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NARA - A Tailor-Made experience for you


Mari I.

4.78(23) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 7 people

Nara was the first capital of Japan which held great imperial and religious power. Today, this city is famous for its amazing UNESCO monuments, such as the massive 15 meter tall copper Buddha. Located one hour away from Kyoto and Osaka, Nara is easily accessible by JR trains. Nara is also well-known for the 1300 sacred deer walking freely around the park.

Meeting Point

Your hotel in Kyoto or Nara

Walk through Kofukuji temple

Say hello to deer at Nara Park

Todaiji temple

Nigatsudo Hall for the amazing view

Lunch break at a local restaurant

Visit the Naramachi area to see the old streets and nice museums

Walk back to the station (You can buy souvenirs on the way back. There are a lot of shops around the station.)

Go back to Kyoto station by train

Ending Point

At JR Kyoto station (If your hotel is in Nara, we will finish at JR Nara station.)

What to Expect

This is based on my suggested itinerary. My tour concepts are: Flexibility, Comfort, and Serenity. This tour can be tailored to your specific interests.

I know the good sites for taking pictures and the streets to escape from busy crowds. :)

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

- Guide fee

- Hotel pick-up

What‘s not included

- Transportation fee for your group and the guide ( train and walks: around 1600 yen per person for round-trip)

- Entrance fee for your group and the guide ( around 2000 yen for one-day tour)

- Meals & snacks for you and the guide ( around 1000 yen per person)

Important Information

At this moment, I provide 4 hour-tour mainly. (starting from 9:30, 10:00 to 13:30, 14:00)

This plan is subject to adjustment based upon weather conditions, time limitations, and the current season.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Deb G.

Jan 4, 2020

amazing experience with mari

Mari is a wonderful, cheerful and informed guide. We very much enjoyed our time with her. She did a great job tailoring an itinerary that really maximized our time yet catered to our individual interests. We would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to visit Kyoto and wishes to use their time efficiently to see all the wonderful and beautiful things to see there.

Mari I.

Thank you so much for your comments. Today I received a new message from your friend and I thought about you. I am very grateful to your recommendation. (Especially at this moment, the number of tourists is decreasing because of coronavirus. It is not very harmful as flu though.) I will remember you when I guide your friends. Again, thank you so much!!


Shauna C.

Dec 23, 2019

Kyoto tour

Great experience and learned so much of Kyoto all due to Mari. She was so informative and took us to places with hidden food gems. Definitely would take another tour with Mari again


Gillian D.

Dec 1, 2019

Amazing tour guide

She was so sweet and knew exactly what I wanted. Not a lot is sight seeing. But more seeing the way of life with Ōsaka

Mari I.

Thank you so much Gillian. I am writing to you remembering the nice moment with you. The time was short, but it was very nice to know you! I am always looking forward to meeting you again in the future. :)


Zachary E.

Nov 19, 2019

Thank you very much!

Mari was very communicative and accommodating to many requests, and she did a great job guiding!

Mari I.

Thank you for your review! It was very nice to meet your customers. I am waiting for another request from you!

$238/ per group

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