15 March 2016

FYeahJapan: Playing with Deer at Nara Park

Nara Park

Nara Park is famous for its deer inhabitants so during our visit to Osaka we though we would take the short train ride over to Nara to go visit them and make some new friends. The deer here are completely wild they're not kept in fences or cages and free to roam as they please in fact one of the first deer we saw was in the middle of the road munching on some grass.

Nara Park

Nara Park

The deer here are quite tame and used to the many people who come to visit them in fact they don't really bother you unless you have some "deer crackers" to feed them with and some of them have even learned to bow to get a cracker which is the cutest thing ever, you can see my video of them doing it below.

Nara Park Nara Park

The deer are still wild creatures and they can get a bit pushy when it comes to getting crackers as I learned after one started to headbutt me but once I gave him a cracker and swiftly walked away he didn't bother me, lesson learned be quicker to hand out the foods!

Nara Park

Nara Park

There are also lot's of temples in Nara park but we got so distracted by all the pretty deer we only managed to visit one and at about 3pm after we had fed ourselves, bought some cute souvenirs and walked back to the park the deer (and cracker sellers) had all disappeared back to the woods... Sidenote I also had the best mochi of my life in Nara so if deer aren't your thing Nara is still a beautiful place to visit for the day.


What are your favourite woodland creatures?
Love & Cookies
Cate
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