• Nara Koen Park
  • Nara Koen Park
  • Nara Koen Park
  • Nara Koen Park
  • Nara Koen Park
  • Nara Koen Park
  • Nara Koen Park
  • Nara Koen Park
  • Nara Koen Park
  • Nara Koen Park

Nara Koen Park

History Beautiful Scenery

Easy Access

English

Family-friendly

Free Admission

Parking

Restroom

Unrestricted by Weather

Wheelchair-friendly

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Things to know

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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Information

〒6308211
Nara City, Nara
Get directions
0742-22-0375
Monday・Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 00:00~23:00
JPY0 / Adult
Official Site
Recommended Season
January・February・March・April・May・June・July・August・September・October・November・December

Details such as opening times/fees etc are subject to sudden change. While we endeavor to keep our site up to date, we advise you check the official website for each spot for the latest information

Reviews

jun

WOW U-mediator
  • 2020-01-31

I honestly decided to visit Nara just because of this park. Even before I entered the actual park, there were bunch of deers walking around the outside of the park. There were many caution signs about how deers can be little aggressive but they were really very calm and nice. Besides the cute deers, there are many temples and shrines inside the park. It’s a chill place to spend time at. You can also buy bunch of traditional Japanese snacks in the park. There are also some unique souvenirs you can only get in Nara. Definitely worth the visit.

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