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Nara Day Trip Tours

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Nara and Osaka in One Day

Nara
8 hours

In the morning, we will be visiting Nara, the ancient capital city of Japan before Kyoto. In the late afternoon, we will move to Osaka, the vibrant center of Western Japan. You can feel two different faces of Japan, old and new in one day. Experience ancient history during the day and enjoy vibrant commercial atomosphere of the urban life in the late afternoon / early evening.

FROM$253/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Toichi N.
Toichi N.
4.98 / 5
(56 reviews)
Historic Monuments of Ancient Capital of Nara - from Osakacover image

Historic Monuments of Ancient Capital of Nara - from Osaka

Nara
8 hours

In Nara, eight Buddhism temples and Shintoism Shrines are included in the World Heritage as “Historic Monuments in Ancient Capital of Nara” as those represent close cultural exchanges between Japan and China, and even Hellenism culture in the 8th century. On this tour we will visit three of them in a day from Osaka.

FROM$239/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hiroyuki T.
Hiroyuki T.
4.96 / 5
(113 reviews)
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Exploring Nara, Nara Pref

Nara
8 hours

Nara is ideal for those who wish to see not only numerous historical structures but also to touch, feed wild deers roaming freely around in the Nara Park. There are 8 UNESCO heritages in Nara spotted sparsely in the historic regions which have full of rich tales in Nara period (from 710 to 794). Visiting 4 UNESCO heritages (3 temples and 1 shrine) in this tour in addition to one Japanese garden.

FROM$253/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Masahisa M.
Masahisa M.
5.00 / 5
(40 reviews)
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Full-Day Nara tour from Kyoto with a private guide

Nara
7 hours

Nara is a very beautiful and interesting city known by the old name of "Yamato". It was established as the first permanent Japan's capital in the year 710. There are a lot of historical monuments in this ancient city, such as Todaiji Great Buddha Hall, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Kofukuji Temple and so on. Nara"deer"park is also one of must-see areas. Let's walk around and play with the lovely deer!!

FROM$202/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Koichi W.
Koichi W.
4.95 / 5
(61 reviews)

Nara Highlights Tours

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One Day Tour in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nara

Nara
8 hours

Nara was once the ancient capital of Japan. There are many historical sites, artefacts, relics, temples and shrines. There is a proof that the capital flourished in the 8th century. Nara is also rich in nature. Mountains, primitive forests and parks enhance the attraction of Nara. This tour includes Kofukuji Temple, Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Shrine, which are World Heritage Sites. We will also visit the Nara Park which is famous for deer. Let's enjoy the tour in Nara together !

FROM$202/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Atsuko T.
Atsuko T.
4.96 / 5
(51 reviews)
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One day trip of Nara Park

Nara
6 hours

-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.

FROM$125/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Makoto Y.
Makoto Y.
4.96 / 5
(99 reviews)
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Your most memorable tour to Nara (Kyoto or Osaka departure)

Nara
7 hours

In Nara deer Park, you can feed many cute wild deers. After playing with deers, you will go to Toudaiji Temple. You can see huge buddaha statue. Next, you will go to kasuga shrine After lunch, you will viist Koufukuji Temple and you can see a five-storied pagoda. Morover, based on your request, I will take you to other spots.

FROM$177/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Kazuhiko G.
Kazuhiko G.
4.75 / 5
(167 reviews)
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Nara & Osaka 1-day Tour

Nara
8 hours

Visit Nara and Osaka must-see sites in one day including Nara "deer" park, Great Buddha at Todaiji Temple, Osaka Castle, and Dotonbori for the evening. Tour itinerary is flexible so you can focus on one of the two areas. Good for those who have a limited time and start to feel you've seen too many shrines and temples in Kyoto.

FROM$265/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Seiko T.
Seiko T.
4.98 / 5
(89 reviews)

Nara Art, Culture, & Historical Tours

Dear deer Nara!  ~Nara Park & Nara-machi~cover image

Dear deer Nara! ~Nara Park & Nara-machi~

Nara
5 hours

We will visit Nara Park, where historic monuments and nature create calm and peaceful atmosphere. You'll see wild deer roaming hear and there. Walking in Nara-machi district will give us a chance to see an old merchants' townscape.

FROM$129/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Michiko T.
Michiko T.
5.00 / 5
(44 reviews)
Let's enjoy walking around the ancient city called Heijyokyo or Nara established in 710.cover image

Let's enjoy walking around the ancient city called Heijyokyo or Nara established in 710.

