About this sight
The Nara Park is a large park located in the centre of this old capital of Japan. Established in 1880. It is where many of Nara’s historical sites are located, such as Todaiji, Kasuga Taisha, Kofukuji and the Nara National Museum. It takes up a large part of the city and was created on top of wasteland. Today, it is home to 1,200 deer that are believed to be the messengers of god, according to Shintoism.
The well-fed deer are tame, however, and you don’t usually have to worry about them attempting to nibble on your bag or clothes. If you feel like being surrounded by deer, purchase some deer crackers that are on sale throughout the park by mobile vendors. Do watch your step however, as deer droppings are quite rampant. You can also purchase deer dropping shaped chocolate as a cheeky souvenir.
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