Japan's first permanent capital was established in the year 710 at Heijo, the city now known as Nara.
Nara is located less than one hour from Kyoto and Osaka. Due to its past as the first permanent capital, it remains full of historic treasures, including some of Japan's oldest and largest temples. It is also famous for its friendly deer population which wander freely throughout Nara Park.
• EXPLORE 3 temples that are designated World Heritage Sites, lots of deer, and a great view of Nara.
• LEARN the ancient history and culture of Nara.
• WALK like a local and travel by train with our friendly local guide.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (8 hours)
– 9:00 am Meetup in your hotel in Kyoto City or Osaka City
– Move to Nara
– Kofukuji Temple (World Heritage Site)
– Nara Park (Deer Park)
– Todaiji Temple & Big buddha (A World Heritage Site).
– Kasuga Shrine (World heritage site)
– 5:00 pm Finish the tour at JR Kyoto Station or Osaka Station.
*We can change this itinerary based on your request.
*You will be picked up and dropped off at your place of choice.
Lobby of your hotel / TBD
PRICE (PER 1 GROUP)
*Capacity: Maximum 6 (If you would like to have more people, please let us know.)
Our guide, Kenji, was great to have navigating subways and trains to get to Nara Park and walk some of the Wakakusayama trial. The summit was spectacular along with walking the trail back to Nara Park. Kenji was proficient in English making it enjoyable and informative for all of us, especially for my college and high school kids. We appreciated all of Kenji’s historical and local knowledge about the Kyoto area.
by Randy Hata (07/10/19)
We did a half day tour in Nara and our guides Reiko and Kazu were great. They were so accommodating and helpful and made sure the tour was interesting for us and our 2 teen agers which isn’t always easy. They were extremely responsive on email to set everything up and made us feel comfortable and confident about the whole tour. I highly recommend taking a tour with them. Company is top notch!
We liked it do much we did a tour in Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo as well.
by Deck32 (07/03/18)
This is an amazing tour, our tour guide Kazu was really great! He was very knowledgeable about Nara and really took care of us throughout the day. He went out of his way to help us with navigating the train system, it was our first full day in Japan. We would use Japan Wonder Travel again for all our tour needs.