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Nara Park

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469 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-0375
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Cute stopover on our way from Osaka to Tokyo. Purchase some biscuits for the deer and youll have a fun experience feeding them. Dont foget to bow your head :)

Thank dangry183
Reviewed 1 week ago

My entire family (10) took a trip to Japan for my grandmother's birthday. Nara Park was one of our stops. We took the train from Kyoto and were amazed by the beautiful green space for such a small island and large population. The Japanese culture...More

Thank iliniorange
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s not human thieves you need to worry about, but it is the cheeky and confident deer. You may be brave enough to buy ‘deer cookies’ but they also have a like for anything paper. This includes putting their noses in your bag or pocket....More

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily accessible by train from Kyoto, nice temples, plenty of deer just everywhere. We spent whole day there.

Thank pavladrj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free roaming deers in this park was a amazing experience. They are very tamed and friendly. The park, temple and surroundings are so beautiful. Must visit when you are in Kyoto. And it’s free. Small fee if you want to visit the temple.

Thank Rambo380
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nara Park is the perfect place to bond with family. There are tamed free-roaming deer which you can pet and feed (with crackers you can buy in the stalls within the park). They are so cute and friendly! They tend to be a little aggressive...More

Thank MaelynRoa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nara park is beautiful, and the Great Buddha Hall is unmissable. It is absolutely worth spending the day there, and I would recommend paying to see at least a few of the shrines and gardens (prices vary but to a UK citizen they seem very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend it for a half day trip. Nara is great city. walking around the park and feeding deer is a lot of fun. you can take a lot of pictures with them. they will even bow before you share a cookie with them.

Thank Anna P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the park is a great place to cool down. Plenty of shade and places to buy drinks. I would advise renting a bike given the size of the park. The paths are uncrowded and plenty to see. The "bowing" deer are not as aggressive...More

Thank 4l7278
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s the place I visited every time i went to osaka. There are lot of deers asking for food. It seemed to learn how to ask food from tourists.

Thank Kasemsuk T
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31 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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1 April 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!!
8 February 2018|
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Response from thejunglelife | Reviewed this property |
There is a special bus that conducts you from the bullet train station directly to Nara park entry. However even within the park it's a fair amount of walking. To see the Buddha temple too it's a walk, although the deer are... More