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Nara Private Tours & Local Tour Guides

Discover Things to Do and Plan a Trip to Nara, Japan with a Local Guide

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Popular Nara Tour Guides

Shiga Tour Guide - Koichi W.

Koichi W.

4.95 / 5
(61 reviews)
Japan

Hi! I'm Koichi. I was born in Osaka, I studied in Kyoto when I was a university student. Now I live in Shiga next to Kyoto. I am a national government licensed tour guide. I have been guiding about 160 groups over the past twelve months. I usually guide my customers mainly in Kansai region including Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe and Shiga by public transportation systems. Well, I am curious about Japanese history, especially the history of Japan's ancient times since I was raised next to the world biggest mausoleum of the ancient Emperor called "Nintoku" in Sakai city Osaka which has just become one of the world cultural heritage sites. I dug out some ancient earthen ware vessels around there when I was a primary school student like the adventure archaeologist “Indiana Jones" (It’s our secret!!). That was my hobby. Now, one of my hobbies is outdoor activities such as mountaineering, kayaking, skiing and others. So I would like to take you to some good places where you can enjoy Japanese unique nature. I love to guide foreign visitors from all over the world. I think it is my calling or heavenly given job. Let's go and enjoy together! I hope to see you soon.                                                                                                                                 

Osaka Tour Guide - Takashi M.

Takashi M.

5.00 / 5
(19 reviews)
Japan

Hi, my name is Takashi!! When I go abroad, I think that how nice it would be to have a friend there and hang out together. I want you to feel like you have a friend in Osaka and we can go around and explore the city. I was born and grew up in Japan. And I speak English, Spanish and Japanese. I can be the perfect guide for you!! I can also guide you any other cities in Japan, just let me know where you wanna go :)                                                                                                                                 

Wakayama Tour Guide - Hiroyuki T.

Hiroyuki T.

4.96 / 5
(115 reviews)
Japan

Hi! I had been working for Wakayama Prefectural Government for 38 years, mainly in the field of cultural heritage management and international relations. I am a national certificated English guide and I have a lot of knowledge and experience in the field of cultural heritage management and international relations. I am very good at cultural heritages. And Koyasan and Kumano in Wakayama Prefecture are inscribed in the World Heritage List as parts of “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range". I was a project manager of "the Koyasan and Kumano World Heritage Inscription Project” at Wakayama Prefectural Government. I know inside and out of Koyasan, Kumano, Wakayama and other places in the Kansai area. I have a lot of experience of guiding as I was also in charge of international relations for a long time at the government. I will be able to provide interpretive guiding service for you around Koyasan, Wakayama, Osaka and other places in the Kansai area as I am a cultural heritage management and international relations professional. I am sure you will be able to get deeper understandings on Japanese culture and that your trip with me will be memorable one.                                                                                                                                  

Nara Tour Guide - Yasuhisa K.

Yasuhisa K.

4.96 / 5
(23 reviews)
Japan

I have worked in the multi-national organizations including UN agency for around 30 years and stationed at various cities including Rome, Bangkok and Hanoi. Although I have retired from those international carriers, I wish to keep the international cooperation and develop the friendship with people who visits our country. As I like history and am practicing Noh song and wood curving of Buddha images, I have decided to live in Nara where is surrounded by many historical places and traditional cultures, when I returned back to Japan in 2017. I wish to offer you custom made trip ideas to be able to enjoy the atmosphere of old city, Nara. I am also planning to develop trip plans to enjoy the local cultures. Please call me Yasu.                                                                                                                                 

New Nara Tour Guides

Osaka Tour Guide - Kai M.

Kai M.

Japan

I'm living in Osaka for 50 years. I am happy to share my experience with you to enjoy more about Osaka, Japan.                                                                                                                                  

Osaka Tour Guide - Akari Y.

Akari Y.

Japan

It has been a year since I started guiding in the Kansai area last spring. I am passionate about introducing the beauty of Japan. I am happy to introduce guests from overseas to the Japanese culture established by our predecessors. I will introduce Japanese culture, food, cuisine, sake, nature, manga, spiritual culture, history, Buddhism, Shinto, Shugendo, pilgrimage paths, and other topics of interest. Let me introduce myself. I was born in Osaka and grew up in Osaka and Kyoto. I have lived in the U.S., China, and Australia when I was younger.                                                                                                                                 

Osaka Tour Guide - Reiko N.

Reiko N.

Japan

Hi, my name is Reiko. Ciao, tutti! Sono Reiko, sono guida turistica autorizzata in Giappone.Possiamo visitare zona Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe e etc.... Potete avere l'esperienza straordinaria con me. Vi aspetto in Giappone. I am National Licensed Guide, Italian language. I speak also English. I know very well, most popular place and nice food.....                                                                                                                                  

Kyoto Tour Guide - Eco H.

