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The Essence of Nara Cultural Tour: Big Buddha, Bambi and Backstreets

The Essence of Nara Cultural Tour: Big Buddha, Bambi and Backstreets

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If you don’t speak Japanese, it can be hard to navigate Japan like a local. This tour of Nara, Japan’s ancient capital, is designed to  help you do just that. Leave the crowds of Kyoto behind and discover the peaceful city of Nara: its temples, shrines, traditional houses and divine deer. Explore the backstreets and alleys of the merchants district, and try authentic street food.
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  • 2 hours 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.93
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$98.93
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Nara - Highlights Bike Tour

Nara - Highlights Bike Tour

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Join the highlights Tour at Nara Cycle Tours and meet other travelers, or do it in private and your guide can make this day special for your own group.
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  • 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.69
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$97.69
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Costume Photoshoot in Nara

Costume Photoshoot in Nara

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Return from Osaka with fun-filled memories after a costumed photo shoot in Nara, an extra-special experience that comes with multiple souvenir photos. A hair and make up stylist creates an authentic Japanese look before you don the costume of an Edo-style samurai, princess, or courtesan. You'll receive a USB stick with your photographs on so you don't have to carry photos around for the rest of your vacation.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.37
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$61.37

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Nara - Heart of Nature Bike Tour

Nara - Heart of Nature Bike Tour

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Explore Nara away from all tourists, on a bike, reach the top of Wakakusayama Mountain, explore a lost temple in the forest, admire hidden Buddhist statues carved in stone... A tour that mixes sport, nature and Japanese history for a very unique experience and amazing memories.
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  • 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$146.54
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$146.54
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Kimono rental in Nara Park ( Deer Park) On the town course

Kimono rental in Nara Park ( Deer Park) On the town course

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Kimono Rental Leisurely Stroll in Nara in Kimono. Kimono rental service. You can rent Kimono and take a leisurely stroll in Nara. Please come as you are , there is no preparation necessary.  
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  • Free Cancellation
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$35.70
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$35.70

[Virtual Tour] Viewing Breathtakingly Beautiful Autumn Leaves in Japan

[Virtual Tour] Viewing Breathtakingly Beautiful Autumn Leaves in Japan

Have you ever seen the picture of autumn leaves in Japan? Or did you plan to travel Japan in autumn? If so, this online tour fits you to enjoy the adventure to find natural beauty of Japan on your sofa!! It includes both typical spots & hidden spots with amazing autumc colored leaves. You can also get the instruction to make a trip plan to enjoy autumn leaves!! HIGHLIGHTS ・Virtual experience to explore in nature with scenic autumn leaves ・Get the impotant information to make a plan to go Japan from local Japanese ・You could ask anything you want *All times specified are in Japan Standard Time(GMT +9:00). Please check your time zone*
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  • 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.00
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$9.00
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Village to village walk: Japan's oldest road, Yamanobe ancient trail (Private)

Village to village walk: Japan's oldest road, Yamanobe ancient trail (Private)

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Nara's charm is not only deers but also its traditional country lifestyle, which has been inherited from generations to generations.Half a day off-the-beaten walk to an oldest road "Yamanobe no michi" will lead you to deep cultural understanding on satoyama villages. You will come across small farm stands and people's life.
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  • 8 hours
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$159.69
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$159.69
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Nara Private Tour by Public Transportation from Kyoto

Nara Private Tour by Public Transportation from Kyoto

This is a Nara private tour using by public transportation from Kyoto. The guide will pick you up at the hotel. No problem with train and bus transfers, as the guides are with you! The destinations of the tour includes Todai-ji Temple, Kasuga Taisha, deer park, and other UNESCO World Heritage Site temples! For details of the tour, you can look at the what to expect section and inclusions excursions section of this web page.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$201.21
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$201.21
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Nara Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Nara Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Maximize your time in Nara with a private walking tour that puts you in touch with the real city—via a local who loves it. It’s simple: explain your travel wants, meet your Nara local, and enjoy a tour that puts Nara at your feet. Learn ways to get around, places to see, and hidden local hotspots, and get the info needed to get the most from your visit.
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  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.90
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$35.90
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[Virtual Tour] Enjoy Japanese Ancient City (Nara) with Friendly Deer

