Nara Park

Sightseeing information about Nara Park in Japan.


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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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5.0in the last week

All free unless you go into the temple, which I highly recommend! Cool place. If you don't want the deer to hassle you, don't have food!

4.0in the last week

Lots of deer. Initially cute, then starts to feel like larger pigeons after a while. Luckily there are some stunning buildings about the place to see also. Definitely worth the day trip.

5.0in the last week

Great day trip from Kyoto - you can buy deer crackers for just 150 yen. Be careful though as the deer will go for your bags. Check out the Nara park bus terminal if you have time, beautiful architecture, you’d never imagine it’s a bus terminal

5.0a week ago

Best day of my life. Deer are so cute. So cute I don't care if they bite me.

4.0a month ago

Deer you can feed, pet and exchange bows with. I doubt there's anything like this easily available where you're coming from, it definitely was the case for me. The staff tries their best to manage the deer poop situation.

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