Nara Travel Guide | Bowing Deer + Japanese Street Food Tour


Well good morning. Good morning guys. Today we are going on a day trip. Yes. We are leaving Osaka behind and going to Nara
(奈良市). What is the plan? The plan is to take a short little train ride. It is not long at all. Upon arrival we’re going to be visiting some
really cool deer. They are very friendly and they bow. And there is also some really neat street
food, some cool architecture and parks so we’re going to be checking it all out in this
Nara Travel Guide. Travel update. So we made it to Nipponbashi and we found
the Kintetsu line so our tickets to Nara are 560 Yen per person. That is one way and they’ve told us platform
1 will take us straight to Nara (奈良市). Brilliant. That is nice and easy. Let’s go. Okay so one thing to keep in mind is that
just because you are at platform 1 that doesn’t mean the first train to arrive is yours. There are different trains that stop at this
platform so make sure it says Nara on it. It should be Kintetsu Nara Line. Yeah. Also check the screens as well. Yes. Because they announce what time your train
will be coming. Alright guys so we have made it to Nara. Yeah. It was just a little over 30 minutes. I slept for part of the way. You did. I was filming most of the way. Yeah. I saw a bit of nature towards the end. Yeah it was neat changing from like a very
urban setting to a more rural one. Also like it was cool to start seeing mountains
and lots of buildings. Deer! We are seeing deer already. Turn around. Woah! Sorry to interrupt. But deer. Check it out. This stand right here is where you can buy
your crackers to feed the deer and they are gathered and waiting because they know there
is food here. Oh wow. They are not shy. They are like tugging at her clothes. So yeah we’ll be feeding deer later just not
right now. Look at them. They are all gathered here. So peaceful. Bambi. Hello Bambi. So we’ve been in Nara maybe a grand total
of five minutes. I can already tell you I love this place. Mostly because of the deer. They are everywhere. Like you start seeing them as soon as you
come out of the station. They are on the streets. On the sidewalks. In the parks. And they are so friendly. They just approach you so yeah this is going
to be a fun day trip. So apparently the deer crackers are called
if you look down here. Shika Senbei (鹿せんべい). Deer crackers especially made for deer. Alright so we won’t be feeding them sushi
then. No. That is just for us. So our next stop is going to be Tōdai-ji
(東大寺) which is a wooden temple and at one point this was the largest wooden structure
in the whole world. Like it is massive once you are approaching
it. And it also houses a huge statue of a bronze
Buddha. So yeah admission is 600 Yen per person. Let’s go in. And now there is people crawling through this
hole in one of the columns. I’m guessing for good luck. Buying deer poop. So this is a fun little snack we found. Deer poop. Deer poop. They sell deer poop. Of course it is not really poop. It is actually chocolate. It is peanuts covered in chocolate. Oh. Do you want to know the funny thing is I’ve
seen actually a lot of real deer poop on the ground. Yes. And it looks just like it. Quite similar. It does. It comes in a little package. I can hear a deer crying. It is like calling out for food. Ah, poor thing. It is a squeak. Is it a squeak? Um so yeah we’re going to be trying deer poop. Okay let’s try this. Is it good? That is good. It reminds me of those chocolate covered m
and m peanuts. Okay. That is basically what it tastes like. There is a chocolate bar back home called
Glosettes that has chocolate and peanuts too. Mmmm. Aren’t those raisins? Glosettes? There have both. They are both. Usually raisins but. This is pretty good. Are they good? Mmmhmm. You know what? It would be a really funny souvenir to take
back home to your friends. Yeah. Buy some deer poop. Definitely. Definitely. These melt fast. Yep. Yeah. Oh my gosh. You got to try the first thing with the last
snack. I get to try both of these. Okay right now. Matcha first. Mmmm. Strong strong matcha flavour. I love that. How is mine? Mmmm. Oh yours is really refreshing and sweet. Yeah. Yeah, these are good. Oh good. I’m relieved. Yeah. I wasn’t sure what mine was going to taste
like. Alright so we are enjoying our ice creams. I’ve got to say this was a really great choice. This Sakura one. I didn’t know what cherry blossom would taste
like but yeah it is just really sweet. A hint of floral-ness. It is just really nice. It smells good too. Um but we noticed they have seasonal flavours. You can also get white peach. Um so yeah depending on what time of year
you are here you might be able to experiment with some fun flavours. So this may be the coolest find of the day. We are currently at the Yoshiki-en Garden
(吉城園) which we just noticed on Google Maps. We were in the area so we’re like let’s go
check it out. And then we get there and we see that it is
free for foreigner visitors. Yeah. And they hand us a map and really it is like
