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Nara Park

Travel Guide - Nara Park


Nara Park was created in 1880 and covers a large area in the city center of Nara. The park is popularly known as "deer park" since nearly 1,200 tame deer roam in the 660-hectare of vast grass field in the park. Visitors can buy special biscuits called "Shika-Senbei" from vendors in and around the park to feed the deer.
There are many cultural facilities and historical relics, such as Nara National Museum, Todai-ji Temple, Kofuku-ji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine located in or close to the park. The finely wooded park is also known as an ideal place for watching beautiful cherry blossoms in spring and colorful autumn leaves in fall.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Open 24 hours


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 5 minutes walk from Kintestu-Nara Station on the Kintetsu Nara Line
  • 8 minutes from JR Nara Station by Shinai-Junkan (City Circle) bus. Get off at Daibutsu-den Kasuga Taisha-mae Bus stop.
  • 20 minutes walk from JR Nara Station

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • Noboriojicho, Nara-shi, Nara, 630-8213


Ash T @AshTreg - 2019-07-17
@Cookie_Vonster Looks like @tacosrice has you well covered on most of the 'where' (though I'd add a day trip to Nar… https://t.co/8YkQASgQfX
Flicker (🇯🇵) @PMDFlicker - 2019-07-17
As promised, photos of Nara Park!! The deer actually do come up to you and nudge you for food, it was super adorabl… https://t.co/6cuwH0c0YY
Fran Court @lefran - 2019-07-17
@Just_Ge0 @Cookie_Vonster If youre travelling about nara is pretty awesome its the deer park with huge shrines and… https://t.co/3pyfW0sfan
TOI Nagpur @TOI_Nagpur - 2019-07-17
Chitals from Nara depot to be released in Ambazari park
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TimesTravel @TOItravel - 2019-07-17
Nara Park in Japan reports nine deer deaths in four months, thanks to plastic littering #travel https://t.co/KcUY0KMpmw
Tom Bombadil @NotForeignRaul - 2019-07-17
I love Nara park https://t.co/J1LGl3sp82
beembo 🐝 @petitforce - 2019-07-17
I don't think I'll ever forget how terrifying it was to be ambushed by deer after I bought shika senbei when I visited Nara Park lol
osmjp_nara @osmjp_nara - 2019-07-17
Landuse/amenity=park updated to leisure=park #maproulette by morsem92 https://t.co/IGoY0Sez9C
アダム ミコリッチ @ad_mico - 2019-07-17
Deer cookies ¥150, ear scratch with the special stick... priceless. 🦌 @ Nara Deer Park, Japan https://t.co/qSEqRbcOjb
Acton Box PIP STEM @ABPIPSTEM - 2019-07-16
MOONDRIVE FREE Concert Wed July 17 6:30-8:30pm @ NARA Park in Acton! JOIN AB PIP STEM & PIP friend Steven Feinstein… https://t.co/qtxPhfpqNC
Bloomberg TicToc @tictoc - 2019-07-16
Sacred deer in Japan's Nara Park are dying after they swallowed plastic left behind by visitors #奈良 #鹿 https://t.co/SAFlQR3ROQ
Dwi Saptarini @TurisGembel - 2019-07-16
The most coziest place on earth.
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#momandson #motherandsonmoment #nara #narapark #familytime… https://t.co/d4O4GXasGO
Jewel Delgado @jewelclicks - 2019-07-16
Dearest deer resting after dealing with humans the whole day.

Best portrait I took from this trip. 😭🇯🇵… https://t.co/dO5cI5ETMq
Lee Richards @arcreuk - 2019-07-16
Looking for a NARA College Park researcher that offers a similar service to what I offer at TNA. I need between 100… https://t.co/bC4RO8HfJF
MWCoC Chamber @MWestChamber - 2019-07-16
MWCoC SUMMERFEST hours til *8pm*! Stay COOL, network under NARA Park canopy! TY ALL Sponsors! Rapscallions @NYAJoes… https://t.co/wZ1RpFhTSb
Nelson Sobral @n3llysobral - 2019-07-16
• hanging out with my #deer friends • @ Nara Deer Park, Japan https://t.co/7tidVXq9e5
Plastic Pollutes @PlasticPollutes - 2019-07-16
The global plastic crisis has invaded a sacred sanctuary in Japan. Nine deer in Nara Park that have died since Marc… https://t.co/EEyw3utSsr
Ryan @ryapauley - 2019-07-16
@mattallen When in Kyoto, take a train down to Nara. Grab a pack (or two) of deer crackers and visit the Deer Park.… https://t.co/9HXULf11dp
Schnuck Networks @schnucknetwork - 2019-07-16
Sacred deer in Japan's Nara Park are dying after they swallowed plastic left behind by visitors #奈良 #鹿 https://t.co/6LogiftUMC
Shandi @KissFreakShandi - 2019-07-16
@PetrilCheese Awesome! My faves are the Nara Dreamland, Videopolis (It's 80s, so of course...lol.) & Action Park vi… https://t.co/ThtQHwcz10
The Real Japan @TheRealJapan1 - 2019-07-16
I just added a new Pin to Japan : Autumn/Fall: Wild deer at Nara Park with autumn foliage #autumn #fall #nara #deer… https://t.co/EnhLAh1e72
baesic @kevinxu_ - 2019-07-16
Events that unfolded at Nara Park today 🦌😂 @ Nara Park https://t.co/1UnQmHyeUV
baesic @kevinxu_ - 2019-07-16
Events that unfolded at Nara Park today 🦌😂 @ Nara Park https://t.co/iuCUMZaF2p
elle plus kiki ; エリちゃん @ellerigby613 - 2019-07-16
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icedmatchalatte @matchalatteice - 2019-07-16
@pineconepickers would you plan going to nara? also for tokyo, ashikaga flower park!
nana goes to XTM ☁️🏯 @_sincerelyshine - 2019-07-16
what do you call a deer with no eyes? ... no eye deer. @ Nara Park https://t.co/atE56VxtuU
si penggantung ff @matchalatteice - 2019-07-16
@pineconepickers would you plan going to nara? also for tokyo, ashikaga flower park!
Ambassador Travel @AmbassadorTravl - 2019-07-15
How to (safely) enjoy Japan's famed deer park
Energy Live News @EnergyLiveNews - 2019-07-15
Nine of a #Japanese park’s famous deer have died after eating #plasticlitter left at the site.
Make Litter Picking Cool @MakeLPCool - 2019-07-15
I’ve always loved the sound of Nara Park with free roaming deer, this is shocking that tourists litter is causing t… https://t.co/Ga2aU4OQ8T


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