Kyoto to Nara – Road Trip JAPAN 2020





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00:00 Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City
09:26 Gokonomya Shrine, Kyoto Pref.
14:05 Uji City, Kyoto Pref.
22:38 Joyo City, Kyoto Pref.
36:56 Kizugawa City, Kyoto Pref.
57:45 Nara City, Nara Pref.
1:01:15 Around Todaiji Temple, Nara Pref.
1:05:24 Nara Okuyama Driveway

Fushimi (伏見区, Fushimi-ku) is one of the eleven wards in the city of Kyoto, in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Famous places in Fushimi include the Fushimi Inari Shrine, with thousands of torii lining the paths up and down a mountain; Fushimi Castle, originally built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, with its rebuilt towers and gold-lined tea-room; and the Teradaya, an inn at which Sakamoto Ryōma was attacked and injured about a year before his assassination. Also of note is the Gokōgu shrine, which houses a stone used in the construction of Fushimi Castle. The water in the shrine is particularly famous and it is recorded as one of Japan’s 100 best clear water spots.

The water of Fushimi has particularly soft characteristics, making it an essential component to the particular type of sake brewed in Fushimi. This also explains why the area developed as a sake-brewing center in Kyoto. Today, Fushimi is the second greatest area of Japan in terms of sake production, and is where the sake company Gekkeikan was founded.
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Since 862 Gokōnomiya Shrine has been famous for its natural spring water, which was said to have a particularly pleasant aroma. The spring, which dried up in the Meiji period but was later restored, is still popular with the locals, who bring empty plastic bottles to the shrine to fill up and take home. The water is said to have both healing and protective qualities, and is considered one of the top 100 natural water sources in the country. The spring can be found just to the left of the entrance to the main sanctuary, and you are free to take some away with you if you have a bottle.

Uji (宇治市, Uji-shi) is a city on the southern outskirts of the city of Kyoto, in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.

Uji tea (宇治茶, Uji-cha) is a common name for all Japanese green tea produced from Uji, Kyoto.
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Jōyō (城陽市, Jōyō-shi) is a city located in Kyoto Prefecture, Kansai, Japan. It is halfway between Kyoto and Nara. It contains historical sites including the Shibagahara Tomb and Mito shrine.
Aodani ume grove: Currently about 10,000 Ume trees are planted in this 20-hectare area, considered the largest in Kyoto Prefecture. A detailed origin of this ume grove is not known. It is known that in the beginning of the Medieval era (Kamakura age, 1185-1333 AD) a prince wrote a Tanka to praise this ume grove.
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Kizugawa (木津川市, Kizugawa-shi) is a city located in southern Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.
Kizugawa City is one of the few municipalities in Japan with a growing population. In a population estimate released by the Japan Policy Council, Kizugawa City is the only municipality in Kyoto Prefecture predicted to have a positive population growth rate by 2040.
(Wikipedia)

Nara (奈良市, Nara-shi, Japanese: [naꜜɾa]) is the capital city of Nara Prefecture, Japan.

Nara Prefecture region is considered one of the oldest regions in Japan, having been in existence for thousands of years. Like Kyoto, Nara was one of Imperial Japan’s earliest capital cities.
Historically, Nara Prefecture was also known as Yamato-no-kuni or Yamato Province.
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Tōdai-ji (東大寺, Eastern Great Temple) is a Buddhist temple complex that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, located in the city of Nara, Japan. Though it was originally founded in the year 738 CE, Todai-ji was not opened until the year 752 CE. Its Great Buddha Hall (大仏殿 Daibutsuden) houses the world’s largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana, known in Japanese as Daibutsu (大仏). The temple also serves as the Japanese headquarters of the Kegon school of Buddhism. The temple is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara”, together with seven other sites including temples, shrines and places in the city of Nara.
(Wikipedia)

Nara Okuyama Driveway
With few tourists and expansive views, the observatory on Mt Wakakusa is especially beautiful at sunset and into the early evening, as the lights spread out across Nara. Walking from the base of the mountain takes around 40 minutes. There are no lights on the walking paths after dark, so be sure to bring a flashlight. You can also reach the observatory by car and taxi.

Filming Date: September 9th, 2020

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  • Posted: September 17, 2020 00:38

    SEOUL WALKING KTV

    nice driving👍 👍 👍
  • Posted: September 17, 2020 00:38

    Nomadic Walks

    Thank you TOKYO SMITH these videos make me want to be in the car with you . . .
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    Nice documentary - I like it.
  • Posted: September 17, 2020 00:38

    Alberto Costea

    Like #28! What's up my friend? Greetings from Bucharest, Romania!
  • Posted: September 17, 2020 00:38

    Bon & Liza

    nice road trip, beautiful view, thanks for sharing,new friend here, sending you love and support, see you on your next vlog again
  • Posted: September 17, 2020 00:38

    MapRanger

    The surface of the roads is so smooth everywhere in Japan!
  • Posted: September 17, 2020 00:38

    Travel Odysseys

    This is a hypnotic video. The road is very smooth. Here in the US, there can be a lot of potholes. Great video!
  • Posted: September 17, 2020 00:38

    Znematic Travel

    Such a beautiful roadtrip thanks for taking us along
  • Posted: September 17, 2020 00:38

    MOGADOR

    Like! Like! Wow! Wow! Amazing! So cool! Thank you for this trip!
  • Posted: September 17, 2020 00:38

    DeepRelaxation365Calm

    Great road trip, wonderful experience thanks for sharing my friend👍
  • Posted: September 17, 2020 00:38

    Music Nice Everyday

    Dear friend! very interesting content! I always watch with great pleasure!
    Interesting! Thanks for sharing!
  • Posted: September 17, 2020 00:38

    BrainStrains

    What a wonderful trip, I love traveling with you and looking around from Kyoto to Nara.
    Thank you so much and cheers from Brainstrains.
  • Posted: September 17, 2020 00:38

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    new friend 650.stay join together to our channel ,i join with u too.Hope you to join us and keep supporting together..
  • Posted: September 17, 2020 00:38

    AKSHAYA RUSIKUM SAMAYAL

    super to watch this trip from kyoto to nara..my dream to visit tokyo ,but it will not happen.
  • Posted: September 17, 2020 00:38

    Slice of Aloha

    Thanks for sharing Tokyo. Aloha!
  • Posted: September 17, 2020 00:38

    Wanderful Steps

    what a relaxing drive. it looks so peaceful ❤️ thanks for this 😍
  • Posted: September 17, 2020 00:38

    MyFavorit Walk

    Beautifuuulll Place ❤️.. calm to see rain fall down.. thanks for the journey friend 😊
  • Posted: September 17, 2020 00:38

    Oksana Play Theme

    Спасибо огромное за видео 😍😍😍
    ありがとうございます😘 Kyoto ❤
    Отличная поездка 😊 и даже дождик не помешал🤗 я в восторге 🥰
  • Posted: September 17, 2020 00:38

    Ambient Walking

    Your channel is so great. I love visiting whenever you drop a new trip. It's always so comforting. Thanks so much!
  • Posted: September 17, 2020 00:38

    Nature Scapes

    Nice Video indeed 👌 Loved to watch it my friend 😊
    All the best for next video and Have a great day ahead 👍
  • Posted: September 17, 2020 00:38

    Connect My Soul

    Wonderful trip and beautiful roads. Felt like I was travelling. Great work.
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  • Posted: September 17, 2020 00:38

    Trek & Fly

    Lovely video
  • Posted: September 17, 2020 00:38

    Kitten Heaven

    This is so beautiful 😍😍

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