Not just Nara, the entire stretch between Tokyo and Nara on the JR line is beautiful. The ride itself is a peaceful one with nature’s beauty to admire in abundance. One of the stations on this route is Fushimi Inari, just two stops after Tokyo. The station is named after the shrine Fushimi and you can see the shrine entrance right as you set foot outside the station. Fushimi is famous for its thousands of orange tori gates. If you look to walk and climb a little while surrounded by greenery you can walk up the steps right to the top of the shrine premises. At the top, there isn’t a great view to enjoy, but for nature and trek lovers, the climb can be soothing, especially when you have orange tori gates for company. While, your truly visited just Fushimi Inari for the paucity of time, I would have loved to explore the other stations on the JR line. They come across as solitude towns where the clock ticks a tad slower so you could enjoy nature for a bit longer. Do write back to me, if you manage to explore the other stations.
How to lose your way in Nara, Japan and enjoy is the ninth part of my new travel series on Japan- documenting the food, people, nature, beauty and culture in the land of the rising sun.
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