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Nara Park, Nara

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Must see · Wildlife Area · Park
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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  • It’s really beautiful park in Nara prefecture. In side the park you can see so many deers. And park is specious. And there is also big Buddhist temple which temple was made but biggest trees that’s...  more »
  • Awesome!!! Just awesome!!! The highlight of our trip to Nara. Due to Coronavirus, Nara is bereft of tourists. The deer are hungry!!!! In Nara Park, they are everywhere. You can purchase...  more »
  • Nara is a small town on a Japaneese scale with just over 360 000 inhabitants, 40 minutes by train from Osaka. The city was Japan's first capital under the name Heijo-Kyō and 8 of the city's temples...  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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