3 different gardens. You have a pond garden, a moss garden and
a flower garden. It is beautiful in here. It is so beautiful. It is like postcard perfect Japan right behind
me. Okay so we’ve had a few snacks although there
is still more to come. Right now we’re going to take a little break
and feed some of the deer because it is right around lunchtime and I’m sure they are hungry. I’m sure they are. Having fun Audrey? No. Hahaha. No? They are coming. My dress is flying everywhere. Haha. And now Sam is buying more crackers for the
deer because mine didn’t last very long. Let’s see if he gets attacked like I did. Bow for it. Bow for it. Bow. Hahaha. The deer in Japan are really polite so many
of them bow right before you feed them. Bambi. Are you hungry Bambi? You have to bow. Yes. Good Bambi. One more time. One more bow. (Speaking Japanese) (Yelling and grunting) Maybe the most all-time coolest demonstration
ever in the history of the world. Oh my gosh. So the mochi men they were just like pounding
and chanting. Yep. There was a crowd gathered around. So yeah this is freshly made. Um and if you haven’t had mochi (もち) before
it is basically a sticky glutinous rice. Yep. Stuffed with a red bean paste. So yeah I’m just going right in. Normally they are round but I’ve been carrying
these and they are freshly made so they’ve lost their shape. I could be wrong about this but I think it
is mugwort that gives it that green-ness. Let’s see. I thought it was green tea. It is not green tea. Give it a try. Mmmm. Is it good? Look at that. You can see the bean paste in there. And let me just say bean paste is surprisingly
sweet. In North America we eat beans savoury. But this is like a dessert. Yeah that is true in a lot of Asia. They have it sweet. I had sweet beans in Korea as well. Uh huh. It is common inside of like rice balls or
steamed buns. Mmmm. How is that? So good. Do you like it? It is so good. And the price? The price. It was 130 Yen each. Perfect. So it was 260 for the two of them. Mmmhmm. For the second one. Okay so next up what are we having? We are having Takoyaki (たこ焼き). Yes. These are octopus balls. And you can see they have little flakes on
the outside and there is different sauces so it should be good. Oh bonito flakes. Mmmm. I like that it comes with a Japan flag. They are hot. Mmmm. Oh yeah. Those are good. Mmmm. Oh I really like those. This is my first time to have one. How would you describe them. Oh my gosh well they are kind of savoury and
sweet and like there is just a different textures to them. There is the sponginess of the outside and
inside is a gooeyness. And so it is just a really interesting combination. Alright and the Takoyaki (たこ焼き) is
almost gone but tell us the price. We forgot to mention it. It is a great deal. You get 3 balls for 130 Yen. 130 Yen. You could just go nuts on those. Hahaha. Next up we are having sushi. When we arrived in Nara we walked passed this
shop that had these beautiful boxed sets. And you get each individual piece of sushi
wrapped in a persimmon leaf so it is a beautiful presentation. Yeah. And we got the box that has both mackerel
and salmon. Yeah. Voila! A little pricey. Uh what was it uh a 1300 Yen. Yes. A bit more than that for 8 pieces. But we’re going to enjoy it. It is all about presentation guys. Yes it is. So I’m going to open my first piece. Let’s see what this is. Oh, salmon first one is salmon. Mmmm. Oh wow. Is that good? That is good. That is fresh. That is worth the price huh? And that is sticky rice. Yum yum. So since you tried the salmon I will try the
mackerel. Mmmhmm. Oh you are right it just tastes so fresh and
you can just tell the quality of the rice and the fish is so good here. Mmmhmm. Wow. That is delicious and the presentation is
exquisite. So next up Sam is trying the Nara Dorayaki
(どら焼き). Yeah. And it is basically a red bean pancake. Yeah. And yeah this will be our last street food
item of the day guys. A little dessert. We’ve been gobbling up quite a bit. So as you can see it looks like a pancake. Just struggling to get it out. It very much looks like a pancake. Nice. Voila. Okay, okay let’s rip that in half so you can
see. Oh. Look at all of the bean. That looks fluffy. It does. Mmmmm. That is really good. It is sweet but it is not as sweet as I thought
it might be. Yeah. Which is nice. You taste a bit more of the beans that way. Mmmhmm. And the pancake is super fluffy on the outside. It is uh a little bit moist. And this was a 118 Yen. Yes, that is right. It is a good price. Alright so that is a wrap. That is a wrap. That is our day in Nara (奈良市). We had like a fabulous day. That was just so much fun. Yes. It was just like a nice combination of nature
and deer and temples and great street food. It was just such an awesome trip. Like I couldn’t recommend coming here more
highly. Honestly. So if you’re staying in Osaka or Kyoto and
you’re looking for a really cool day trip consider Nara (奈良市) and we hope you
guys enjoyed our Nara Travel Guide we’ll see you in the next video.

