Safety tips for viewing cute animals

Deer in Nara park

Many visitors to Japan are seduced by photos of the deer wandering around Nara, or snow monkeys bathing in their very own hot spring. These immediately get added to the “must-do” list without further investigation. Unfortunately many tourists imagine a kind of tame animal experience where they’ll get some good selfies with cute and cuddly animals.

In recent news, it was announced that a record number of people were injured by deer in Nara in 2018. Obviously these people didn’t have the happy encounter with deer that they imagined. Continue reading “Safety tips for viewing cute animals”