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9

Exceptional

575 reviews

575 reviews

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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 640 meters from city center
Popular landmarks
Kasuga Grand Shrine 340 m
Nara Park 390 m
Nigatsu-do Temple 630 m
Todai-ji Temple 820 m
Isuien Garden 910 m
Nara National Museum 930 m
Kofuku-ji Temple 1.4 km
Heijokyu Ruins 4.9 km
Toshodai-ji Temple 5.8 km
Yakushi-ji Temple 6.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Mizuya Shrine 90 m
Kikuichi Monju Shiro Kanenaga 160 m
Kasuga-taisha 310 m
Kasuga Grand Shrine 340 m
Manyo Botanical Garden 370 m
Nara Kasugano International Forum Iraka 380 m
Nara Park 390 m
Tamukeyama Hachimangu Shrine 390 m
Rokuen 520 m
Kinryu Shrine 560 m

The Deer Park Inn

158-5 Kasuganocho,, Nara, Nara, Japan, 630-8212 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Nara part of Nara, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Nara Park. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

340 meters to Kasuga Grand Shrine

Top Value

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Bicycles

Coffee shop

Laundry service

Restaurants

Tours

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Nara every 9 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.2
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport39.1 km

Rooms available at The Deer Park Inn

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.9

Twin Non-Smoking with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds
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Quadruple with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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Double - Non-Smoking - Shared Bath
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Park view
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 double bed
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Bunk Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Shower
  • 6 bunk beds
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Mixed Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Triple Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed and 2 bunk bed...
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Deer Park Inn?

Check-in is from 03:30 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to The Deer Park Inn?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Deer Park Inn has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for an additional charge.

What is the smoking policy at The Deer Park Inn?

The Deer Park Inn does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to The Deer Park Inn?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Kintetsu Nara Train Station, 1.8 km away from The Deer Park Inn.

What restaurants are nearby The Deer Park Inn?

The Deer Park Inn is located in Nara, famous for good restaurants such as Mentoan, Maguro Koya and Okaru.

What popular shopping places are close to The Deer Park Inn?

Shopping options in The Deer Park Inn’s Nara neighborhood include Higashimuki Shopping Street, Kikuichi Monju Shiro Kanenaga and Sikaya.

What are popular attractions near The Deer Park Inn?

The Deer Park Inn is located in Nara area, which is famous for attractions such as Nara Park, Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Grand Shrine.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Deer Park Inn?

The Deer Park Inn is located within Nara, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Mt. Wakakusa, Kazugayama Genshirin and Rokuen.

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What people love about The Deer Park Inn

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The room was clean and comfortable."

    Chloe

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    November 30, 2022

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Quiet and clean, very friendly and helpful staff."

    kristiina

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    November 14, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Great location!"

    MUHAMMAD

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    January 19, 2023

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Value for money score
9.1/10
Cheapest price score
Service score
9.5/10
Room comfort score
8.9/10
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Overall rating:

9

Exceptional
575 reviews
Cleanliness
9.1
Facilities
8.5
Location
8.8
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More about The Deer Park Inn

More about The Deer Park Inn

The Deer Park Inn

Whatever your reason for visiting Nara, The Deer Park Inn is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.
Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by The Deer Park Inn. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided for guests by the hotel. The hotel provides front desk services such as luggage storage for guests' convenience.
The hotel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at The Deer Park Inn. The hotel is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Rooms at The Deer Park Inn are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with linen service and air conditioning.


Dining and things to do

What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hotel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel. The hotel even has in-house cooking amenities such as shared kitchen for its most selective guests.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, The Deer Park Inn has a range of activities that will meet your needs. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to all Nara has to offer. Learn about the city's art history with a day at Nara National Museum located 930 m away, where you can see collections by famous artists.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 97% of other accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews score this hotel higher than 94% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
This hotel's staff and services score higher than 93% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.5

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

13 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Breakfast

1 mention

Taxi

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Outdoor
  • Bicycles
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Hiking
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Location

158-5 Kasuganocho,, Nara, Nara, Japan, 630-8212
Excellent
Location

8.8

Airports
  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    39.1 km
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    56.8 km 1.4 hour drive
Public transportation
  • Kintetsu Nara Train Station
    1.8 km
  • Kintetsu Nara Station
    1.8 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Iwasa's Clinic
    1.0 km
Shopping
  • Higashimuki Shopping Street
    1.7 km
Convenience store
  • 7 Eleven
    1.2 km
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    1.2 km

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Kasuga Grand Shrine
    340 m
  • Nara Park
    390 m
  • Nigatsu-do Temple
    630 m
  • Todai-ji Temple
    820 m
  • Isuien Garden
    910 m
  • Nara National Museum
    930 m
  • Kofuku-ji Temple
    1.4 km
  • Heijokyu Ruins
    4.9 km
  • Toshodai-ji Temple
    5.8 km
  • Yakushi-ji Temple
    6.0 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Mizuya Shrine
    90 m
  • Kikuichi Monju Shiro Kanenaga
    160 m
  • Kasuga-taisha
    310 m
  • Kasuga Grand Shrine
    340 m
  • Manyo Botanical Garden
    370 m
  • Nara Kasugano International Forum Iraka
    380 m
  • Nara Park
    390 m
  • Tamukeyama Hachimangu Shrine
    390 m
  • Rokuen
    520 m
  • Kinryu Shrine
    560 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 7 year(s).

