I went to Nara for the day to see the deer park as well as the world's largest wooden temple which also contains japan's largest buddha statue. Nara is a really beautiful city with a small town feel. Friendly people and a park that houses numerous deer that roam free. the deer actually own the park, so don't mess with them. You can buy cookies to feed the deer but the deer will also just com up to you and start eating paper from your hand, pockets or purses. it's sort of funny and a little sad. I bought some cookies to feed them but i couldn't open the paper. Next thing I know I am surrounded by about 12-15 deer and they are hungry. They started to nipple on me and then a few with horns were head butting me and some smaller ones were jumping on me. I didn't know what to do and just ended up throwing the cookies into their mouths. as soon as I was out of cookies, the deer dispersed. they knew how to place this came, and they play it well. The fellow traveller I was with got a few photos of this but sadly she deleted the video on accident of them attacking me.
inside the outer gate at Tōdai-ji (the world's largest wooden building)
about to enter the main hall of Tōdai-ji
Sake tasting at 10am. I had full glasses of each of these drinks, which explains my buzz. also in the front are some narazuke, or vegetables fermented in a sake paste. an pungent taste that i happen to have acquired a liking for.