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
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4.0a week ago
A few years ago, a friend and I attended a conference near Nara, and then we had a little bit of time to see the famous sites. The deer of Nara Park lived up to their reputation as being gentle and very hungry. Todaiji Temple is located a short walking distance from Nara Park -- which is nice if you want to get away from the hungry deer.
5.02 months 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.
5.0a month ago
What a wonderful place. Take the day to walk through the extensive parks and buildings. If you love deer, then you'll be in heaven. They are everywhere !
5.02 months 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!
5.02 weeks ago
The most beautiful place in Japan 🇯🇵. Nara or you can say 🦌 deer 🦌 everywhere 😅. Must Eat macha ice cream 🍦. Temples ⛩every where .