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Nara Park, Nara

4.5
#1 of 670 in Wildlife in Japan
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. PutNara Park into our Nara trip builder tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Nara Park, of course, meets all the criteria a park as such requires. It's green and there are plenty of deer hanging about begging for deer cookies while beeing photographed by tourists. Still it...  more »
  • Well worth a trip. Nara is very easily accessible from both Kyoto and Osaka by train. Can be done as a day trip but you may consider spending the night as there is plenty to see in Nara. Museums...  more »
  • We went to Japan to play on the summer vacation last year. The weather in Japan is very cool and comfortable. There are many deer walking around in Nara Park. You can feed them rice crackers,people...  more »
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  • I thought it would be overrated but it was incredibly fun especially if you’re the type of person who enjoys a walk. The walk is long, scenic and filled with hungry deer. They’re everywhere ... I recommend walking all the way to the temple at the end.
  • 🦌 🦌 Deer everywhere! So many of them just walking around you. You can touch them and take pics with them. You can also buy food and feed them. Amazing experience! Would definitely recommend coming out here to see them.
  • Loved it! The deer are so cute! Though the ones closest to the deer cracker carts are aggressive in wanting those crackers. Good tip is to buy it and scuttle away about 50+ metres from the cart.
  • Nice place with deer feeding. Really good for animal lovers who loves to connect with nature. Better come early since there are so many people including tourist and locals alike.
  • It was a pretty magical experience to see centuries old Japanese shrines while surrounded by friendly deer. Deer are very friendly and love to be fed. One of my favorite places in Japan!

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