Nara Park Fees : Free
Temples fees : Free
What interests the deers is if you hide some food in your bags. Avoid taunting them, because they can alpague you with more or less delicacy!
Plus if you bow to them they will bow back, because they know how to get what they want ! :D
Our itinerary from Kyoto :
The legend of the Deer :
As a result, the Sika Deers kinda are divas, they are accustomed to being hand-fed by locals and visitors. They Head-butt because it is an effective way to communicate hunger.
I really recommend you go visit the Park.
Plus, when you walk to the Nara park from Nara station you can see those talented "Mochi masters" who are working on their mochis. Mitsuo Nakatani is a mochi master, and to watch him working is just awesome. They turn sticky rice into Japan’s traditional soft and chewy treat requires pounding, flipping and smashing the glutinous rice at high speeds in perfect coordination with a team. Their techniques are really impressive...
If you want to see a video of how they make it : Click here
Lilly & Dr Nozman