Japan Sightseeing (1)

5 June: Akashi Kaikyo Bridge 
Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge is the longest span bridge in the world, located in Akashi Strait between Kobe and Awaji Island in Hyogo Pref. The total and central span lengths are 3,911m and 1991m respectively.

The Bridge was constructed as one of Honshu-Shikoku Bridge project, which is one of the greatest projects in Japan to connect Honshu with Shikoku by both highway and railway. The construction work was started in May, 1988 and completed in April, 1998 after 10 years’ construction period.

6 June: Todaiji Temple
Constructed in 752 on the order of Emperor Shomu, Todai-ji Temple's Great Buddha Hall in Nara is the largest wooden structure in the world and houses an immense statue of Rushana Butsu.


Deer Park at Nara
The park is home to hundreds of freely roaming deer. Nara's nearly 1200 deer have become a symbol of the city and have even been designated as a natural treasure. Nara's deer are surprisingly tame, although they can be aggressive if they think you will feed them. Deer crackers are for sale around the park.


Kiyomizu Temple
 
Kiyomizu Temple occupies an excellent location on a steep hill in eastern Kyoto. The quaint street leading up to the temple is lined with souvenir shops, restaurants and ryokan (Japanese-style inns). The temple grounds have open-air pavilions providing beer and noodles and countless hawkers offering talismans, incense, and o-mikuji (paper fortunes).

Comments

  1. Nice tour. I have been to the two temples but not the bridge.

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  2. Beautiful bridge. Nice photos.

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  3. I've been to Kyoto but not Nara.. didn't know the longest bridge in the world is in Japan, thanks for sharing..

    BTW, I think you mixed up Todaiji and Kiyomizu temples.. :)

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    1. Thanks SK. Indeed I had mixed them up. Anyway, I hv fixed it.

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  4. The temples and sceneries are so beautiful there!

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  5. You were so lucky to see and cross the world's longest span bridge! I wish to experience that someday too.

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  6. You wrote so lengthy captions to explain all the photos. Thank you.
    I realized I have forgotten much of the history about those lovely places.

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  7. Ooo, so today is about sight seeing, no more buffet, hehe.. The temples are really nice there, can go there and pray and take water or something, can drink it for good luck too..

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  8. Longest span bridge in the world? This is very interesting, next time I must go see this.

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  9. Have never been there. saw many bloggers blog about japan. so nice

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