.We spent two weeks in Japan in April, 2013We did a day trip from Kyoto which is a wonderful place . The trip to Nara is enjoyable in itself. At the Deer Park we were told the Deer bow for food. We listened to our tour guide and sure enough, a number of Deer bowed. This was a wonderful experience especially for my wife who loves animals. I read other reviews and they mention some deer can be aggressive. Don't be concerned.Just be aware. We would definitely love to return to Nara and spend more time exploring..