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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$308/ per group
Toichi N.
4.98(48) reviews

Full day Nara/Kyoto private guided tour!

Nara
8 hours

We can meet at your hotel, either from Kyoto, Nara or Osaka? The plan would be to start from Nara. We will walk across the Nara park until the monumental Todai ji temple then move up nearby to the Nigatsu-do temple for an amazing view of the city. Then we can have some snack, or lunch at the most famous shopping arcade of the city. See some shops there if you want and then get the train(or train back) to Kyoto until the Fushimi Inari Taisha, the main Shinto shrine of Japan⛩

FROM$200/ per group
Alex O.
4.86(7) reviews

Private Tour One day tour for Nara and Osaka

Nara
8 hours

In one day we visit Todaiji Temple and Kasuga shrine in Nara and Osaka castle and Dootonnbori ( famous shoppingnand entertainment place) in Osaka First we visit Nara and from there we go to Osaka by train and visit Osaka castle and dootonbori district.

FROM$308/ per group
Akira M.
4.26(23) reviews

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$275/ per group
Masahisa M.
5.00(20) reviews

Nara Highlights Tours

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$153/ per group
Makoto Y.
4.94(65) reviews

Private Tour Half Day Walking Tour In Nara

Nara
4 hours

We visit Nara park, Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Shrine and Koufukuji Temple from 9 a.m. to 13 p.m.Nara was an ancient capital of Japan from 710 to 784 before the capital was moved to Kyoto.Todaiji Temple is famous for the Big statue of Budda and the Budda hall is the biggest wooden structure in the world.In Nara park you see a lot of wild deers.

FROM$193/ per group
Akira M.
4.26(23) reviews

Nara one day tour

Nara
8 hours

Nara is one of the greatest center of Buddhism in Japan. In the 8th century, it flourished as an ancient capital based by Buddhism under the Empeor Shomu. You can find what Buddhism is and feel peaceful atmosphere. Todaiji temple, Kasuga shrine are must-see as well as deer park. Please don't miss the memorable visit, Nara.

FROM$424/ per group
Shin Y.
4.97(61) reviews

Experience Serene Atmosphere of Ancient Capital of Nara

Nara
8 hours

Nara was an acient capital of Japan and still retains serene atmosphere in Nara Park. There are three famous historic sites in Nara city including Todaiji Temple, Kohfukuji Temple and Kasuga-taisha Shrine. Those spots are located in Nara Park. Some buildings are original and some were repeatedly reconstructed after devastation caused by fire in the civil wars.

FROM$247/ per group
Hiroyuki F.
4.89(96) reviews

Nara Nature & Outdoor Tours

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$62/ per group
Yuri T.
4.24(17) reviews

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$141/ per person
Yasuhisa K.
5.00(2) reviews

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$289/ per group
Mouloud H.
4.67(3) reviews

Walking along historical trail of Nara (4):Time slip to old Nara(2)

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$141/ per person
Yasuhisa K.
5.00(2) reviews

Nara Unique Experience Tours

Experience Hozoin School of spearmanship

Nara
6 hours

Nara is a birth place of the Hozoin-Ryu Sojutu School of spearmanship. It was founded by Kakuzenbo Hoin In-ei who was a Buddhist monk of Kohfukuji Temple in Nara dating back 450 years.It is said that In-ei invented a spear with cross-shaped spearhead inspired by the reflection of the crescent moon on Sarusawa-ike Pond. This tour will take you to the related places to Kakuzenbo Hoin In-ei.

FROM$185/ per group
Hiroyuki F.
4.89(96) reviews

Nara Park & Indigo dyeing experience

Nara
7 hours

First 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' houses.Then I will take you to an traditional indigo-dyeing studio and help you to experience it.

FROM$198/ per group
Michiko T.
5.00(21) reviews

Work Shop "Wood Engraving"

Nara
3 hours 30 min

In this tour, you can learn the woodwork sculpture of a tradition technique handed down with landmark architectures and cultural assets in Kyoto and make a work.

FROM$227/ per group
Tj tours C.
4.30(10) reviews

Indigo dyeing experience and Yakushi-ji temple visit

Nara
3 hours 30 min

Ai-zome, or indigo dyeing used to be very familiar with ordinary Japanese people, especially in Edo Period(16C to 19C). The beauty of the color is highly valued as "Japan Blue". You will experience at a studio called "Konya", the fine renovation of an old merchant's house in Yamato-koriyama city, a castle town. After that you will visit Yakushiji Temple. .

FROM$102/ per person
Michiko T.
5.00(21) reviews

Nara Off the Beaten Path Tours

Walking along historical trail of Nara(3):Time slip to old Nara(1)

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$141/ per person
Yasuhisa K.
5.00(2) reviews

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

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$141/ per person
Yasuhisa K.
5.00(2) reviews

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$192/ per group
Michiko T.
5.00(21) reviews

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$175/ per group
Michiko T.
5.00(21) reviews

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Travel like a real local. With our lineup of varied tours we want to help you customize and realize your ideal tour in Nara. Our guides can arrange for you to visit areas specific to your interests, so there will be no filler in the itinerary! Browse all the tours we offer in Nara, and find the perfect one for you. The tours come in a variety of categories and lengths, so chances are you will be able to find the tour for you. Looking for something you couldn’t find in our lineup? Go ahead and send a message to one of the guides, they will create your tour for you! Teaming up with a local guide and getting their help in planning the itinerary is the smart way to travel, so let them sort everything out for you.