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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5.02 weeks ago

I LOVED IT SO MUCH I WENT TWICE! This park is an absolute must do! There are beautiful temples, ponds, bridges, and lots of land to explore. Oh yes, and the DEER are amazing! They are generally docile. If you want to pet them try slowly approaching a deer that is laying down and extend your hand to let it smell you first. If it pulls away when you slowly reach to pet it then let it be. The most disappointing part was some visitors taunting the deer for deer biscuits. Please don’t tease them! These are beautiful creatures with a generally kind demeanor. Treat them with the respect they deserve. Make sure not to leave any trash or the deer will eat it and they can get sick.

5.0a week ago

The deer are adorable, but will try to bite your backside if you have food and walk away from them. They really do bow their heads!

5.0a week ago

Incredible experience with the deer, the beautiful forest and the gorgeous temples. Definitely a must if you're staying in Nara, however, hiking all the way to the top isn't really worth anything unless you're superstitious and want to put money into one of the wishing wells or write a note and tie it in a knot

4.03 weeks ago

Nice park, love bowing with the deer, but it gets crowded quickly, especially round the temples and the giant Buddha. If you're not there to see this, more fun to stay to the South where it's more peaceful.

5.0a week ago

Nara is located less than one hour from Kyoto and Osaka. Due to its past as the first permanent capital, the city remains full of historic treasures, including some of Japan's oldest and largest temples.
## watch your plastic bag or everything keep out of Deer in Nara Park if you aware your plastic the Deer are eat it

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