100 Replies to “Nara Travel Guide | Bowing Deer + Japanese Street Food Tour

  1. hi! why you don't buy a pasmo card or suica card?use for train, subway, buy in vending machine, kiosks, ….I think can use almost everything.buying tickets every time …for 1 time is ok…

  2. Welcome to Japan! I didn't know that the deer in Nara, they are bow to people. this vlog is interesting to Me 🙂
    I hope You guys have a lots of fan in your trip.

  3. WOW!!!!! 🍣🍱🍡🍦 and 🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌. 👏👏👏👏.
    A Roll, B Roll, Editing, resolution, content, etc. etc. etc. You guys get an A+ and I need to step up my game to your level!!
    This Japan series is getting better and better with each new video and I didn’t think you could top your last one. Silly me. Besides the fantastic foods, I’m glad to see you’re exploring the peaceful and tranquil beauty there also. Nara will certainly be on our itinerary after watching this video. Now HURRY UP and get to working on your next Japan video. The wait is killing me. 😃😃

  4. Kakinoha-Zusi (Persimmon leaf Sushi) is in the best condition by aging overnight if it is the current season.
    If the season is midsummer, half a day of aging is good.
    The sharp taste of vinegar is disassembled, absorbed by fish and rice, and mild and deep Umami spread throughout.
    And please put a small amount of soy sauce. Soy sauce is similar to Garum of ancient Rome.
    Sushi is a food intended to preserve for a certain period of time by utilizing the bactericidal action of vinegar.
    During that period, the protein is decomposed into amino acids and becomes Umami.
    Vitamin C contained in persimmon leaves has a strong antioxidant effect, and tannin has the effect of suppressing the propagation of bacteria.
    From ancient times the Japanese knew these effects empirically.

  5. Really enjoying your Japanese vlogs. We're hoping to go there next year. Never heard of Nara before, but it's on our list now. Feeding the deer looked really fun. Have a great time and keep the videos coming 😀

  6. Hi guys! I enjoyed watching this video especially the Nara part. 👍👍 I was amazed that those deer are so tame and they like to approach people for food. Aren't you guys scared because they might have ticks on their fur.? Just curious.

  7. i love Nara!!! it's so strange and peculial with deers everywere but stil everething works just fine.

  8. Hello to both of you! I just want to say that I enjoy so much watching the videos that you make. I like the the pace on how you go about each day, taking time to discover even the small but interesting things. You are very candid and down to earth. All the best to you both!

  9. Wow, and Wow, I am so impressed on how clean Japan is! those dear are so beautiful and gracious bowing for food, even thou they surrounded Audrey, I guess they really like you! It is truly an amazing place the park, the serenity..just wow! thank you for sharing, but also that sticky green jelly thing, ya, not a fan! like the deer poop!

  10. 外国人観光客に間違った情報を伝えず正してください。鹿のお辞儀は礼儀正しく振舞う行為では無く相手に対して威嚇しているという事が通説です。

  11. how amazing the deer so disciplined with Sam. Felt worried with deer attacking Audrey. Oh, how delicious watching those street foods. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Great to see you guys are still travelling. I watched a few of your videos when I was over in Asia. They were good, but these Japan ones are great. Would love to get back out there. Keep traveling!

