You can visit Nara by train from the Kintetsu Kyoto station to explore and get to know more about some of the Historic Monuments of ancient Nara

US $371.00 / Group

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Hi! I'm Kiyomi Goto.

I will guide you!

Description of this tour

To explore the Ancient city of Nara with 1300 years of history and to experience the ambiance of Todai-ji Temple and other world heritage sites in Nara City.

My aim of achieving is to inform Japanese culture and Japanese things worth spreading to others for the better world. I regard it as a mission in my life.
I have traveled 22 countries in the world and have lived in five countries for two to three years each and have associated with great many people from diversified field. So I hope I could be of any assistance while having a tour in Japan, especially repeatedly visited worldly renown city of Kyoto.


Sample Tour Timeline

08:00 AM
Kyoto Station, Kyoto Inofrmation Center

To start to gather for the tour of Nara, and to explain about the itinerary for the whole day.

08:00 AM
Kyoto Station, Kyoto Inofrmation Center

To start to gather for the tour of Nara, and to explain about the itinerary for the whole day.

08:30 AM
Kintetsu Kyoto Staion

To catch a limited express train from Kintetsu Kyoto sta. directly to Kintetsu Nara sta.

08:30 AM
Kintetsu Kyoto Staion

To catch a limited express train from Kintetsu Kyoto sta. directly to Kintetsu Nara sta.

09:00 AM
Kintetsu Nara Station

To begin the tour of the Ancient city of Nara

09:00 AM
Kintetsu Nara Station

To begin the tour of the Ancient city of Nara

09:30 AM
Todai-ji temple, Nandai-mon the Great South Gate

To admire the large Bddhist statues, Nio Diva Kings, sculpted in the 12the Century placed at the gate.

09:30 AM
Todai-ji temple, Nandai-mon the Great South Gate

To admire the large Bddhist statues, Nio Diva Kings, sculpted in the 12the Century placed at the gate.

10:00 AM
Todai-ji Temple, Main Hall, The Daibutsu-den Hall

To admire the 15 m high, the largest Bronze made Buddha placed in the largest wooden structure in the world.

10:00 AM
Todai-ji Temple, Main Hall, The Daibutsu-den Hall

To admire the 15 m high, the largest Bronze made Buddha placed in the largest wooden structure in the world.

11:30 AM
Nigatsu-do Hall

To view the beautiful scenary of the Nara city from the Nigatsu-do Hall of Todai-ji Temple located on the middle of the hill.

11:30 AM
Nigatsu-do Hall

To view the beautiful scenary of the Nara city from the Nigatsu-do Hall of Todai-ji Temple located on the middle of the hill.

12:30 PM
Miyama Restaurant near Todai-ji Temple Entrance area

To taste local cuisine and enjoy Japanese style Washoku lunch at the restaurant

12:30 PM
Miyama Restaurant near Todai-ji Temple Entrance area

To taste local cuisine and enjoy Japanese style Washoku lunch at the restaurant

01:30 PM
Kasuga Taisha Shinto Shrine

To visit and feel the spiritual ambiance of the precinct of the renowned Shrine and find out differences between Buddhism and Shintoism. To associate with the deer roaming around the approach.

01:30 PM
Kasuga Taisha Shinto Shrine

To visit and feel the spiritual ambiance of the precinct of the renowned Shrine and find out differences between Buddhism and Shintoism. To associate with the deer roaming around the approach.

02:30 PM
Kofuku-ji Five storied Pagoda

To admire the five storied Pagoda from outside of the structure on the way to Sarusawa Pond.

02:30 PM
Kofuku-ji Five storied Pagoda

To admire the five storied Pagoda from outside of the structure on the way to Sarusawa Pond.

03:00 PM
Sarusawa Pond to Nara-machi ancient town

To explore the ancient city by strolling around. To pop into doing one of the followings: 1) do shopping at cozy looking shops, 2)visit one of the local small museum displaying "Machiya" style of building, 3)visit local sake (Japanese alcoholic beverage) brewery, Imanishi Shuzo, to taste the five different kinds of sake, 4)visit the Imanishi Shoin, an Important Cultural Property, to explore the old residence which shows you the origin of the Shoin style architecture of the early Muromachi period (15th C).

03:00 PM
Sarusawa Pond to Nara-machi ancient town

To explore the ancient city by strolling around. To pop into doing one of the followings: 1) do shopping at cozy looking shops, 2)visit one of the local small museum displaying "Machiya" style of building, 3)visit local sake (Japanese alcoholic beverage) brewery, Imanishi Shuzo, to taste the five different kinds of sake, 4)visit the Imanishi Shoin, an Important Cultural Property, to explore the old residence which shows you the origin of the Shoin style architecture of the early Muromachi period (15th C).

04:30 PM
Kintetsu Nara Station

To take a limited express train back to Kintetsu Kyoto sta.in about 35 mins.

04:30 PM
Kintetsu Nara Station

To take a limited express train back to Kintetsu Kyoto sta.in about 35 mins.

05:00 PM
Kintesu Kyoto Station

Arrive at the Kintetsu Kyoto station and bid for farewell to each other

05:00 PM
Kintesu Kyoto Station

Arrive at the Kintetsu Kyoto station and bid for farewell to each other

Additional Details

Where we meet

Kyoto Station, Kyoto Inofrmation Center

What's included
  • Useful maps and tourist information
  • Yukata or Happi coat (a type of ethnic costume of Japan) to take some photos
Things you need
  • rain gear
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Lunch(approx. US $15-25)
  • Admission fee(approx. US $5-10)
  • Transport expenses(approx. US $20-25)
Notes:

Please be aware of the deer roaming around the Nara Park. None of them were kept, nor domesticated, but freely they inhabit around the Nara Park as wild animal. Please do not feed the deer with food meant for human consumption except specially made deer biscuits (Shika Senbei).

Guest Requirements

Any visitors who are interested in gaining deeper knowledge of temples of world heritage sites in Nara city and wish to admire the ancient city of 1300 years history!

Cancellation Policy

Any trip or experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.