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One day trip of Nara Park

by MAKOTO
(32) Reviews
6h $ 160 Price up to 20 people

Highlights

  • Kofuku-ji Temple; Famous five-storied pagoda, Tokon-do, Nan-En-do(South Octagonal Temple)
  • Todai-ji Teple; Nandai-Mon(Great South Gate), Daibutsu-Den(Great Budda Temple), Budda statue, Shoro(Belfry),Hokke-Do, Nigatsu-Do(Second Month Temple)
  • Kasuga Grand Shrine; Chu-Mon(Inner Gate), Hon-Den(Main Sanctuary), Many lanterns(2000 stone lanterns), Homotsu-Den(Treasury)
  • Option 1: Isuien Garden --- Traditional Japanese garden of nearly three acres. Ceremonial Tea House

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160.20 USD

Price up to 20 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hours.
$ 8.90
Extra person.
$ 8.90

Overview

-Nara Park is famous and known as Deer Park, and more than one thousand deer roam freely in the park.
-Numerous important temples, shrines, gardens and museums are within minutes of one another within the park.
-The most famous sites are Todai-ji temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, and Kofuku-ji temple.
-These temples and shrines were originally built in Nara period, 1,300 years ago.

What to Expect

The deer of Nara Park is unique as they have long protected as messenger of Japanese God.
These deer acutually bow when greeting you, especially ehen deer crackers are ready to feed them.

The five-storied Pagoda and the Tokon-do of Kofuku-ji temple have been burnt down five times and the present buildings date back to the 15th centry.
Once this temple contained more than 170 buildings, but many have been reconstructed each time. This is typical example that people in Nara support Kofuku-ji temple and love it historically.

Great Buddha statue(Daibutsu) at Todai-ji temple is the largest bronze Buddha in the world. It weights approximatelly 380 tons, and the height is 15 meters tall.
This statue was originally built in 752 by means of bronze casting and gold plated on the surface of bronze. This Buddha statue have contributed to expand the Buddhism in Japan as the simbol of Buddha meaning "Shining Light of the Univers".

Kasuga Grand Shrine is Japanes Sinto shrine and built in 768 of Nara period. Due to close ties with the imperial family, many emperors. empresses visited this shrine.The unique feature of Kasuga Shrine is outstanging 2,000 stone lanterns that line the approach to the sanctuary. These lanterns have been donared by worshipers who honor and revere the gods of Kasuga Shrine.

Through visitting these temples and shrines, we can imagine the culture and history of Nara period, 1,300 years ago.

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Highlights

  • Kofuku-ji Temple; Famous five-storied pagoda, Tokon-do, Nan-En-do(South Octagonal Temple)
  • Todai-ji Teple; Nandai-Mon(Great South Gate), Daibutsu-Den(Great Budda Temple), Budda statue, Shoro(Belfry),Hokke-Do, Nigatsu-Do(Second Month Temple)
  • Kasuga Grand Shrine; Chu-Mon(Inner Gate), Hon-Den(Main Sanctuary), Many lanterns(2000 stone lanterns), Homotsu-Den(Treasury)
  • Option 1: Isuien Garden --- Traditional Japanese garden of nearly three acres. Ceremonial Tea House

Important

Entrance fee:
Todaiji Temple: 500 yen
Kasuga Grand Shrine: 500 yen
Isuien Garden: 900 yen

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Nara city
What‘s not included
transportation fee(you and guide), lunch, dinner(if the tour is extended), entrance fee, etc...
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Nara or JR Nara station
Ending Point
At your hotel in Nara or JR Nara station
Duration
6 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 20 people   Flexible

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 ( 32 )
Marla Marla United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ Great tour of Osaka highlights ”

We had a great day with Makoto. He is pleasant and speaks excellent English. He knows Osaka well and guided us through subways and streets to see all the highlights.

MAKOTO:

Dear Marla, Thnaks for your nice comments. I am very glad to know that you have enjoyed Osaka tour. I also enjoyed very much as you have nice sense of humour. Please have a nice trip in the rest of yoir joirney. Thanks again for you hoosing me of your guide. MAKOTO

Harry Harry United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
6 days ago

“ a pleasant visit to Kyoto and Nara with Makoto ”

We spent 1.5 days in Kyoto and Nara with Makoto. He is well prepared with a nice information pack with Japanese history. This makes it much easier for us to understand the historical significance of places we visited. He is also very flexible with us making last minute changes. A wonderful tour guide!

MAKOTO:

Dear Harry, Thank you for your review messages. I am so glad that you enjoyed the tour. I am sure that your daughter enjoyed playing with deers. You may stay at Nara park next time so that she can watch and plar with deers all day. I alsso enjoyed being with you. Thank you for your choosing me of your guide. MAKOTO

barbara Barbara Peru
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Outstanding guide ”

It was a pitty it was quite cold, windy and raining. Makoto was very nice, lent me his gloves and gave me some warmers. He was great at explaining all the history. Great english and always smiling. Perfect tour

MAKOTO:

Dear Barbara, Thank you for your prompt review and nice comments. I regret that the weather was not good at all, but we had some lucks such as wedding couple we could sse. I also enjoyed the comversation with you. Please have a nice trip back. Thank you for your choosing me of your guide. MAKOTO

Robert Robert United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Half day tour of Osaka ”

Mac is a great guide, very knowledgeable and personable. We enjoyed our quick half day tour of Osaka with Mac including our Okonomiyaki lunch. Mac's planning for picking us up at the cruise terminal, dropping our bags at a storage locker at Osaka station, touring and shuttling to the airport was flawless. We wish we could have spent more time in Osaka with him.

MAKOTO:

Dear Bob Thank you for yoir prompt review and nice comments. I enjoyed being with you and the conversation about Steelers and Browns. Thank you for your choosing me of your guide this ttime. Mac

Bernadette Bernadette United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Fantastic Day in Nara with " Mac" ”

Mac was absolutely fabulous! The kindest, most engaging guide you will find. He is funny, flexible, easy going, extremely knowledgeable about the area, flawless English skills and a genuine joy to be around. He was the highlight of our trip to Nara and took us to the little out of the way spots we would never have been able to find alone in Naramachi. If ww ever are fortunate enough to visit Nara again, I hope Mac will still be available to guide us. Just a super nice guy and a superb guide!

MAKOTO:

Dear Bernadette, Thank yoiu very much for your nice comments. I am so glad that you enjoyed the Nara tour. I also enjoyed so much being with you, and the comversation with you. Thank you for your choosing me of yoir guide. Mac

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