Nara

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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As American as Nara apple pie? We try the U.S.’s best small town pies without leaving Japan

Julian Pie Company gives our Japanese sweets fan her first taste of America’s signature dessert.

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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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Eat a mountain of chicken katsu at this restaurant in Nara【Photos】

If you’re into eating challenges, this is one you won’t want to miss out on.

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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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Kyoto starts new “Empty” tourism campaign to attract tourists during coronavirus outbreak

Visitors to Kyoto have plummeted, prompting a new series of ads showing sites like the Arashiyama bamboo forest totally devoid of people.

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Shikayose: The Calling of the Deer in Nara with acorns and a French horn

With thousands less tourists in Nara due to the Coronavirus, this year’s winter celebrations seem strangely more magical

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Kyoto tourist crowds disappearing due to coronavirus outbreak, creating travel crisis/opportunity

Local shopkeeper says drop in tourist traffic is most dramatic in over 30 years.

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Nara City apologises after employee jumps from platform to platform across railway tracks【Video】

Dangerous stunt by Japanese civil servant gets slammed online.

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“Ugly” mascot Sento-kun finds new popularity 12 years after debut

Savvy business practices helped the once-unsettling chimera win over hearts in the end.

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This captivating autumnal image looks like something out of a Japanese fairytale

Twitter is alight with delight over this stunning shot of a kimono-clad girl and her dainty deer friend.

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Japanese hotel that hosted last four emperors offering rooms for fraction of their regular price

The Nara Hotel offers royal-class hospitality, but right now you won’t have to pay a king’s ransom to experience it.

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Japan Travel: Explore a mysterious hidden octagonal tunnel in the mountains of Kyushu

Come with us as we take you off the beaten path to a spot tourists are yet to discover.

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Japan Travel: Explore a hidden cave on a tiny monorail roller coaster thrill ride in Nara

Step away from the mainstream and discover the mysterious side of Japan.

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Nara’s “deer cookie” rice crackers get their first price increase in 28 years

Makers of iconic tourism treat cite rising costs and sales tax hike as reasons.

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Japanese cafe pro’s drink glow-up has netizens aching to drink it, starts “Instagramics” debate

The Twitter post about Unomachi Cafe’s cream soda has people hotly debating this ice cold delight.

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Shikadamari: The Nara deer summer gathering phenomenon that baffles visitors every year

Why do hundreds of deer sit together for an hour at this spot in Nara Park every evening in summer? Our reporter investigates. 

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Obsessed stalker tries to mark object of his affection by mixing body fluids into her lotion

As far as nightmare scenarios go, this is probably number one.

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