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Nara Park, Nara

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Wildlife Area
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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  • Through a program called "Superman came back" (Choo Sung-Hoon, appeared in the times women love tea) is already known to the Korean people in the country, Deer Park country station location is convenient to go to law school. Featuring lots of deer park and deer really really really not afraid of someone who would be capable of sympathy without deer adult children really like senbei Rice cracker and cracker sales if you are holding the deer sometimes only personnel can see to blah blah blah
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  • 公園很大很漂亮很令人放鬆鹿很多很多為了你的食物蜂擁而上!真的滿有趣的,但是鹿有點臭還會流口水。很舒壓的活動!但是怕鹿的人千萬不要來  more »
  • Beautiful park. Great for visit with family and friends. Lots of deers roaming freely in the park. You can feed them with deer cookies. There are carts selling those cookies. Its a good place to have ...  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.