Strange Food Part 2 – $1 Stores

As I mentioned before, one of the goals of my friend is to eat a number of strange foods while in Japan. Yesterday we took off to Nara. It is known for the largest bronze Buddha in the world that is housed in Todaiji Temple (which is the largest wooden structure in the world). These are UNESCO World Heritage sites also.

Todaiji Temple

Nara Great Buddha
Great Buddha

Nara is also known for its deer which roam around the park area and get free hand-outs from the people passing by.

Some deer in Nara Park

The shops in and around the park sell “deer biscuits” for $1.50 that can be fed to the deer. They are basically disc shaped wafers that can be easily fed to the deer, but it was decided that they


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