Herds of Deer peacefully enjoy the cool of the evening by laying down in the roads at Nara, Japan.

Nara, Japan is the original documented capital of Japan, although that barely lasted even 100 years before the capital was changed to Kyoto. But it is known not just for it's history as the first capital and home to a very special temple, but also for it's deer.

The deer appear to be tame, but they are still considered to be wild animals. They are very used to people, but they can get an "attitude" and become aggressive. Even the ones with antlers, these deer roam free and get up close to tourists and locals alike.

In Nara, the deer are definitely one of the major sights to see. There are also cracker vendor everywhere where you can buy crackers to feed the deer.

The deer love these crackers but the amazing thing is that they do not try and steal them from the vendors. They wait until someone buys them and then they go after the person with the crackers.

In the middle of the summer, when it cools down, the deer will come out and occupy the roads.

Enjoy the video below of this unusual and unique phenomenon. 


Responses to "Herds of Deer cover the roads in Nara, Japan (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:


  2. Anonymous says:

    beautiful! As it should be, a city respecting the animals!

  3. Unknown says:

    theres something wrong with them? sounds like they are crying?

  4. Unknown says:

    a it should be all over the world

  5. Unknown says:

    is this a normal occurrence in Japan?

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  7. Unknown says:

    This IS NOT normal ! Are we really moving into their land so much this has to happen? God will one day send his son and all the people who caused this along with the rest of the evil doers for money well met their maker. weather you like it or not IT IS IN THE BIBLE and i don't care WHO YOU are we all know all bible prophecy have come true in the past,what makes you think the future prophecy's won't ? Think about it.

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  9. Unknown says:

    oops on the type o's for meet and whether

  10. betsy says:

    They are so cute! They sound like cats.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Patty cut the damn preaching out Seriously.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Cute but why?Male deers can be dangerous as well.Avoid them.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful story! Thank you for posting!
    Nara deer very polite, with the cracker vendors, amazing!

  14. Annapurna says:

    they must be thirsty

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  16. Denier says:

    Cute, but don't they have ticks?

  17. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Animals are so smart. This is about coexisting. It's very encouraging. Religious nuts should keep religion for their like and themselves. Get off of here and go to church and let us peaceful nature loving folk enjoy the view.

  18. Anonymous says:

    I've seen deers on Miyajima Island Japan) last summer..It's very cool...

  19. Anonymous says:

    Amazing - they were there long before roads, buses, cars - maybe just a matter of needing to be part of what was their home all along.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Amazing beautiful creatures

  21. Anonymous says:

    I wanted to get the ones that were on the street out of the way of cars- all the drivers were so careful but it only takes one jerk to hurt one,

  22. Anonymous says:

    This is great that the deer and humans are coexisting in this town but feeding the deer (wildlife) isn't a good idea and in the video at 1:13 that stag is in the rut.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Coexisting with animals is beautiful! We are their stewards! God Bless the Japanese people!

  24. Unknown says:

    Patty, I'm thinking that these streets and cities that were built on the land are ENABLING the deer to have a place to cool off. I think it's helping them. I hope someone provides them water though.

  25. Ruth says:

    A beautiful sight. Thank you for sharing ♡

  26. Anonymous says:

    It is a shame to see that, for a herd to be that large obviously all the natural predators have been exterminated :(

  27. Anonymous says:

    Yes. Deer carry ticks. Read up on Lyme disease. If you feed them they will come. Particularly if they are being crowded out by overpopulation.

  28. Anonymous says:

    just siply amazing and so awesome to see

  29. Anonymous says:

    oops I ment to say just simply amazing and awesome to see.

  30. Unknown says:

    It sounds like they are crying, maybe they need water

  31. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful photos of these lovely animals.

  32. Anonymous says:

    What happens when the velvet comes off and the bucks are ready to rut? Umm, could be some potential damage there.

  33. Unknown says:

    Bible also says you can beat your slave to a inch of his life if he doesn't listen to you. But hey don't mention that part you god loving freak...

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