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

(17) Reviews
8h $ 214 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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213.60 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 26.70
Extra person.
$ 26.70

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: 3,000JPY/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 ( 17 )
Elsie Elsie Australia ( Solo )
Excellent
2 days ago

“ Temples, food and sake ”

If you are looking for a fun knowledgeable guide this is guy for you! I was finding it hard to do a food tour and he custom made one up for me for Osaka. He took me to a brilliant Sake tasting place and to some great food places! I never would have been able to do this on my own without Takatoshi. As a solo traveler it can be difficult and also language barrier trying to eat out. He was fantastic the whole time. I learnt so much about the temple, and also about eating and drinking habits when out. Like vodka with hot water. I have never heard of this! It was great for someone to explain these things! Please do not hesitate in contacting him. If I ever come back I will definitely hire him for a guide for Nara. Highly recommend. You will have a great time whatever it is you d... read more

Takatoshi:

Dear Elsie-san, Thank you very much for your very positive review on my Osaka tour. I hope you could have a nice stay in Nara as well. As we have talked, tasting for drinking and eating of any country would be best understanding of culture,history and people in the country. I really appreciate it if you could come again in near future to see among cities in the west Japan. Awaiting your next visit to Japan !

Paul Paul United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ Our day with takatoshi ”

The day was excellent , wonderful sights made far more interesting by the knowledge provided by a wonderful guide

Takatoshi:

Thank you very much for your very positive review. I also had a nice time with you in Kyoto. Have a wonderful time in the rest time in Japan! Hope we may see you again in anywhere !

Mark Mark United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Great day with Takatoshi ”

Takatoshi was an exceptional tour guide. He exceeded our expectations and took great care of us. We went everywhere we had wanted to and more. He was so knowledgeable of Japan and it’s rich history and we learned so much from him . His enthusiasm for his country was very apparent.. He made our day exceptional and we can’t thank him enough. We will always remember our time in Kyoto with great fondness. Anybody that has Takatoshi as their guide will be in for a memorable time.

Takatoshi:

Dear Mark san & Julie san, Thank you very much for your review with best score.I really appreciate spending time with you in Kyoto. I wish soonest recovery from Julie san's uncle problem and hope you have a nice day too in Nara next day and a further wonderful trip in Japan. May have you and your family's good health as well as prosperity in future. Looking forward to seeing you again anywhere in this globe . Sincerely yours, Takatoshi

Sarah Sarah United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Great day in Nara! ”

The tour was great and so was Takatoshi! He met us at the train station and we walked around Nara for the day! It was so nice to not have to worry about figuring out where to go by ourselves. The place we went for lunch was one of my favorite meals in Japan. Takatoshi was very nice and a great guide!

Takatoshi:

Dear Sarah san, Thank you very much for your very positive review and for sharing your time with my tour. It was also nice time for me having strolling in Nara . I guess you already start new semester after your return. I wish your good health and prosperity in future. Looking forward to seeing you again anywhere in this globe . Takatoshi

Helen Helen United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Amazing Kyoto ”

Takatoshi was an amazing guide, he managed to squeeze in as much of Kyoto as he could on our one day together. His photo skills are also excellent we loved the pictures he took for us. We were very well informed on all the places we visited and would recommend him to anyone.

Takatoshi:

Dear Helen san, Thank you very much for your best review to my Kyoto tour. I say also thank you for your sharing time with me on that day which was so nice time visiting together to places in Kyoto. I am any time ready for you and hope we will see you again anywhere as the world is so limited. Sincerely yours, Takatoshi

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