Nara is famous for its temples and deer. The latter are found pretty much everywhere around Mount Wakakusa. They are free to go everywhere but usually hang out where tourists are in hope of receiving some food. They are usually very friendly although some signs warn about possible deer attack. After all the deer are seen as heavenly animal, protecting the city and the country and therefore have to, once in a while, display their power! I suppose those signs are targeted at kids or adults that get too close. The deer in Nara seem addicted to “Osenbei” and walk slowly, often in groups, towards anybody holding some in their hands!
Too bad the Kofuku-ji temple was under restoration work when we were in Nara, but the dedication Japanese people have at preserving their historical heritage sites is surely amazing and appreciated. The Kofuku-ji five-storey pagoda is still standing proud in Nara’s skyline.