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Nara 1 Day Tour

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Nara Prefecture is an ancient capital where Heijo-kyo was built during the Nara period. There are many spots and Buddhist statues designated as national treasures and world cultural heritage sites, such as Todaiji and Horyuji. We also recommend visiting Mt. Yoshino for cherry blossoms, Asuka Village, and other spots surrounded by nature.

Nara Tour Guide - Soq J.
Soq J.
4.94 / 5
(16 reviews)
08:30 AM

Meeting Point

at your hotel in Osaka or Nara

08:30 AM

at your hotel in Osaka or Nara

Pick up from your hotel in Osaka or Nara

09:00 AM

Nara Park

Speaking of Nara, deer are famous along with the Great Buddha. In Nara Prefecture, it is cherished as a messenger of the gods. You can meet such a large number of deer at "Nara Park", the main tourist spot in Nara.

It is a park with a large site in a good location just a short walk from Kintetsu Nara Station, and there are plenty of facilities in the surrounding area. It is not only a place where tourists gather, but also a place for locals to relax.

Besides playing with the deer, it is also recommended to sit on the benches and relax while looking at the wide lawn. This is the spot where you can easily feel that you have come to Nara.

11:00 AM

Kofukuji Temple

Kofuku-ji Temple, located in a corner of Nara Park, is one of Nara's representative tourist attractions along with Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine.

This temple is said to have been built in 669 to pray for the recovery of Fujiwara no Kamatari from an illness.

Registered as a World Heritage Site as a "Historic Monument of Ancient Nara", the temple retains many historical and cultural heritages.

Kofuku-ji Temple houses and exhibits national treasures and important cultural properties, such as the five-storied pagoda built by Empress Komyo in 730, buildings such as the Kondo Hall and Hokuendo Hall, and numerous Buddhist statues, including the famous statue of Ashura.

Every year in May, the traditional Nara event "Takigiono", which boasts history and tradition, is held.

01:00 PM

Todaiji Temple

Everyone knows "Great Buddha of Nara". Todaiji Temple is where the Great Buddha is enshrined.

This temple was built to protect the country and the Buddhism that Emperor Shomu believed in during the Nara period.

The Great Buddha enshrined in the Great Buddha Hall is a wooden building with a height of about 15m and a weight of about 250t. The pedestal alone is about 3m high, about 60m wide left and right, and about 50m deep!

The size is enough to look up, and I am impressed by its presence.

There is a hole in the northeastern pillar inside the Great Buddha Hall, and it is said that the hole is the same size as the Buddha's nostrils.

03:00 PM

Kasuga Taisha Shrine

Kasuga Taisha, which celebrated its 1250th anniversary in 2018, has 61 subsidiary and secondary shrines.

Meoto Daikoku Shrine is the only place in Japan where a husband and wife are enshrined.

For this reason, many couples and young women constantly visit Nara as one of the largest matchmaking spots in Nara.

Many pink and white heart-shaped ema are dedicated to the votive tablet. The water fortune-telling that comes out when you soak it in water is also popular.

In addition, Fujinaminoya, an important cultural property, has about 3,000 hanging lanterns that have been dedicated since the Heian period to the present.

05:00 PM

Mt. Wakakusa

Mt. Wakakusa, which is located very close to Nara Park, is a spot you should visit if you are visiting Nara. A little over 300m high mountain covered with grass, you can climb it on foot, or you can drive to the summit using the Nara Okuyama Driveway.

The cityscape of Nara that can be seen from the top of the mountain is very beautiful, and it is also popular as a viewing spot. The scenery is particularly beautiful at sunset and when the city shines brightly, and has been selected as one of the New Three Great Night Views of Japan.

06:30 PM

at your hotel in Osaka or Nara

Drop off at your hotel in Osaka or Nara

Ending Point

at your hotel in Osaka or Nara

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What‘s included

Driver fee, gasoline fee, transfer fee in Osaka or Nara.

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What‘s not included

Highway fee(around 5000 yen), parking fee(As long as the driver does not get out of the car, there is no need to pay), sightseeing spot ticket. If you work more than 10 hours, overtime fee of 6,000 yen/hour .All fees not included need to be paid in cash (Japanese yen) to the driver on site.

Tour Important Information

All drivers are non-English speakers. You will need translation software to communicate with the driver.

weekends or Japanese national holidays, as the roads are very congested.

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Nara Tour Reviews

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Mark S.

5 / 5
May 21, 2024

Kyoto hotel to Maizuru Port

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Exceptional

We wanted to arrange a private tour and found SoQ. He was responsive, friendly and very efficient. He handled the arrangements perfectly and i cannot recommend him highly enough if you need a personal touch.

Mark S.

Thank you for choosing GowithGuide among many platforms. I am fortunate to be able to serve you. It is our honor to receive your recognition, and we are deeply grateful. I wish you all the best in your upcoming travels and hope you thoroughly enjoy the delicious food in Japan (for now, forget about dieting).

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Isaac F.

5 / 5
Apr 21, 2024

Tokyo Tour

Tokyo
5 days

Customized

Japan Tour - Cherry Blossom Season April 2024

We had a great time & experience with Soq J. he is experinced , efficient & professional He brought our itenerary that was on paper into living experience & made great memories with his smiles , sense of humor , experience & sight seeing. When I sent him our itenerary in the beginning , he went through it , revised it , and added other attaractions , and reserved all of the attractions , Bullet trains , & Restaurants in advance . We were 6 adults , basically 3 couples - demand & expectations were extremely high . SoQ out performed everyone's expectations & demands . looking back , he had to take care of each person to their expectations & needs , not only he did that , he out performed everyons expectations & needs . he was there for us 24/7 during our trip in Japan !! our trip was extremely memorable & successful because of SOQ . Now that we are back in Los Angeleles we miss him alot !! I would like to thank SoQ for his hospitality , his great care & services , and above all his friendship , & honesty . Now that we know SoQ , we definitely will go back to Japan soon ! I would, absolutely recommend SoQ to everybody .

Isaac F.

Thank you for choosing GowithGuide among many platforms. I am honored and lucky to be recognized by your team. During the 14-day trip, we saw the scenery together, took photos together, went to the bar together, and had lunch together. Thank you for not looking down on my poor English. This trip to Japan ended successfully, which is inseparable from your support and trust in my work. I miss the time we spent together and look forward to everyone's visit to Japan again。 SoQ

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Grace L.

Hope your trip to Japan goes well.

$475/ per group

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