Nara is a city very close to Kyoto and Osaka. We took a day trip out here to see the deer walking around among tourists and citizens of the city and to see Todai-ji.
We walked through Nara Koen, a large park very close the Nara train station, on our to Todai-ji. The park is home to as many as 1200 deer - you'd see deer pretty much everywhere you turned.
The city had a nice natural sense to it and was much calmer than Kyoto.