Nara Park was one of the many places I had traveled to during my high school’s magnet program trip to Japan. Since I had gone during Thanksgiving break, it was a little chilly, but provided some beautiful views of autumn trees and weather. As the name states, this famous park is located in the city of Nara, and is also known for being the home of hundreds of wild deer. They have gotten very accustomed to people, and are surprisingly friendly! Since it’s one of the most (if not the most) popular attraction at the park, deer feed is sold in different areas of the park for visitors to purchase and offer to the deer. Don’t be surprised if you see large groups of them come at you all at once the second you offer some, it’s incredible common (and humorous to see)! The park itself has been around since the late 1800’s, and provides some beautiful landscapes to sit down and admire that have been around since ancient times. Beyond the number of street vendors providing treats of all sorts, there are also shrines and temples in the park for visitors to see.
Overall it’s a beautiful and fun experience, and I highly recommend visiting the park if you ever find yourself going to Japan!