Nara Park – Deer me!


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Deers are gorgeous creatures, but back in Australia the only chance to see them are either at a zoo or on Google. But staying in Kyoto, just 30 minutes away for Nara, I could finally see not one, not two, but almost a thousand deer up close! I had to take the opportunity. Traditionally the deer at Nara Park were considered sacred due to their linkage with the Thunder god. Now they have lost their sacred status but are still a national treasure. The deer park leads into Todai-ji a large temple that houses the world’s largest bronze statue of Buddha. Once arriving at the JR Nara station, the park is either a 30 minute walk or 10 minute bus ride from the station. I recommend taking the bus as it is only 230 yen one way. If you are travelling around Nara for the whole day take advantage of…

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