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“A very nice and relaxing walk; not forgetting having deer for company”
Review of Nara Park

Nara Park
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Ranked #3 of 224 things to do in Nara
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Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

I visited Nara on my recent japan trip and it was a day well spent. My family and I got to walk side by side the deer, feed them as well enjoy the beautiful scenery of the park. Strongly recommend for an escape from the urban lifestyle

3  Thank Desmond T
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Nara Park in Japan is a Buddhist temple. As you walk towards the actual temple, there are deer all over, very tame and gentle, you can go over and touch them (they are expecting food). If you don't have food, just show them your open hand. However if you do have food (park sells deer cookies) be prepared to have 20 or more come running to you to get food. Watching this is a bit scary, one women got nipped when a deer was trying to get a piece of cookie from her. Most people ended up throwing cookies in the other direction just to get them away. It was amazing being able to walk among deer and touch them.

1  Thank aabrams
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

My walk through the park was enjoyable even in December. The deer were fun to watch. I chose not to feed the deer, but many did and seemed to enjoy it. One can buy food for the deer throughout the park for a small price. The park is lovely and contains a museum, temples, and beautiful landscaping.

1  Thank shehall
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

If you enjoy petting deer (or chasing by them if you bought some cookies for them), it is a nice big park to walk since it connect all the main sight-seeing spots in Nara city.

Thank Stephanie L
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

We boarded Kintetsu Line to reach KintetsuNara station(closest to Nara Park). Teens were so thrilled to find deers roaming in the streets(1-2 got into residential enclosure but were gently herded out by guards/residents). Deers feed on anything and will nudge your sides, buttocks, arms, sling bags, backpack for food. Good that their horns are sawn off or visitors can get hurt by their nudges. Once you start munching your food as you walk, they will smell the food and tag you like a dog on an invisible leash. We have to lift our bread high up in the air to prevent them snatching with their mouths.Kids love them and want to visit Nara again.

Thank FamilyfourSG
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