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  • Address: 469 Zoshicho, Nara, Japan 630-8211
  • Hours: The park is a public space and is always open.

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Deer Park (Nara Park)

Deer Park (Nara Park) sits at the heart of Nara, a city of great historical importance and the birthplace of modern Japanese culture, located 19 miles (31 km) outside of Osaka. A majority of Nara’s top attractions, including Kasuga Shrine, Todaji and the Nara National Museum, are located in Deer Park, making it a popular day trip destination from both Osaka and Kyoto. 
 
Besides the cultural and historical attractions found on the grounds of the park, it’s also famous for the wild (but very tame) deer that roam the grounds grazing on grass and hoping the passing tourist will feed them some deer crackers (for sale throughout the park). The park covers an area of about 1,300 acres (520 hectares) and requires about three hours to explore, particularly if you plan to stop at the temples and shrines.

Practical Info

The easiest way to reach Nara (and Deer Park) is by taking the Kintesu Nara Line from Osaka’s Namba station to Nara Station. The journey takes about 35 minutes each way. 

Tours & Tickets

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Private Full-Day Nara Custom Tour from Osaka by Chartered Vehicle, Osaka, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Full-Day Nara Custom Tour from Osaka by Chartered Vehicle

Nara City is the old capital city of Japan and the birthplace of Japanese Buddhism because of which a lot of Buddhist temple was built and many of them are now ...  Read more

Location: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $740.99
Kyoto and Nara Day Trip from Kyoto including Nijo Castle, Kyoto, Custom Private Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Kyoto and Nara Day Trip from Kyoto including Nijo Castle

4.5 star rating: Recommended 295 Reviews

Explore the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara on this full-day tour from Kyoto. In the morning, visit UNESCO World Heritage sites Nijo Castle and ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $132.02
Nara Afternoon Tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine from Kyoto, Kyoto, Day Trips
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Nara Afternoon Tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine from Kyoto

4.5 star rating: Recommended 140 Reviews

Venture to Nara from Kyoto for the afternoon. Due to its past as the first permanent capital of Japan, Nara remains full of historic treasures, including some ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $66.46

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