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Nara Park

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469 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Walking in between the deer, feeding them to crackers, enjoying an area with no cars, clean air. Just loved it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank elads
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is free to visit Nara park and those deers, but you need to pay if wish to going into the temple. There is a lot deer there and you can feed them by just buying some biscuit for them, some of those deer are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank giddens93lcj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Deer are friendly. The are waiting for travellers to give the a food. You can buy their food there. but the are very big and nice to explore

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FrequentFlier651388
Reviewed 1 week ago

Aside from visiting the adjacent Todai-ji temple (home to the Great Buddha Hall), Nara Park in itself is a perfectly good reason to make the trip to Nara. The deer roam freely and "bow" for your crackers (which can be bought from stands at the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank HeatherJMB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nara Park is a big area. It takes at least 1 hour for travelers hiking around it. There're so many deers just strolling with you. They bow and waiting you feed them. So cute an experience you wouldn't miss!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sightseer602468
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must visit, the main attraction in Nara. There's no other place in the world with an open park full of deers roaming around. The deers are generally harmless, except some can get aggressive when they see/smell food. There are also some souvenirs...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JoyJ2
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were a lot of deer. It was nice to pat them and be that closed to them. They were not shy at all. Some could get aggressive when they saw food.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dong Hai H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a half day in nara park in Japan. We took the local train +local bus and arrived to the park. The Todai-Ji temple is also in the park so you can see it. In the park there are a lot of bambies travelling....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Leehisabag
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not my first time in this park and it may look amazing in the photos, deers here are smelly and will flock to you when they know you bought wafers to feed them. Don’t be afraid though since they will never be aggressive....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ronrmrz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our Nara Deer Park trip. Deer are roaming around freely from the gate up to the park. They're not afraid of people and they will go near you once they know that you have their biscuit meal. They're so polite that if you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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28 December 2018|
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Response from noncorteccia | Reviewed this property |
it is an open park, so it will be open. crackers are sold everywhere! shops and stand alone vendors. keep an eye out for deer that see your crackers and approach you. there are some that are a little aggressive. no need for... More
30 August 2018|
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Response from sadal99 | Reviewed this property |
it is public so no closing time for the park...
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31 March 2018|
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Response from Rei811 | Reviewed this property |
Deers are there all the time though the year and winter time is very cold but very beautiful. If you have snow that will be a bonus!!