Nara 2016 – Day Three

Tim and I set off from our accommodation in Nara quite early after another amazing breakfast.  He was keen to do some drawing, and I was super excited to play with and take photos of millions of deer.  There was a shrine that I wanted to visit between our hotel and the park as I’d heard that the cherry blossoms were already in bloom and beautiful.

Our last Nara breakfast
Overlooking Nara from the roof of our accommodation.
Himuro shrine – super cute hand painted map on the right for parking

Himuro shrine

As we walked to the park we realised that it was colder than we’d anticipated – blisteringly cold.  Cue both of us becoming pink cheeked and red nosed immediately.

Despite our best attempts to beat the crowds, it was already tourist city in Nara koen, so we bought some rice cakes for the deer and wandered somewhere quiet so Tim could draw and I could take photos of every single deer in the park.  Especially the baby ones.


I made friends with a very hungry, extremely persistent deer and named her best friend.  She was following me around for a while and then suddenly, without warning, she left me.

Best friend and I. She had the pudgiest little deer face :> <3 <3

For this guy:

It was fair.  He had all the food.  I wasn’t too disappointed.  I mean, I was a bit disappointed.  I felt a bit better when I realised that all the babies were wandering over for a feed and when I saw this:


After a while it became too cold for Tim to draw, so he helped me take some photos with the deer.

The shot.  Peaceful water, peaceful shika.

Bye, deer friend!

We slowly made our way to the station to head back into Osaka, stopping every five seconds to take more photos.

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