Category Archives: Nara

Nara- Todai-ji and Deer

Nara is known for the wandering semi-tame deer and Todai-ji temple.  As you can see from this hilarious, but truthful sign, the deer are kept tame only by the shika-senbei available for sale to feed them.  They still do crazy things when tourist season winds down, but are fat and lazy during the busy periods. Todai-ji is the home of the largest bronze daibutsu (buddha) in the largest wooden building in the world.  Below are some pictures of the area surrounding the