At the north of Japan, it used to be the capital of the country from 710 to 784.
According to the legends of the Kasuga Shrine, the Takemikazuchi god arrived in Nara on a white deer to guard the newly built capital of Heijō-kyō. Since then the deer have been regarded as heavenly animals, protecting the city and the country.
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