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NARA One Day City Tour; Seeing and Tasting are believing !

(9) Reviews
8h $ 216 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • Nara Park : On the way to Todaiji Temple you can meet more than one thousand of the semi-wild deer in Nara park.
  • Japanese Garden, ISUIEN : Upon request and time permitting, we may visit the beautiful Japanese Garden.
  • Todaiji temple: we can admire the wooden main gate and statues which survived for more than 800 years and the 18-meter-high Buddha statue.
  • Kasuga Grand Shinto Shrine : Brightly colored buildings and numerous stone and hanging lanterns will enchant you. Experience the unique way of praying to Shinto deities. Upon request we can visit the main sanctuary.
  • The five storied pagoda : The second highest one with 50-meter-high. This wooden structure has been standing for more than 590 years after reconstruction.
  • Harushika Sake Brewery:Sake tasting is possible for 5 different types of Sake with JPY500.
  • Kyokan Sake Retail shop: More than 10 different Sake or plum wine of tasting is possible with a cup for JPY100-JPY300.
  • Nara-Izumi-Yusai: Standing Sake tasting Bar. More than 30 Sake breweries' products ,ca.120 different type of Sake are available with a cup for JPY150-JPY300.
  • Hoshuku : Standing Sake Bar,owned by Sake Brewery. Fresh and good Sake directly delivered by its factory and small snacks are prepared for going well with their Sake.
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216.00 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 18.00
Extra person.
$ 27.00

Overview

Nara was the ancient capital city from AD710 to 784. During that time, many cultural buildings and cultural prosperity has been developed.
Seeing and Touching by yourself are must items to understand Japanese history and culture. Also, Nara is the birth place of Sake. Tasting is also believing why Japanese Sake is related to the Japanese religion since ancient time.

What to Expect

When you come to Nara area, possible to find Japanese religious outlook upon visiting temples and shrines which has been continued from the ancient time ,the 8th Century.
Sustainable coexistence between Nara park and deer which is said to be more than one thousand.
Upon visiting historical Sake breweries and retailers , you can experience tasting Sake as well as snacks to go well with affordable prices.

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Highlights

  • Nara Park : On the way to Todaiji Temple you can meet more than one thousand of the semi-wild deer in Nara park.
  • Japanese Garden, ISUIEN : Upon request and time permitting, we may visit the beautiful Japanese Garden.
  • Todaiji temple: we can admire the wooden main gate and statues which survived for more than 800 years and the 18-meter-high Buddha statue.
  • Kasuga Grand Shinto Shrine : Brightly colored buildings and numerous stone and hanging lanterns will enchant you. Experience the unique way of praying to Shinto deities. Upon request we can visit the main sanctuary.
  • The five storied pagoda : The second highest one with 50-meter-high. This wooden structure has been standing for more than 590 years after reconstruction.
  • Harushika Sake Brewery:Sake tasting is possible for 5 different types of Sake with JPY500.
  • Kyokan Sake Retail shop: More than 10 different Sake or plum wine of tasting is possible with a cup for JPY100-JPY300.
  • Nara-Izumi-Yusai: Standing Sake tasting Bar. More than 30 Sake breweries' products ,ca.120 different type of Sake are available with a cup for JPY150-JPY300.
  • Hoshuku : Standing Sake Bar,owned by Sake Brewery. Fresh and good Sake directly delivered by its factory and small snacks are prepared for going well with their Sake.

Important

7days are requested prior to the date of guiding.
Overtime fee: 2,000JPY/Hour

Nara area is the first place of capital of Japan and of culture originated.
Before removing to Kyoto on the end of the 8th Century, Nara has been flourished .
Deer in Nara park is the semi-wild and it may possible to harm a person.
Admission fee is necessary to enter some places of temples and shrines.(each places: roughly JPY600)
In princple, tasting Sake is not free but charged.
All tour is by walk and suitable wear with shoes is necessary.
The tour spots and attractions may be omitted due to a time pressure , which kindly ask you to understand in advance.

