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Experience Serene Atmosphere of Ancient Capital of Nara

(36) Reviews
1 day $ 178 Price up to 6 people


  • 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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178.00 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior


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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  • 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


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
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 ( 36 )
LUCIA LUCIA Italy ( Solo )
3 days ago

“ A day in Nara ”

Hiroyuki has a very friendly way of explaining concepts and telling stories. His spoken English is excellent... I think better than mine! If you spend a day with him you can get better knowledge, deeper understanding of what you see but also a lot of fun. I do regret not having spent more days with Hiroyuki in the beautiful Nara.


Dear Lucia, I appreciate your very favorable comment on me. I am deeply impressed with your insight into history, culture and several aspects of Japan. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your days in Japan. I look forward to seeing again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki

Debbie Debbie Australia ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Awesome Guide ”

Very efficient, knowledgeable and funny! Hiroyuki not only assisted us before we arrived in Japan; he was also exceptionally accommodating and patient in taking us to Nomura Tailors so that I could buy fabric. He is still assisting us after the tour! We highly recommend Hiroyuki. We look forward to making contact with him again when we come back to Japan. Thank you Hirojuki for your patience and allowing me time for ‘inspiration’ on the tour.


Dear Debbie, I appreciate your favorable comment on me. I am the one who was inspired by you especially about the relationship between wife and husband. I also learned a lot about your life in your country. I hope you will visit Japan again and look forward to serving you in the near future. Please give my best regards to Chris. Best regards, Hiroyuki

Nicole Nicole Australia ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ 2 days visiting Kobe and Osaka ”

What can i say about our tour guide Hiro. Except he was our hero. We were on a cruise ship which visited osaka and Kobe over 2 days. Hiro met us at both ports and took us to all the places i had asked before our tour and more. We had a large range of ages from 77 to 14 and he was fabulous with all of us. We nicknamed him google as every question my teenage son asked him about the city we were visiting he had the answer. I would not hesitate to recommend Hiro to be your tour guide. You will not be sorry. Best guide we have ever had. Thanks Hiro for 2 fantastic days in Japan. Xx


Dear Nicole, I appreciate your fabulous comment on the tour with me. We suffered very heavy rain,very strong typhoon and severe earthquake since your trip in July.Japan is disastrous country, however that made Japan strong and resilient country since ancient times. We always welcome your visit again and again. Best regards, Hiroyuki

olivia Olivia Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Happy with Hiroyuki ”

My guests are happy with Hiroyuki. He is a good guide and my clients are very happy with him. He's flexible, courteous .


Dear Olivia, I appreciate your favorable comments on me. Please give my best regards to your clients. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Dan Dan Hong Kong ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Kyoto/Osaka/Kobe Highlights ”

Excellent 2 day cruise ship tour. Went and saw the highlights of Kyoto with Hiro while others took tours with the cruise ship and never made it out of Osaka. Saw the shrine of 10,000 gates, the Golden Temple,and the Bamboo Forest. Hiro had transportation cards ready for us and we took trains and buses all over Kyoto to see the most important sites. Then we had dinner in the main shopping district of Osaka which was all lite up and full of locals and tourists. Looked like Time Square in NYC. We spent the nest day touring Kobe. All restaurants recommended were fantastic for lunch and dinner. We had a fantastic time.


Dear Dan, Thank you for leaving a wonderful review on the tour with me. Although you dropped Kobe Misterious Consulate of Trick Art due to long lining-up, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me overall. I hope you would open Okonomiyaki restaurant in California in the near future. Please also give my best regards to Kate. I look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Hiroyuki

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