Mesmerizing Deer City in Japan

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Holy Moly! Have you heard of this incredible deer town? Nara is the awesome city in Japan where Sika deer are regarded as national treasures and are free to roam as they please!

The bizarre thing is that with the city's population of  300,000 people and more than 1,000 deer, it seems that everyone just gets along perfectly fine! Supposedly the locals are so used to those rascals being around that some were even given nicknames like Chloé and Santé. Also, I read that they behave exactly as they would in the forest. They just eat grass, walk about and enjoy an occasional deer-biscuit from tourists.

Could you imagine leaving your home in the morning for work and meeting a horde of deer on your way like it’s no big deal? Wow, totally a place to visit, don’t you think? I’m mesmerized!

P.S: Audrey Hepburn and her baby deer.
P.P.S: A chance encounter and living with Neil - the lion!

(Photos via WiredRocket News24Shin NaraThe Cherry Blossom GirlThe cat, you and us and Travel Caffeine)

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Adding to my bucket list immediately!!

Art Farm said...

Definitely want to go visit! I love the picture of the guy holding the umbrella over one of the deer. So sweet! xo, Katie

LyddieGal said...

wow, it must be so amazing to live with all those beautiful animals just wandering about.
Chic on the Cheap

Marieken Hoefnagel said...

I first thought these were photoshopped, amazing!

Marta G. (A Bilingual Baby) said...

Wow! I've always wanted to visit Japan, I'd love to see these deer! It's just amazing!
Marta

Diana Mieczan said...

Anonymous, yay!!!

Diana Mieczan said...

Katie, that photo totally melts my heart as well:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Lydia, totally! It's dreamy, isn't it?

Diana Mieczan said...

Marieken, giggle!

Diana Mieczan said...

Marta, my best friend is from Tokyo. I am so daydreaming about a trip there too.

OnePerfectDay said...

How enchanting!

Diana Mieczan said...

OnePerfectDay :)

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