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Nara One Day Tour: Horyuji,Yakushiji and Toshodaiji Temples

8 Hours
up to 6 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Ready to explore Nara? Enjoy one-day tour of the outskirts of Nara other than Daibutsu and deer. We start for Chinese priest-founded Toshodaiji Temple which played an important role in the history and development of Buddhism in the 7th century. Then we go to Yakushiji Temple famous for two three-storey pagodas. After lunch we visit Horyuji Temple, a hightlight of the tour. The temple is one of the Japan's oldest temples consisting of many wooden structures arranged on the spacious grounds.


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  • 09:00 AM

    Your Hotel

    Pick up/Meeting Point

  • 10:00 AM

    Toshodaiji Temple

    Visit Main Hall(Kondo) housing Buddhist statues and Lecture Hall(Kodo)

  • 11:00 AM

    Yakushiji Temple

    Visit Main Hall(Kondo) housing Buddhist statues, Lecture Hall(Kodo) of the temple's biggest structure and six- story-looked east and west three -story pagodas

  • 12:00 PM


    Japanese Traditional Food

  • 14:00 PM

    Horyuji Temple

    Visit Central Gate (Chumon), Main Hall (Kondo) and Five-Story Pagoda on the Eastern Precinct, and Octagonally-Shaped Yumedono (Hall of Visions) on the Western Precinct, and Gallery of Temple Treasures between two Precincts

  • 17:00 PM

    Your Hotel

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Nara,Kyoto or Osaka
Ending Point At your hotel in Nara,Kyoto or Osaka

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (about 1500 JPY per person, for you and guide), lunch (about 1500 JPY per person, for you and guide),entrance fee (about 3000 JPY per person , for you and guide)


Available every day other than Sundays

•We use public transport.
•Walking shoes are recommended

Cancellation Policy

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

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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