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Tour for the East end of Silk Road, Nara

Art, Culture, & Historical
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Nara has a long history including the site of the first and large scale capital of Japan in 7 century. However, Japan had reached at the status of national unity before 7 century and had started official envoy to Sui Dynasty of China in AD600. Therefore various new technology and culture had been transferred from China through anciant Korea.Tour will therefore explore the sign of influence of China, Persia or even from Greece transferred through the ancient Silk Road.

Nara Tour Guide - Yasuhisa K.
Yasuhisa K.
4.95 / 5
(21 reviews)
09:30 AM

Meeting Point

Either lobby of the Hotel or train station

09:30 AM

Horyuji Temple

After leaving the meeting points, tour first visits Horyoji temple which was built in AD 607 and known as the oldest wooden building in the world. Tour explore various buildings and observe ancient architectural structure. Tour also explore the ancient type of Budha images. Tour will obtain thre knowledge of Shotoku taishi who developed the political syetem of Japan with close link with Budhism.

11:30 AM

Yakushiji Temple

Tour will visit Yakushiji temple which was built in AD 680. The temple is famous for the beautiful Budha images. The base of Yakusi Sanzon clearly indicates the influence from China, Hindu, Persia and Greece. Cultural influence from those ancient areas is also clearly indicated in the objects of Shosoin ( Storehouse of imperial palece built in 7 century) which can be publicly seen in 2 times a year.

12:30 PM

lunch

01:30 PM

Toshoudaiji temple

Toshodaiji Temple was built in BC 700 for monk Ganzin. The monk Ganjin was invited by the emperor of Japan for training the way to provide precepts to Japanese monks as the Budhism has not yet fully developed in those days. The monk Ganzin failed to travel to Japan for 5 times and finnaly arrived at jJapan at his sixth time trial. However, his eyesight was lost through his tough travels. He was repeccted by Japanesey people and died in Japan. The pillar of the tepmle looks those of Parthenon of Greece (entasis).

02:30 PM

Either lobby of the Hotel or train station

Ending Point

The same as above.

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Tour Important Information

The tour can be appropriate for the customers who wish to explore more about Nara, other than Todaiji temple, nara part and deers.

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I can guide you the tours in Kyoto and Osaka. However such tours will be prepared in customized manner in accordance with your request, if my transportation fees from Nara to either Kyoto or Osaka are paid by you.

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Nara Tour Reviews

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Kent K.

5 / 5
Jun 7, 2024

Customized tour in Nara

Nara
7 hours

Customized

Yasu is fantastic!

We were looking for a serious, knowledgeable guide for Nara and Yasu was everything we wanted. I have been using guides on sites like this for several years and I would put Yasu at the very top of the guides we have had. See my review about our day with him in Kyoto. Again in Nara, his deep knowledge of Japanese history and culture gave us a perspective on the main sites that we would not have had. He also used his own car to take us to a temple and another historic site further away, which we would have missed entirely without him. Highly recommended if you are serious about seeing and learning about Kyoto and Nara. Kent and Luca

Kent K.

Kent & Luca Thank you very much for nice words on my tour in Nara. I also very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour in Nara including those which is difficult to visit using only public transportation. I wish to see you again. Yasu

Yasu is fantastic!

We were looking for a serious, knowledgeable guide for Kyoto and Yasu was everything we wanted. I have been using guides on sites like this for several years and I would put Yasu at the very top of the guides we have had. His knowledge of Japanese history and culture is very impressive. His English is great (worked for international organizations for many years). He took us to temples and shrines we would have missed on our own. He is also a very nice guy, with a sense of humor. He chose a great restaurant for lunch. We also had a great tour with him in Nara, where he lives (see my review there). Highly recommended if you are serious about seeing and learning about Kyoto and Nara. Kent and Luca

Kent K.

Kent & Luca Thank you very much for your kind words for my tour in Kyoto. Ⅰalso enjoyed very much for guiding you, as you are interested in the history and culture in Japan. Thank you very much for giving me a book which is interesting and I am reading it little by little. I wish to seeing you sometime in the future. Yasu

M

Maria Z.

5 / 5
Jun 1, 2024

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Thank you Yasuhisa!

We had an amazing tour by Yasu around Kyoto. He deeply impressed us with his kindness and knowledge. We highly recommend you booking a tour with him if you want to explore japanese culture and see some hidden gems of Kyoto!

Maria Z.

Dear Maria Thank you very much for your kind words for the review of my tour. I also enjoyed very much guiding cheerful young people like you. Hoping you continue your enjoyable stay in Japan! Yasu

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