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One-day Nara tour from Kyoto with a private guide


Nara
8 hours
up to 7 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Nara is a very beautiful and interesting city known by the old name of "Yamato". It was established as the first permanent Japan's capital in the year 710. There are a lot of historical monuments in this ancient city, such as Todaiji Great Buddha Hall, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Kofukuji Temple and so on. Nara"deer"park is also one of must-see areas. Let's walk around and play with the lovely deer!!

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Koichi.

  • Todaiji Great Buddha Hall via Kofukuji and Nara Park
  • Todaiji Nigatsu -do Hall
  • Kasuga Taisha Shrine via Wakakusayama Park
  • Naramachi Old Town (Enjoy shopping and eating)

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What to Expect

In this tour, you can feel the atmosphere of ancient Japan's capital "Heijo-Kyo" before Kyoto "Heian-Kyo" capital. On the way to Todaiji Great Buddha hall, a lot of lovely deer welcomes you. you can feed them with "Shika-Senbei" or deer's cracker. At the Great Buddha Hall, you may be mesmerized by the world biggest wooden structure and the huge gilt bronze statue of Buddha cast in the 8th century. In the Naramachi old town, you can taste Nara's specialty food "Kakinoha-Sushi" wrapped in persimmon leaf and "Somen" noodle made from white wheat.

Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Kyoto
Ending Point JR or Kintetsu Kyoto Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, Hotel pick-up, my transportation and admission fees are included.

What‘s not included

Total amount of cash you may need: approximately 4000 yen per person(Transportation fees:about 1500 yen , lunch: about 1500 yen , admission fees: 700 yen, other personal expenses)

Important

In this tour, we would take Kintetsu limited Express train or JR train from Kyoto to Nara. If you have "JR Rail Pass", you can take JR train for free. And then we will basically walk around Nara park and surrounding area. It would be advisable to use a Taxi appropriately to save time.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Ian Ian Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Super personalised tour to Shigaraki pottery village. ”

Koichi was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the local areas we visited. The tour was faultless throughout and was the realisation of a dream come true for me. During our tour we had a brilliant lunch suggested to us by Koichi and we visited several places which were not on our original plan, but made the day even more enjoyable. A super highlight was when Koichi suggested we stop at a local supermarket where he purchased a bottle of his favourite local sake for us to sample. Yum!! Thank you Koichi for such a wonderful day. Ian and Leanne

Koichi:

Hi! Ian san, Thank you for your wonderful comments for me. I’m very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. It’s my pleasure! I hope to see your fine works that you made on the tour day. Well, have you contacted the kiln where we visited? They told us that today would be the firing day. I’m looking forward to meeting you again. Koichi

Donna Donna United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Our amazing day with Koichi san! ”

We could not have had a better guide for our day in Kyoto than Koichi san! From our initial contact he planned a wonderful day for us and accommodated our special request for a vegetarian lunch. He met us early at our hotel and we started our adventure. Mid-morning he accommodated our impromptu request to visit Arashiyama Monkey Park, which was a highlight for us, especially our daughter. He even helped my daughter get her first goshuincho book and first (of many) goshuins. He explained culture and history and taught us how to properly do the purification ritual at temples/shrines. And he took so many wonderful family photos for us! Another highlight of our time with him was an amazing lunch at the restaurant at Ryoanji Temple. We ate Yudofu in a tatami room that look out onto a beautiful ... read more

Koichi:

Hi! Donna san. Thank you for writing me such a wonderful comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. I'm so happy to have been your guide. I think we were very lucky since we could see beautiful cherry blossoms for that time of the season. I would like to have a chance to guide you next time too. I really hope to see you in the near future. Koichi

Charles Charles United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Spent 4 days in Kyoto area. Could not have been better. ”

From the first contact by email I knew we would be in good hands. Koichi helped me decide on activities for each day based on his extensive knowledge of the area and his quick grasp of what my wife and I would want to see. On our 4 days together we could not ask for a better experience. He is knowledgeable, a very careful driver and was very considerate of our interests, adding things to our original plan. He has a wonderful disposition.

Koichi:

Thank you for your wonderful comment for me. Charles san! I am very happy you enjoyed the tour. I would like to see you again in the near future since I want to show you some other hidden interesting places next time too. Koichi

Zachary Zachary United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Thank you very much! ”

Koichi was very communicative and is a great guide!

Nora Nora United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Tour of Kyoto with Amazing Guide! ”

Our family of 5 had an amazing tour of Kyoto with Koichi! He is the Best! Incredible guide and fun person. Koichi created an itinerary that was fun and interesting for all of us. We saw and did so much...and stopped midway for a delicious sushi lunch. He also taught us so much about Japanese culture and history. And....He is a wonderful photographer! We have wonderful memories of Kyoto because of our excellent tour with Koichi! We look forward to returning someday. It is a beautiful place. Thank you Koichi!

Koichi:

Hi! Nora san, Thank you, Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful comment. I was also happy with you and want to meet you again in the near future!! Please come to Japan, and Kyoto again. I would like to show you more and more interesting places and things. I'm always looking forward to seeing you. Koichi

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