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Nara Perfecture Kansai Region Japan

October 4, 2015 by David Herd

Nara station

Nara Perfecture Kansai Region Japan

Nara Perfecture Kansai Region Japan

 Nara Prefecture Japan is a 45 minute train ride from Osaka, make sure you get a train where you don’t need to change it is quicker and easier. The city has significant temples and artwork dating back to the 8th century when it was  the capital of Japan.

Beside the station

Nara Perfecture Kansai Region Japan

Lots of cafes & restaurants around the station area.

 I guess he is collecting for something…..

Nara Perfecture Kansai Region Japan

As of 2005, the city has an estimated population of 373,189 and a population density of 1,348 persons per km².

The real attraction are the deer & the temples

Nara Perfecture Kansai Region Japan

 The park is home to hundreds of freely roaming deer. Considered in Shinto to be messengers of the gods, Nara’s nearly 1200 deer have become a symbol of the city and have even been designated as a natural treasure.

Nara Prefecture Japan

Nara Perfecture Kansai Region Japan

Deer crackers are for sale around the park, and some deer have learned to bow to visitors to ask to be fed.

Some of the 1600

Nara Perfecture Kansai Region Japan

Nara’s deer are surprisingly tame, although they can be aggressive if they think you will feed them.

Nice day in the park

Nara Perfecture Kansai Region Japan

Nara seems like a very peaceful place where people enjoy the parks and feeding the deer.

Slight disagreement

Nara Perfecture Kansai Region Japan

You often see a couple of male deer sorting out the pecking order.

Rickshaw anybody?

Nara Perfecture Kansai Region Japan

At your service sir.

Near the entrance to Todai-Ji Temple

Nara Perfecture Kansai Region Japan

It is a pleasant 45 minute walk from Nara Station to Todai-ji Temple.

Peaceful setting

Nara Perfecture Kansai Region Japan

A peaceful spot near the temple.

Friendly deer

Nara Perfecture Kansai Region Japan

The deer are very tame but are always looking to be fed.

Todai-ji Temple.

Nara Perfecture Kansai Region Japan

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