Monday, January 9, 2017

Visiting Nara (奈良) In Japan—A Deer Theme Park and More

The green space around Nara Park (奈良公園) is essentially a big Deer Theme Park where wild deer(s) roam freely on the fields.

On 12/05/2016, I have visited Nara (奈良).  In the whole day,  I've stopped by the following points of interest:
  • Yoshiki-en Garden (吉城園 / よしきえん) 
  • Tōdai-ji (東大寺)
  • Nigatsudo Hall (二月堂)
  • Nara Park (奈良公園)
  • Kasuga-taisha (春日大社)
  • Sarusawa-ike Pond (猿沢池)
In this article, I'll share some photos of deer(s) taken on that day.

Deer Encounters

Deer(s) can be found in many places in Nara (奈良).  On that day, I have started from Kintetsu-Nara Station 近鉄奈良駅 and walked eastwards. On the way, I have stopped by Kofukuji (興福寺), Todaiji (東大寺), Nara Park (奈良公園) and Kasuga-taisha (春日大社).  Below photos are shown in the same order.

Near Kofukuji (興福寺)

Tōdai-ji  South Gate (東大寺南大門)

Near Sourin (復元東大寺七重の塔相輪)

Nara Park 

Kasuga-taisha (春日大社)

Near 飛火野

Sarusawa-ike Pond (猿沢池)

At the end of night, my last stop was Sarusawa-ike Pond (猿沢池) which I was told by my Airbnb host Hiroko that this place has a beautiful evening view of Kofukuji's pagoda.

五重塔 (興福寺)


  1. Japan: Visiting Nara (奈良) in One or Two Days
  2. 吉城園(よしきえん) 
  3. Kofukuji Temple
  4. Visiting Arashiyama (嵐山) in Kyoto—Personal Experience
  5. Visiting Ohara in Kyoto—Personal Experience
  6. Visiting Nigatsudo Hall (二月堂) in Nara—Personal Experience
  7. Visiting Fushimi Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社)—Personal Experience
  8. Temple Lodging in Koyasan—Personal Experience
  9. Visting Uji (宇治) near Kyoto and Nara—Personal Experience
  10. Visiting Hasedera (長谷寺) near Nara—Personal Experience
  11. 登大路 (Nara / 奈良)

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