Nara Park

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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,725 contributions
Nov 2021
Nara Park might be one of my favorite places in all of Japan. It was incredible seeing the deer everywhere, the temples were very impressive, and the scenery was spectacular. I wrote about this park on my website in great detail, but the deer are approachable, but I would be careful when it comes to feeding them as some can be aggressive. My favorite attraction here is the giant temple with the Buddha, I've never seen anything quite like it. I was lucky enough to spend two days in Nara, and feel this is a place I can keep coming back to.
Written 15 January 2022
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Coy Degz
San Andres, Philippines5 contributions
Nov 2020
We had a great time to had close encounter with Deers. They are tame even kids can them . Those deer also bows to you when you do the hand sign.
Written 20 October 2021
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Louie Boracay
Boracay, Philippines105 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
This experience is so memorable I’m so happy to see the the deer of NARA you can feed them buy cookies and atmosphere is so good. You can see a lot of tourist you can also visit the museum and there are cafés and restaurants around.
Written 1 September 2021
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Srikanth
Toronto, Canada54 contributions
Sep 2020
Nara deer park is definitely worth doing if you are visiting Kyoto.
Just plan a full day trip if you can afford and you can not just stop at the deer park and go into the town on a bus to experience even more temples with lot less crowds.
Visited Oct2018
Written 21 August 2021
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Katie Z
10 contributions
Aug 2021
Nara Park - particularly the more out of the way bits - is like something from a fairy tale (or maybe a Studio Ghibli film). The natural beauty is stunning, the temples and shrines throughout the park are breathtaking, and the semi-tame wild deer will come right up and say hello. There are also places around the area where you can buy special crackers to feed the deer, which is quite fun, although you should be prepared for them to go from docile to quite pushy very quickly once they see that you’re holding their favorite snack. I got head-butted by a particularly assertive buck, but totally worth it in my opinion.
Written 19 August 2021
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy425 contributions
Oct 2020
Who has never heard about Nara Park and its holy deers? They are the supreme leaders and rules of this park, they will gather around you begging for food, but be careful, they are able to “pickpocket” you as well! Deers are sacred in Japan, as they’re considered as gods’ messengers; that’s why Japanese people don’t eat deer meat.
Written 30 June 2021
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Lance Kerwin
Tromso, Norway614 contributions
Feb 2020
Nara Park is a very beautifull park with an abundance of reindeers. I've been here many times and it is a must to visit. Especially during autumn season.
Written 16 January 2021
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ラマ ラゼンダラ
Kyoto, Japan50 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
It’s really beautiful park in Nara prefecture. In side the park you can see so many deers. And park is specious. And there is also big Buddhist temple which temple was made but biggest trees that’s temple name is Todaiji you can search also google it’s so beautiful temple I love really this both place ....
Written 11 November 2020
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CanuckJames
Nishinomiya, Japan1,000 contributions
Oct 2020
Awesome!!!

Just awesome!!!

The highlight of our trip to Nara.

Due to Coronavirus, Nara is bereft of tourists. The deer are hungry!!!! In Nara Park, they are everywhere.

You can purchase deer cookies for 200 yen per pack at many places around the park. (It is actually just round-shaped dried grass cakes.)

You can feed them. I was bitten(not painful), licked, head-butted(startling), snuggled, cooed at, followed for blocks, totally surrounded by fawns, stags, and does.

They are one photo opportunity after another.

There are many paths inside the park that leads to many of Nara's main tourist attractions. Just be careful not to walk on top of all the deer droppings.

Wife and I just couldn't get enough of the deer.

We would be willing to travel back to Nara to enjoy interacting with the deer again.
Written 22 October 2020
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Elisabethmh
Oslo, Norway566 contributions
Nov 2019
Nara is a small town on a Japaneese scale with just over 360 000 inhabitants, 40 minutes by train from Osaka. The city was Japan's first capital under the name Heijo-Kyō and 8 of the city's temples are today on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Nara Park. Where do I start! The park was established in 1880 and is one of Japan's oldest parks. The park houses several major attractions such as Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Well over 1000 fallow deer also live here! In ancient times the deer was seen as saints and as helpers for the Gods and were well taken care of. They are still well taken care of. The fallow deers in Nara Park are wild and completely able to find food on their own. But, you can buy special fallow biscuits (shika senbei) to feed them if you want. The foundation that organizes this donates the profit to take care of the deers in the park. Many of the deers have learned to bow to ask for biscuits and they are just so incredible cute. The park itself is beautful and I can highly reccomend to spend 2-4 hours in the park - especially if you love fallow deers as much as I do :-)
Written 5 October 2020
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