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Nara Kojukuji 奈良 興福寺 7/20/10

I went to Kofukuji temple last July during the event of 
the anniversary of Nara Heijo-kyo Capital in 2010.
I arrived at Kintetsu Nara station and ate lunch at Indian (Nepal? I forgot) restaurant in the arcade. And walked towards the Sarusawa no ike pond which is behind Kohukuji temple.

Celebrating the 1300th anniversary of Nara Heijo-kyo Capital in 2010


Sento kun at Nara Station せんとくん

Temple on post box

Sarusawa pond 猿沢池

Kohukuji pagoda on pond 猿沢池の反射と興福寺の塔


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