After done touring around Kofuku-ji temple, and Buddhist statue museum, I am heading back to JR station.
On the electric pole, I found deer illustration which deer consider as a god at Nara.
People can rent a bike to tour around Nara. There is a traditional architecture Japanese tea house by the pond. At the edge of the pond, there is a map board of Nara city, and there is an information center that might answer your questions in Japanese and English.
I like the clock tower that has a Japanese old style stone roof. If seems like any public architecture has Japanese style tile roof, including a mail box I showed in another blog post.
The flags by stairs are for sighning of Fudo god shrine. Fudo is Acalanatha in Hidu, and they sets up at both Japanese shrines and temples.
They just renewed JR Nara train station building in 2010. The station building is also looks like a temple building, and it has heavy and solemn feel.
You can go to Nara from both JR and Kintetsu lines. I think JR line is more convenient to downtown Osaka and Kyoto city, but from famous temples in Nara, Kintetsu line is closer. Because Kintetsu lines are built by famous temple and hiking roads, which seems to me like ancient pilgrimage railway.
|Deer electric pole|
|Old style tea house|
|Nara city map and clock tower|
|Information Center inside|
|JR (Japan Railway) Nara Station building|
|Fudoumyouou Flags 西国札所|
|Clock tower with stone roof|