The Todaiji Temple, it's quite large and has a very nice garden in the front.
This Buddha is huge! He's over 50 ft. tall! Originally he would have been gilt in gold.
Another one...close up.
So they can see you holding the little packet of wafers and soon you will have a following.
While walking through the actual park and off the main thoroughfare, we found some little guys. Look at those eyes! So sweet! And they still have curly hair on their heads. *sigh* Made the whole trip worth it!
Stone lanterns line all the paths to the Shinto Shrine.
Here is the Camphor Tree with a rope and lightening symbols. The rope signified its association with the lightning deity.
Inside the courtyard of the shrine are all the bronze lanterns.
Mmm..tasty dinner. Yakitori Donburi, Yakitori chicken with seaweed pieces and green onions on top of rice. Yum!