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Walking along historical trail of Nara(2):Meeting with laughing, sleeping Stone Buddha Images

4:30 hours
up to 6 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Nara area used to be a Capital of Japan for 80 years (Heijyoukyou;A.D.708-810).After transferring the Capital to Kyoto, Nara was remained as a center of Buddhism. Although many temples remained such as Todaiji and Kohukuji, many other temples have been established but abolished in its long history, then only stone Buddha images are remained as an evident of the history.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Yasuhisa.

  • Gansenji (Gansen temple) established in 729 which located at the summit of the mountain.
  • Walking along the local trails through mountain, local communities where sell the local products.
  • Visiting many stone Buddha images including laughing, sleeping Buddha, Amitabha Buddha, Jizos and many others along the trails.
  • Visiting Jyoruri Temple where has pagoda with three stories and Amitabha Buddha (national treasure).

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What to Expect

Walking along the local trails through the local communities, you can enjoy the local activities including selling local products at the stales. you can also enjoy the natural forest where you may encounter birds. Two temples will provide you the local religion (Jyodo branch of the Buddhism) and beautiful Buddha images.

Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point At your Hotel in Nara. Tour will first go to Ganshoji by bus.
Ending Point At your Hotel in Nara. You will return to Nara city by bus from Jyoruri Temple.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee,hotel pick-up in Nara city area

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee


I can guide you the tours in Kyoto and Osaka. However such tours will be prepared in customized manner in accordance with your request, if my transportation fees from Nara to either Kyoto or Osaka are paid by you.

As the tour will go through the mountainous trails, you may need appropriate fittings including shoes. Total time of the tour will be estimated as 5 hours including bus transportation.

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 ( 1 )
5.0 (1) Reviews
Very Good
Elena Elena United States ( Family )
5 months ago

“ Very good experience ”

Great at everything: English, knowledge of history, attention to customer and ability to navigate in Kyoto


Elena Thank you very much for your kind and nice comments.It might be difficult to arrange the tour in Kyoto that can be satisfied by both adult and children. Hoping to continue nice tours in Hiroshima, Osaka and Hakone. I could discuss more about the fisheries issues in US and Canada..

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