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One day Nara tour of spacious and graceful view for your great experience

by KASHIMA
(35) Reviews
8h $ 291 Price up to 8 people

Highlights

  • 1. Nara park:To move to Nara park by bus and see Nara park and lots of deers around the park.
  • 2. Todaiji temple: To move to Todaiji & Great Buddha in the Nara park and see there.
  • 3. Kasuga-Taisha shrine: To move to Kasuga-taisha shrine in the Nara park by walking and see there.
  • 4. Toshodaiji temple: To move to Toshoudaiji temple by bus and see there.
  • 5. Yakushiji temple: To move to Yakushiji temple by walking from Toshodaiji temple and see there..
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Overview

This tour include Todaiji temple, Kasuga-taisha shrine, Nara park, Toshodaiji temple and Yakushiji temple. Nara is located in around 40km south of Kyoto and was the capital of Japan in Nara era (710-784) before Kyoto had become a capital from Heian era started in 794. You can feel ancient atomosphere in Nara. There are spacious and graceful view with no modern building built on their surrounding.

What to Expect

1. Todaiji-temple:
This temple was built in Nara era (8th century) by Emperor Shomu and great Buddha is the principal image of this temple which is the most famous Buddha in Japan. There were several fires by wars and nature disaster which caused the burned out some of this temple.
Current Great Buddha was re-built in Edo era ( beginning of 18th century). This temple is world culture heritage site registered in 1998.
The height of the statue is 14.7 meter.
2. Nara park
Nara park include Todaiji, Koufukuji, Kasuga-Taisha and Nara National museum.
1200 number of deer are living in this park. These deer are said to be messengers from Shinto of Kasuga-Taisha.
3. Kasuga-Taisha shrine
This shrine was founded in 768 to deify Fujiwara clan in Asuka era.
This shrine is world culture heritage site registered in 1998.
4. Toshodaiji temple
This temple was built in 759 by the high priest Jianzhen who had come to Japan with overcoming various hardship invited by Shomu emperor.
There have still been several architectures remained as the figure from Nara era such as Main hall, lecture hall, treasure hall and so-on.
Also, some Buddhist statues in Tenpyo era (later half of Nara era) have been remained which are registered as National treasure.
5. Yakushiji temple
This temple was built in 680 by Tenmu emperor in capital Fujiwara kyo to pray for his empress (Jito emperor) to recover from illness.
After Tenmu emperor’s death, Jito emperor had completed the temple in 697 by succeeding Tenmu’s will.
According to the capital transfer to Heijokyo, this temple had been transferred in Nara capital in 718.
There had been several architectures such as Nandaimon-gate, East pagoda, West pagoda, main hall and lecture hall that all were arranged as Buddhist temple surrounded by corridor at the time flame.
After that, several fires of nature and war had occurred and only remaining architecture from 718 is east pagoda from 718.

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Highlights

  • 1. Nara park:To move to Nara park by bus and see Nara park and lots of deers around the park.
  • 2. Todaiji temple: To move to Todaiji & Great Buddha in the Nara park and see there.
  • 3. Kasuga-Taisha shrine: To move to Kasuga-taisha shrine in the Nara park by walking and see there.
  • 4. Toshodaiji temple: To move to Toshoudaiji temple by bus and see there.
  • 5. Yakushiji temple: To move to Yakushiji temple by walking from Toshodaiji temple and see there..

Important

I am now living in Gunma prefecture located around 100km north from Tokyo.
Therefore, if you reserve Kansai area such as Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Osaka, please request me at least one week in advance. We can exchange the idea of the tour.

1) For fairly long walking of sight-seeing, please put on the shoes to walk with ease.
2) Please prepare the cash to spend any train riding, lunch and souvenir.

What‘s included
Guide fee
What‘s not included
Pick up fee for a guide: yen2000,
Transportaion fee during this tour for you in case you move from hotel in Kyoto: yen3340
Transportaion fee during this tour for a guide: yen3340
Lunch for you and a guide
Entrance fee for you: Todaiji/Great Buddha: yen600 per person, KasugaTaisha: yen500 per person,
Toshoudaiji: yen600 per person, Yakushiji: yen1100 per person
Meeting Point
At your staying hotel in Kyoto
Ending Point
At your staying hotel in Kyoto
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 8 people

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 ( 35 )
Lindsay Lindsay Australia ( Family )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ So much knowledge ”

Our tour with Kashima was excellent. He was extremely well prepared with printed facts on so many areas of interest, and was able to inform us of a lot of background information that might otherwise have been missed. He was also very accommodating with our food requests and found a wonderful Okonumiaki resturant in Dotonbory street, a stunning area of countless food venues. I can thoroughly recommend Kashima as a guid and great value for your money invested

KASHIMA:

Lindsay san, Thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me. I am very much pleased that you selected me as a tour guide for your precious tour in Osaka. I was impressed that you, your wife and your friends have strong curiosity about Japanese culture, history , sports, both old-fashioned & modernized atmosphere with various architecture and various Japanese common information. We visited Osaka castle where one of the most important Japanese history background exists, Dotonbori food street where lots of flashy signboards at each food restaurants are inviting you by "drinking and eating luxuriously until you will be financially broken." And Umeda Sky building which used to be registered as one of top 20 excellent architecture by a famous England book maker. It was good that yo... read more

Wee Wee Singapore ( Family )
Good
1 week ago

“ Fast to come up with itinerary but not attentive enough ”

Kashima san was very fast in responding with a one-day Tokyo itinerary and adjusted it twice before we agreed and paid. Prior to the tour, I had conveyed specifically that there will be 2 persons who are about 80 years old but Kashima san had to be reminded him several times to slow down his pace. It was rather hot in the day and Kashima san could have been more attentive to the elderly folks to make sure they were doing alright. On the whole, we did not think Kashima san did a bad job but we could certainly do with more proactive sharing of information on Tokyo on Kashima san’s part instead of me asking him questions all the time! Cheers,

KASHIMA:

Wee san, Thank you very much for your honest and helpful review for me and selecting me as a guide for you precious tour. During the mail communication with you before the tour starting, I was informed that two elderly people of your family will accompany with you. Therefore, we decided to make a tour plan in Tokyo by three spots of Sensouji Temple, Tokyo cruise & Hamarikyu and East garden in Imperial palace by taking ample rest time each between the spots for a full day tour. I am very much sorry that I could not enough to watch and care your father and mother so that they can walk more slowly and be relaxed to visit each site. And I should find more better places for your parents to take ample rest. I shared the information of Japanese history, religion and culture for each spots to y... read more

Ed Ed Australia ( Couple )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Tokyo attractions ”

Kashima, thank you for your guiding over the four days last week. We caused you some inconvenience when we forced a change of plans on you but you were able to handle the new priorities brilliantly. We wish you the very best for the future. Best regards, Trish and Ed

KASHIMA:

Ed san, Thank you very much for your great review for me and selecting me as a guide for you precious tour. You requested me as a guide for four days tour guiding separated by one days in between. You preferred to visit the tour sites where you can go without spending long transportation movement and not into noisy crowded spots. I am pleased that you and your wife asked me to include very interesting sites that are not a crowded but feel us traditional Japanese atmosphere such as Omiya Bonsai museum & Bonsai village and experience of Toden riding from Waseda to Otsuka station that is a tram only survived here in Tokyo. Also, we visited Zojoji temple, Tokyo tower, Ueno Toshogu shrine, Tokyo cruise, Hamarikyu garden, Edo museum in Ryogoku, Samurai museum, Tokyo National museum and Omote... read more

Kelly Kelly United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Personalized & perfect tour ”

Kashima was an outstanding guide who listened to what we wanted to see and then he delivered on each part! In addition to our scheduled tour Kashima delivered us to Swallow stadium to see the Giants/Swallows Baseball game, helped us purchase a unplanned third person’s ticket so that they could sit as close as possible to our pre-purchased tickets. The trip to the Sumo wrestlers training stable was fantastic! Kashima followed that up with Sumo Museum that let us know how well connected to the most important Sumo Stable in Tokyo we had just visited! Kashima not only did everything he promised but more. Kashima exceeded our expectations! Highly recommend. Kelly & Steve

KASHIMA:

Hello Kelly san, Steve san, Thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me. I am very much pleased that you selected me as a tour guide for your precious two days tour in Japan. I was impressed that you and your husband have strong curiosity about Japanese sports such as Japanese baseball & Sumo and Japanese history such as Samurai, Emperor ,Japanese religion and modernized period in Japan. We visited Sumo training watching in Hakkaku stable, Sumo museum, Edo-Tokyo museum which shows the history from Edo period to current Japan, Imperial palace, Zojoji temple which is for Tokugawa shogunate graveyard, Samurai museum , Yanaka street where you could enjoy the atmosphere of old temple town including traditional Japanese foods. Also, you could enjoy Japanese baseball game in Ji... read more

Trisha Trisha United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Kyoto day tour ”

He was great informative and helpful! Would recommend

KASHIMA:

Trisha san, Thank you very much for your great review for me and selecting me as a guide for you precious tour. I am very much pleased that you and your family could enjoy Arashiyama the time-honored travel site located on the western outskirs of Kyoto with offering a breathtaking panorama of serene Mt.Arashiyama and Togetsukyo, or “Moon Crossing Bridge”. Also, it might be memorable experience for you by playing with Monkey in Mt.Iwata monkey park. I hope that you and your family could make excellent experience for your long through tour in Japan. I am looking forward to meeting with you again in future. Thanks, Kashima

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