Nara, The Deer city
Nara, located in Japan, not too far from Kyoto and Osaka, was the capital of Japan a long time ago during the 8th century. It was the first not nomad capital in facts, because of the religion (shintoism) the capital was changing each time a ruler died.
This city is very well known because of all its historical buildings and shrines but most importantly, because of all the deers that walk freely in the city.
We stopped in Nara on our way from the Nachi Falls to Kyoto. We only stopped for a day and as we had our backpacks with us, we left them in a locker at the train station (That is actually awesome. For 400 to 800 Yen, you can leave your bag safely, walk around and get them back just before your next train!).
The weather was not looking very good and I was starting to get sick. I guess the air conditioning is a little too much in Japan! We walked to the park where all the shrines and the deers are.
When we saw our first deer I was so exited. Just see one was fun enough. But we walked towards one of the many shrines and then they were. The pack of deers! Ohhh how cute the little Bambis were.
You should not feed them anything else than what the street carts sell you. I am usually against giving food to wild animals but I guess here they are NOT wild at all. They know that people are going to give them food.
If you do buy food, be careful, a deer might not be far and ready to steal it from your hands!
It was a fun day even if I ended up waiting on a bench for Alexis to explore the Shrines because I wasn’t feeling very well.
Have you been there? How many deers could you feed with one set of food? xD