It really is sunny! Today is a perfect day for touring. Today we went to Ise via Nara. We rode along a town and river side, we arrived at Todaiji temple well known for the Great Buddha. It was a good time to feed a deer deer crackers in the Nara Park. The cherry blossoms were in full bloom there. What a beautiful day today! After that we rode the winding road in the mountains to Ise Grand shrine. Here is Japan’s most sacred Shinto shrine. We stayed at a long established Ryokan (Japanese-style inn) facing Toba Bay. We enjoyed open-air baths with stunning scenery.