Travel: Nara, Japan

by - November 04, 2018




Travel: Nara, Japan


Nara Park is one of the places that we were able to visit during our Japan Trip. It is located less than one hour from Osaka and Kyoto. We included this as part of our Osaka itinerary.


Travel: Nara, Japan





Nara Park (奈良公園, Nara Kōen) is a large park in central Nara. It was established in year 1880, it is also the location mostly of Nara's main attractions. 



Travel: Nara, Japan


Travel: Nara, Japan


The Nara Park is considered as the home to hundreds of deer that are freely roaming around the area. 

Travel: Nara, Japan



Considered in the indigenous faith of the Japanese people, known as Shinto (The way of the Gods) to be messengers of the Gods, Nara's nearly around one thousand two hundred (1,200) deers have become a symbol of the city.



Travel: Nara, Japan


Nara's deer are surprisingly tame, however they can be aggressive if they think you will feed them. There are a lot of sellers of Deer crackers around the park, and some deers are beside those sellers. 

Travel: Nara, Japan


Deers will go near you when they see and smell the crackers and will bow to you or do signs to let you feed them as they know you have crackers on hand. Some even follows you.

Travel: Nara, Japan



 How to go to Nara Park?


Travel: Nara, Japan


Nara Park is around five (5) minutes walk from Kintetsu Nara Station or about a twenty (20) minutes walk from JR Nara Station. 


Also it depends on the your phasing walk. You can opt to walk slowly and enjoy the scenery while walking and that's what we did.




Travel: Nara, Japan

Travel: Nara, Japan

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20 comments

  1. Those deer are certainly tame and use to being around people. Looks like a wonderful place to spend the day out enjoying everything with the family.

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  2. Awww, I just love those deer! My son wants to visit Japan next year and I've found your posts very informative and helpful in planning! Thank you!

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  3. What a cool park! My daughter would love it here. She's all about being near animals. I would love to walk around here.

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  4. My brother lived in Japan for a year and he said that if it was up to him he would live there forever. It was absolutely gorgeous and he said the people were outstanding. I would love to come explore there.

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  5. I have never been so close to deer in my life so this would probably freak me out a bit at first. They seem so docile. I guess that's because they interact so frequently with people.

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  6. Japan is on my bucket list of places to visit. This looks like such a fun experience.

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  7. The park looks like a wonderful place to visit. I love that the deer are free roaming and so friendly around people. I'd love to go feed them deer crackers.

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  8. I can't believe how close that you were able to get with the animals! This looks like a fun place to visit.

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  9. Wow what an absolutely amazing looking place to go and visit, I have always said I would love to go to Japan as it just has so much to offer in so many different forms.

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  10. I have always wanted to go to nara. I think it would be so cool to see all the deer.

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  11. I have always wanted to travel to Japan. My parents and brother have been and LOVE it. Nara Japan looks like a great place to travel too! Adding it to my travel bucket list.

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  12. I would love to go to Japan one day. There is so much to see!

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  13. I have never been to Japan but this is one my favorite place that I dreamed to visit. Aside from that I also wanted to see this beautiful Nara Park and have a chance to these beautiful deer.

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  14. What a beautiful experience. This seems to be a magical place. A must visit destination.

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  15. Awe those domesticated deer looks fun to interact with. I wish I could tame the wild ones that visits our yard.

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  16. What an interesting place to visit. I've visited places with captive deer, and it's interesting that these are free roaming deer that are so attracted to the park.

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  17. Japan looks and sounds absolutely amazing! I would love to go in the future for sure.

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  18. What a lovely spot! I like seeing people interact so closely with nature!

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  19. Wow! You were so darn close to those animals! It looks like such a beautiful place to see in person!

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  20. This looks absolutely relaxing , i have always wanted to visit japan and this is very useful

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