Nara
8 hours

Nara is the most ancient city in Japan. You can see one of the most biggest images of Buddha in Japan called"Daibutu-san", and You also see many deer roaming freely around in Nara park. We visit Kasuga-Taisya Shrine ,founded to protect the Heijyokyo, which is also the deity of Fujiwara family is enshrined.

FROM$114/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hiroshi Y.
Hiroshi Y.
4.67 / 5
(314 reviews)
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Nara Sightseeing & the World of Buddhist Statuary

Nara
7 hours

Through this tour you will be intrigued with the charm of Buddhist statuary, which represents people's wishes and prayers. Figures of statues vary according to the development of eras from Asuka period to Muromachi period. At the same time you can

FROM$180/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoshihisa T.
Yoshihisa T.
4.97 / 5
(202 reviews)
古都奈良 ~ 東大寺,春日大社,奈良公園,興福寺,奈良町(古街)cover image

古都奈良 ~ 東大寺,春日大社,奈良公園,興福寺,奈良町(古街)

Nara
6 hours

"奈良"是與京都並駕齊驅,是一個代表日本的古都,已於公曆710年從藤原京遷都至奈良(平城京)後擁有1300年的悠久歷史。 到現在仍然保持著"古都"的情調,這裡有很多景點,如"東大寺","春日大社"(神社)與"興福寺"等。 "奈良公園"裡可以看到很多鹿群,約有1200只,遊客可以購買鹿煎餅並喂鹿。 该旅游不包含以下费用; ・交通費(您,或你們與導遊,導遊從自宅(大阪市內)至會合地點的往返交通費) 奈良市內:大約400~600日元/每人。從大阪至奈良的往返交通費:大約1000~1500日元/每人 ・餐費(您,或你們與導遊)。如果導遊與您,或你們分開吃飯,請交給導遊1500日元現金作為午餐費。 ・門票:大約500~600日元/每人/次(導遊一般不需要門票,如果需要時,請您,或你們負擔)。 ・如果價格有更改,恕不另行通知,請諒解。

FROM$227/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - 北澤
北澤
4.71 / 5
(7 reviews)

Nara Off the Beaten Path Tours

Asuka village 1 day tour ~the original landscape of Japan~cover image

Asuka village 1 day tour ~the original landscape of Japan~

Nara
7 hours

Asuka, the ancient political center, has been preserved. Not only historical structure such as Asuka dera, the oldest temple in Japan and "Ishibutai", mysterious huge stone tomb, but also tranquil village landscape must leave deep impression on you. "Tanada", terraced rice field, mountains and streams, old village houses will surely energize busy modern people. In the afternoon, we will explore the beautiful village, experience traditional Japanese natural dyeing,and visit the farmers' market.

FROM$170/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Michiko T.
Michiko T.
5.00 / 5
(44 reviews)
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Walk along the Japanese oldest road

Nara
6 hours

Yamanobe-no-michi Road, the oldest road in Japan, runs through at the foot of eastern mountains of Nara Basin. In this area, huge burial mounds and oldest shrines blend well with quiet farming villages. This tour might take you back in time to the ancient mythical period. The road is mostly flat and comfortable to walk on.

FROM$153/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Michiko T.
Michiko T.
5.00 / 5
(44 reviews)
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Walking along historical trail of Nara(3)

Nara
4 hours 30 min

Yamanobe no Michi, "Old trail along the foot of the mountain" from Miwa shrine to Kasuga shrine, has been shown in the Kojiki," Records of Ancient Matters" the Japanese oldest history book ( beginning of 8 century ). The trip is a walking about the half of the trail between Tenri and Yanagimoto JR stations visiting historical spots including shrines and ancient tombs before 6 centuries

FROM$252/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yasuhisa K.
Yasuhisa K.
4.96 / 5
(23 reviews)
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Walking along historical trail of Nara(2):

Nara
4 hours 30 min

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.

FROM$252/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yasuhisa K.
Yasuhisa K.
4.96 / 5
(23 reviews)

Nara Nature & Outdoor Tours

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Walking along historical trail of Nara(1):Samurai road

Nara
4 hours 30 min

Walking along historical trail between Nara and Yagyu where was used to be the mecca of swordsmanship "Kenjyutu" during Edo era. As Yagyu family was a leader of Yagyu Shinkage Ryu, one of the stile of Japanese swordsmanships, many samurais visited Yagu to learn the skill through the trail. You can enjoy such old trail thinking about samurai who were eager to improve the skill of swordsmanship.

