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“Demanding deers.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Nara Park

Nara Park
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$312.29*
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Private Walking Tour of Nara with a Photographer
Ranked #2 of 179 things to do in Nara
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Demanding deers.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Came merely to see these cute animals, so I bought some deer crackers with the intention to play a bit with them but as soon as they saw (or smell?) the food they all went crazy and started circling around me to steal the crackers from my hands, lick my coats! One of them even tried to get a mouthful of my mutcha ice-cream, very cute.

Visited February 2013
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“Top class tourist destination”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

Lots of fabulous temples - Todaji is one of the finest anywhere. The park is so special as there are deer wandering around everywhere. One of the best things about Nara is you can see most of it in a long day and walk Without needing There is a brand new little restaurant arcade slightly behind a few shops where you can stop, rest and eat half way around.

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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“Deer everywhere!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

We walked from the railway through the park. The park itself is lovely and it was quite bustling on the sunny day. The temple is wonderful and well worth the entry fee.

Visited February 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Surreal and interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Nara park is a great place to visit for a number of reasons. The temples are awesome; particularly Todai-Ji. The forested area is straight out of a fairytale and you will feel like you are in a Grimm story. The tame/feral deer are one of the weirdest things to behold and you will never forget the experience.

Normally, if you are in a location that has deer, the moment they see you, they bolt. Not these deer. They are protected and have, over the years, become the bosses of this town. They are very tame and will come up to you and bow so that you give them some 'deer cookies'. If they see you actually buying deer cookies, they will mob you and hold you to ransom for them. They suddenly become a sort of Mafia that extort your food from you.

Well worth visiting.

Visited February 2013
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Seoul, South Korea
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“Planty of deer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

Deer are a lot of fun. The farther from the main entrance you go the hungrier they are. If they see crackers in your hands they will chase you, put their noses in your pockets, gently push you, sniff at your face and lick your hands like dogs. The are very much like dogs actually.

Visited January 2013
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