Nara

We try out the fifth most popular restaurant among foreigners in Japan: Italian restaurant Nino

Our Japanese-language reporter hadn’t heard of this restaurant, and since it was voted as a top restaurant, she had to check it out.

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Deer in Nara refuse crackers after Golden Week visitors leave them too full to eat【Photos】

Tourists were shocked to see the usually ravenous deer turn down their favourite treats.

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Starbucks’ cool new Japan Geography tumblers will take you on a trip around the country

Local sites and foods of five prefectures proudly displayed on mugs, bottles.

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Japan’s Ikoma City prohibits using its elevators for 45 minutes after smoking

City Hall refuses to go up in smoke any more.
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Every fall, the beautiful sushi at this shop in Japan changes colors like the autumn leaves

Because seaweed isn’t the only thing you can wrap sushi in.

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We discover Lawson convenience store lookalike hidden away in Nara Prefecture – Fauxson?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a suspiciously familiar looking purveyor of snacks.

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Nara, Japanese city famous for its streets of tame deer, begins culling program within city

The animals, revered as messengers of the Shinto gods, have been damaging Nara farmers’ crops.

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Take one last look at the classic architecture of Nara Juvenile Prison【Photos】

This stunning work of century-old architecture has given its last tour allowing people access to never-before-seen parts of the facility.

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Cute cats come out to play as traditional Japanese geta sandals

Three gorgeous kittens are waiting to dress up your summer outfits.

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Green tea ice cream from Nara combines everything we love about the city into one cute dessert

There’s so much to like about the city’s new signature sweet.

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Stay at the Nara Juvenile Prison hotel in Japan in 2020

First look at the guest rooms and dining areas set to appear at the historic Meiji-era complex.

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New Nara deer adoption program lets you take home your own pet deer, help with overpopulation!

Love Nara’s legendary deer? You’ll love them even more when they’re in your house.

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A wild Sneasel appears! We discover a rare Pokémon hot-spot in Nara Prefecture

The park is known for its colorful flower gardens, and now for its abundance of Pokémon too!

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Oji Town unleashes ultimate PR tool: a flying puppy!

Come to Oji for the quadcopter pup Yukimaru, stay for the laid-back atmosphere and rich history.

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Gorgeous Japanese prison built at turn of the century to become hotel

When staying at this century-old correctional facility, you might hope they lock you up and throw away the key.

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Adorable bowing deer in Japan shows you can be concurrently cute and courteous【Video】

This deer can’t talk, but it definitely knows how to say thank you.

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Nara deer takes a stand against upcoming Japanese election by eating electoral poster

And Japanese Twitter users are quick to provide us with some hilarious political commentary.

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These photos show how Japanese architecture has changed over the last 100 years

Japanese commenters aren’t so impressed with modern cityscapes, but are they just being nitpicky?

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Unusual fish tanks lure visitors to old Japanese shopping district in Nara Prefecture

Inside a phone booth, a table, and in the shape of an old Japanese lantern, these fish tanks are some of the most unusual we’ve seen.

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Dress like an aristocrat from the Nara period at new costume rental shop in Nara【Photos】

We sent our reporter to a shop in Nara where you can dress as a noble from the Nara period (AD 710-794) and even stroll around town in your costume!

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