[Virtual Tour] Enjoy Japanese Ancient City (Nara) with Friendly Deer

Have you heard about friendly free-roaming deer? Or, have you heard about the giant buddha statue? These are in Nara city which is small but rich in the photogenic & cultural treagers. Also, it will be a nice opportunity to feel the atmosphere of local countryside of Japan. Since Nara is close to Osaka city and Kyoto city, it is the best for someone who consider to stay in Osaka or Kyoto some day but also good for just thinking to travel Japan, too. *It’s NOT a real tour, but online virtual tour. *The time is Japan Standard Time(GMT +9:00). Please exchange to your time. HIGHLIGHTS ・Basic information to travel Japanese ancient capital, Nara & enjoy deer Park virtually ・Local stories you can enjoy Japan more ・Introduction of unfamous but very nice sites to visit around Nara (Local sake brewery, photogenic spot, local nice restaurants)
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.00
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$9.00
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Tea Ceremony at High-class Japanese Restaurant

Tea Ceremony at High-class Japanese Restaurant

Tea Ceremony Experience at Hyakurakusou, a high-class Japanese restaurant with the beautiful garden view. The program offers tea ceremony experience at Japanese traditional room. In the beginning, an instructor will explain about tea ceremony history and a set of instruments. After that, you can watch the demonstration and experience making Japanese green tea on your own. Hyakurakusou provide you a unique opportunity to experience Japanese hospitality and enjoy beautiful culture.Traditional Japanese garden is also one of the main points to visit here. Please feel real Japanese seasons and its beauty of nature.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$79.85
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$79.85

Making a Bamboo Tea Whisk (Chasen) & Japanese Garden

Making a Bamboo Tea Whisk (Chasen) & Japanese Garden

Have a precious experience in the birthplace of tea ceremony and tea whisks! This is very rare opportunity to watch master craftsman Tango Tanimura's fascinating techniques in person. During the program, you can watch the demonstration by Mr Tanimura and try the last step of making a tea whisk under his guidance. Please take it home with you as a original souvenir after completing your tea whisk. The program is held at Hyakurakusou, a high-class Japanese restaurant located in the west of Nara city. There are 10 elaborately designed Japanese houses and a traditional wide garden. Please feel real Japanese seasons and its beauty of nature there.
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  • 2 hours
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$106.46
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$106.46

Nara Todai-ji Lazy Bird Tour <30mins from Kyoto>

Nara Todai-ji Lazy Bird Tour <30mins from Kyoto>

This tour helps you uncover the best of Japan’s ancient capital—Nara in half a day. Visit multiple temples, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Todai-ji Temple, and Kofukuji Temple. Learn about the semi-tame deer that freely roam Nara Park, and visit a sake brewery too. You’ll save hours researching Nara’s highlights by having a guide to lead the way and take you to a shortlist of the city’s best sights.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.50
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$63.50
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Discover Traditional Nara Walking Tour (Full day)

Discover Traditional Nara Walking Tour (Full day)

How about walking around Nara must-see spots with a highly experienced guide?This tour visits three must-see spots in deer park area, Nara. Kasuga-taisha shrine - praised for its beautiful vermilion constructions and three thousand of stone lanterns and hanging lanterns, Todai-ji temple - renowned for its Great Buddha originally created in the eighth century, and Kofuku-ji temple - closely related to Fujiwara family, a noble family once at the summit of its prosperity. Along the way, other scenic spots of Nara, such as Mt. Kasuga, Tobihino hill, Ukimi-do gazebo, and Suikinkutsu (a buried pot that makes harp-like sound with water drops) will also attract your eyes and ears. At the end of the tour, we will take the time to experience Japanese cultures such as origami or kumihimo braiding. This tour is recommended not only for first-time visitors to Nara but also for repeat visitors to discover new charms of Nara.
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  • 7 hours
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$117.11
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$117.11

Nara - Private Family Bike Tour

Nara - Private Family Bike Tour

This bike tour is based on our most popular tour, Nara Highlights, but without Yoshikien Garden and reserved for families with kids. Either your children can ride a bike or not, we are here for you. Explore Nara, the park, visit Kasuga Taisha Shrine and its thousand lanterns, the Kikuichi traditional Japanese knife shop With a guide who will keep you safe and will show you the city in a very unique way. Welcome to Nara with our Family Bike Tour. As it is a private family tour, you can be sure that your guide will take extra care of your group, adjust and adapt the tour based on your preferences.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$439.62
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$439.62
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Full-Day Private Guided Tour to Nara Temples

