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Nara half day tour

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4hs $ 142 up to 6 people

Experience 4hs tours in Nara with a private guide! each tour can be customized just for you.

142 USD

total price for up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

What to Expect


This is the short version of the Nara full day tour for people who want to see the quick view of the area, an ancient capital of Japan. It includes the famous Nara park where you can play with the deers, and Todai-ji temple where you can see the enormous Buddha statue. You can also enjoy shopping at Nara-machi where you can enjoy the traditional townscape of old times.

 

Highlights

There are numerous World Heritage sites in this park at the base of the lush green mountains, such as Todaiji, Kofukiji and Kasuga-taisha. Friendly deer, which are said to be messengers from the gods, will come to greet you.

The World Heritage site of Kasuga Taisha (Kasuga Grand Shrine) was established to enshrine the local deity at around the time of the transfer of the capital 1300 years ago. The brilliant vermilion shinden in the primeval forest is magnificent and mysterious.

People have always loved Todaiji, which was completed in the year 752 and continues to be a religious place down to this day. The essential sights include the buildings that were rebuilt after being destroyed in fires caused by wars, Daibutsu (the great Buddha), masterpieces from the geniuses Unkei and Kaikei, and the statues of the guardian deities.

In Naramachi, an old town with vestiges of those times, there are World Heritage-designated temples, longhouses converted to restaurants, and souvenir shops for visitors to spend a leisurely time.

Important

City Nara

Meeting Point Nara Station
Flexible ( Coordinate with Guide )

Ending Point Nara Station
Flexible ( Coordinate with Guide )

Duration 4 hours

Starting time Flexible

Number of people up to 6 people

What‘s included
  • Guide fee


What‘s not included
  • Hotel Meetup
  • Your transportation fee
  • Guide transportation fee
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Entrance fee

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you want to customize this tour?

You can change the places you want to visit during the booking process. In the first step, you can add or remove places and also write any special requests that you have for the tour.
Our guides will take care of you and help you to plan the perfect trip.

Transportation (Public or Private)

Most of our guides use public transportation such as train, subway, bus, etc., which is cheaper than taking a taxi or hiring a private car. If you are a big group or if you prefer to use taxi or a private car, our guides will help you to find the best option that fits your needs.
Please note that the transportation cost is NOT included in the tour fee, only the guide fee is included.

Big Groups

If your group is more than 6 people, we recommend you to contact our guides directly first, to see if they can manage your group. See all Guides in Tokyo

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by TripleLights

TripleLights/Travelience Inc. is a tour company, established Feb 2013.
Our motto is “More Knowledge, More Fun” as we believe deep cultural understanding will make your travel special. Our guides know a lot about the culture, history and gourmet of Tokyo. We know your time is short and precious, and we’re sure our inexpensive and informative tours will make it a time-effective and memorable experience.
Let’s go out with us!!


Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Reviews

Excellent
5 days ago |   by Serene

“ Osaka and Kyoto Tour ”

Our driver was punctual, warm and funny. Together with our tour guide which we got through Triple Lights as well, we really had a memorable and enjoyable trip. The van was new and clean. We were pleasantly surprised to get bottled water, umbrellas, wet tissues - all provided in the van. Last but not least, the free wifi kept everyone happy in the van!

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Larry

“ A great autumn day with Yoshie in Nara and Kyoto ”

We had a great November 23 tour with Yoshie. His breadth of knowledge about the sites really enhanced our appreciation of what we were seeing. Yoshie is a very personable, friendly chap who clearly enjoys people and explaining Japanese history and culture. The primary reason for our trip to Japan this time was to see the autumn colours, and we were definitely not disappointed. We strongly recommend Yoshie as your guide!

Very Good
2 weeks ago |   by Melinda

“ Nara Day Tour ”

Mr Hideyoshi is a very informative guide and provided us with a great explanation of the history of the Nara attractions.

Excellent
2 weeks ago |   by J

“ Thank you Eri! ”

Eri guided our clients to visit Nara. Our clients enjoyed the tour and we would use her services again in the future.

Very Good
3 weeks ago |   by Dan

“ Kazuhiko was a very pleasant and helpful guide. ”

Kazuhiko did a lot of preparation work for my fairly specialized objectives, and our email correspondence before our day together was quite productive. He was pleasant company, too, and knew all the transportation connections to reach my two widespread objectives in Nara, Horyu-ji and the Kasugayama Primeval Forest preserve.

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