Nara Day Summer Trip | Japan

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Nara Day Summer Trip | Japan
Oh Japan, always heard about you from my friends and finally got the chance to visit you. Even when the weather was scorching hot, there's still a beauty in every season. Thankful that I got a chance to visit Japan for the first time due to work. Despite shooting at various location around Osaka, we got to enjoy sight seeing a bit. Wanted to do an extensive blog about my entire Japan trip during the summer of 2016 but I guess I will split it out parts of each location and season (I actually went back to Japan at autumn 2016). Do stay tune to my other blogposts about it.

I know some people might skip Nara as a destination for their holiday while in Osaka, since it's an hour and half away by train. Heck, even myself, I almost took Nara out from our schedule. But you know? I don't regret going there. I got to try out amazing ramen, see an older side of Japan, walk and spend time with some deer. I'm not an animal person by the way, but it was nice to be able to walk in various locations with the deer. The deer are usually found outside of the temples or at the deer park.

Here are some snapshots I took when I was in Nara. I used both my camera and phone.

It will take 1 hour and 30 minutes by train from Osaka to Nara
Location: Kintetsu Nara Station
You know you're in Nara, when everything around you is decorated with deers.

Transportation: Train (Kintetsu-Nara Line)
Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes or 50 minutes (If you take Kintetsu-Limited Express)
Card: ICOCA Card (Make sure to get the Kansai One Pass edition)
Fee: 560 Yen
From Osaka-Namba Station, take the Kintetsu-Nara Line to Kintetsu-Nara Station

Location: Higashimuki Minamimachi Avenue
This is the only shopping street in Nara. You can purchase food, souvenir and local goods here.
My ramen covered with pork slices on top
This lady ignoring the no park sign. I guess only in Japan can you get a Ticket for your bicycle.
Everything is widely spread in Nara, it's the best time to rent a bike or hop on various buses/taxis
This reminds me of an anime scene
Crew Shot of The Day
Sweat the most on this day, the weather showed no mercy. It felt like it was hotter than Malaysia.
Location: Sanjo Dori
Location: Nara Park (名勝奈良公園の石碑)
Dan trying to get the deer's attention
Getting Mei Ai and the deer's attention
Location: Kofukuji Five Storied Pagoda
Location: Kofuku-ji Temple
Picture Credits: Ernest Ng
We hopped on to one of the buses in Nara
Location: Heijo Palace
Picture Credits: Kelvin Goh
Location: Kasuga Taisha 
This temple is famous for its lanterns
Picture Credits: Kelvin Goh
Oh yeah! I bet most of you don't care about this, but every time I touch a new animal I wonder how is it like. It was my first time getting up close to a deer and it was a bit scary because they got long tongues and I hate being lick at. But you know what? Until now, I think Kangaroo's fur is still the softest I have ever touched.
We only spent half a day in Nara and head over to the Southern part of Kyoto. To be honest, there are many more beautiful part of Nara but we were too tired to walk under the sun and went straight to our next destination. If you are traveling to Nara, do check out Isuien Garden and Yoshikien Garden. I regretted not going there. Anyways there is always next time! Stay tune to the next blogpost of Japan!

Have a great weekend ahead!
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