Nara area used to be a Capital of Japan for 80 years (Heijyoukyou;A.D.708-810).After transferring the Capital to Kyoto, Nara was remained as a center of Buddhism. Although many temples remained such as Todaiji and Kohukuji, many other temples have been established but abolished in its long history, then only stone Buddha images are remained as an evident of the history.
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At your Hotel in Nara. Tour will first go to Ganshoji by bus.
Gansenji (Gansen temple) established in 729 which located at the summit of the mountain.
Walking along the local trails through mountain, local communities where sell the local products.
Visiting many stone Buddha images including laughing, sleeping Buddha, Amitabha Buddha, Jizos and many others along the trails.
Visiting Jyoruri Temple where has pagoda with three stories and Amitabha Buddha (national treasure).
At your Hotel in Nara. You will return to Nara city by bus from Jyoruri Temple.
Walking along the local trails through the local communities, you can enjoy the local activities including selling local products at the stales. you can also enjoy the natural forest where you may encounter birds. Two temples will provide you the local religion (Jyodo branch of the Buddhism) and beautiful Buddha images.
Guide fee,hotel pick-up in Nara city area
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee
As the tour will go through the mountainous trails, you may need appropriate fittings including shoes. Total time of the tour will be estimated as 5 hours including bus transportation.
Yasuhisa speaks perfect English and knows Nara and the surrounding cities and towns backward and forward. But more important, there's nothing he can't do. We asked him for a custom tour with lots of planning, unusual requests, and long hours. He accommodated it all, in some cases beyond what anyone could reasonably expect. He has my highest possible recommendation.
Thank you very much for your kind words. I was also very happy to guide you in Nara.
Great at everything: English, knowledge of history, attention to customer and ability to navigate in Kyoto
Elena Thank you very much for your kind and nice comments.It might be difficult to arrange the tour in Kyoto that can be satisfied by both adult and children. Hoping to continue nice tours in Hiroshima, Osaka and Hakone. I could discuss more about the fisheries issues in US and Canada..