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Nara Park, Nara

(4.6/5 based on 3,200 reviews on the web)
Take a stroll among verdant trees and peaceful shrines of Nara Park, established in 1880. The park shelters relatively tame herds of sika deer, free to roam the lawns and gardens at will. Wander through groves of willows and cherry trees to spot picturesque ponds and admire numerous temples sprinkled throughout the park. The deer, although friendly, occasionally exhibit aggressive behavior in the presence of food--if you wish to feed them, purchase some rice crackers and keep your snacks away from their sight. Plan your Nara Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Nara using our Nara travel itinerary maker.
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  • 一早奈良公園》東大寺漫步完,奈良公園的梅花鹿可能因為一早遊客群尚未蒞臨,我們算是第一批的來客,路旁買了一份¥150元的餅乾,讓嫣嫣嘗試餵食。梅花鹿很機靈迅速地啃食了2~3片,我就留著剩餘的餅乾預計繼續往東大寺前進⋯⋯其中一隻梅花鹿尾隨著,趁我們也不注意把放在嬰兒推車上的奈良地圖迅雷不及掩耳地叼走,我趕緊要把它拉回但牠老兄硬是要得我也不想跟牠拉拔了!讓牠開心得意的享受牠的戰利品吧~ 往東大寺的路旁有...  more »
  • DO NOT GO TO JAPAN WITHOUT VISITING NARA PARK!! This was the most magical place with so many deer freely and happily roaming around. You can feed and pet them. Sit with them. Take pictures. It's amazi...  more »
  • We spent a whole day here, walking around the park, feeding the deer and visiting the temples. There's lots to do and a few places to eat. The deer make the experience very special. They'll bow to you...  more »
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  • Nara and its dears. Hundreds dears in this park that are not scared of people. The only problem is that some tourists are taking too much confidence with them and not respecting them. And they are too much fed by the people as well. But still a good example of a good natural park.
  • What a great place to spend an afternoon. It's a beautiful park, the scenery and history is wonderful, and being able to feed the bowing deer is a lot of fun.
  • Lots of deer. They're pretty fun. They nip at you (gently) in the butt if you have snacks, because they want some. They also bow to you to ask for treats. Pretty fun experience, great for kids.
  • A really special experience, as this is most likely your one chance in life to get this up close and personal with deers. Keep in mind that they're wild animals still, so don't expect a petting zoo. Also be careful if you buy the deer "cookies" as the deers can get quite clingy once they notice you have them and my fiancee got a nice little love bite due to this. That said, amazing experience and I'm really glad I got a chance to visit.
  • Great day trip from Osaka or Kyoto, but I'd highly recommend making your way past the tourist crowds and into the Petrified Forest. Just past the Toda Ji temple is the road heading to Mt Wakakusa. Beautiful, quiet, and peaceful. Takes about an hour to reach the summit with great views over the town below.