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Nara Park, Nara
(4.6/5 based on 2,800+ 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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  • The Nara Park is a beautiful park, full of fawns accustomed to humans who allow themselves to be caressed. Try to feed them can be a bad idea, they come in packs and beset you: we saw people run away like hell! ☺ Around the park there are several temples; walk it deserves, very characteristic.
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  • Todaiji Temple, Kofukuji Temple around a vast park. Green stretch, take, and feels good. Come bothering the food is lovely if only you have seen many deer per animal is? To change radically the irritating presence. But it is not of God's.
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  • It is to be an experience in this park. That should not be missed during a Narabesuch. You should be sure to buy a few deer biscuits for 150 yen, and then dare to feed the deer! They are very gentle and do not bite. Easy biscuit break and on the flat of the hand or hold at one end and go. A real experience for children and adults :)
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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.