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Nara - Parks

Founded in 710 AD, Nara was the first capital of Japan and the far eastern destination of the Silk Road. Most Nara’s temples and shrines are located in a huge park, which makes walks between them really pleasurable.

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The rear garden

Quietly punctuated with history-steeped structures, Sukiya-style architecture, and traditional teahouses, the garden provokes an emotional feelings as if you were inside a poem written in the Manyoushu ("Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves," the oldest existing, and most highly revered, collection of Japanese poetry, compiled sometime in the Nara or early Heian periods).

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Taken: March 21, 2007
Uploaded: May 11, 2007
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