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Nara Park, Nara

4.5
#1 of 655 in Wildlife in Japan
Must see · Wildlife Area · Park
Take a stroll among verdant trees and peaceful shrines of Nara Park, established in 1880. The park shelters relatively tame herds of sika deer, free to roam the lawns and gardens at will. Wander through groves of willows and cherry trees to spot picturesque ponds and admire numerous temples sprinkled throughout the park. The deer, although friendly, occasionally exhibit aggressive behavior in the presence of food--if you wish to feed them, purchase some rice crackers and keep your snacks away from their sight. PutNara Park into our Nara trip builder tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Caught the Train up here from Osaka and walked from JR Nara Station - almost directly due East - up a wide quite modern Avenue, then past the 3-Storye Pagoda, the Kofukuji Temple, then the 5-Storey...  more »
  • Nara Park, of course, meets all the criteria a park as such requires. It's green and there are plenty of deer hanging about begging for deer cookies while beeing photographed by tourists. Still it...  more »
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  • I thought it would be overrated but it was incredibly fun especially if you’re the type of person who enjoys a walk. The walk is long, scenic and filled with hungry deer. They’re everywhere ... I recommend walking all the way to the temple at the end.
  • 🦌 🦌 Deer everywhere! So many of them just walking around you. You can touch them and take pics with them. You can also buy food and feed them. Amazing experience! Would definitely recommend coming out here to see them.

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