Day 4, May 2019: Nara (post 1)
On day 4, we took a super early Shinkansen from Tokyo to #nara to spend the day exploring. Lol who am I kidding! We went there for the deer 😁
As soon as we stepped outside the train station, it started to drizzle. We walked about 20-ish minutes, probably longer. The shops were still closed as it was super early and the streets were quite empty.
We spotted the first deer on the grounds of Kofukuji temple. Everyone (including us) wanted pictures of that little guy. And then I remembered there are so many more and we walked a few more steps and saw more! .
Then we trekked inside #naradeerpark . Everything positive you’ve heard about Nara deers are true! They roamed about peacefully, until you had a cracker for them. They would then flock to you. But they were cute and would bow their heads. So polite.
Some groups were mean, IMO. They beckoned the deer with no treats for them! Oh the lies!! I actually saw a deer try to nibble on someone’s bum 😅 when they lied to them. We bought plenty of crackers and walked around to feed as many deer as we could.
We spent a few hours walking deeper into the park. And then we ventured outside to pay a visit to the great Buddha. .
Nara park was super crowded as several schools brought their kids on field trips. Some of them even spoke to us as part of an English language assignment. We even stopped to buy mitarashi dango from a vendor. .
All in all, Nara park was excellent! I would’ve preferred if it didn’t rain that day as my hair goes crazy with the humidity. Have you been here?
ICYMI: I’m reminiscing my trip to #Japan from last summer. With the situation surrounding the pandemic growing increasingly uncertain, travel may not be a possibility for most of us. I hope these photos bring us all some joy and possible ideas for a future trip.
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