-see place indeed, especially if you like traditional architecture. But if you are already here, it is worthwhile to climb a few hundred meters through the forest from behind the hall and you will reach a little less-known place, Nigatsu-dō (which means Hall of the Second Month).
It is a very old building dating from 1669 and one of the most beautiful temples I have seen in Japan. The landscape is magnificent, the hall is built on wooden pillars, on top of a grass-covered hill and to visit the hall you will climb a covered stair… And from the hall’s balcony you will enjoy a beautiful view over the city.
Yesterday’s Japan Photo: Exactly like in Edo, soba noodle portable vending stall