Others
  • Check-in is not possible after 09:00 PM.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:30
  • Check-in until21:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until21:00
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of rooms 10
  • Room voltage100

Property announcements

Children 9 years old or younger cannot be accommodated at this property.

Reviews of The Deer Park Inn from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
9.0
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Cleanliness9.1
Facilities8.5
Location8.8
Room comfort and quality8.9
Service9.5
Value for money9.2
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8-9 Excellent (45)
7-8 Very Good (29)
6-7 Good (4)
<6 Below Expectation (5)
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10.0
Exceptional
Chua from Singapore
Couple
Double - Non-Smoking - Shared Bath
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Nature and comfortable inn”

The location is far from station but it was a good one night stay. The inn was so comfortable. The shared bathroom is clean too. In the morning when we woke up, deers were roaming freely in front of our windows, and some would look up, totally adorable. I will recommend this place to others! It is a superb experience!

Reviewed August 04, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Thomas from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Double - Non-Smoking - Shared Bath
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Perfect stay in Nara”

I had such a perfect stay here. The bed was comfy and the Inn is beautifully decorated and has so much rustic charm. Staff were very friendly, and had lots of good advice on things to see locally. Woke up early to see deer outside my window, and spent a day playing with them and feeding them in the park. In the evening I took a walk on recommendation up to a local hall and temple which was beautifully lit with lanterns. Staying inside the park is a really special experience and I could not recommend this place enough - I wish I had stayed two nights instead of one. Thank you all

Reviewed January 20, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Brydie from Australia
Couple
Double - Non-Smoking - Shared Bath
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Exceptional”

Absolutely amazing! The rooms are spacious and the shared kitchen and bathrooms are extremely clean and well kept. In an amazing spot, however, hard to get to if you have a lot of luggage...I recommend getting a taxi if you have a lot to carry. The staff are welcoming and friendly. Was a beautiful place to stay at and in a gorgeous location!

Reviewed February 27, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Wanting from China
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Right in the Nara Park”

The location is 3km from JR Nara station, but right in the Nara Park, if you are not in a tied schedule, recommend you stay in this hotel, which is quiet and relaxing. The host is really nice, and give me the map and necessary guidance for the tour nearby. The common area is in old style decorattion and lovely. Suggesting to have a mirror in the room, so we could take a look at ourselves before going out to the common washroom.

Reviewed December 13, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Emma from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

AMAZING!!”

Really loved the location and the staff. They were so friendly. Location is right in the middle of where you want to be. Very special going for a morning run and immediately seeing deer on the footstep!

Reviewed June 03, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Mark from United States
Group
Mixed Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Great place!”

Very cool host and awesome looking hostel. A little tricky to get to the first time but great location. Recommend hiking the mountain behind the hostel and if you stay during the winter be careful, it gets cold!

Reviewed January 05, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
CHRIS from Australia
Couple
Mixed Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Great accommodation choice ”

We enjoyed our stay. Staff was lovely. Unfortunately one toilet became “Out of Order” overnight, which caused quite a lineup for the remaining one first thing in the morning.

Reviewed April 02, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Matthew from Australia
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Chill af”

Extremely chill establishment with a relaxing vibe right next to the deer park! Highly recommend the cafe above the Inn for breakfast, the bagels and matcha latte's are to die for!

Reviewed November 05, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
kristiina from Japan
Couple
Twin Non-Smoking with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in November 2021

Great place”

Great place at the edge of Nara Park with deers under your window. Excellent location to the park and to mountain hiking but some walking to center. Quiet and clean, very friendly and helpful staff.

Reviewed November 15, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
Sofia from Japan
Family with young children
Bunk Beds For 6
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

It feels like home”

My family have been two consecutive weekends at the Deer Park Inn. We really enjoy the Guest house as well the surrounding. The staff is friendly, the room is clean and there is a big share kitchen where Jack Johnson’s music playing 24/24h ! =D And I recommend to book the foots or head massage!

