Nara Park is possibly one of Japan’s most famous sceneries while also housing several attractions such as Todaiji and Kasuga Shrine. The Park is especially popular for its hundreds of deers inhabiting it. The legend behind their presence is that the region was visited by one of the four dieties of Kasuga Shrine riding a white deer. The deers are therefore regarded as divine and up till World War II a death penalty was placed on killing a deer. Today you can stroll around the tranquil park while feeding deer cookies to its inhabitants, be it so that the tranquility might disappear for a moment since the deers are quite eager to have snack.

Nara's little mascot shop called Roku,find out the mascot you really like the most

Roku – Nara’s little mascot shop

Surrounding the Park you will discover a few dozen teahouses used only on special occasions

Surrounding the Park you will discover a few dozen teahouses used only on special occasions

When spring arrives, so do the young deers

When spring arrives, so do the young deers

Soon after you step into in Nara park,you'll be surrounded by many deers

Deers under the cherry blossom promise that you'll be moved

Deers under the blossoms

Nara's August Light Up Promenade

Nara’s August Light Up Promenade

Even Nara's little mascot is present (although he looks a bit less cute here perhaps)

Even Nara’s little mascot is present (although he looks a bit less cute here perhaps)

Changing of the leaves tell us the arrival of Autumn

Changing of the leaves

Changing of the leaves in Nara park is one of the also things you should not miss

winter in Nara parc

Both Nara’s deers and locals enjoy the tranquility of the park

    
NameNara Park
CategoryPark
Address11 Kasuganochō, Nara-shi, Nara-ken 630-8212
Access[map]11 Kasuganochō, Nara-shi, Nara-ken 630-8212[/map]
Opening Hours24-hours
Price RangeFree
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Brian Kold

Brian Kold

Hi! My name is Brian from the Netherlands. Since arriving in Japan about two years ago I have been lucky to have had the opportunity to not only explore this amazing country, but also to practice my beloved hobby, kendo. Every day I have met wonderful people each with their own story and perhaps one day when you come to Japan you too can share your story!

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