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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 yesterday via mobile

Lovely and nice park neat the temple with many friendly deers. You ser them in a face to face which is unique. Dont miss it.

Thank OnurYTR
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful park! The best part about this park and location is of course the Deer. I was staying in Osaka which is a few train rides away, let's say an hour or so away. Google maps will be your best friend to help...More

1  Thank danny t
Reviewed 2 days ago

Blissful for us Westerners. The park is great with all the shrines and temples and the peacefulness you get there. The deer bow to you so that is pretty f*ing awesome. Come see Japan - go to Nara.

Thank JWalker610
Reviewed 3 days ago

This park is really worth to visit. There are many temples to see, nice environment to walk and the deers...omg the deers. It was one of the weirdest experiences to be this close to so many of them. But it was really cool. But watch...More

Thank Nathalocka
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nara park is really a place being worth of visiting. One can easily spend several hours there, half a day is good recommendation. There are about 1200 almost tame deers, which live in the park. The deers themselves are worth of seeing plus of course...More

Thank Traveller007Finland
Reviewed 6 days ago

Deer will mall you and nip at your butt to get your attention, to give them cakes/snacks. The deer are intelligent and will bow for you to get a treat. Loads of fun.

Thank Walter F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our private tour guide, who lives in Nara, told us the best activity in the entire city would be a tour of Nara Park. Impressive ancient temples and lantern-lined pathways made for a charming walk within this massive sanctuary. But the most incredible part of...More

Thank WilliamWillieWilson
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing place to LITERALLY be one with nature. The deer here in Nara Park are very similar to the seals in California; being so accustomed to human beings that they view us as just another part of their daily environment. If you're lucky and...More

Thank Craig L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent the whole day here visiting the major sights. Make sure you walk to the top of the mountain by going the extra 240 metres for great views and serenity. The parks and shrines are amazing but we found Isuein gardens not worth the entry...More

Thank matmanf27
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was going to go on an organised tour for 70USD but went on my own, easy and a fraction of the price. Went to Namba Station and got the Kintentsu Line to Kintentsu Nara Station. Then went into the Tourist Information Office and got maps...More

1  Thank Taki P
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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
16 December 2017|
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Response from Talia T | Reviewed this property |
It never closes (open 24/7) as there are no gates holding deers in or out however shops, other buildings and temple surrounding or in the park may close anywhere between 4.30pm to 6pm depending on what it is