The deer at Nara Park.
Nara, Japan’s ancient capital since 710, is a short train ride from both Kyoto and Osaka. Many tourists come just to visit the Nara Park area, home to a number of famous temples such as Kasuga Taisha and the Daibutsu (Great Buddha) at Todai-ji Temple. Amazingly, many of the buildings and artefacts here date back as far as the 8th Century. The park is also famously home to hordes of roaming deer. These cute (but sometimes scary) critters will follow you hoping for some pre-purchased deer snacks. Check out the articles below covering the best things to do in Nara.