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Nara, Japan

Heading out early in the morning, we made our way to the next subway station over. The rail pass we had chosen was for the Kintetsu Group and for only $38 we could use their rail system for 5 days. Much cheaper than the vaunted JR rail pass. However, we found that the Kinsetsu groups train lines did not really connect well and to avoid a two hour detour we needed to jump on a JR train anyway for a couple of stops to get to the next Kintetsu station. Really it is the worst public transportation system we have encountered with its myriad layers of public and private rail companies in addition to its starkly different passes.

Nara was the capitol of Japan before Kyoto and boasts as many sights as its more famous neighbor. However, many tourists overlook it in favor of the larger cities.

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What they are missing out on are the herds of deer that are allowed to wander the streets harassing the tourists for biscuits. This seemed to be the most famous food item the city had to offer and tasted much like a burnt pancake.

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Posted by CulinarySojourn 07:15

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