An old town remains on the west side of Sarusawa pond.
In the area called “Naramachi”, there is a world heritage site “Gangoji Temple” in the center.
lotus of Gangoji Temple
Lotus is a flower that is related to Buddhism.
The lotus that blooms beautifully even in the mud, symbolizes the Buddha’s world.
Innumerable Jizo Statues
Gangoji Temple is well known as a temple of Jizo.
As you walk along the road in the countryside of Japan, you will see Jizo everywhere. Jizo that is said to provide a helping hand to those who have fallen to hell. It is commonly found on mountain trails and is said to have prevented the infestation of the plague.
Jizo of Gangoji Temple
Jizo is known as the guardian deity of children in the Japanese culture.
Each thought can be put in each one Jizo.
Design of a building that attracts interest
The design of the temple and shrine architecture is great.
Lotus flower bud
The flower buds waiting for flowering are full of energy.
Yellow flower blooming in Gangoji Temple
Various flowers were blooming in the temple.
Owl Cafe in the shopping street
There is an interesting coffee shop in the shopping street near Kintetsu Nara Station. Some cafes play with cats, some cafes love owls.