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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 2 days ago

Feeding the wild deer specially made biscuits (150 yen) was a highlight of our trip to Japan. We loved it so much, we visited twice (during a 2 day stay). The park has a wonderful vibe and contains Todai-ji Temple with the world's largest Buddha....More

Thank Bouffer9
Reviewed 2 days ago

We climbed up the hill and the panaromic view is amazing! Recommend to get a Nara bus pass so travelling from one place to another will be easier and more worthy using one day pass

Thank alex k
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent a whole day at Nara and it was great to see the deer bowing to get a biscuit. Also nice to walk under the trees and shade. Not too keen on the crowds surrounding the temples. Thoroughly enjoyed an ice cream sitting under the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went here twice in a months span the highlight are the deer in the park that you can feed they are really friendly and just come up to you as if they were a friendly dog. Buy snacks in the park to feed at...More

Thank midwestsiderider
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful, peaceful, crowded yet worth visiting. Be aware when you feed them because you will have to run later on 😄

Thank MY_Alnuaimi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely park, lots of friendly deers for you to feed, you can buy biscuits for 150 yen and the deer love them. Quite fun being nudged by them when they want another biscuit. They are very gentle and easy to feed. Lots of fun

Thank Oceanus_x
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely park to stroll around, particularly in the autumn colours. It is a big park and hilly in parts so have sensible shoes on. The deer have no fear of humans so will happily be stroked which is special. If you bow...More

Thank Wombling_Free_7548
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Born and raised in Puerto Rico I had never experience something like this, my wife and I visited for the first time and we can't wait to visit again. Nara park has so much culture influence spots we didn't get the chance to see it...More

Thank joshuaemd
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nara Park should be the "must visit" spot for both local people and visitors. It is located near the National Museum. There are many deer around chasing people for biscuits. Recommended.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here with a close friend. I had no words, it was actually amazing- free entry, and being able to walk around with deer everywhere was just unbelievable. There was a few huts dotted around where you could buy ‘deer food’ which wasn’t expensive and...More

1  Thank Ben927
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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