What‘s included
Guide fee,hotel pick-up in Nara city area,
What‘s not included
We make a tour by walk from the meeting point. In case pick you up at your hotel, if your hotel would be far from the station , transportation cost(you and guide) is requested.
Entrance fee (you and guide),lunch, Sake tasting fee(approx.JPY500 ~JPY1,000 per person),dinner,
Meeting Point
Nara sation (JR or Kintetsu) , at your hotel near the Nara station.
Ending Point
Nara sation (JR or Kintetsu) , at your hotel near the Nara station.
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 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 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 ( 9 )
Donald Donald United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Personalized tour of Kyoto ”

Takatoshi worked very diligently to plan a perfect day for my husband and me on our first visit to Kyoto. We exchanged several emails prior to our arrival and found the perfect balance of temples, everyday life, transportation methods and historical sights. His pace allowed for understanding and appreciation of the many facets of Kyoto. Seeing the beautiful colors of the Fall maples was an additional bonus. Not only did he take lovely photos of us at memorable places but he also prepared a trip summary and forwarded all the other photos that he took. He is a good conversationalist and made us feel very comfortable. Booking with him was an excellent decision.

Takatoshi:

Dear Jane-san, Donald-san, Thank you very much again for sharing your time with me and I really appreciate your kind review to my tour. I have concerned legs of Don-san due to a long walking journey during a whole day, because I tried to show you nice places within a limited time as much as possible. Not only places in Kyoto, but also many fantastic places in Nara, Aska are welcoming your visit in near future. I wish your both healthy condition so to meet again any places in Japan. May soonest recovery of Don-san's legs and safely return to your home. Thank you very much again and looking forward to seeing you again! Sincerely yours, Takatoshi

Guia Guia Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Very interesting! ”

Takatoshi-san is a very well-informed guide during our one-day tour in Kyoto. I would highly recommend this for people who want to learn more about Japanese culture.

Takatoshi:

Dear Guia-san, Thank you very much for your positive review on my tour yesterday. I really appreciate you and your son of cooperation to do my tour on time. I look forward to seeing you possibly in Nara again to show you in my home town. You are always welcome to Japan and looking forward to seeing you again in near future. Sincerely yours, Takatoshi

Andy Andy United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Osaka- 6 century to now ”

Takatoshi was very professional, courteous and patient. He shared with us the history of places we visited, took pictures for us and arranged the best routes for our tour. I highly recommend Takatoshi as your guide.

Takatoshi:

Andy-san, Thank you for your quick comment to my tour. But your comment was cut, because you had used ‘at mark’ on this message. It is not allowed to use ‘at mark’ not telephone number as I had once informed when I introduced some restaurant near from your hotel. If you send comment message, please try to send it without ‘ at mark ‘. Thank you for your understanding. Takatoshi

James James United States ( Solo )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Kyoto was a delight, and so was Takatoshi!! ”

I had a great tour of the several temples and shrines of Kyoto. Takatoshi mostly customized the itinerary so the days were very well organized. He was energetic and knowledgable, with a very warm personality. He was so disarming that when taking my photo, he even got me to openly smile (with my teeth) which I don't usually do! Definitely recommended! Thanks, Takatoshi!

Takatoshi:

Dear James-san, Thank you very much again your booking to my tour in Kyoto this time and I highly appreciate your positive comment of today. It was great time with you for two days in Kyoto and I have learned many things especially how to take a photo with having a customers satisfaction. In near future, I really look forward to having tour again with you, and also together with your partner, anywhere in the west Japan,ie. Nara, Osaka, Kyoto You are always welcome to Japan and please let me know when you have a chance to visit Japan again. Hope we will see you soon ! Thank you very much again and I remain, Takatoshi

Wendy Wendy United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Fascinating day in Kyoto ”

Takatoshi-san was very personable, polite, and knowledgeable. He had a full agenda with handouts and a history lesson to help us appreciate what we were seeing. He had suggestions for best place for photos, zipped us to the head of ticket lines and taught us how to use the subway and buses so we had no problem getting around the next day on our own. He also helped us with information on places we wanted to see the next day. We could never have seen so much in one day without his help.

Takatoshi:

Dear Wendy-san, Thank you for sharing your time yesterday and your soonest review on my tour. I appreciate your positive comments with five stars score, although you may be very busy on preparation for next travel place. I hope we will meet again in near future and preferably in Nara or Aska area as for the place of establishment of Japan. I wish your all four member nice further journey and safely back to homes. Sincerely yours, Takatoshi P/s)Photos are sent separately this week end when I finish my this week tour.

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