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“Lovely Walk surrounded by deer...who follow you”
Review of Nara Park

Nara Park
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Private Walking Tour of Nara with a Photographer
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Private Kyoto and Nara Tour with a Photographer
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Private Full-Day Nara Custom Tour from Osaka by Chartered Vehicle
Ranked #2 of 186 things to do in Nara
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

I had visited Hiroshima and the deer were quiet, statuesque even... in Nara the deer followed me. I went to order an icecream in July on a 101F day and the owner had to restrain the deer! It was pretty hilarious. I found my visit in Nara to be the highlight of Japan. Take the time to walk all along the eastern side of the park. It's just breathtaking.

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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Great to bike or walk around. Open day and night. Great place to enjoy some green and peace. You can stop to paint, feed the deer, eat a green tea ice cream or just do some people watching :)
Do not miss a round by bike at night when the temples are light on. very pretty!
Enjoy!

2  Thank Happy_Mag
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Last week we went to Kyoto, it's summer and it was very hot...and made us think over the place where we want to visit...especially for kids.
The trip to Nara was quite far..it's about 1hour by Kintetsu line from Kyoto station...after we'd arrived in Nara city, we must go by city bus to Nara Park.
Wow...it's amazing...many deer in Nara Park...lots of deer..My kids enjoyed here..gave some food to deer..and played here..
Nara was not as hot as Kyoto...and you can see a beautiful and huge temple here.

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Reviewed September 3, 2012

This mix of cute animals and the great Buddha makes for a wonderful day out. The shrine is very impressive but with little touches like crawling through the Buddha's nose and being able to feed & pet the deer in the nearby park, it is a great destination for families.

2  Thank Dorothy M
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We took a train from Osaka to Nara station where we went to the information desk to obtain a map of Nara Park. They offer free student guides to show you around the park, and the person who escorted us took us on a 5 hour tour; which was fantastic. We visited all the temples in the park and also went to the old town of Nara, where we sampled local sake. It was the most beautiful day out. There are deer all over the park and you can buy food to feed them. They are very friendly, although do tend to crowd you when they know you have food.

I would definitely recommend visiting Nara.

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