The trip to Nara took about 40 minutes by train. Nara's main attractions are the deers and Todaiji temple.
Inside the temple is a giant Buddha. In total, I spent about 2 or 3 hours walking around visiting the various shrines. I think Nara is definitely worth a visit. When you see Todaiji temple, the size and beauty just blows you away. I was not too impressed with the giant Buddha.
For lunch I had sushi on a conveyor belt again.
Later that night, I just walked around the hostel. While I was wandering the streets of Namba, I ran across this Japanese band, Natural Killers, playing near the Namba station. They were really good. I bought a CD.