Nara Park and Todaiji Temple

Straight from the Fushimi Inari Shrine, my family and I made our way to Nara to visit the deer at Nara Park and also to see Todaiji Temple. Spent half the day here and it was a lot of fun!

Click the link before to read more about what I got up to in Nara 🙂

How to get to Nara?

When we were at Inari station we asked someone working at the train station how to get to Nara and they gave us this paper below. So convinient and so easy to follow! Kudos!

To summarize:
Price = 670 yen (approx. Php 335)
Travel time = 55 minutes (approx.)
Is it covered by the JR pass? Yes


From Nara station, take the Nara City Loop Line.
See the photo below for more details!

There is a separate stop for Nara Park and Todaiji Temple but if you came to see the deer you can get off at the Todaiji Temple stop. You can see some of them as you make your way to the temple.

Nara Park Todaiji Temple
Nara Map
Map of Nara

Look at all those delicious pieces of baked bread! While waiting for the bus to Nara Park my family and I had a little look around the market that was just outside the station.

There were all sorts of food and clothes and little souvenir items! We grabbed some bread to snack on for the day 🙂

Nara Park

Look at the deers! They are so cute! And there are so many of them! Definitely buy some deer food to feed them hehe. They were about 150 yen for a pack of 10 pcs.

The deers also know how to bow! So before giving them food, bend your head towards them and they’ll give you a little bow hehe. I had a lot of fun feeding the deers, such a memorable experience 🙂

Nara Park
Bowing for food, hehe.
Just a few reminders!

Todaiji Temple

As you make your way towards Todaiji Temple, you’ll be greeted by the huge Nandaimon Gate. When you walk pass you’ll notice two big statues on the right and left side, these are the Nio Guardian Kings.

Todaiji Temple
Welcome to Todaiji Temple!


Price (in yen)Price (in PHP approx.)
PWD, Seniors & Elementary Students300150

Opening Hours

7:30 to 17:30 (April to October)
8:00 to 17:00 (November to March)

Todaiji Temple
Todaiji Temple

As soon as you enter the main hall, the Daibutsuden Hall you are greeted by a huge 15 meter tall bronze Buddha. I’ve snapped a few photos of other things you can see in the hall as well, have a look below.

Here you can also buy some souvenirs. I bought a cute one with deers on it 🙂

Todaiji Temple
Todaiji Temple

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