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

by KASHIMA
(41) Reviews
8h $ 298 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 ( 41 )
Angelina & Nick Angelina United States ( Family )
Poor
1 week ago

“ One Day Tokyo Tour Experience ”

There's six of us in the group and it's our 16th day in Japan. Tokyo is the last place we will visit and we're all excited because Tokyo is a famous city. The excitement turned into disappointment because we booked five tours with TripleLights and our previous guides were excellent, fun, and organized. We have a comparison and Kashima was not prepared compared to those other guides. Many times, he will tell us to wait and step aside on the streets and he will asked for directions at the Train Information Desk. He barely communicated with us and will not offer to take us pictures. We had a hard time looking for lunch and there was a miscommunication with the waiter when I requested for a fork. He served each one of us a bottle of Coke. I know it's not Kashima's fault, but if he will just sp... read more

KASHIMA:

Angelina san, Thank you very much for your honest and helpful review for me and selecting me as a guide for you precious tour. I am so sorry that I could not have your tour be memorable and make you feel boring due to my insufficient supporting for your tour. One thing I need to make sure is that our original agreed tour plan was Tsukiji market, Asakusa, Tokyo cruising, Hamarikyu garden, Meiji shrine and Shibuya crossing. On the tour day, according to your latest request to avoid cruising and temples, we skipped Tokyo-cruising, Hamarikyu garden and Meiji shrine, instead we visited Rikugien garden. I can be anytime flexible to change the tour plan according to customers request. However, at this time I could not well support for the change of the plan for you. Because I learned that I nee... read more

Bob Bob United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Five Days to Remember ”

My wife and I just completed a wonderful week in Japan. Because we knew basically what cities we wanted to visit and knew we didn't want a "cookie cutter" tour experience, we reached out to Kashima to create a truly once in a lifetime experience. He was always prepared, punctual, and just plain fun to be with. We not only found a great tour guide, but we found a new friend. If you want to "do it right," see Japan with a real professional. See Japan with Kashima and Triple Lights!

KASHIMA:

Bob san, Thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me. I am very much impressed that one of your primary purpose to come to Japan is to remember the places where you had lived in Japan during your childhood around 60 years ago with getting fantastic experience. I am pleased that I could support you to remind your memories in Yokohama Honmoku area where you had lived. Also, during the 5 days tour, we visited Kamakura, Hakone, Osaka and Kyoto. We could make open mind comunication with you and your wife each other just after we met on the tour starting day and could exchange many kinds of topics with enjoying. I am looking forward to meeting with you again in near future. Thanks, Kashima

Debbie Debbie United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ One day in Kyoto ”

Our tour was very nice and Kashima was a wonderful guide. He was thoughtful and gave very detailed information.

KASHIMA:

Debbie san, Thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me and selecting me as a guide of Kyoto tour for you and your friends of 14 number of ladies. I am very much pleased that under very hot whether condition on the day in May, all ladies could enjoyed the Kyoto tour such as Arashiyama / Tenryuji temple, Bamboo forest, Moon crossing bridge, Ryoanji rock garden, Golden pavilion and Gion. I could explain all of your group about several historical stories such as the Temples related with Top Samurai worriers in Muromachi era , Zen Buddhism sect characteristic and so-on thanks to all your group strong cuoriosity. I am looking forward to meeting with you again in near future. Thanks, Kashima

Lisa Lisa United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Mr. Awesome! ”

Kashima was so very helpful. He assisted us with tickets for the bullet train and navigation from Tokyo to Kyoto. He was very knowledgable and truly amazing!

KASHIMA:

Lisa san, Thank you very much for your great review for me and selecting me as a guide of 2 days Tokyo & Kyoto tour for your friends of two young lady and gentleman. We visited lots of spots such as Asakusa/Sensoji temple, Meiji shrine, Harajuku/Takeshita.st, Omotesando, Shibuya crossing, Akihabara in Tokyo and Arashiyama/Tenryuji temple, Bamboo forest, Moon crossing bridge, Mt.Iwata Monkey park and crape tasting in down town in Kyoto. I am very much pleased that they could enjoy the tour, specially historical background related with temples and Monkey park. I am looking forward to receiving another guide request to me from you in the future. Thanks, Kashima

Mei Lan Mei Singapore ( Friends )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Nikko 1 day tour ”

Thank you for the wonderful day, Kashima san.

KASHIMA:

Mei san, Thank you very much for your great review for me and selecting me as a guide for you precious Nikko tour. We visited several spots in Nikko such as sightseeing of Sake brewery, Toshogu shrine, Chuzenji lake and Kegon waterfall. Speciall, your group requested me to visit Japanese Sake brewery sightseeing. I took you to Watanabe Sahei Japanese Sake brewery where the president explained to us inside Sake brewery building with no charge in detail about how Sake is made and the difference of each grade Sake with five different Sake tasting. I am very much pleased that you all could enjoyed and asked lots of questions about the Sake. I hope that you can introduce the experience you had in your country and I am looking forward to meeting with you again in the future. Thanks, Kashima

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