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Enjoy Nara city and people’s lifestyle with tour guide! [ 5 hour ]

by Masako
(4) Reviews
5h $ 160 Price up to 10 people


  • Todaiji temple
  • Kofukuji temple
  • Nara Machi
  • Sarusawa pond
  • Five-storied pagoda
  • Higashimuki shopping Arcade
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159.80 USD

Price up to 10 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour .
$ 14.10

What to Expect

★●Meet at JR Nara station~Higashimuki shopping Arcade~ Kofukuji temple ~Sarusawa pond~ Nara mahci~ ★● JR Nara station~

we are going to walk during this tour.

★Todaiji temple
The temple is a major landmark of Nara. It’s famous for the Great statue of Buddha. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

★Higashimuki shopping Arcade
There are a lot of souvenir shops, gourmet restaurants, and trendy cafe.

★Kofukuji temple
It was built in the 7th century. It's famous for the five-story pagoda, a symbol of Nara.
Many national treasures and cultural treasures are exhibited at Temple's museum.

★Sarusawa pond
From Sarusawa pond, you can see the five-storied pagoda of Kofukuji temple and beautiful scenery.

★Nara machi
Nara machi literally means "Nara Town". It is the former merchant district of Nara.
There are several traditional residential buildings ,warehouses, cafes, and few museums.
There are temple gardens, inner gardens as well.

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Organized by Masako

Licensed Guide
(4) Reviews


  • Todaiji temple
  • Kofukuji temple
  • Nara Machi
  • Sarusawa pond
  • Five-storied pagoda
  • Higashimuki shopping Arcade


What‘s included
Guide fee
What‘s not included
Todaiji temple and the Kofukuji temple museum entrance fee For you (about 300yen-600yen)

Meeting Point
JR Nara station
Ending Point
JR Nara station
5 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 10 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.

About Masako

Licensed Guide

(4) Reviews

Contact Masako
Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hello! I'm Masako. Please call me "Mako" !
I am an English tour guide certified by Japanese government.
I graduated from Kansai Gaidai University and studied at University of South Florida in U.S.
I like traveling! (I visited Hawaii, Guam, Australia, Toronto, Paris, New York and so on.) I worked at a Travel Company based in Osaka.

Reviews ( 4 )

3 months ago |   by An

“ Nara Osaka ”

Masako is a great guide to have. She contacted us beforehand to ask if we had any special requests and picked us up and dropped us off in our hotel. She is very knowledgeable about Nara and we had a wonderful day with her.

10 months ago |   by Terry

“ Thank you Masako ”

Thanks for showing us Osaka and Nara, taking the stress out of finding places on our first visit with limited time .

10 months ago |   by Paul

“ Excellent shopping tour and experience in Osaka ”

We thoroughly enjoyed our short 3 hour tour with Masako in Osaka. Masako arranged a short excursion to Osaka for a group of 4 adults traveling by Cruise Line. She met us at the Kobe pier as arranged; we instantly enjoyed her warm and friendly manner. She arranged for us to take a local train into Osaka from the Kobe pier which was a very nice experience. We requested a tour which included shopping in the local markets and the shopping district of Osaka given our limited time in port. She met every expectation. We were able to sample some wonderful food at the local market which was definitely worth the trip into Osaka. Masako made sure that we got back to our cruise ship on time for our departure. Thank you, Masako, for making our short visit in Osaka a most memorable one!

1 year ago |   by Umberto

“ An excellent guide ”

I booked the guide for a friend of mine and his family. They told me she was a wonderful guide.

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