During our trip to Osaka, Natalie and I took a mini side trip to Nara, a city nearby. We went straight to Nara park, which is most famous for Todaiji Temple, where deer roam free around the temple grounds. So, with out further ado, here are a lot of pictures of deer!
(Update: I moved the rest of the photos to my flickr account, in hopes to open up space on my blog, view the rest of the deer [and more] here.)
The deer were obviously very tame, although I felt a little bad for them. The males had their antlers cut, which I am sure is in order to protect tourists from impalings, but all the same it’s a bit sad to see an animal deprived of something so important.
We also visited Todaiji Temple, which houses a very famous giant Buddha. To give you an idea of it’s size, the hand of the Buddha is about the same height as a human.
We also visited Kofukuji Temple, which is within Nara park. I even ate miso flavored ice cream. It was pretty delicious! Make sure to look at the pictures here!