Nara

Meet the Mega Bento, a Japanese meal that’s heavier than a newborn baby

A surprising supermarket find is our biggest food challenge yet!

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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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Amazing Japanese temple photo gives off strong final RPG dungeon vibes

It’s not the last boss that’s waiting inside, though.

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Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe confirmed dead, doctors reveal details of his treatment

Assassination has shocked the nation. 

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Japanese police say former prime minister shot with pistol, weapon may have been made by shooter

Private ownership of pistols is completely prohibited in Japan.

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[Breaking] Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe shot in chest, reportedly suffers cardiac arrest

Suspect is in custody and Abe’s condition is unclear.

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Crowdfunding campaign for Nara World Heritage temple surpasses 100 million yen in 8 days

When the temple asks, the temple shall receive…five-fold.

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Miss school field trips? Now adults can go on a “school trip” too with new plan at Nara hotel

With lots of tour-like features and educational experiences, you’ll learn a lot and have fun, too!

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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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Capsule machine found in Nara with mystery edible insects

Mama always said life is like a capsule of bug food.

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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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We tackle a titanic bowl of pork cutlet katsudon and (just about) live to tell the tale

When you begin to suspect that your bowl is a portal to the pork dimension…

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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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Traditional noodles undergo a cute evolution in Kawaii Company’s new rainbow somen

These five flavors of cute and colorful Miwa somen are just in time to brighten up your summer.

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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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Starbucks releases 47 Frappuccinos around Japan, we try the one for Nara Prefecture

Can this Frappuccino capture the flavour of a region famous for deer and the giant Buddha? 

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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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Japanese man donates bags of cash to local schools, disappears without a trace

The school staff even chased after him, but to no avail.

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