Nara is just a short train ride from Kyoto. Its like no place we had ever been before. Basically its a quiet little city with some rather different inhabitants. The parks, streets, back alleys and anywhere you look are ruled by Deer. They are reasonably friendly if you have some of their food in hand otherwise they just cruise around doing whatever they want. Like every where in Japan there were plenty of temples, shrines, Pagodas and things that are almost older than time itself. A very cool place. Please note Deer poo is very sticky.