japan | nara, the city of deer

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I am feeling black and white photos lately. Anyway…

We arrived in Nara to a marching band. We couldn’t figure out what the purpose was but it was quite fun to be accompanied down the road for a while.

Basically if you find yourself in Kyoto take a day-trip to Nara because … DEER! There are hundreds of deer that roam the city that are mostly friendly if a bit cheeky and they are big fans of the crackers you can buy (ie you will be running away from them as they try and take them from you). Plus you can find a fair number of World Heritage Sites. After a deer ate our map (oops) I think we only worked our way to one. A temple which is the biggest wooden building in the world and that had a rather large bronze buddha.

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There were lots of tourists in town but it didn’t take away from the charm of the place. Also I did do a bit of souvenir shopping from one shop on the main road from the station to the old town which had the most awesome things.

p.s. don’t you think the deer antlers look a little like pretzels …

One thought on “japan | nara, the city of deer

  1. Lovely photos Michelle! This place looks right up my street so it’ll definitely be on the list if we visit Japan. It kind of reminds me of India where there are cows roaming everywhere freely. I’ve not been, but my Mum & Dad have – poor Mum is terrified of cows so it was a daily challenge for her – I guess deer have the cute factor advantage over cows!

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