So many freely roaming deers in nara Park! They are considered to be the messengers of gods in Shinto religion and they are a real symbol of the city. They have even been designated as a naturale treasure! Just give them some deer crackers and they will be your best friends in Nara!
Il parco di Nara, a 42 km da Kyoto, è custodito da 1200 cervi. Sono docili e amichevoli tanto che gli si può dare da mangiare gli shika senbei, i cracker venduti all'interno del parco. Sono considerati animali sacri in quanto messaggeri divini. La leggenda narra del dio Takemikazuchi che venne guidato da un cervo bianco fino al luogo dove sarebbe sorta la capitale dello Yamato (l’Impero del Sol Levante)
As the first permanent capital of Japan, the ancient city of Nara is home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is also home to more than 1,200 deer that roam through the streets and even enter shops. The animals are considered sacred messengers of the gods because, according to local mythology, a deity arrived on a white deer to be the city's protector. Tourists can purchase shika senbei (deer crackers) from carts to feed these tame deer. (Wikimedia Commons/Jakubhal)
https://flic.kr/p/7E2TAr | Return to the Forest | One of the must visit places in Nara Japan, the huge Buddha. But before you get to the huge Buddha in Todaiji (東大寺) you walk through Nara Park (奈良公園). If you happen to be there at the right time, you get to see tons of beautiful cherry blossoms (桜), but no matter when you go you'll deffinitely find the hundreds of deer. Usually the rush to get your food, but this group was apparently full of crackers and decided to go home for a break in the…