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Nara is an old capital of Japan. Nara had been the capital of Japan for 74 years before Nagaokakyo and Kyoto. Nara had been the center of Japanese Buddhism before Kyoto. Nara is famous for the Great Buddha, Kasuga-taisha Shrine, deer, and so on.


  •   Todai-ji Temple, Kofuku-ji Temple, Kasuga-taisha Shrine, and so on
  •   Horyu-ji Temple, and so on


City Nara
Depart From Nara , Kyoto, Osaka, Shiga
Meeting Point At your hotel or anywhere
Ending Point At your hotel or anywhere
Departure 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 6


278.40 USD

total price up to 6

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

half an hour extension. 17.40 USD

What to Expect

I’m a licensed English tour guide and a professional driver. I will guide you around Nara by car. You can make a tour of Nara at your own pace in air-conditioned comfort. I will take you to any places that you would like to visit. My car is a people carrier Honda Odyssey which can carry 6 passengers maximum. No smoking car. I receive only English guiding fee. No extra charge for carfare. I’m available from 8:00 to 22:00. Please let me know places you want to visit. This tour is very convenient especially for tourists with limited time. I can efficiently take you to as many places as possible by car.

What‘s included

guide fee only

What‘s not included

parking fee, expressway fee, lunch for you and your guide, entrance fee for you and your guide(But ,as I am a licensed tour guide, I can enter most places for free)


You have to additionally pay, in cash in this tour, parking fee, expressway fee, lunch for you and me(your guide), entrance fee for you and your guide(But, as I am a licensed tour guide, I can enter most places for free.

Parking fee: total about 3,000 yen
Expressway fee: from Nara: 0 yen, from Kyoto, Osaka, or Shiga: round-trip about 3,000 yen
Lunch: it depends on what you eat. About 1,500 yen/person. Please pay for lunch also for me(your guide)
Entrance fee: total about 3,000 yen/adult. As I am a licensed tour guide, I can enter most places for free.
(Entrance fee to Horyu-ji Temple is very expensive 1,500 yen / adult)

Extras (optional)

half an hour extension. 17.40 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction.

Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
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FREE cancelation 14 days prior

The TripleLights Difference

Its more affordable than it seems. Our pricing is often per-tour (not per-person), so if your group is 2 or more people, you'll most probably pay less than if you took a bus tour.

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Every tour is customizable. Every tour can be customised to your time, needs and preferences! Simply confirm your booking and contact the guide to make the changes. There is no risk and you have free cancellation with a 100% refund guarantee!

Go at your own pace. Take your time for pictures or slow down to see as much as you want. With your private guide your tour is flexible.

Enjoy Japan with a local guide. With intimate access to places off the beaten paths you can have a more in-depth experience not seen on bus tours.

All tours are private. Enjoy a deeper learning experience as your guide will be 100% focused on you and the people traveling with you.

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3 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Excellent Guide ”

Mitsuyuki was an excellent guide. We got to see everything that we wanted!

Dear Victoria-san, Thank you very much. I enjoyed guiding your family. My tours are very flexible. I'm happy to meet your requests. Best regards, Mitsuyuki

1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: Switzerland

“ Kyoto and Nara temples and gardens ”

Mitsuyuki was great, very helpful and reliable. We enjoyed his company, his excellent driving and sure guidance. Adelheid and Richard

Dear Adelheid-san and Richard-san, Thank you very much for choosing my Kyoto and Nara 3 days tour. I was greatly impressed by your knowledge of and love for Japanese culture. I really enjoyed your company. Best regards, Mitsuyuki

1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Osaka cruise port to Kyoto ”

Hi Mitsuyuki, My family would like to thank you for a wonderful private tour to Kyoto when we were in port on the Diamond princess. We were able to customize our own tour to include more sites than what the cruise ship offers at over half the cost. Most importantly returned on time to the ship at half the price the cruise ship offers. This was our itinerary: 8:00 Pick you up at Osaka Port 9:30-10:15 Nijo Castle 10:30-11:30 Kinkaku-ji Temple 12:00-12:45 Nishiki Market 13:15-14:15 Kiyomizu-dera Temple 14:45-15:30 Fushimi-inari-taisha Shine 17:00 Drop you off at Osaka Port We paid for the extra hour to be able to see Nijo castle. Mitsuyuki was very polite and courteous. He listed the exact cost for tolls, parking, and entrance fees for our itinerary so there were no hidden surprises. He was even early to pick us up at the exit of the terminal with a sign with our name. We were 6 elderly people and appreciated the ability to be driven to the destination instead of walking to to take the train. Turned out to be a better price for the 6 of us than the private tours from guides who would take you by foot and use public transportation. Thank you for such a memorable experience. Best wishes and good health to you always. Regards, Trang and family

Hi Trang-san and family, Thank you for your excellent reactions to the Kyoto tour. I had a good time with all of you. You were calm and well-mannered all the time during the tour. And I cannot forget your daughter's support. The tour needed an accurate itinerary. The ship was scheduled to arrive at the shore at 7:00 and set sail from the shore at 19:00. I was able to make up the itinerary by coordinating it with your daughter. I was able to easily find the place to pick you up and recognize you, because she sent me the photos of the cruise terminal and you previously. It was a good experience for me, because the number of clients to pick up from cruise ships will increase gradually. If you have another opportunity, please visit Japan again. Best regards, Mitsuyuki

2 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Cambodia

“ Two day Kyoto tour ”

It was a good experience with Our tour guide. He was accommodative with the schedule and the whole trip was pleasant. We would like to get more history and information about each site but we understand his English is not fluent. Still recommended!

Thank you for your opinion. I will study more about history and information about each site.

2 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Nara and Kyoto ”

Our tour of Nara was very disappointing. Mitzuyki is a very nice man, but he did not seem to have experience or extensive knowledge about the sights of Nara. He had very little information or knowledge to share with us about the history or culture of Japan and the sights we visited. We relied on our guidebook more than we would have wanted to. When we returned to Kyoto from Nara, Mitsuyuki seemed more knowledgable of the city and its sights. We enjoyed our visit to Roanjii Temple tremendously where he was able to provide valuable information. Although we were aware that we would pay for tolls and admission tickets, we were surprised by the amount. The tolls and parking were an additional $50. It might be a good idea to provide this information to your clients in advance.

Dear Danielle-san, I'm very very sorry to hear that I've disappointed you and your husband. I have to experience and study more about the history or culture of Japan and the sights of Nara. I should have provided you with the information about tolls and admission tickets in advance. I will do provide my customers with the amounts of tolls and admission tickets from now on. Best regards, Mitsuyuki

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