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Nara Park

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Address: 469 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
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US$310.16*
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Private Walking Tour of Nara with a Photographer
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Private Full-Day Nara Custom Tour from Osaka by Chartered Vehicle

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So much fun!

We were expecting to only be here for an hour or so judging by reviews we had read. In fact, we spent our entire day in Nara. The deers are an amazing attraction, but this area... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
S C
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were expecting to only be here for an hour or so judging by reviews we had read. In fact, we spent our entire day in Nara. The deers are an amazing attraction, but this area has so much to offer in the way of food and culture. We walked to one of the main shrines, going through the deer... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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79 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nara is world-famous for its deer, but many don't realise that the lovely place the deer roam, is just awesome as well. Be sure to avoid the main "entrance," to the park, as there will be tourist-trappy people who may try to get you to part with your money, in some way (the only instance of this we encountered in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This would be our second time visiting this park and we're lucky to always be there when there's a festival. The Illumination Festival which happened at night was lovely and wonderful! About the deers, it's fun feeding them at first. Better hide the deer food in a plastic bag because they will hound you for it. They will also hound... More 

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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a half day at Nara Park and loved the grounds. The deer are amazing and will bow for a "shika senbei" (deer cracker). It was a fun experience. All the deer have their horns shaved down but some of the younger deer still have their new horns. Be careful with smaller children as the younger deer in particular... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great day out but be warned, the deer are intense! We managed to get some acorns from a tourist information centre to feed them and I recommend this over the deer cookies. They were not as interested in the acorns and as a result, not as pushy, which made the park more enjoyable.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friend took us to Nara Park. I didn't know what to ,expect.. he was unaware of my past.' Arriving at park, after walking 2-300 mtrs amongst "grazing deer on a bare clearing, a crowd of families, children and others, stood beside a person. Carrying a bugle, and a big filled Waist bag. After a coupla mins, he " bugled "... More 

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Thank pieata
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you find yourself in Kyoto or anywhere close, I'd recommend putting a day aside to visit Nara park. Lots of deers for you to see (and feed), temples and peaceful, scenic locations for you to explore.

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Thank QuintonOR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't come to Nara without feeding the deers. Very fun and interesting experience indeed. Best to avoid the crowds and walk further where the deers are less hyper.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had so much fun frolicking about the park like a young child I'm a bit embarrassed to admit it. The deers are basically everywhere and would follow you if you feed them.

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Thank SandyTM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled from Osaka by train (a very easy ride). We like walking so we set off from Nara station and walked to the furthest temple and then took a circular route back and managed to take in all the major sites within around 3 hours walking (15000 steps my wife informed me later). It was cold and mainly dry... More 

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