Walking in Nara, deer and temples

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!

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Country: Japan
Area : Kinki area
Prefecture : Nara-ken
City : Nara-shi
District : Noboriōjichō
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Gaijin San

Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can't express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration! For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. "Gaijin" means foreigner and "San" is a honorific suffix in Japanese.

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