Nara & Kyoto

Today was another exciting and full day in Kyoto. Our first train experience was this morning, taking the JR train from Kyoto Station one hour towards Nara. We were greeted in Nara by some local celebrities – the famous bowing deer! Students purchased small packets of crackers to feed the deer who roam the streets and parks of this famous city. Then it was onto Todai-ji temple, the immense wooden temple housing the world’s largest bronze Buddha. Students had time for lunch in Nara before heading back to Kyoto for some more exploration around the enormous Kyoto Station. Beneath the station is a giant mall, and the grand entrance of the station has countless floors connected by escalators to explore. Students have taken opportunities to interact with locals, handing out their Canada and North Vancouver pins to Japanese people they’ve met on the train, on the street and in the temples. Tonight, the students journal, before looking forward to Universal Studios Osaka tomorrow!

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