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Shosoin Temple, Nara

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  • 4: 00 closing time at the last minute jumped the gate guard was waiting for kindness. Visit only the appearance though the treasure vault of the old NARA seen close, I was impressed. It is indeed a national treasure.
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  • Only look at from outside because the inside is not published. Remembered-style azekura construction piling timber of the triangle, and the walls that I learned in junior high school. I am surprised to 1,200 years remaining from being built in the middle of the eighth century (Nara period). Here we could see the staff and tourists.
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  • The name of Shōsō-in suggests that it is a temple, but in fact it is the treasure house of Tōdai-Tempel (Tōdai-ji) in Nara. The exact construction dates are not known, but works were finished before A...  more »

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The historic city of Nara has a welcome number of accommodations for an urban area of its importance and popularity. Close to the main train station stand the main high-rise hotels in the city, all towering over the commercial and modern district that greets train travelers on arrival. To the east, things get a little more luxurious, with hotels close to Nara Park particularly well-appointed and rich in additional facilities. Standard hotels stand in a cluster to the southeast of the old palace ruins, while a number of pleasant, no-frills guesthouses can be found in the residential suburbs.
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