Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Nara Koen 奈良公園 and Nara's deer, Osaka Japan

On our last day in Osaka, we decided to visit Nara park instead of Kobe. At first we were thinking to try the most expensive Kobe beef in Kobe, but last minutes dropped the idea since we have never seen a park that has hundreds of freely roaming deer.

We took about 45mins from Osaka to Nara by JR train. Then we took bus from the train station to Nara Park. This is the bus route map..


The first sight soon we entered this park, many deers just freely walking around..excited to see so many deers..the name of deers here is Sika deer, you can read more details here



A lady feeding deers with special biscuits bought from this park..

they will chasing you when they see you holding biscuits on hand..

This lady was chasing by few deers for biscuits, hahaha..

you can get special biscuits from this kind of stall

you can even gentlely touch the deers here..




Entrance  to the temple


these wood craft statue are huge!





The view of this temple was stunning!!



Pray for good fortune

inside the temple

Kid had fun passing through the small hole from this big pillar..believed for good fortune too..

try hard to squeeze out his body..^_^

finally out..

All laughed at this boy when he need helped from his friend to pull him out, hahaha..

Binzuru wood (wood craft statue ), it is commonly believed in Japan when a person rubs a part of the image of Binzuru and then rubs the corresponding part of this own body, his ailment there will disapear..Of course, we rubs too , hehehe..





Phong Hong said...

Very interesting! It's nice that the deer is freely mingling with the crowd. Also like the statues and temple. Such beautiful scenery.

mui mui said...

The park look nice and clean although the deers is everywhere.
Can see it is very interesting to visit this park!!
Lovely scenery too!


Simple Person said...

lots of deer..
hmmm deer likes to eat biscuit?

Yee Ling said...

I think the deers will love to see tourists with lots of yummy biscuits.

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

The deers look quite friendly hoh? Wow, the lawn was well-maintained around the big temple!

Swee San @ the Sweet Spot said...

wow it looks quite magical, the deers! beautiful place

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Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Those deer are so pretty. It amazes me how different the deer are from each country. Take care Diane

Anne Regalado said...

I laughed out loud at that photo where several deer were chasing the woman ! Those deer look really healthy and well-cared for ! The temple looks stunning indeed !

Li Shuan said...

like the photo where the deer by the river bank. Cute little jap boy climbing out of the pole. Thanks for sharing ur interesting trip

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Wow, you have been working hard my friend! Even when u are away for vacation! Love the photos! Thanks sharing all these with us, made us much wiser in choosing the places to visit when we go Japan next time. :))

My Little Space said...

Wow, that is a hug & beautiful ancient temple. The structure is awesome. Japanese is actually a Buddhist too but don't know why there are other funny funny prayers for example praying a black box. Other than that visiting the park is so much fun & exciting. You've taken so many gorgeous pictures. Love them.
Enjoy your vacation, dear.

Small Kucing said...

they are incredibly tame. :)

Baby Sumo said...

Dont think I've ever seen a deer upclose before. They're elegant animals.

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lena said...

still reading your japan post..hehe..still hv not got a chance to go there yet..so did you go thru the pillar?

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

This brings back so many memories! I was like one of those school kids before. :) We went to Nara for 6th grade trip and I was chased by deer too!! Nara is a little far from Osaka and I rarely get to visit, so it was fun seeing your photos and seeing some familiar places again.

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BlackSesame said...

Oh my god the place sure look very nice!!! Will definitely check it out if I got the chance to go!!! Thanks! ^^

Choi Yen said...

It's really an amazing sight to see those deers walk freely & the hole on can be pass through by kid only lah >.<

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