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Highlights

  •   Nara Palace site or Heijyokyu remains
  •   Toin or East Palace Garden
  •   Yakushi-ji Temple
  •   Toshodai-ji Temple
  •   Saidai-ji Temple

Information

City Nara
Meeting Point at your hotel either in Osaka or in Kyoto
Ending Point at your hotel either in Osaka or in Kyoto
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 30
Booking
8h
When?

People

270.00 USD

final price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra person ( more than 30 people ) . 4.50 USD
extra hour. 9.00 USD

What to Expect

Nara was the Imperial capital of Japan between 710 and 784. The city has many places of historical and artistic interest including the Nara Palace site, or the Heijyokyu remains, Yakushi-ji Temple, Toshodai-ji Temple and Saidai-ji Temple.

You can see the newly reconstructed Daikokuden and Suzaku gate, or vermillion bird gate on the Nara Palace site which has a size of about one square kilometer. The Daikokuden was finally completed after 9 years in 2010 as a milestone of its 1,300th anniversary. On the southern half of the Nara Palace site, there is the "TOIN" or the East Palace Garden that Empress Shotoku built.

Yakushi-ji Temple is the headquarters of the Hosso sect of Buddhism. This temple's main object of worship is the Yakushi Nyorai, or the Buddha of Medicine, as can be seen in the name of the temple, "Yaku" meaning medicine. The temple has two three-storied pagoda. The East Pagoda, which is the third oldest pagoda in Japan, is designated as a National Treasure. The East Pagoda is under repair and is supposed to be open to the public in 2019.

Toshodai-ji Temple is the headquarters of the Ritsu sect of Buddhism. The founder of the temple was Ganjin, who established the temple in 759.

Saidai-ji, literally West Big Temple, is named the opposite of Todai-ji, or literally East Big Temple. In "Shiijin-soo", it is said that 4 sacred animals protect the 4 directions, for example, the temple is positioned so that the black turtle protects it from the north.

Nara is one of the few cities that didn't suffer air-raids during World War Ⅱ. Therefore its quiet and historical atmosphere hasn't changed for many centuries till today

Why don't you come walk with me through the peaceful and historical city of Nara ?


What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and your guide), lunch, entrance fee

Extras (optional)

extra person ( more than 30 people ) . 4.50 USD
extra hour. 9.00 USD

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Frequently Asked Questions

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It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Reviews

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William
2 days ago , ( Solo ) , From: United States

“ Hideo made my trip to Japan so enjoyable ”

He was not only knowledgeable but so friendly and courteous. English was good, had no trouble communicating. Not only did we see main sights in Kyoto and Hiroshima but he pointed out subtleties that many would have missed. On top of it all he is also a really nice man. I recommend him highly!

Hideo:
Hi William I am very glad to receive your message. We could arrive in Miyajima just at high tide, so we could see as of the Great Vermilion Shrine Gate were floating on the sea. In the Peace Memorial Park I 'd like to say thank you for giving me a piece of important information. I hope you come back Japan again. Thank you. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Lorraine Lorraine
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: Australia

“ Great tour of Hiroshima with a wonderful guide ”

Hideo gave us a great tour of Hiroshima & Miyajima. He met us at our hotel and from the very beginning was so friendly and knowledgeable. He provided so much in depth information about the sites and took us to a wonderful local restaurant for lunch. He helped us with our JR train tickets and at the end of our tour, he assisted us with getting onto the train in Hiroshima and changing platforms at Osaka for our journey to Kyoto, even though he was leaving the train at Osaka. Hideo is a real gentleman and we would highly recommend him. Thank you Hideo!

Hideo:
Hi Lorraine I'm very glad to receive your message. We could arrive at Miyajima at high tide, so take a look at both beautiful Great Vermilion Torii Gate and Itsukushima Shrine. It really looks like as if they were floating on the sea. We had Okonomiyaki (Hiroshima local food) for lunch near Atomic Bomb Dome. I'm sure you enjoy Japan tour!! I hope to see you again. Thank you. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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JoAnn
3 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Hiroshima and Miyajima Tour ”

Hideo was very organized and insightful. He had an itinerary laid out for us and made all our traveling easy. He was knowledgeable about all the places we went and a very nice person. When we come back to Japan, we will tour with Hideo again! Thanks Hideo!!!

Hideo:
Hi JoAnn I am really glad to receive your message. We could arrive in Miyajima just at full tide, so we were impressed with a beautiful landscape of Mt.Misen, Seto Inland Sea and vermillion buildings. I can't wait for your coming back to Japan. Thank you. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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Sien
3 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Malaysia

“ Osaka-Kyoto-Nara Trips 12 to 14 Dec 2016 ”

This is the first time we are visiting Japan on holidays and we have decided to use TripleLights, also for the first time, for the above itineraries. Having chosen Hideo who have done amazingly well to guide our trips, we are satisfied with his recommendations although the rains in Kyoto somehow dampen things a bit. TQ Hideo.

Hideo:
Hi Sien. Thank you for joining my 3-day tour of Osaka, Kyoto and Nara. I really appreciate it. I have best wishes for your family and a Happy New Year. Next time I'd like to show you other scenic spots, such as kobe, Himeji Castle, Hiroshima, Shirakawago and the like. I hope to see you again. Thank you very much!! Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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Vivian
3 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Malaysia

“ Mr Hideo is helpful and Good coordination ”

We have our tour with Mr Hideo, he is so helpful and flexible to cater for our request, he took extra mile to arrange for our train tickets and patience with answering our questions. We will surely hire him again on our next visit. P.s. Mr Hideo wish you good health and happy new year

Hideo:
Hi Vivian I am very happy to receive your message. I'd like to say "thank you very much for joining my tour of Osaka, Nara and Kyoto. Actually I was very worried that the Shinkansen bullet train stopped at Kyoto Station by accidental fire, but I was relieved to hear that the train started about 1.5 hours late. I would like to show you othe scenic spots when you visit Japan next time. I hope to see you again. I wish you a Merry Christmas. Thank you!! Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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