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Visiting Nara from Osaka ~truly the must-see place in Japan~

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Nara: the must-see place in Japan.

Nara was the capital of ancient Japan before Kyoto became the capital.

In the Nara era, Buddhism played an important role in stabilizing the country. So you can see many big old temples there. Many of these are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites and are concentrated in a small area. So, if you have only one free day to spend in the Kansai area, I highly recommend visiting Nara.


Osaka Tour Guide - Shuji O.
Shuji O.
4.93 / 5
(14 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

At you hotel lobby

09:00 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Osaka

09:20 AM

Namba Station, Osaka Station, Tennoji Station

There are two train services from Osaka to Nara

10:10 AM

Kasugataisha Shrine

It's very beautiful. You will experience the ancient atmosphere here. You will learn something about Japanese culture.

If you're lucky (I'm often lucky), you'll see a wedding ceremony here.


10:50 AM

Nara Park

There are many friendly wild deer in the beautiful natural garden

11:20 AM

Sangatsudo Temple

Buddhism has a long history in Nara. Sangatsudo has unique Buddha statues such as the Fukukenjaku-kannon. Please enjoy my presentation.


11:50 AM

Nigatsudo Temple

You can enjoy the view of Nara city from there. You will find the stage used for the dynamic "omizutan" ritual held in February.

12:30 PM

Lunch

Lunch at a casual local restaurant near Nigatsudo Temple

01:20 PM

Downhills to Todaiji Temple

Let's go down to the most important area of Nara

01:50 PM

Todaiji Temple

You will see two of the most important sites here. The largest Buddha statue(Great Buddha) and the largest wooden building(Todaiji) in the world, are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. You can take photos inside.

02:30 PM

Nara Park

You will play with many lovely deer.

03:00 PM

Kofukuji Temple and it's museum

You will see the most popular statue in the museum. This is the best today.

04:00 PM

Nara Station

Take a train from Nara Station

05:00 PM

Ending point

Your hotel or where you never get lost

Ending Point

At you hotel lobby or the station

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What‘s included

-Guide fee

-Hotel pick-up

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What‘s not included

-Transportation fee (you and the guide) about 2000~3500 yen/per person (train, bus)

-Lunch (you and the guide) about 2000~4000/per person

-Admission fees (you only) 2000yen/per person

Tour Important Information

We walk about 2 miles down hills,

There are nice train services between Nara and Osaka. If you like, you can choose a nicer train service between Namba to Nara with a 520 yen additional fare.

Available in the all year around

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5 / 5
Jun 18, 2024

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Great Day with Shuji

We had a great day visiting Himeji and its garden with Shuji. He was very accommodating and discreet. It was a perfect day!

Myriam G.

Thank you for the wonderful review. As you suggested starting early, we were able to enjoy Himeji Castle and Kokoen Garden during the cooler hours. And we got amazing seats for lunch. It really was a lovely tour. I would love to go on a tour with you all anytime. I hope you enjoy the tours for the rest of your stay in Japan.

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5 / 5
Jun 7, 2024

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Shuji is Great!

We spent a day with Shuji in Kyoto and went at the end with him to Osaka where he lives. It was a great day. He is very knowlegeeable about Japanese history and culture (he taught world history before retiring). His Englsh is great. The Kyoto part was exploring three temples that were further out and we might have missed without his guidance. Osaka was a brief tour of the central area, including the night life and street food. He recommended a great restaurant for us after. Highly recommended. Kent and Luca

Kent K.

Dear Kent and Luca, Thank you so much for the great review. We really had a wonderful time. Since you had already visited many places in Kyoto, I was able to take you to my most favorite hidden gems. And thank you very much for your barrage of jokes! I hope I can see both of you again. Shuji O.

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Shuji was an excellent guide, we had a wonderful, interesting day.

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Thanks for the great review. We enjoyed the beautiful roses in the Nakanoshima Garden and were lucky enough to get nice seats at the riverside cafe. Above all, visiting the Sky Building was an unexpected opportunity for your wife, a professional architect. We really had a great time today. Thank you very much.

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