Nara Koen Park

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Located within the city of Nara, Nara Koen Park is one of Japan’s oldest parks. Both ancient and scenic, it is best known in the modern era for the herds of shika deer wandering throughout the park. The legends say that one of the four gods of Kasuga Shrine rode into the area on a white deer, and that the shika of Nara Park are sacred. The shika have been designated as national treasures since 1957. Combined with the land’s picturesque, untouched landscape, Nara Park is a beautiful getaway for those looking for a moment of tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of Japan’s cities. Travelers to the park should be respectful of the deer and mindful that they are still animals capable of aggression, especially when feeding them with the deer crackers that are sold in the park. They should be treated with the respect any living creature deserves.

Photograph provided by Nara visitors Bureau

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Nara City, Nara
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Recommended season
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Business Hours
Monday・Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 00:00~23:00

Admisson Fee
JPY0 / Adult

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