Saturday, 5 July 2014

Fawning over Nara

Nara is a daytripper’s dream. It is a serene and tranquil Japanese Town with an immense amount of history underlying its ordinary looking fa├žade.

 Journeyed to Nara on a spring afternoon, the city was lined with pink cherry (sakura) and plum (ume) trees. Nara’s eight World Heritage Sites are easily reached by foot in this little city, with most of them cluttered around Nara Park.

There live the deer, Nara's glory. Legend says, the god Takemikazuchi arrived on a white deer and commissioned sacred animals to guard the newly built capital. Today, deers roam freely, feeding on grass and biscuits (¥150) from delighted tourists.

Passing the park’s entrance lies the impressive Nara’s National museum which carries some of Japan's most beloved treasures for viewing but remember to head to Todaiji (admission ¥500), Nara's crowning glory.

Nara is overwhelming, the free roaming deers, immense history and watching sakura drifting in the wind gently descending to the ground... I can never get enough of you, Nara.

 

29 comments :

  1. that is such a cool place, i have added it to my bucket list. I have never been to Japan, now i have a reason to go there - to see Nara

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  2. They really do roam free and guard, how lovely. Enjoyed your images.

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  3. I've always wanted to go to Japan and this has just made me want to go more! Love your photos.

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  4. Oh my goodness it looks so amazing! What a lovely place to visit, Japan is next on my travel list!
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  5. Beautiful photos! Wish I could have been there. :)

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  6. I went to Nara last December and its so lovely there c: It's looks especially pretty with the cherry blossom trees.

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  7. I'm appreciating the pun very much!! Gorgeous pictures of a gorgeous place :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  8. Wow- so many fawns in Nara! Such a beautiful place- I especially love that one picture with those mushrooms along the large path! I'd love to go there one day as a tourist!

    -Nikkie
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  9. The deer are so adorable! Can't believe they just wander around like that, too cute. I shall definitely give Nara a visit next time I'm in Japan, I'm sad to have missed it on my last trip! Lovely photos of the blossom too :)

    Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure

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  10. What a lovely place! I need to add it to my list next time we are in Japan. My kids would love that! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with us.

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  11. Those deers are absolutely adorable! I would love to go to Nara just to interact with them - well, and to see the sights. But mostly to play with baby deer freely! :)

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  12. I'm adding Nara to my must visit list. I've been wanting to make a trip to Japan for years and years, but have never heard of this little city! It looks so...adorable. Your photography is beautiful, I hope you had a marvelous time with those cuties :) xx

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  13. That is absolutely amazing! And those photographs you took-great.

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  14. Wow I've never heard of Nara before but your pictures and description has intrigued me. In a while, it seems like something out of a fairytale. Like a Disney princess where all the animals approach them. I would love to visit for the deer to come up to me like that! It also looks beautiful with the cherry blossom trees...those are always my favorite! Thank you for sharing:)
    xo Olivia

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  15. I love deers and they so innocent and beautiful so happy to see there is a place that cherish them amazing pictures.
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  16. Those fawns are so so cute, and the cherry trees, beautiful!
    Baci,
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  17. What an amazing place, would love to visit it!
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  18. Oh my goodness!! So cute!!!

    <3 Shannon
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  19. These pics are fab! The blossoms... The sweet little fawns... Wonderful! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  20. Ah, I love Japan and the country's culture und history... it's amazing and interesting :) And your pictures are absolutely beautiful!
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  21. These photos look amazing! Makes me want to go to Japan and feed biscuits to these cute little fawns (then proceed to eat some delicious ramen afterwards).

    ♥ Gita @ mimiandchichi.com

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  22. Stunning! I have only been in winter - which is equally divine, but totally different!!

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  23. Nara looks so gorgeous in spring! I went there in autumn and it was equally beautiful, and with the deers also trying to bit the pockets for biscuits, hahaha :) it is a wonderful serene & enchanting place to visit.

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  24. Nara was the first place I went to once I landed in Tokyo! We got our JR passes and headed straight there! I loved it. I wish the cherry blossoms were in bloom when we were there :)

    xoxo Jess
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  25. Beautiful pictures! Love the colors and composition

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