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“Beautiful, quaint and charming way to spend an afternoon”
Review of Nara Park

Nara Park
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Cleveland
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“Beautiful, quaint and charming way to spend an afternoon”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Nara Park is a charming little park with approximately 1,500 deer roaming freely. Throughout the park you can purchase little biscuits for about 150JPY to feed the deer. They are much smaller than in the U.S. and very friendly. You will see children approaching and feeding them. They are considered national treasures and are protected. There are beautiful paths, lawns to play in and tea houses. There are a few other important sites either near the park or in it including Todaiji and the Nara National Museum.

Visited October 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“SO MUCH FUN”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Stroll around and enjoy the serene park, with hundreds of friendly deers just lazing around, feed the deers with some biscuits at 150 yen. the deers will bow to you before eating off the buscuits on your hands. Do remember to hide the biscuits as the whole bunch of deers will crowd around you if they see you holding a bunch of food. They do eat paper as well, so be careful with your maps or money.

Visited October 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“LOVE”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

The deer are everywhere and walk up to you. They get a little too aggressive some times too, the paths are out of a fairy tail. We rented bikes just beside the Nara train station and explored the whole city and all paths. would highly recommend doing so.

Visited October 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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“Best at sunset”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Leave off of feeding the adorable deer to spend some time in the park after dark; the lanterns at some of the more tucked-away temples will take your breath away.

Visited October 2012
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Madrid, Spain
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“Beautiful but choose first what you want to see!”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

We started with a walk from the train station there, which is always interesting in Japan, because everything is interesting to me. You climb a little to get there. And the park is quite large, but very beautiful, with deer everywhere.
Beware with some they may become a bit violent demand for some food, but it was really fun. Suddenly one of them ate my map, I tried to take, but he did not leave. I was worried it could hurt
Nara is very important for Japan, it's worth catching a train from Kyoto. The deer are like the owners of this garden for the Japanese. They are blessed for them.

Visited July 2012
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