Nara Park is a huge area spreading over the eastern half of Nara City. This park belongs to the top itinerary of visitors to Nara, hosting Todaiji Temple with the Great Buddha, Kofukuji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine and the Nara National Museum.
You will be surprised to see more than 1,000 deer roaming freely in the park. They are Natural Treasure and considered messengers of the gods. Buy "deer cookies (shika senbei)" for 150 yen and feed them to pose for photos. The deer are adorable but sometime turn aggressive and try to eat everything including your wallet and money. Watch out!
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Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 38.7km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.0a week ago
Great experience with some cool critters. Treats are like 200-300 yen, if I recall correctly. The deer can get aggressive so don't be afraid to manhandle them for it. Slap them away and be stern, then ration out the crackers in halves to your chosen deer guardians, they'll follow you for ages this way. Now go forth and be The Chosen One. Amass your deer army and storm the temple.
5.03 weeks ago
I love that there are little stalls all over to purchase crackers for the deer. The gift shops and food stalls get busy, but even through all the hustle and bustle its still lovely. There are quieter areas, but if you have kids this is perfect.
5.0a week ago
disini terdapat rusa rusa yg dilepas bebas.ntah karena kelaparan atau apa,tapi mereka sangat agresif.sekali mendaptkan kalian memiliki makanan,maka mereka akan terus mengrjar kalian.saya sangat malu kareba berteriak ketakutan. tetapi rupanya ada org lain yg jg bgt.bayangkan beberapa rusa mendekata kalian denfan agresif.taman khusus rusanya tidak bgt luas (tifak seluas yg saya bayangkan.dr sini kalian bisa ke kuil (lupa namanya) dan ketempat satunya lagi (lupa).
4.0a month ago
The famous deer park in Nara.
The deer, which are believed to be holy messengers, are allowed to roam around freely.
Visitors can buy deer biscuits (feed) at 150 yen.
They will swarm around you so try to feed when you see one or two instead of the entire herd. 😂
They are quite tame. Children will like them a lot! And yes, they do bow!
5.0a month ago
A very large park filled with interesting things, least of all the famous docile deer. They are very entertaining and can be found all over the park, as well as deer cookie vendors selling packs of them for just ¥150. Well worth a few visits whilst in Nara.