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HALAL Japanese Street Food Tour in NARA JAPAN | Day 8: Nara Deer Park, Todaiji Temple & Mochi!

HALAL Japanese Street Food Tour in NARA JAPAN | Day 8: Nara Deer Park, Todaiji Temple & Mochi!

Asslamu Alikom – Greetings of Peace everyone! We hope you enjoy our japan travel vlog about our day trip to visit Nara and the deer.

Top things to do in Nara Japan:
1) Nara Deer Park
2) Todaiji Temple
3) Visit the Pagoda’s
4) Naramachi Street “Nara Town”
5) Eat Mochi!

We started our japan travel vlog by heading to Osaka station where we took the Yamatoji Rapid Service, which is a JR train and allows you to use the JR Pass if you have one. The train ride from Osaka to Nara took about 50 Minutes and once we arrived we went straight to see Naramachi district to try the unique japanese street food and mochi!

The train ride will cost about $8 USD each way without a JR pass and you will need to take a bus from Nara station to get to Nara Deer Park for $ 2 USD.

At Naramachi, we sampled different types of Mochi and watched the Mochi preparation where we got to see how they make it! We also found unique stalls like Turkish ice cream! This is a great place to find souvenirs and buy gifts, also the prices are affordable too! Everything is deer themed or cherry blossom themed which is really fun.

After we headed to the amazing temples in Nara starting with Kofuku-ji Temple and Pagoda. The Pagoda is 5 stories high and was a real delight to see, highly recommend visiting this shrine.

After the pagoda we walked around and fed the deer at Nara Park by buying the Deer cookies for about $1.50 per pack. Do not feed the deer any other food except the deer cookies!

This park is massive so be prepared to do a lot of walking and selfies with the deer!
Make sure you bow, the deer are very polite and will bow back to try the cookies!

The last temple we visited was Todai-ji Temple, Home of the famous Daibutsu (Great Buddha), Todai-ji Temple is a must-see for all visitors to Japan. Admission is $5 USD and it is worth it! This is a must see if you are visiting Japan for the first time.

After Nara we took the rapid JR train back to Osaka and went straight to Dotonbori to try the street food. I really wanted to try the Takoyaki (octopus balls) in Osaka because I heard they are the best!
The Takoyaki stall was super busy but worth the wait.

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