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Nara and Osaka in One Day

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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.


Nara Tour Guide - Toichi N.
Toichi N.
4.98 / 5
(56 reviews)
08:00 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Osaka (It is possible to start the tour from Kyoto or Nara as well.)

09:00 AM

In Nara, Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine and Nara Park (We can also go up to February Hall or Nara Prefecture Office for the view of the city.).

I can also do all day tour in Nara

03:00 AM

In Osaka, Kuromon Fish Market, Doguya-suji Kitchen Utensil Street, Hozenji Alley and Dotombori (We can peek through the Street of Nerds and Pachinko Parlours if you wish).

Can add Osaka Castle, but might have to shorten our trip in Nara. I can also do all day tour in Osaka.

Ending Point

Flexible

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guide fee

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What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee

The entrance fee of Todaiji Temple is ¥600 per person.

If you have a JR Pass, it is possible to use it from Osaka to Nara. But I would advise you we take Kintetsu Line from Namba Station especially if you are staying in the southern part of Osaka. It will cost ¥560, but much more convenient.

Tour Important Information

It will at least require 8 hours to visit both Nara and Osaka. (I can do the tour in two separate days if you prefer.)

It will involve a lot of walking. Please let me know if that is a problem, so I can make other plans.


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I will try to meet your needs and requirements as much as possible. Please let me know if you have special requests. I specialize in tours in Osaka, but I can also do day tours in Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, Hiroshima and Koyasan. I can do shopping tour and eating tour. I am very flexible with time and can also do tours at late in the evening.

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Nara Tour Reviews

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David W.

5 / 5
Oct 19, 2023

Gems of Kyoto

Kyoto
8 hours

Customized

Exceptional day in Kyoto.

Ichi provided a great introductory tour of Kyoto. He is incredibly friendly and has a deep knowledge of the city and its history, was very well prepared (even with visual aids) and adjusted the tour based on our interests. He took us to places few tourists have the opportunity to see as well as some major sites. Thanks for a great time!

David W.

Thanks for the comments. I hope you had a great journey around Japan. Bon voyage!

Jordan  M.

Jordan M.

5 / 5
Oct 6, 2023

Nara and Osaka in One Day

Nara
8 hours

Absolute Rockstar!!!

Ichi honestly knocked our day tour out of the park! He was prepped to have a 6yro with him for an hour train trip each way - equipped with pokemon go, Japanese language lessons and pokemon origami lessons. We explored Nara and the local sites including places like the top of the Government building which we would never have found on our own! We got a free origami lesson and calligraphy - Ichi specifically organised a person who made this so fun and had us laughing the whole time. As a foodie himself he took us to a great food stop in Osaka and was able to share lots of local knowledge. We have already recommended him to our friends and family and will definitely be locking him in for our next trip! Ichi even sent us a beautiful video of pictures he captured of us throughout the day. Ichi - a massive thank you. You made our day and were a real highlight of our trip X

Jordan  M.

Thanks very much for your comments. I did enjoy the day with you and your son very much, too. I hope to see you some time in the near future! regards, Ichi

J

Joseph C.

5 / 5
Aug 31, 2023

Nara and Osaka in One Day

Nara
8 hours

#1 Guide - Ichi-san lives up to his name

Ichi-san met us early at our hotel and had our family of four off to Nara at a record clip. He kept our daughters entertained and enriched by teaching them how to count in Japanese during the 30-minute train ride from Osaka. He keeps a full bag of puzzles, toys, tools and treats in his backpack. He spent a few years in school in the states and is a fluent speaker, affable and an all-around pleasure to be around. We covered all the sites we wanted to see in Nara and much more (especially the super friendly army of sacred deer and the largest wooden temple). He graciously agreed to interpret for us at lunch and stayed with us as long as we needed him all the way back to Osaka, including tips for shopping. You will not be disappointed with Ichi-san if you are in the area, he has my highest recommendation.

Joseph C.

Dear Joseph-san, Thanks very much for your favorable comment on the tour. I enjoyed the day with you and your family very much, too. Thank you very much again for treating me to join you to one of the most wonderful Japanese meals I had as well. Hope you have a wonderful life back in the States. (My recent customer from Canada said Mr T is the only hope America has!?)

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