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Experience Serene Atmosphere of Ancient Capital of Nara

(45) Reviews
1 day $ 176 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Todaiji Temple:Nandaimon Gate,Great Buddha Hall,Great Buddha Statue,Bell-fly,Nigatsu-do Hall,Tamukeyama-Hachiman Shrine
  • Kohfukuji Temple:Three storied Pagoda,South Octagonal Hall,Five storied Pagoda
  • Kasuga-taisha Shrine:Main Sanctuary,Wakamiya Shrine,Meoto-Daikokusha Shrine
  • Nara-machi Town

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Overview

Nara was an acient capital of Japan and still retains serene atmosphere in Nara Park. There are three famous historic sites in Nara city including Todaiji Temple, Kohfukuji Temple and Kasuga-taisha Shrine. Those spots are located in Nara Park. Some buildings are original and some were repeatedly reconstructed after devastation caused by fire in the civil wars.

What to Expect

Nara was an ancient capital of Japan dating back 1,300 years.
Therefore several old temples and shrines are located in Nara city.This tour includes visiting three famous historic sites including Todaiji Temple,Kohfukui Temple and Kasuga-taisha Shrine.
I will show you not only the popular spot but also hidden things unwritten in the guide books in terms of historical facts. You will know many interesting stories behind the scenes.
In Nara Park, there are many tame deer are roaming. You may enjoy feeding them with rice crackers and play with them.

4.8 (45) Reviews
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Highlights

  • Todaiji Temple:Nandaimon Gate,Great Buddha Hall,Great Buddha Statue,Bell-fly,Nigatsu-do Hall,Tamukeyama-Hachiman Shrine
  • Kohfukuji Temple:Three storied Pagoda,South Octagonal Hall,Five storied Pagoda
  • Kasuga-taisha Shrine:Main Sanctuary,Wakamiya Shrine,Meoto-Daikokusha Shrine
  • Nara-machi Town

Important

What‘s included
guide fee
meal expenses for the guide
hotel pick-up in Nara city
What‘s not included
traffic expense for the guide from his residence to the meeting place(¥520)
traffic expenses in Nara city
meal expenses for you
admission fee
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Nara city/Kintestu Nara Station/JR Nara Station
Ending Point
At your hotel or your convenient place
Duration
1 day
Starting time
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the traffic expenses in Nara city?

If you take bus, the bus fare in central Nara city is 210 yen per one way.

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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 45 )
Divya Divya United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ 1 day Kyoto ”

Hiro is a fantastic guide who went out of his way to show us Kyoto. He is punctual, organized, and has a strong grasp of history. He brought laminated papers explaining temple history etc. He was flexible with the plan and tried his best to get us from point A to point B in the most efficient but cheapest manner possible. He even made a dinner reservation for us 3 days before our tour. I would recommend Hiro highly.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Divya, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. Although it was a short time to be with you,I really had a good time for cross cultural communication. I’m also glad to have shown you the lit-up beautiful autumn foliages in Eikando. I hope you will visit another district of Japan and deepen your understanding of something about Japan. Please give my best regards to Vish and Daniel. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Moises Moises Mexico ( Family )
Very Good
5 days ago

“ Good knowledge of the town ”

Good knowledge of the town

Hiroyuki:

Dear Moises, Thank you for taking time to leave a review. I hope you enjoyed the night strolling in Osaka. I look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Mike Mike United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Nara and Kyoto in one day ”

Hiro was perfect for our 1 day tour of Nara and Kyoto. Meeting us early dockside in Osaka and returning us to nearby subway station following our tour was very reassuring. He also provided us with IC cards to expedite geting on and off subway and trains. He even brought us cough medicine after I mentioned we were a little under the weather. He was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with the whole day. No way we could have seen as much as we did without Hiro. And he saved us so much money that we would have had to spend on taxis since we would not have attempted the subway or trains by ourselves. We saw and did more for much less and in much less time than the excursions offered by our cruise and it was private. His energy level was amazing the whole day and he definitely enjoy... read more

Hiroyuki:

Dear Mike, I greatly appreciate your time in leaving a rave review on the tour with me. In spite of your feeling under the weather, you completed a long trip over Nara and Kyoto in a day. I had a very fruitful day with you and Gudrun. I hope you will recover from an illness and enjoy the rest of the tour over Japan. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Larry Larry United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Excellent and very knowledgeable guide ”

Hiroyuki was a knowledgeable, personable, and excellent guide.. He was very thorough and toured many extra places that were an addition to our itinerary. His expertise in Japanese history and culture was very impressive. He went above and beyond in giving us a very enjoyable day in Nara. We thoroughly enjoyed our day in Nara with him.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Larry, I am very pleased to hear from you regarding the tour over Nara with me. I am the one who was impressed with your deep insight into the history and the culture of Japan. I was also able to find out several things which I had not been aware of until the tour thanks to you. Please give my best regards to Joyce,Roger and Barbara. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Frank Frank Netherlands ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ A splendid autumn day in Takayama ”

Hiro was a perfect guide for us. He explained in very good english what we needed to know, and what we wanted to know. He kept a good pace, and was patient when we took pictures. Hiro has a very good sense of humor, and is very knowledgable. He proved to be of great added value in finding our way quickly in beautiful Takayama. After the tour we took a bus to another site for visiting, and he stayed with us to make sure we got on the right bus. We highly recommend the services of Hiroyuki Fukui

Hiroyuki:

Dear Frank, Thank you very much for taking time to write a wonderfull review on the tour with me. I was very much impressed with your insight into the history and the culture of Japan. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your days in Japan. Please give my best regards to Nicole. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

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