An experience in Japan that will always leave you smiling is a visit to Nara Deer Park. These friendly creatures will bow to you for special deer food, as you wander through the gardens around Kasuga Shrine. Nara Deer were considered sacred until the 1600s and are still a protected species today. It is also the perfect location to admire the beautiful Cherry Blossoms in Spring, with over 1,700 trees blooming annually.