Nara Park
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Whittier, CA755 contributions
Nov 2022
I am not sure what to add to what 46k people have already said other than there is something magical about a place in the middle of a modern city where hundreds of deer can meander and bow to people in exchange for crackers. I have made it a point to come here every time I am even remotely in the area.
Written 23 November 2022
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Ramin2-D2
Laguna Niguel, CA72 contributions
Aug 2022
Park where the deer roam free. Well maintained park and hardscape. The locals (and tourists) do a good job of leaving the deer in peace, other than feeding them. Watch out, as the deer will try to eat all paper you have, maps, paper bags, etc.
Written 5 September 2022
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Nuha R 56
Valparaiso, IN593 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Loved the deer roaming around freely. Feeding them was hard on my husband. He thought they will bite him. The park was huge.
Written 10 May 2022
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izyphotos
Mascot, Australia709 contributions
May 2021
This was a day trip from Osaka with JR Rail pass. We purchased the day bus pass for Y500 which allowed us to travel hop on/hop off too. We took the bus first to Ksauga Taisha Shrine but walked around the park which is really a 'walk way' between the temples and shrines. We visited at the beginning of Covid in March 2020 and there were very few tourists. Obviously there were many deer and for Y200 you can buy deer cookies but you will be ambushed by them. They are friendly but will 'pick pocket' your bag if not careful.
Written 16 April 2022
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,812 contributions
Nov 2021
Nara Park might be one of my favorite places in all of Japan. It was incredible seeing the deer everywhere, the temples were very impressive, and the scenery was spectacular. I wrote about this park on my website in great detail, but the deer are approachable, but I would be careful when it comes to feeding them as some can be aggressive. My favorite attraction here is the giant temple with the Buddha, I've never seen anything quite like it. I was lucky enough to spend two days in Nara, and feel this is a place I can keep coming back to.
Written 15 January 2022
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Coy Degz
San Andres, Philippines5 contributions
Nov 2020
We had a great time to had close encounter with Deers. They are tame even kids can them . Those deer also bows to you when you do the hand sign.
Written 20 October 2021
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Louie Boracay
Boracay, Philippines112 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
This experience is so memorable I’m so happy to see the the deer of NARA you can feed them buy cookies and atmosphere is so good. You can see a lot of tourist you can also visit the museum and there are cafés and restaurants around.
Written 1 September 2021
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Srikanth
Toronto, Canada54 contributions
Sep 2020
Nara deer park is definitely worth doing if you are visiting Kyoto.
Just plan a full day trip if you can afford and you can not just stop at the deer park and go into the town on a bus to experience even more temples with lot less crowds.
Visited Oct2018
Written 21 August 2021
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Katie Z
10 contributions
Aug 2021
Nara Park - particularly the more out of the way bits - is like something from a fairy tale (or maybe a Studio Ghibli film). The natural beauty is stunning, the temples and shrines throughout the park are breathtaking, and the semi-tame wild deer will come right up and say hello. There are also places around the area where you can buy special crackers to feed the deer, which is quite fun, although you should be prepared for them to go from docile to quite pushy very quickly once they see that you’re holding their favorite snack. I got head-butted by a particularly assertive buck, but totally worth it in my opinion.
Written 19 August 2021
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy598 contributions
Oct 2020
Who has never heard about Nara Park and its holy deers? They are the supreme leaders and rules of this park, they will gather around you begging for food, but be careful, they are able to “pickpocket” you as well! Deers are sacred in Japan, as they’re considered as gods’ messengers; that’s why Japanese people don’t eat deer meat.
Written 30 June 2021
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