Spent today with some beautiful animals and some equally beautiful people. Hung out in the Arishyama Mountain Monkey Forest today, then headed to Nara for an afternoon of patting and feeding deer. Lucky us.
Day 30: Nara
While staying in Osaka, we took a quick day trip to Nara by train to visit animals and see temples! There are over 1,200 deer in Nara Park!! There are also tons of carts that sell crackers so you can feed the little guys, and boy do they go CRAZY for them. They’ll nibble on your clothes and bump you if they know you are hiding crackers! But as naughty as they are, they are also very polite and will bow to you when you feed them, which can be seen in the last video. The whole situation was so peculiar to me because deer are extremely shy in America, but these cute little animals were so social! The temple we visited was called Tōdai-ji, and it is the world’s largest wooden building. There were a number of golden, metal, and wooden statues in the temple which were all SO breathtaking. I find it wild how such an intimidating and majestic building—one that you’d think belongs to an emperor—was actually built purely for religious worship. Apparently, so did the government because they moved the capital of Japan from Nara to Nagoaka in 784 in order to reduce the temple’s influence on government! Nara was great, deer are beautiful creatures, and Japan is still freaking amazing. Next was Hakone, one of our last stops! Thanks for keeping up with me, yall 🗻⛩🗾🇯🇵✌️😄 #SEAsGetDegrees#naradeerpark#todaijitemple#nara
The first Bambi on my sightseeing tour in Nara. There are three unique things in this place - the largest number of domesticated deers (like camels in Kazakhstan) per 1 square meter which I have ever seen in my life, the absolutely stunning temple with enormous statues of Buddha and ... the largest number of truly stupid tourists per 1 square meter who were given a chance to see a deer but probably they have never seen a sheep or a cow before what makes this situation more diffucult to handle for them. Actually there is a solution - Japan should open a bear park not too far away from Nara and install a lot of information signs describing how to get there ... in Chinese 🇯🇵 Pierwszy Bambi na mojej krajoznawczej wycieczce po Nara. Są w tym miejscu trzy unikalne rzeczy - największa liczba udomowionych jeleni (niczym wielbłądy w Kazachstanie) na 1 metr kwadratowy jaką kiedykolwiek w życiu widziałem, absolutnie niesamowita świątynia z ogromnymi posągami Buddy i ... największa liczba prawdziwie głupich turystów na 1 metr kwadratowy, którym dano szansę zobaczyć jelenia, a prawdopodobnie nigdy wcześniej nie widzieli owcy czy krowy, co czyni tę sytuację trudniejszą dla nich do udźwignięcia. Właściwie jest na to rozwiązanie - Japonia powinna otworzyć park niedźwiedzi gdzieś niezbyt daleko od Nara i zainstalować dużo znaków z informacją jak tam dotrzeć ... po chińsku 🇯🇵 #asia#azja#japan#日本#nippon#japonia#japanisbeautiful#beautifuljapan#honshu#honsiu#naraprefecture#nara#naradeer#naradeerpark#bambi#poland#polska#ポーランド#deer#deerhunter#jelen#daniel#ファインダー越しの私の世界#exploringjapan#cyclingjapan#cyclingnara#aroundtheworld#gshock#mudmaster
Famous Japanese Nara Deer killed by plastic pollution 💔
Nine of a Japanese park's famous deer have died after eating plastic litter at the site.
The Nara Deer Preservation Foundation have announced that of the 14 wild deer that have died in Nara Park since March, more than half have been found to have stomachs clogged with numerous plastic bags.
One deer’s stomach was found to contain 4.3 kilogrammes of plastic.
The bags are generally bought by tourists to hold food for the animals – conversation experts suggest the deer learn that such bags contain food or are tempted by the smell coming from the discarded packets.
#throwback to my first Japan trip ever in 2018. Free and easy was fun but extremely stressful to be honest~ 🤣
But meeting the lovely deers from Nara was definitely a highlight for me~ ❤ They are so adorable and yes they can be persistent if they know you have food. Just, don't make them wait too long (even if you want to bait them for photos) and they won't be aggressive. 😊
And please! Do not anyhow throw away any plastics, wrappers and stuff as the poor deers might eat them. Recently it was reported that a deer died from eating plastics. 😭 おねがいします! 🙏🏼
Bom dia galera! O #tbt de hoje é de uma viagem que eu fiz no começo desse mês pra Nara. Essa cidade, que foi a primeira capital do Japão, existe (acreditem) a mais de 1.300 anos! Meu passeio foi no Nara Park, onde podemos caminhar de boa entre os cervos que circulam livremente por ali. Conta a lenda que um deus do templo xintoísta Kasuga-Taisha passou por Nara montado em um grande cervo branco. Desde então esses animais são considerados sagrados e atualmente são reconhecidos como tesouros nacionais pela UNESCO. Dentro da área de mais de 520 hectares do parque, há vários castelos e templos com visitação gratuita. Ele também abriga o museu nacional de Nara e está localizado na mesma região que o complexo budista Todai-Ji, apontado como principal e maior templo provincial do Japão. O Todai-ji é famoso pela maior construção de madeira do mundo e maior estátua de bronze do mundo de Daibutsu (o grande Buda). Quanta coisa em um único lugar né? Enquanto eu passeava, admirando os templos, era impossível não imaginar quantos acontecimentos, quantas histórias já foram vividas naquele local e continuam sendo contadas após séculos. As construções antigas, que permanecem intactas graças aos cuidados que recebem, nos dão a sensação de que o tempo não passou por ali. Refletir sobre isso me fez pensar se nossa geração brasileira também tem essa consciência de preservar nossos patrimônios nacionais que no futuro também contarão as histórias do presente. Quero acreditar que sim! Ah, pra quem não me conhece, esse ser humano de blusa rosa tentando socializar com o cervo sou eu, muito prazer 😉! Até a próxima. Bye-bye 🇯🇵
Did you know deer are considered to be sacred animals in Japan? Pictured is a juvenile deer at Nara Park, located at the foot of Mount Wakakusa and home to hundreds of freely roaming deer. 📍 Easily accessible by train from Kyoto, the park is a 20 minute walk from JR Nara Station (with tickets covered by your JR Pass). Photo by @davemorris__#VisitJapanAU#Nature