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Experience Serene Atmosphere of Ancient Capital of Nara

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1 day $ 182 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.

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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 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 ( 21 )

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Remmy

“ Golden Route of Kyoto and Nara ”

Our group of 4 had an excellent time with Hiroyuki as our tour guide who speaks english efficiently. He was very interactive with our group and was very knowledgable about the history of each destination. He was also very flexible as I gave Hiro a list of places that was a must see for us; Todaiji Temple, Nara Park, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kinkakuji (Golden Pavillion), and Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. Hiro was more than happy to accommodate our request even though it was going to be a long day given that location of each place, but he did it, he made it happen!! He knew what we wanted out of the tour and made the trip worth it. We took longer at some destinations, but Hiro was patience and let us do our thing before we moved on. We really appreciated that. He even met us in Osaka where we were staying just to guarantee that we would make it on time and knew where we was going. For lunch, we went to a nice little spot near the station to try some Japanese authentic food, which was a nice little break from all the sushi and ramen we ate. I would definitely have Hiro as my guide whenever I visit Osaka again and highly recommend him to anyone because you will not be disappointed!

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3 weeks ago |   by Sylvia

“ Magical koyasan with excellent guide ”

I enjoyed the trip with Hiroyuki very much. He communicated very well already before the trip when I planned koyasan and always answered my questions promptly. He planned ahead of time what to see when but was also flexible when I wanted to change things. His humor matched mine so the tour was not only very informative but also real fun. He was able to answer all my questions, not only related to koyasan but also to all of Japan. I would recommend Hiroyuki to everyone! I stayed on in koyasan for another 4 days on my own and felt well informed and organized for the remaining time.

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4 weeks ago |   by Kim

“ 2 day japan tour with Hiro ”

Hiro planned an excellent 2 day itinerary for us. The authentic Japanese Onsen was a highlight. He navigated the public transport system very efficiently for us and covered lots of sights. Hiro was very nice, accomodating and made the trip lots of fun. Thankyou Hiro for a wonderful experience of japan.

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1 month ago |   by Amanda

“ Highlight of our trip ”

We were absolutely delighted to have Hiro as our private tour guide for the day. We had requested to visit a small tea town in Kyoto, and Hiro went above and beyond to design an off-the-beaten-path itinerary for us. He was punctual, friendly, and highly organized. We learned so much from this day trip as Hiro shared facts and history of the little town at each stop we made, and helped us feel comfortable interacting with locals. This experience made our honeymoon extra special. We will definitely use Hiro's services again the next time we visit Japan!

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Carmen

“ Kyoto and Nara ”

We had a great time with Hiro-San. He came very much prepared with information and was very helpful and patient with my queries even before we booked his services. He struggles a bit to express himself fluently in English but it wasn’t a deal breaker for me. I would book his services again if I am lucky enough to return to the area.

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