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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5.0a week ago

An experience unlike any other. I will never forget my visit to Nara Park. It is absolutely gorgeous. I suggest wearing good walking shoes!

5.03 weeks ago

Lots of beautiful scenery to take in. The deer are incredible, they can be pushy when you have biscuits but just be firm with them, similar to how you would treat a dog when training and it's fine. If you have no food they are usually happy to let you pet them or lie beside them in the shade.There are spectacular buildings and natural sights to behold in the park as well.

5.03 weeks ago

Amazing experience. I could sit around all day drinking coffee, feeding deer and walking through the trails. Don’t spend your time at the beginning feeding all the deer with all the crackers you buy. Buy some and just start walking. The area is huge and having crackers during the entire period will help you constantly interact with the deer.

5.03 weeks ago

This was my favourite. The town is so calm and the deer are everywhere. I loved it and my friend and I didn't want to leave.

5.02 months ago

Nara Park is honestly so great. I would recommend walking around the park first before buying some crackers.
There is more to see the more you walk around and there are some parts with plenty of deer but nobody around which is really peaceful.

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