Todai-Ji houses the largest bronze statue of Buddha Vairocana along with two towering statues of Bishamonten and Komokuten.
A shinto shrine housing an impressive 1000-year old Japanese Cedar.
A beautiful stroll complete with pagoda, central pond with two islands and stone paths through moss and streams.
I thought that I might have arrived in Japan a bit early to see some of the famous blossoms in bloom...
If you are in Osaka craving ramen find this place and don't skip the gyoza either.
An early morning visit to Tsukiji Market is a tradition on my first day in Tokyo.
Keep your eyes peeled for examples of Googie architecture as you cruise through Los Angeles.
The crispy rice salad at Sqirl was an excellent break from my usual breakfast lineup.
The refried beans here have a reputation as the creamiest in town.