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Nara Park, Nara

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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. PutNara Park into our Nara trip builder tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Fantastic place- well worth visiting and exploring ,. It’s excellent for a leisurely time or day with the family and visiting some amazing places 
    Fantastic place- well worth visiting and exploring ,. It’s excellent for a leisurely time or day with the family and visiting some amazing places  more »
  • We really enjoyed our stay here. Very unique experience. There are deers everywhere. Some deers are friendly, some become a bit too agressive once you fees them. But all in all it is a really good... 
    We really enjoyed our stay here. Very unique experience. There are deers everywhere. Some deers are friendly, some become a bit too agressive once you fees them. But all in all it is a really good...  more »
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  • Still a decent amount of deers around . Buy the biscuit snacks that is allowable . Do bow before feeding . The most polite deer I’ve encountered . Such good manners . But also be prepared for greedy ones that will butt u when u don’t feed them. Be brave just hands up and show them u have none on your hands . Also avoid carry any plastic bags , the deer will gravitate towards you when they hear sound of plastic bags . They associate it with food.
  • Not just feeding deer which is fun but it’s very nice park to enjoy easily for a whole day. Rent a bicycle if u can ride which make it easier to see more of the park.

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