|On my "To Do Next Time" List|
|Rock Garden- do you see the smiley face we painted on one?|
Next, we took a taxi to Kyoto main station and then the JR train to Nara. At the station, we went to bus stop #1 and caught the bus to the main park Nara koen that has most of the main attractions. I recommend the bus since it cuts off a mile walk and since we were already getting plenty of exercise, it was welcome!
|CW from top left: Southern Gate, Daibutsuden, Daibutsuden and Deer outside the Gate|
|The Big Buddha and assembly lines to get kids through the lucky column|
|Katsuga Shrine with a Deer Warning sign thrown in|
|Lantern Forest (not the official name)|
We checked in late to the New Sanno. Mom and Dad loved the hotel. It is spacious and really nice. They had been expecting Hale Koa level of amenities and it is definitely a step up from that but at half the price of other Tokyo hotels. Score!