Nara (奈良市) is a city (population ~370,000) in the Kansai Region of Japan. In the 8th century it was the capital of Japan in a period known as the Nara Period. A selection of stunning temples and shrines make this a popular travel destination. It is also home to a very large population of tame deer that roam freely, particularly in Nara Park.
From the Nara Travel Guide
I enjoy the hospitality from the hostress a lot. Such hot summer, when I came in the room she presented me a bowl of cool watermelon which was really a relief. The location of the Guesthouse is quite near the Nara Park,which is a must-go spot in Nara. ... more
Really a warm and cozy place, i enjoyed every minute i spent there. The friendly owner is a very easygoing guy, helpful and kind. It felt being at home instead of being in a hostel. One of the best ever since i`ve been traveling the world...and it`s been many years now. ... more
The main attraction of Nara for any tourist is the biggest Buddha in the world, and the tame deer that casually wonder through the park and mug you if you leave your pockets open (one of them ate my entire map ...
Posted in Round the World 2012! by Tess_JM