  13. このおふたりの日本食や文化への適応力や理解力はすごいですね
    映像もすごくきれいで見やすいです

  14. 飼い猫を喰うのはお止め下さい。鹿を食べるのも駄目です。 奈良餃子なんてものは有りません。あれは【どら焼き】と言う物でアニメのドラえもんに出てきます。

  15. 新今宮には大勢のバックパッカーの旅行者が居ます。その周辺はいろんな国の人が立ち寄る店が有るので楽しめると思う。

  16. Hi to both of you; BTW, Samuel, what's the deal with your shades? just kidding….that said, how many countries can you find in the world which don't treat "Bambi(s)" as "venison"!!!! 🙂

  17. え~飼い猫は食べないよね?(笑)奈良はのんびりしてて良いよね~でも私が行ったのは観光客が少ない時期だったからか、空腹な大量の鹿に囲まれて頭でグイグイ押されて怖かったわ。あまりにもしつこいオス(多分ボス)が居たから、首にグーパンチ入れてやった!でもあとから鹿は神様の使いだと気付いて焦ったわ(笑)柿の葉寿司は美味しいよね~大好き!餅パフォーマンスのおじさんは時々テレビにも出る有名人です。緑のはヨモギ餅かな?美味しそうだったね。

  18. この奈良旅行ガイドに参加して、大阪からの日帰り旅行でお会いしたり、飼い猫を食べたり、日本のストリートフードをたくさん食べたり
    Let 's join this Nara tour guide and see you on a day trip from Osaka. Eat domestic cats,

    日本で猫は食べないで.... ( ’Д`)・。 

    We don’t eat cats in Japan.

  19. Hi! I stayed in Nara only half a day but I loved it, it is such a magical place.
    P.S. I love your dress Audrey! Love your style <3

  20. ようこそ奈良へ。奈良の魅力をご紹介いただきありがとうございます。また是非リラックスしにお越しください。

  21. just as I'm planning my trip to osaka/nara/kyoto i saw this video. super helpful content. I like the chill vibe. make more video plz.

  22. 私はyoutubeのコメント欄を読む度によく思う,…あ〜ァ日本人の書くコメントってEnglishのコメントに比べ、何といつも閉鎖的で品がない! 本当にわざわざ好きで訪ねて来てくれる外国の方に対し、威嚇的で全く社交の精神がない! どう見てもあの🦌鹿さん達のは敬意のお辞儀でしょ、あれが威嚇だったらとっくに服を破ったり傷の一つも負わせてるでしょうが! 日本も外国からの観光客で経済が回っていることを考えたら、わざわざ外国の方のサイトにこんな上から見下ろすような投稿出来ないハズなのに、この人達って本当に正真正銘の日本人なのだろうか??…本当にいつも疑問に思う~~🤔

  23. Hello Sam & Audrey! I'm a Japanese. Thanks for visiting Japan and sharing very joyful & relaxed your trip to Nara. Really enjoyed your amiable trip. Already also I shared this on my Facebook site, sorry

  24. 日本語字幕は誰が作ったんですかね笑
    字幕あるだけ嬉しいのですが、ちょっと和訳が直訳すぎて(Google翻訳みたい)変な日本語になってしまってます

  25. 「飼い猫を食べたり、」の コメント、早くなおしてね。せっかくいい動画なんだから。

  26. I have so enjoyed this video ,because I was there too in 2004 and it brought me beautiful memories You also were so thankful to be there and I hope you had a wonderful trip. Thank you for sharing

  27. You guy's are so cute! No matter where you go or do you two all ways end up over stuffed and laughing at one another!! Lol Love your video's!! I'm from Arizona, USA use to live in Michigan we use to take the tunnel to Windsor all the time! My husbad is a Tim Hortons nut too!! It's the only coffee he drinks since we've moved he's had to have it shipped here. No Timmy's in AZ!! Enjoy your travels!!!

  28. The edit of the video, the man wanting to say hi, the deer being excited for mood, the mochi man and the garden….ah what a wonderful video. I’m sick but this makes me feel better 😍

  29. 飼い猫を食べたり、は駄目ですね。
    日本のストリートフードは、お茶を飲みながら食べると10倍美味しいですよ

  30. I don't think those were fresh fish sushi. I believe those are the preserved sushi that was made in the old days of when Nara was a capital and getting fish from the sea to inland area required preservation while they hiked(transport) the fish. I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure it was on NHK World talking about it.

  31. Of course I enjoyed this video. Can’t wait. You’re my favorites in travel advice. I added that yoshiki-en garden to our itinerary.

  32. Headed to Nara in a few hours. This video was very helpful! Video was well shot & edited, so I’ve subscribed. You look great in that dress BTW! 😊

  33. You are so full of detail in their little movies and I love it! This is the first channel I subscribe to and I have been to YT for many years.

    Your Audrey dress is a dream! Very beautiful and you are lovely in it. Many greetings from Norway <3

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