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Dear deer Nara! ~Nara Park & Nara-machi~


Nara
5 hours
up to 6 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

We will visit Nara Park, where historic monuments and nature create calm and peaceful atmosphere. You'll see wild deer roaming hear and there. Walking in Nara-machi district will give us a chance to see an old merchants' townscape.

Itinerary

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  • Todaiji temple (World Heritage)
  • Kofukuji temple (World Heritage)
  • Kasuga Grand shrine (World Heritage)
  • Nara-machi (old merchants' town)

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What to Expect

Nara was an ancient capital of Japan(710~794), and the terminal destination of Silk Road, a trading road connecting the West and the East. Influenced by international culture, a great number of treasures, including historical structures, Buddhist statues and artifacts, miraculously remain here.

Especially, the quality of Buddhist statues is marvelous! For example, Nio-zo, A pair of statues of Guardian Deities in Todaiji temple has a lot in common with Statue of David by Michelangelo. I will guide you to see such world-class masterpieces.

Furthermore, I will take you to Nara-machi, an old merchants' town. We will drop by shops of local special products, such as hemp cloth, tea, Indian ink stick, sake(rice wine).

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Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point at Kintetsu or JR Nara station
Ending Point ar Kintetsu or JR Nara Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

your transportation fee (¥210~¥500), lunch, entrance fee(①Todaiji temple ¥600  ②National Treasure Hall in Kofukuji temple ¥700 )

Important

Aside from the guide fee, I would like you to pay for the guide's transportation fee between home and the travel city in advance. For example, if it's Kyoto, it costs 3000 JPY, if Nara, 1500JPY, and if Osaka, 2000JPY.
As for the transportation fee during the tour, I would like you to pay on the tour day.

This is basically a walking tour. So I recommend wearing shoes that are easy to walk in. If you have difficulty in walking, please let me know.

You are supposed to pay in cash for entrance fees at temples and shrines.I would like you to prepare some cash.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Reviews ( 19 )
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DARIUSZ DARIUSZ Poland ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great guide! ”

Michiko showed us around Kyoto. She is a very nice person. She arranged everything from transport to tickets. She was extremally well organised when it comes to transport. Her english was very good. She took us into a very nice traditional Japanese restaurant. We had a great time and highly recommend her as a guide.

Michiko:

Thank you for coming all the way to Kyoto! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your day trip to Kyoto. I was impressed your family were gentle and honest. Although it was mostly rainy and cloudy, it was enjoyable touring with your family. I wish you would have a fine day during your stay in Japan. By the way, we have four clear-cut seasons, and each season is beautiful. I hope you will come back again and explore Japan. See you again!

Jonathan Jonathan United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Great tour with Michiko ”

My family (wife and two kids 14 and 12) and I had an excellent tour with Michiko in Kyoto. We toured two days and she showed us several iconic temples, shrines, buildings, and neighborhoods. Michiko was very prepared and kept the tour on a reasonable pace given the large number of sites Kyoto has to offer. Michiko was very knowledgeable about cultural and historical aspects of Kyoto. We toured monkey park, the bamboo forest, and Nishiki market. We visited several Shinto shrines and Michiko shared interesting details of the shrines and Shintoism. We highly recommend Michiko as your Kyoto tour guide. Jon Texas

Michiko:

Thank you for your wonderful review. I was impressed to see your family are all open minded and honest, and your insights on Japanese culture or social issues inspired me a lot. I'm glad that your children got interested in animals, flowers, foods, toys etc.. I'm glad if you've found the finest fluffy cheese cake somewhere after the tour. I hope this trip will leave you colorful impression on Japan and some back again. I wish you all the best! Michiko

Irena Irena United States ( Friends )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Nara and Osaka ”

Michico was great and our tour was very good and very flexible. She is very knowledgeable and personable! We enjoyed our time in Nara and Osaka! At the end of our trip, at JR station, Michiko waited till we moved towards the right track and only then left the station- we really appreciated this!

Michiko:

Dear Irena, Thank you for your wonderful review. I was very glad to see you enjoyed experiencing authentic Japanese culture, not only historical sites in Nara and Osaka, but also foods and products. Your information about Japanese food in your country was fascinating, and I was also encouraged to enjoy home cooking including "rolled sushi"! I can never forget you. Thanks again! Michiko

yochahan Yochahan Israel ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Best tour ”

Hi We have agreat time With michiko Very profesonal and gentel One of the best guide i have. Yochanan

Michiko:

Thank you for your wonderful review. It was my honor to guide you in Nara. I was very impressed by the way you try to value the culture and the way of life here in Japan. I believe you can touch the heart of Japan through those cultural experiences. Besides I appreciate that you kindly shared me the history and the culture in your country. It was very helpful. Arigato-gozaimashita!!

Erin Erin United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Incredible Mother/Daughter Tour with Michiko! ”

My mother and I were fortunate enough to be able to book 2 days of touring with Michiko during our visit to Japan this month. We spent 1 day touring Kyoto and a second day touring Nara and walked away with incredible photos and memories not soon forgotten. Michiko was a wonderful tour guide who was not only well organized and detail oriented, but she was also very personable and went out of her way to get to know us and tailor our experiences to our interests. She was very attentive and made sure that her pace and modes of transportation were comfortable for my mother which I really appreciated. She was also flexible with the schedule given the rainy weather which was also very helpful and provided suggestions for additional gardens to visit when we had a free day. Michiko's tour of... read more

Michiko:

Thank you for your wonderful review. As a resident in Nara, I was so delighted your mother came back to Nara for the first time in almost 40 years with such a brilliant daughter! I was also happy to see both of you enjoying every moment of the tour with great sense of wonder. I hope you will come back again to see Lantern festival in Kasuga grand shrine, or beautiful gardens in Kyoto, which will show you different phases and attractions. See you again!

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