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NARA - A Tailor-Made experience for you

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

Today, this city is famous for its amazing UNESCO monuments such as the massive 15 meter tall copper Buddha.
Located one hour away from Kyoto and Osaka, Nara is easily accessible by trains.
Nara is also well-known for the 1200 sacred deer walking freely around the park.
​Explore Nara's park to feed the friendly deer with me and discover the impressively huge highlights!


Feel free to personalize this offer with Mari.

  • Walk through Kofukuji temple
  • Nara park to say hello to deer
  • Todaiji temple
  • Visit the beautiful place to take nice pictues
  • Lunch break at a local restaurant
  • Visit some museums in the city (There are a lot of museums, I can choose the museums following your interests.)
  • Walk back to the station (You can buy souvenirs on the way back. There are a lot of shops around the station.)
  • Go back to Kyoto station by trains

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What to Expect

This tour is just my idea. My tour concepts are "Flexibility" "Comfort" "Serenity". I am flexible to arrange the tour for you following your interests.
I know the good sites for taking pictures and the streats to escape from busy crowds. :)

Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At JR Kyoto station (If your hotel is in Nara, we will meet up at JR Nara station.)
Ending Point At JR Kyoto station (If your hotel is in Nara, we will meet up at JR Nara station.)

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

- Guide fee
- Hotel pick-up

What‘s not included

- Transportation fee for your group and the guide ( train and walks: around 1600 yen per person for round trip)
- Entrance fee for your group and the guide ( around 2000 yens for one-day tour)
- Meals & snacks for you and the guide ( around 1.000 yens per person)


I can guide you in Hiroshima or other south districts, if you pay my transportation fee.

Depending on the weather, the time we have, the season, I will modify the plan if it is necessary.

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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Reviews ( 20 )
4.7 (20) Reviews
Very Good
Zachary Zachary United States ( Couple )
1 day ago

“ Thank you very much! ”

Mari was very communicative and accommodating to many requests, and she did a great job guiding!


Thank you for your review! It was very nice to meet your customers. I am waiting for another request from you!

John John United States ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Great guide- Very knowledgeable ”

From the start of our day to the end, Mari was terrific! She was right on time and off we went. Mari has a wonderful, easy-going manner that made us very comfortable. She was extremely knowledgeable of every site we visited throughout the entire day and gave us options as we continued our journey through Kyoto. She found a very small restaurant, for lunch, where the food was tasty, the service great, and the atmosphere cozy. Mari also gave us a couple of possible recommendations for dinner that were near our hotel. We took her advice and enjoyed some of the best Ramen in Kyoto in a restaurant that seated only 11 people. By the end of the day, we felt like we made a friend in Mari. We HIGHLY recommend Mari to anyone who wants a more personalized tour of Kyoto. We would definitely... read more

Julie Julie United States ( Family )
3 weeks ago

“ Great day! ”

We had a wonderful full day tour with Mari. She was endlessly patient with our two little kiddos and provided a lovely day tour of Kyoto surroundings.

Norina Norina Philippines ( Couple )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Torri Gates w/ Mari ”

It was amazing tour for us..I did not regret booking our tour with Mari.she was vey helpful to us throughout the day..she was fun to be with..easy to talk to and always smiling tour guide..next time we will visit Japan i will book again with her😀

Susan Susan United States ( Family with kids )
3 months ago

“ Excellent day with Mari visiting relatives, learning about calligraphy. Mari has a superb ability to help everyone understand each other. ”

We had a fantastic day with Mari. First, Mari gave us a calligraphy lesson that taught us a lot in the time we had available. She is a patient teacher and has a wonderful sense of humor. We loved the calligraphy letters we drew. Mari is also knowledgeable and has an excellent ability to communicate in English and to communicate the subtle points of Japanese culture and social interactions. She was also flexible about our changing the schedule and priorities for what we did during the day--she made everything fit into the schedule and time we had. In addition, she was great in navigating the train system and helping us get to the city we were visiting without any trouble. Mari helped us visit some of our Japanese relatives, served as a translator, and helped us in general understanding the... read more

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