A large part of the park is covered by lawn. Over 1,200 wild deer, growing freely in colonies in the park, are classified as a Natural monument of Japan and are also protected as sacred creatures having brought the local divinity to this place.
|Deer in the Park|
|The west entrance of the Nara National Museum in the Park|
|One of the exhibits explaining the "Mudra", |
symbolic or ritual gestures in Hinduism and Buddhism,
(the one taken by the Dainishi-nyorai in the Diamond Realm)