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Experience Serene Atmosphere of Ancient Capital of Nara

(52) Reviews
1 day $ 180 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 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 ( 52 )
Ian Ian Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Nara highlights. ”

Absolutely loved our day with Hiro. Excellent English and a warm nature made our day. Hiro never seemed to tire of our many questions and had an extensive knowledge of the ancient sites . Finished the day with a toy museum to our daughter’s delight. He also will send us the photos he took. I highly recommend his services. Regards Ian,Lisa &Ian

Hiroyuki:

Dear Ian, I appreciate your prompt and very favorable review on the tour with me over Nara. I am pleased to hear that the tour was satisfactory to you. I hope the tour with me was of some help to you understand the culture and history of Japan. I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Lisa and Emma. Best Regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Chitra Chitra United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Half day Kyoto tour ”

Hiro was a great tour guide. He picked us up from our hotel and dropped us back even though it took him additional time. He updated the tour itinerary to include the best possible places we could cover in the allotted time, explained about the history using literature he had brought with him and was very flexible. We did not feel hurried at any time and it was a good intro tour to Kyoto.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Chitra, It is a great pleasure to have a wonderful review on the tour with me over Kyoto. I am glad to here that the tour was satisfactory to you. I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Anand,Nitya and Naviya. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Jerry Jerry United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ 5 star guide for Kyoto area ”

Excellent prep Terrific driver Thoughtful enjoyable guide

Hiroyuki:

Dear Jerry, I appreciate your five star review on the tour with me over Nara. Although it was a very chilly day, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Melvin Melvin Singapore ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Osaka Tour ”

Hiro is highly recommended. He takes time to explain the history of the places in Osaka we went to. We had a nice meal together and exchanged ideas and stories. My son liked to play with him. Hiro was like a friend who knows the place well.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Melvin, Thank you very much for leaving a very favorable review on the tour with me. I also had a very pleasant time with you, Wyse and Liam. I hope you will enjoy the rest of the trip in Japan and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Phil Phil United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Professional and Personal Guide ”

Hiroyuki (Hiro) made our trip to Takayama and Shirakawago an amazing experience that we simply could not have done on our own. We only had a half day each day due to our train schedule and he worked the itinerary perfectly and with an easy going flexibility to allow us to take the pictures and shop as we needed. Prior to the trip, he made us most comfortable with communication and planning that gave us the sense we were in good hands. No doubt, we would use Hiro again on our next trip to Japan! Thank you Hiro for a great and thoughtful experience!

Hiroyuki:

Dear Phil, I am very much pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the tour with me over Takayama and Shirakawago. Although autumn color season was over there, I hope you got pictures of scenic beauty of the old towns. Spending comfortable days with nice couple in beautiful town made me refreshing. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Patty. Best regards, Hiroyuki

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