Deer in Nara. They're allowed to roam the town freely, and are completely fearless.
Todaiji, Nara. This building houses a HUGE Buddha statue.
Funny town name. Gero. It's also a Japanese slang term for puking. (thanks mitsu for the vocab that i won't learn in class)
In Takayama. They tie up the trees like this so that the snow will not break off the branches. Looks like a lot of work.
Sake we drank in Shirakawa Go. It was darker in color than most Sake I've had, but was very good.
Five storied temple in Nara. It was pouring rain when I took this.
Politically incorrect sign in Nara Machi. (i didnt' go in there)
Cool old lanterns.
Gassho Zukuri architecture, Shirakawa Go.
Sign at the Nara Hotel, which is where I stayed in Nara. (the writing says "Nara Hoteru"
Five storied pagoda, Nara, at sunset.
Mitsu made me do this at the old house we toured in Takayama. it cost 100 yen, but we got a free print of the picture, so not too bad!
Entrance to the old house in Takayama.
Temple in Nara
Sign warning people not to mess with deer babies!
Torii in Nara.
Walk to the Todaiji. Notice the deer intermingling with the people.
Random street performance in Shibuya.