Nara Deer Park and Halloween in Dotonburi (Japan Day 6)

Nara Deer Park

How to get there? Alight at Umeda station and from there, ride the JR line to Nara.

Train to Nara: 800 yen one way

Travel time: 1 hour from Osaka

Entrance Fee: NONE!

8:00AM Left for Nara

Unlike Kyoto, Nara is smaller and its main attraction is walking distance from the station. As soon as you arrive at Nara station always remember to go to the Tourist Information Center. They will give you a map and answer all your questions. Do not worry because they speak in English!

info center

map
Make sure to get a map!
tourist info center
Tourist Information Center

After going to the TIC, I immediately walked to Nara Deer Park. I was really amazed at what I saw. I did not just see a bunch of deers. There were shops, temples, gardens, and a museum.

 

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Outside Nara station

outside nara station

going to the park
Road going to the Deer Park

more nice streets

nara streets
Shops
famous mochi
FRESH MOCHI!!!
making mochi
Apparently they use their hands to make it and pound it hard

 

mochi
First time to taste authentic mochi and it was so delicous! It had red beans inside though! 150 Yen
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This was so goooood! It was so soft.
takoyaki
210 Yen Not a fan of Takoyaki but I just really had to try it! It was so damn delicious

After passing through all these shops and stalls, you will see a temple and a few deers.

Opening of park

The Entrance of the deer park

 

shops nara
Passed by this one but I wasn’t able to go in

 

More temples with ricer
When you enter the park, you will see this shop that looks like a temple
feeding
They sell deer chips for 150 Yen

 

 

feeding the dear
Deers are everywhere!
feeding the deer
Be careful because if you have deer chips with you they get wild and follow you everywhere

bambi dear again

deer again

me and a deer

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Aside from the deers, you will see temples as well!

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lamps
The park is so big!!! I was too tired to visit the other temples and gardens

MAKE A WISH BABY Write your wishes on a piece of wood and hang it up! pay for a wish pink hearts temple now walking to the shrine more temples

worship

After visiting the Park, I went back to the station and saw a grocery.  I obviously went there to buy a few snacks. Their grocery was sooo huge!

 

3:00 PM Went back to the hotel to freshen up and change for the Halloween party in Dotonburi

6:00 PM Left for Dotonburi

Dotonburi Halloween

Dotonburi was crazy! There were a lot of people wearing costumes. IT WAS SO COOL! They were so friendly. I took pictures with several of them. PLUS! They gave out candies to everyone which was really sweet.

 

amazing spiderman anime

barbie boobs

buddha dotonburi 2

dotonburi in halloween dragonballz

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halloween many spideys

mask more halloween

weird halloween vampire

spidey spiderman dotonburi

sexy samurai

pumpkin

Itamae Yakiniku

I wanted to end my trip with a really awesome restaurant. I went to one of the side streets in Dotonburi and saw this restaurant.

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Side streets
This is how it looks outside

side streets2  I decided to eat there because a lot of people were lining up. While I was lining up, I saw two men that went to the counter to the pay and their bill was 16,000 yen. I got scared but then I saw that they accepted credit cards so I said to myself, “F*ck it! I’m eating here! “ Luckily, when I was looking at the menu, it wasn’t that expensive. It was 1000 yen per plate of beef. I ordered premium roast. There were 4 pieces but it was enough for me. It really does melt in your mouth. IT WAS SOOOOO DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!! “Indescribable feeling. Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling… IN MY TUMMY” hahahah itamae 2

table
You cook your own beef!

yakiniku plate

beef
The beef was marbled and it was so soft!

Tips for NARA:

  1. Leave early because it takes an hour to get there
  2. Go to the tourist information center and get maps
  3. You can rent a bicycle to go around
  4. Wear comfortable shoes because you will do a lot of walking
  5. Half a day is enough for Nara

 

Day 6 31-Oct-15 Train to Nara 800
Takoyaki 210
Deer Chips 150
Keychain 160
Going back to osaka 800
Mochi 150
Grocery 2300
Train to Namba 280
Premium Roast 1382
Rice 194
Train going back 280
Daiso Pasalubong 900
Total 7606 YEN
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Dotonburi looks like a lot of fun for Halloween! 😀

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    1. MargaGoes says:

      It is and the nice thing about it is that the people are so friendly! You can take pictures with random strangers and they would not mind at all 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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