Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Japan (日本) Cherry Blossom (櫻花) - Nara Prefecture (奈良県) [Travel in Japan 170404 (Guest Post): Himuro shrine (氷室神社) and Yakushi-ji Temple (薬師寺)]



How to get here: From Nara park, Use the underground crossings to get to the northeast corner of the Nobori-oji/Route 169. There are directions for Isui-en garden and Todai-ji temple. Walk towards Isui-en garden, Himuro shrine is on the way.

GPS: 34.684399, 135.838086

Opening hours: 11:00 to 15:00

Entrance fee: free

Status of Flowering: 60-70% of the flowers are in bloom





weeping cherry blossom




magnolia flowers

Yakushi-ji temple (薬師寺)

How to get here: From Kintetsu Nara station take train towards Nara and get down at Yamato-Saidaji station (大和西大寺駅) to change the line to Kintetsu-Kashihara line (近鉄-橿原線). Ride 4 stops and get down at Nishinokyo station (西ノ京駅). From Nishinokyo station Yakushi-ji is 200 m away. Bus number 70, 72 and 97 run about three times an hour to Yakushiji-higashiguchi bus stop (薬師寺東口バス停) from JR Nara Station (15 minutes, 260 yen) and Kintetsu Nara Station (20 minutes, 260 yen).

GPS 34.668647, 135.784569

Opening hours: 8:30 to 17:00 (entry until 16:30)

Entry fees: 1100 yen

Status of Flowering: 50-70% of the flowers are in bloom



This travel guide was submitted by Shitha Valsan Korachamkandy.

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