On Sunday we traveled to Nara, Japan to see the Todai-Ji Temple that was built in the 700’s. This Temple serves both as a place of prayer for peace and affluence on earth, as well as a center of Buddhist doctrinal research. Even though the width of the current building is approximately 33% smaller than that of the original structure, it still ranks as the largest wooden structure in the world. Virocana Buddha is massively large… height of body: 48.91ft (14.98m), length of head: 17.75ft (5.41m), length of eye 3.34ft (1.02m) and length of ear: 8.33ft (2.54m).
We headed back to Kyoto for an evening stroll amongst the Gion (Geisha) District. It was an absolutely beautiful area tucked into the hustle and bustle of Kyoto City. We found a great local restaurant and ate some tasty Japanese Cuisine before we headed back to Nagoya.