FROM$252/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yasuhisa K.
Yasuhisa K.
4.96 / 5
(23 reviews)
Full-Day Guided Tour in a Japanese Mountain: Yoshino, Naracover image

Full-Day Guided Tour in a Japanese Mountain: Yoshino, Nara

Nara
8 hours

Come with me, certified interpreter-guide, to discover Yoshino, in the South of Nara prefecture! Surrounded by nature and inside mountains, Yoshino is the place to visit especially during the beautiful sakura season, better between April 13~15. But even out season, Yoshino is a high place of History, mostly with the Southern Imperial Court of Japan (14th century).

FROM$240/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Mouloud H.
Mouloud H.
4.73 / 5
(11 reviews)
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Asuka Walking or Cycling Tour

Nara
5 hours

Asuka is the place where first unified state was established. It was a capital of Japan from 538 to 710. There are a lot of view point including ruins of the Imperial palace, ancient tombs, uniquely shaped stone structures throughout the area. You can enjoy the historical atmosphere and beautiful scenery.

FROM$95/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yuri T.
Yuri T.
4.39 / 5
(23 reviews)
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Walking along historical trail of Nara (4)

Nara
4 hours 30 min

Second part of the "Yamanobe no michi"..The trip is a walking the trail between Sakurai and Yanagimoto JR stations. As the old palace of emperor "Makimuku" ( Some researchers believe that the site might be the old capital of Japan in 3 to 6 century with active trades and communication with Wei Dynasty of ancient China (A.D. 3rd century) , you can enjoy older historical spots along the trail.

FROM$252/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yasuhisa K.
Yasuhisa K.
4.96 / 5
(23 reviews)

Day Trips from Nara

Nara Tour Reviews

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Carlos F.

5 / 5
Jul 14, 2024

Customized tour in Nara

Nara
7 hours

Customized

Excellent experience

I booked Yasu san for a day trip to Nara for my parents (I've been to Nara before). My parents were delighted. He was always very punctual and kind. He had setup a plan for the day, but also during the day, he came up with suggestions that could be of more interest to my parents and adjusted accordingly. The day went smooth and delightful.

Carlos F.

Dear Carlos Thank you very much for your kind words about the tour and myself. I am also very happy to know that your parents enjoyed the tour, Please give my warmest regards to Luis and Margarita. Yasu

Nara day tour with Michiko

Michiko was very friendly and knowledgeable about the transportation system in Nara allowing us to see so much even though we only had a half day tour with her. She took to us to Nara deer park where we got to see the deer nursery and pet many deers. She also showed us Kasuga Taisha shrine with 2000 lanterns, Todaiji temple where we saw the big bronze Buddha statue, and Mochi making demonstration at a local shop. She was very flexible with what we wanted to do. She altered the tour to accomodate our kids who wanted to spend more time feeding and petting the deers at Nara park. She is very enjoyable to talk to and we highly recommend Michiko to anyone who needs a tour guide in Nara. Thank you Michiko for such a memorable day in Nara.

Ty R.

Thank you so much for the kind review! I also enjoyed a relaxing time with such a lovely family as yours. It was a great pleasure to see the children getting on so well with each other, feeding and petting the deer to their hearts' content. I was so happy to share the moment when a fawn just started to walk! I'm also impressed that you appreciated Japanese culture, history and nature. I hope you will return to Nara in the future!

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Jasmine F.

5 / 5
Jun 29, 2024

Tour of Nara & Osaka

Nara
11 hours

Customized

Nara & Osaka Tour

Hiro took us on an unforgettable journey to Nara, where we marveled at the deer and enjoyed a beautiful morning. For lunch, he guided us to a wonderful spot near Nara. Later, we explored Osaka and admired the stunning architecture of Osaka Castle. Hiro's expert guidance concluded with dropping us off at our dinner destination, completing a perfect day of sightseeing.

Jasmine F.

Hi Jasmine-san, James-san & Sarai-san, Many thanks for your favorable comment. I am glad you enjoyed visiting the Nara Park, spending a happy time mixing with the tame deer despite the chilly rain. You must have been amazed at seeing the Great Buddha at Todaiji temple, which has been treasured since the ancient days and the focus of our Buddhist culture. Wishing you all an eternal happiness. Regards, Hiro

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