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Walk the Emperor's Road in Ancient Nara

by Masaki
(38) Reviews
8h $ 252 Price up to 8 people

Highlights

  • Horyuji
  • Todaiji Temple, the Great Buddha Statue
  • Kasuga Taisha Shrine
  • Gangoji Temple

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252.00 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick-up or round trip fare to the meeting place for guide.
$ 18.00

Overview

Nara was the first capital.
We go to Horyuji Temple, Japan's first world heritage site.
You can see the oldest wooden temple in the world.
Then we go to Nara Park.
Todaiji Temple constructed in 752.
It is also a world heritage site.
You walk emperor's road in Nara Park.
At the end we go to Gangoji Temple, a world heritage site.
Ancient emperor's road extends in front of you.

What to Expect

600 years later, in 790, a young man stepped into the land of the capital.
His name was Kukai, a very talented man.
His uncle, impressed by his brilliance, encouraged him to study at the capital.
He later became the greatest priest Japan has produced.
To the young man who just came from a small local town, the capital must have been a dream-like city.
He studied at Todaiji Temple and Gangoji Temple.
In those days temples in Nara were a kind of national university.
The young monks who completed university education were dispatched to local towns as a priest or official.
Ancient Nara was a big educational town as well as a political center.
1200 years has passed since then.
Now in this city, unlike Tokyo or Osaka, there is nothing new and exciting.
No skyscrapers, amusement parks, or entertainment facilities that attract young people.
But here in Nara, you will find an ancient atmosphere that you cannot feel anywhere in other places.

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Highlights

  • Horyuji
  • Todaiji Temple, the Great Buddha Statue
  • Kasuga Taisha Shrine
  • Gangoji Temple

Important

I can guide you in Hiroshima, Okayama, Kagawa, and Takayama areas if you pay my transportation fee.

We use public transportation including two trains and two buses.
Traveling costs : 1130 yen per person
630 yen (bus) and 500 yen (train)
Admission fees : 2700 yen
Horyuji 1500 yen
Todaiji 600 yen
Gangoji 500 yen

What‘s included
guide fee, guide's lunch
What‘s not included
transportation fee(you and guide), entrance fee (you)
Depart From
Nara
Meeting Point
JR Nara Station, Kintetsu Nara Station
Ending Point
JR Nara Station, Kintetsu Nara Station
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 8 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

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.

Reviews ( 38 )

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by LESTER

“ Masaki is Excellent ”

We a ( Mature Couple) had two days with Masaki,One Day in Osaka on a tour suggested by Masaki including the Castle, Hosan-ji Templea and a traditional Tea ceremony. the second day was a tour to Nara (Masaki's home Town) which involved visits ToIkoma-Gun. Huryuji Tempe,Todai-ji Templ , Ganjo-Ji Shrine . Masaki is an Excellent guide , He does not waste any time, He found great value local Resturants for lunch each Day and a Saki Bar for our Farewell drink! Masaki has very god English Language skills and his local Knowledge is superb. I have given him five Stars and cannot reccomend him highly enough. Lester UK

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Christine

“ Great day in Kyoto ”

Masaki was a pleasure to spend our first tour in Kyoto with. So full of history, and interesting information. We enjoyed our time together very much. He even emailed us pictures of our day together. Thank you for making our time in Kyoto so special.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Celestine

“ OSAKA, KYOTO, NARA GIUON ”

As soon as I booked my tour with him, he was very warm,he made suggestions as to how we can make the most of our very limited time in Osaka. He communicated very well in English, he was willing to accommodate my requests and made sure that everybody was comfortable during our trip. He came up with different itineraries for me and my family. I trusted him to show Japan and he delivered over and beyond my expectations. He was very polite, genuine, very hardworking, and knowledgeable about the different shrines and temples. The best part about our tour was that he was willing to take our pictures,he cut the unnecessary lines and took us to the important areas. He was like a grandfather to my children. He communicated with me and my family even after we have been back home. We found a good friend and kindred spirit in him. We know we have gained a friend in him. He went over and beyond his time to show us Osaka and he had a good time with us. We had a memorable experience with Masaki. I would highly recommend him to other tourists who wants to experience the culture of Japan. We ate the traditional Japanese foods. Thank you Masaki for spending a day of your life with us. We appreciate you and all your hard work.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Erik

“ An inspiring guide ”

He showed us many important sites and told us a lot of interesting things about the history of the monuments and temples. He bought two Amazing Osaka passes for us which was very useful. He knew very good places for eating Kobe beef and other local specialties.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by My

“ Cherry blossoms journey with an incredible tour guide: Masaki. ”

Masaki is a knowledgeable guide: he informed us a lot about the history of the visited monuments. Also, he is very helpful person: he gave a lot of suggestions how to use our JRpass the most efficient ways during our trip around Japan. He also is very patient with his terrible “guests “ like us because all we are “picturalcolic” persons... His calmness and passion touched our heart... Thank you so much, Masaki

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