Reviewed June 07, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
Wei from Singapore
Family with teens
Double - Non-Smoking - Shared Bath
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Deers are at the inn's doorstep and outside your window”

Very friendly staffs whom will also recommend places of interests

Reviewed November 12, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Anojh from France
Group
Twin Non-Smoking with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Warm & Confortable place to stay”

Very helpful and joyful people ! The hostel is in the middle of the forest. Everything could be done by walk, which is helpful because the city buses stop around 6 p.m. If you want to spend a night in Nara, i'll recommend this place.

Reviewed December 25, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
karissa from United States
Couple
Double Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in November 2020

Close to nature”

We stayed here to be close to the hiking trails and the park. It's great watching the deer, and the tourists, from your window as you have breakfast. The room is surprisingly spacious, very basic, and warmed up quickly. Light sleepers beware, the building is old and the floors are very creaky. You can easily hear the other guests closing doors and cars on the road. The common areas are comfortable and well stocked. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Storing your luggage is no problem. I would stay again.

Reviewed November 10, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
Zhiting from Australia
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

A bit far from station”

I stayed for only one night. It’s close to most of the sightseeing spots in the park and you can even see deers as soon as you walk out. But it’s not ideal if you have big luggages. Transportation is quite limited at night time too. Other than that, the staffs are kind and helpful, the facilities are not bad.

Reviewed April 03, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Kok
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Great place!”

- Staff is friendly and speaks great English. Knows places to go visit in Nara. - Rooms are nice and cozy. - Located on the edge of Nara park so it's a close walk to where all the deer are. - Affordable and extremely worth the price.

Reviewed November 30, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Minh from Australia
Couple
Twin Non-Smoking with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Excellent Hotel”

Very good location for deer sightseeing, literally just walk out of the hotel and you will see the deers waiting for you. However, abit far from the station, either catch bus or walk 15minutes. There are restaurants nearby but they closed around 5pm. The hotel has all you need for a good stay. Clean and good facilities including kitchen, bathroom and common area. Staffs are very helpful and they will give you tips on popular locations in Nara.

Reviewed December 13, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
YATOKORO from Japan
Group
Twin Non-Smoking with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Nice guesthouse”

Location is good and the reception stuff is friendly and kind.Especially,reasonable price.

Reviewed January 22, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Aparajitha from India
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Quaint little inn inside the deer park”

It's a beautiful inn inside the deer park. Exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. The common room had a great feel to it. Clean showers and toilets. It is within walking distance from Todaiji, Kasuga Taisha, Wakakusayama, Kofukuji and of course all the deers. It makes it the ideal location to visit these places by avoiding the peak hours. The walk to the inn takes about 30 min from the JR Nara station and a little less from the Kintetsu Nara station. I was later informed that there is a loop bus that runs from the JR station to close to the inn for 200Yen. On weekends and holidays there is a red Gurutto bus for 100Yen from both stations. If you are taking the Gurutto bus, get off at My Wakakusayama and the inn is just a flight of stairs away. Being inside the deer park there is hardly anything open past 6pm but the staff said they could help order food delivery if needed. There is a cafe upstairs which offers the inn residents a discount. I would definitely stay here again!

Reviewed December 15, 2017

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8.4
Excellent
CHOO from Singapore
Couple
Double - Non-Smoking - Shared Bath
Stayed 1 night in June 2016

Summer in Nara”

This is possibly the most interesting place to stay in Nara! It is located right inside the world heritage grounds of the deer park and is also a stone's throw from the Kasuga shrine, another heritage site. For a reasonable price and a chance to stay in a minsu (inn) with deer greeting you in the morning and a primeval forest walk amongst stone lanterns - what else can you ask for in Japan! The inn is actually a converted community hall and has rooms partitioned up. There are double decker beds and double occupancy rooms. The noise insulation is a little weak and the toilets/bathrooms are common. There is a communal dining area with free coffee and tea, and light instant meals at a small charge. One can leave the luggage after the 11 am check out but you are discouraged from remaining in the premises while cleaning is taking place. The park is quiet at night and you should take your meals early before 6 pm or you will need to walk a good 20 minutes to the town centre for meals. Nara is a tranquil place unlike Kyoto - so this place reflects the mood and spirit of this ancient city.

Reviewed June 14, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
Diana from United States
Couple
Double Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

Wonderful place to stay! ”

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed staying at Deer Park Inn! Our room was cute, clean, and the air conditioner worked great! The shared facilities like the sinks and showers were all very clean. The staff was amazing as well and were very friendly. They even help order take out for you in the evening if you don’t have dinner plans. The also will store your luggage before and after your checkout time. The place is a little hard to get to but it’s totally worth it! It was so wonderful to wake up in deer park. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet and peaceful place to stay in Nara.

Reviewed June 26, 2018

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