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Nara Park, Nara

4.5
#1 of 672 in Wildlife in Japan
Take a stroll among verdant trees and peaceful shrines of Nara Park, established in 1880. The park shelters relatively tame herds of sika deer, free to roam the lawns and gardens at will. Wander through groves of willows and cherry trees to spot picturesque ponds and admire numerous temples sprinkled throughout the park. The deer, although friendly, occasionally exhibit aggressive behavior in the presence of food--if you wish to feed them, purchase some rice crackers and keep your snacks away from their sight. Nara Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • This park is amazing place to come and enjoy. From the moment you get closer to the park, deer 🦌 will come close to you. Bow to the deer and they will bow back to you.... They are waiting for you to....  more »
  • Great place to visit, feed the local deer. Trick is to stay calm when feeding them. During some seasons they get less treats so they may be more aggressive (little nibbles, or head butting to tell...  more »
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  • I thought it would be overrated but it was incredibly fun especially if you’re the type of person who enjoys a walk. The walk is long, scenic and filled with hungry deer. They’re everywhere ... I recommend walking all the way to the temple at the end.
  • 🦌 🦌 Deer everywhere! So many of them just walking around you. You can touch them and take pics with them. You can also buy food and feed them. Amazing experience! Would definitely recommend coming out here to see them.
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