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Historic Monuments of Ancient Capital of Nara - from Osaka

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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.

Nara Tour Guide - Hiroyuki T.
Hiroyuki T.
4.94 / 5
(89 reviews)
08:30 AM

Meeting Point

TBD (at your hotel)

10:30 AM

Nara Park

This park, which includes Kofuku-ji Temple, Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga-taisha Shrine, is home to 1,300 deer that are considered to be sacred, and is world-famous as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan.

11:00 AM

Kohuku-ji Temple

Kofuku-ji Temple was originally built in 669 and moved to its current location in 710. In the 9th century, it became the most influential religious power in Japan, and since then it had been worshiped along with in Kasuga-taisha shrine under the Shintoism-Buddhism Unity Theory until they were separated by law in the 19th century. Standing on the premise are beautiful Buddhism halls and pagodas.

12:30 PM

lunch

02:00 PM

Kasuga-taisha Shrine

Built in 768, this Shinto shrine has a legend which says that the deity descended here on the back of a white deer. That is why deer are considered to be sacred here and why there a so many deer in Nara. The four main halls are designated to national treasure, and there are many other important cultural property buildings on the premise.

03:30 PM

Todai-ji Temple and the Big Buddha

Todai-ji Temple which is well known as a temple of the Big Buddha was constructed as a protective temple of Japan in the 8th century. Standing on the premise are the Daibutsuden which houses the Big Buddha, and other national treasure buildings and statues.

Ending Point

TBD (at your hotel)

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Transportation fare, entrance fees and lunch (you and guide),

Transportation fare 1,140 JPY per person,

Admission fee of about 1,000 yen per person for viewing inside the buildings,

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Tour Important Information

As this is aTRAIN and WALKING tour, comfortable shoes are recommended.

Tours are NOT covered by insurance.

Transportation fare, entrance fees and lunch for guests and guide are NOT included.

Transportation fee approx. JPY2,000, entarance fee ;JPY1,700.Ask for details.

Direct payment will be occurred in CASH on the spot on the day of the tour.

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I am based in Wakayama and Osaka, but I will guide you around the country upon your requests. However, I will have to ask you to bear my transportation (and accommodation cost, if necessary).

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Nara Tour Reviews

Excellent tour of Kyoto

We are a family from South Africa with 2 boys aged 13 and 10. We have just completed our tour with Hiroyuki. He was punctual, very professional , knowledgeable and flexible to our needs. We saw all the sites we wanted to and more including the Tori gates , Arashiyama, the market and we ended the tour with a Tea ceremony with a Meiko. He explained the significance and history of all the sites very well and was patient with the boys.Highly recommended

Soraya C.

It was really nice meeting such a wonderful family like you today in Kyoto. I hope that you enjoyed the history and culture of Kyoto. As I explained, Japan is very beautiful in autumn. Please come back to Japan in autumn next time. There are a lot more that I want to show you. Thank you very much and have a nice trip.

Great day in Kyoto!

We had a great day trip going from Osaka to Kyoto on our 12-hour cruise stopover. Hiroyuki met us at Osaka port early in the morning, guided us through all the public transportation transfers, and showed us around Kyoto seamlessly on a very busy day in the city. I don’t know how we would’ve done this ourselves without his expertise. Thank you for a great time!

very knowledgeable

i was particularly interested in the mix of religions and their origins within Japan and Hiroyuki broke it down with a much greater clarity than I was expecting. He also exhibited a great deal of patience given our impulsive changes as we were moving about through Kyoto.

Norman H.

Thank you very much for your kind words. It was really nice spending time with you in Kyoto. I appreciated our conversation at the tea house in Gion very much. I learned a lot from you. Please come back to Japan again. There are a lot more that I want to show you.

$235/ per group

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