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One Day Tour in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nara

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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 !

Nara Tour Guide - Atsuko T.
Atsuko T.
4.96 / 5
(46 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Osaka or Nara

- Hotel or other places

09:00 AM

At your hotel in Nara or Osaka

You can choose any hotel or train station near your accommodation.

If you stay at a hotel in Osaka, we will start the tour earlier.

09:30 AM

Kofukuji Temple

Kofukuji Temple is one of the World Heritage Sites in Nara.

It was designated as a place of Historical Monuments of Ancient Nara in 1998.

You can see beautiful structures such as the Central Hall, the Octagonal Halls, the Pagoda, the east hall and the pond in the temple.

You can also learn about the history of the ancient capital and Buddhism here.

Let's enjoy walking in the temple together !


10:30 AM

The Nara Park

The Nara Park is famous for a lot of deer.

They have been regarded as messengers of God since ancient times.

They fit well with the scenery of this holy city.

Let's enjoy seeing a lot of deer while walking in a beautiful park.


11:30 AM

The Yoshikien Garden

The garden area was a part of the Kofukuji Temple precinct before.

The garden is a landscape garden. It is a relaxing and peaceful garden.

Greeneries, stones and ponds make the garden's serene beauty.

You can see seasonal flowers there.

Let's enjoy walking in the quiet and peaceful garden.


12:30 PM

A restaurant

There are some restaurants near the Todaiji Temple.

You can choose your favorite food restaurant. Some of them serve the traditional Japanese cuisine.

01:30 PM

Todaiji Temple

Todaiji Temple is one of the World Heritage Sites in Nara.

It was designated as a place of Historical Monuments of Ancient Nara in 1998.

You can see the amazing Great Buddha, the Buddha's Hall which is the biggest wooden structure in Japan, the beautiful south gate, and magnificent scenery from the hall.

You can also enjoy the history of Nara through different structures in this temple.

Let's enjoy visiting temple structures built in different periods.

03:30 PM

Kasuga Shrine

Kasuga Shrine is also one of the World Heritage Sites in Nara.

It was designated as a place of Historical Monuments of Ancient Nara in 1998.

The forest behind the shrine is also a world heritage site.

The forest has been preserved well as a sacred place.

This shrine has beautiful orange colored structures, hanging lanterns and 3000 stone lanterns.

The shrine's crest is a wisteria flower so we can enjoy different types of wisteria flowers in the shrine and the shrine garden in May.

The deer is a messenger of God in this shrine. The scenery of deer and lanterns is picturesque.

Let's enjoy visiting the sacred place.

05:00 PM

At your hotel in Nara or Osaka

At your hotel or other places that you will choose.

If you stay in Osaka, we will finish the tour later.

Ending Point

At your hotel or other places

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Guide fee

Hotel pick up in Nara or Osaka

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What‘s not included

Transportation and admission fees for you

Transportation fees for the guide

Lunch costs for you and the guide (approx. 1000 to 1500 JPY for each)

Tour Important Information

On this tour we'll visit three world heritage sites, a garden and a park. If you want to visit other places, please feel free to let me know. I will arrange the tour according to your request.

Also, if you want to change the meeting time, please feel free to ask me.

We'll be able to finish the tour at shopping district in Nara or Osaka if you want.

You will be able to enjoy the local food there.

This tour will show you the following;

・ The history of Nara

・The correlation between Shinto and Buddhism for Japanese people.

・The traditional and beautiful gardens

・The important role of deer in Nara

・Special foods in Nara

・Culture and rituals in Nara

Important message from the guide

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I am available for doing tours in Osaka, Nara, Kyoto and Kobe at least three days in a week.

I usually know my schedule a month in advance.

Please check my schedule before booking.

I can also do tours until 8 pm (finish time) in Osaka and Nara, 7 pm (finish time) in Kyoto and Kobe.

My transportation fees and lunch costs are not included in the tour price so I respectfully request you pay these costs in cash at the end of the tour.

I will tailor your tours according to your requirements.

Please feel free to contact me at anytime.

I look forward to meeting you and showing you the beauty of Japan.

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Nara Tour Reviews

Outstanding Shore Excursion to Kyoto

Atsuko was an outstanding guide who provided us with an oustanding tour that was probably the highlight of our 37 day holiday. She was very easy to communicate with while planning the excusion prior to the trip, and she worked with me to develop a customized itinerary so we could easily see all the sites we requested. Atsuko was an expert at using local transportation and she quickly escorted us using trains, subways, the Shinkansen bullet train, and taxis. Her english was perfect and she was very knowledgeable of the history and background of all the sites we visited. I highly recommend Atsuko and want to thank her for a wonderful experience in Japan.

Robert  R.

Hello Mr. Robert, Thank you for your kind review and comment for me. It was a long day. We planned very well so we enjoyed this tour. I was happy to hear you enjoyed it. Kyoto is a very attractive place. I really enjoyed this tour with all of you. If you have another chance to come here, please let me know. Thank you for joining my tour. Please say hello to Jeannette, Michaele and Rim. Best regards, Atsuko

A personalised tour and wonderful experience

My friend and I had a wonderful tour with Atsuko in Kyoto! Atsuko personalised the tour for us and provided seamless communication and organisation beforehand. Atsuko helped us fit the highlights into 5 hours - we covered a lot of ground and saw some amazing sites. Atsuko's historical and local knowledge were greatly appreciated. We travelled by bus with ease (a transport card/pass or cash is needed). Highly recommend!

Emily C.

Hello Ms. Emily and Taylor, Thank you for your kind review and comment for me. I really enjoyed the tour with you in Kyoto. It was fun to talk with you and visit Kyoto. You are very interested in Japanese culture and history. I was very happy to show them to you. Thank you for joining my tour. Best regards, Atsuko

We highly recommend Atsuko-san!

Atsuko-san was very warm and welcoming. My daughter was very comfortable around her and enjoyed her company while she toured us around Fushimi Inari, Nijo Castle and Kyoto station. She was very accommodating to us asking her so many questions about the places we visited and was very patient with all of our needs. We really are happy we have her as our guide in these wonderful places. Arigato gozaimasu, Atsuko-san! Hoping we'll get to work with you again when we visit Kyoto, Osaka or Nara area one day! :)

Kristine A.

Hello Ms. Kristine, Thank you for your kind review and comment for me. I really enjoyed this tour with all of you. Rey is lovely. It was fun to talk with her. I was happy to know all of you are interested in Japan and culture and history there. This tour was not tight so we could see many places in details. Thank you for joining my tour and sending me beautiful photos. Please say hello to Johan and Rey. Please enjoy the last day in Japan tomorrow. Best regards, Atsuko

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