There are deer just roaming all around, and literally hundreds of them! We kept walking a little further, towards Nara Park and there are plenty more deer looking for some snacks. There are even some people selling little packs of deer cookies for you to feed them (and to prevent you from feeding them any old thing!). However, this has lead to some very greedy, little (read: big) deer! They come right up to you sniffing out some treats and can get quite pushy (read: aggressive). One naughty lady deer eventook a nip at me and ended up biting my hip, through my dress and panties! We bought a pack of deer cookies and a beer each, and had a picnic in front of the museum. A well-deserved rest break!
We took a walk through Todai-ji and spotted a deer just as exhausted as us, hiding in the shade of the tourist stalls. There were so many people around, we decided to walk out through the back grounds of the temple complex and stumbled upon the cutest little store selling all sorts of handcrafted deer paraphernalia and some real old postcards!