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Travelling to Miyajima and Itsukushima Shrine? Best to be a glass-half-full type of tourist

Heartfelt advice for those hoping to visit the World Heritage site before the end of the year. 

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Bizarre “shikadamari” deer gathering at Nara Park baffles people in Japan

The animals behave differently this summer.

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A senbero with deer in Nara Park turns into a weird fever dream

We should’ve known better than to attempt a 200-yen senbero in a park during a heatwave.

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Why isn’t there more deer poo in Nara Park? This very strange museum has the answer【Photos】

Deer aren’t the only animals with a huge population in the city.

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Nara Park’s first baby deer of the year has been born, is totally adorable【Video】

Local animal welfare association has important request for people visiting the park during birthing season.

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Rural Japanese town overrun with elderly zombies in attempt to control wild boar population

Small town in Shizuoka Prefecture hopes to bring in tourists and keep away pests by turning its residents into the walking dead.

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Nara deer stampede into marathon, hit runner in their path

It’s like they’d been training all year for this moment.

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Deer in Nara Park mysteriously disappear during this year’s shikadamari season

Free-roaming deer continue to baffle visitors and experts with their unusual behaviour.

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This Nara workshop has been making deer crackers for more than 100 years and offers tours【Photos】

The oldest shika senbei maker in the city gives us an inside look and a fresh-cooked taste.

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Deer killed by man with axe in Nara

Police say the man lost his temper when the animal hit his car. 

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Nara asks visitors to stop feeding the deer

Goodwill of strangers now threatens to do the deer more harm than good. 

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What it’s like to eat a wild game burger from Lotteria Japan

Could a burger like this end up going mainstream?

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Male deer breaks into Japanese high school’s women’s bathroom【Video】

Breaks multiple school rules.

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Nara deer “addicted” to rice crackers, lose weight with no tourists to feed them

The coronavirus is affecting the health of Japan’s deer population at Nara Park. 

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Deer in Nara Park outnumber visitors, display baffling summer gathering behaviour

Nara deer act mysteriously, even though there are fewer of them around than last year.

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Nara deer heading farther outside park during the coronavirus outbreak, but will they come back?

The animals are the symbol of the city, but our local reporter is worried they might be migrating away.

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The poo from Nara Park’s deer is changing because of the coronavirus pandemic

Shape and hardness of animals’ droppings has changed noticeably since a few months ago.

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Sakura cherry blossoms float on breeze, land on Nara deer in perfect hanami video

Heavenly hanami landscape plays out like a scene from a Ghibli anime film. 

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With foreign visitor numbers to Nara Park plummeting, are the city’s deer in danger of starving?

Pretty much everyone who visits Nara stops by the park to feed crackers to the deer, so are the smaller crowds leaving them hungry?

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Nara deer leave park, head to station for food as tourist numbers tumble due to coronavirus

Videos show herds of deer galloping down streets and stopping traffic as they search for food. 

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