Eco H.

5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)
Japan

Eco has called Kyoto his home for the last 7 years, and now he hopes to share with you all he has learned of this wonderful city and the surrounding area. Recent graduate with a background in Japanese history and religion, he is now a professor a university in nearby Kobe city. Therefore, if you are particularly interested in learning more about the history and culture of Kyoto he can provide exciting narratives to go along with visiting the delightful sites. Throughout his time in Kyoto he has been working as a guide for numerous organisations, including guiding around Japanese tourists visiting Kyoto, and has provided many with a unique view of the city.                                                                                                                                 

Popular Nara Private 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$132/ 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$116/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hiroshi Y.
Hiroshi Y.
4.66 / 5
(317 reviews)
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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$205/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Atsuko T.
Atsuko T.
4.96 / 5
(52 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$127/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Makoto Y.
Makoto Y.
4.96 / 5
(99 reviews)

New Nara Private Tours

GRANDE BUDDHA CON I CERVI (NARA)cover image

GRANDE BUDDHA CON I CERVI (NARA)

Nara
7 hours

Da Kyoto o Osaka, prendete un treno per l'antica capitale Nara, che dura circa 45 minuti. Potrete visitare il Grande Buddha del Tempio Todaiji e il misterioso Santuario Kasuga Taisha. Naturalmente, è possibile scattare foto e dare da mangiare ai cervi selvatici nel parco di Nara.

FROM$340/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Reiko N.
Reiko N.
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Nara History Tour

Nara
6 hours

You can go in blind and simply learn as much as possible about this phenomenal city, where you will be provided with a good encapsulation of the wonders of Nara.

FROM$546/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Eco H.
Eco H.
5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)
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Nara, the oldest capital in Japan, Walking tour

Nara
4 hours

We'll visit Todaiji temple, one of the largest wooden structures in the world, Kasugataisha shrine whose god is believed to have come to Nara riding on a white deer, popular Japanese gardens if you like. We can enjoy pretty plum trees from late February to early March and cherry blossoms in spring. 1300 wild deer are roaming around in Nara park, where you can feed them deer crackers. In June Rokuen, the deer protection center, is open to the public, where mother deer feed their cute newborns.

FROM$128/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Nao O.
Nao O.
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Full-Day Nara tour from Kyoto and Uji Green Tea Town

Nara
8 hours

On this tour, we will visit Nara and Uji Green tea Town. Nara was established as the first permanent Japan's capital in the year 710. There are a lot of historical sites, such as Todaiji Great Buddha Hall, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Kofukuji Temple and so on. Nara"deer"park is also one of must-see areas. On our way back to Kyoto, we will hop off at JR Uji Station and visit the Green Tea Town of Uji. If you have time to spare, taste the finest green tea.

FROM$231/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Koichi W.
Koichi W.
4.95 / 5
(61 reviews)

Day Trips from Nara

Nara Tour Reviews

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Donna T.

5 / 5
Jul 21, 2024

Nara on July 17th

Nara
8 hours

Customized

Nara Private Tour

My husband and I booked our tour on the GoWithGuide website after reading other reviewers rave about Mimmy and their experiences. We reached out to Mimmy by email and she addressed our concerns and answered our questions about our private tour. My family and friends decided to join us at the last minute. There were very impressed with Mimmy. She was able to address all of our concerns and was very patient with everyone. She met us at our hotel in Osaka as requested and took us to Nara, Nakamachi and we even visited the Goldfish Museum which was awesome. We ended our tour back at our hotel in Osaka. Excellent guide and service. We would all definitely seek Mimmy's service again.

Donna T.

Thank you for 5 stars. I enjoyed our tour with you all and this was a first time for me to take my guests to a golden fish museum. Now I learned a lot thanks to your request. Actually, gold fish is one of Nara 's unique features. Thank you for finding me and a lot inquiries about Japan Your happy guide, Mimmy

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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!

Nara Private Tour Guide

Whether it’s your first time to Nara or you are back to discover more, a good tour guide can make all the difference. Enjoy the best of what Nara has to offer, without all the fuss of planning everything by yourself! You can pick your favorite itinerary from the Nara tours offered by our local guides, but feel free to ask for customizations based on your preferences. We want to help travelers get the most out of their trips, and we believe a good tour with a local guide is the best way to ensure that. There is so much to see and do in Nara, and the best way to get the most out of your time there is to have a local expert with you. GoWithGuide is committed to delivering unforgettable tour experiences, so let us help you create your next favorite memory.
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