Full-Day Private Guided Tour to Nara Temples

Nothing better than to discover Nara by the explanations from an -almost-local person! The first fixed capital of Japan, a high city of tradition and history, you will learn more about the history of this city and Japan. I lived in Nara for 3 years and it is my favorite place in Japan. You will discover an ancient capital which became a calm countryside city. Nothing to hurry, nothing to worry!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$244.23
per group
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$244.23
per group
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Nara Half-day Private Tour Osaka/Kyoto departure with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Nara Half-day Private Tour Osaka/Kyoto departure with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Explore Nara with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual guide! Your guide will help you efficiently enjoy a half-day walking tour of Nara and introduce both modern and traditional sides of this dynamic and ancient Japanese city. Nara's proximity to Kyoto and Osaka, and its rich collection of traditional sites, make it an ideal destination for a day trip from either of its larger neighbors. Your private guide can help you efficiently enjoy a half-day walking tour of this ancient Japanese city. You can start your day at your hotel in Osaka, Kyoto. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.70
Price varies by group size
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$102.70
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 Romantic Tour In Nara

Romantic Tour In Nara

An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world! Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. What could be more romantic than exploring Nara’s serene and tranquil parks, temples, and shrines, while beautiful wild deer pass by? You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. What is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. Enjoy a hugely romantic getaway in one of the world’s most beautiful, interesting and historic cities of Japan. Tōdai-ji temple is one of the most visited Temple in Nara by people looking for blessings in their marriage or love life. Did you know the Great Buddha Hall in Tōdai-ji Temple is the largest wooden structure in the world? This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period!
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  • 2 hours
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$481.63
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$481.63
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Nara Lazy Bird Tour

Nara Lazy Bird Tour

This is the perfect tour for first-time visitors to Nara who want to get a good overview in a short space of time. You won’t have to worry about navigating as a guide takes you around a shortlist of Nara’s best sights. See the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Todai-ji Temple, and Kasuga Taisha Shrine, visit the traditional houses of Naramachi, and see the city’s many semi-wild deer.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.84
Price varies by group size
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$79.84
Price varies by group size
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Relax in Nara: Deer Park, Todai-ji Temple and Merchants' Town

Relax in Nara: Deer Park, Todai-ji Temple and Merchants' Town

Nara city is rapidly gaining popularity as a tourist destination. As the capital of Japan in the 8th century, it can offer a variety of old temples and shrines, but also the charm of its former merchants’ quarter with quaint old houses serving as shops or restaurants. In this tour we will visit the biggest and most famous temple and shrine dating back to the 8th century as well as the old townscape.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$148.91
Price varies by group size
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$148.91
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Private Sumo Premium Tour

Private Sumo Premium Tour

Have a once-in-a-lifetime experience with amateur wrestlers in Katsuragi, a birthplace of Sumo! According to Japan’s oldest historical record, the first Sumo was held in Katsuragi City, Nara.Kehayaza, the Sumo Museum of Katsuragi City, opened in 1990.There is a sumo ring which is the same size as regular tournaments. Special thing in Kehayaza is anyone can step onto the sumo ring here.This program will provide you a special chance to learn sumo terms, manners, sumo-themed songs(Sumo-jink), practice schedule and watch real match by amateur sumo wrestlers.In addition, one of the highlights of this program is you can take part in the sumo practice and match with sumo costume or mawashi, a loincloth.Here is the perfect place to enjoy the special Sumo program you have never experienced!
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  • 5 hours
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$1,149.78
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$1,149.78
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Kickstart Nara city with local

Kickstart Nara city with local

This is a walking tour with your private tour guide who have lived Nara more than 10 years and have worked at tourist information center before.
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  • Free Cancellation
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$14.65
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$14.65

Private Tour - Visit a Famous Remain with more than 1000 years History!

Private Tour - Visit a Famous Remain with more than 1000 years History!

Are you excited to hear there is a 1300 years old remain under reconstruction? If yes there is no way to skip this tour! Its been more than 60 years since a research team started digging and reconstructing Heijo Palace but it is said that only one-third of it is revealed so far. But in 2018 a memorial park was built where you can visit reproduced huge buildings by bikes and Segway! You will also a dynamic video showing the ancient days on a five dimension screen in a VR theater. You can enjoy the thousand-year-old remain and the latest technology at the same time on this tour! Don’t forget to book your tour to visit a famous remain, with your otomo guide!
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  • 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.81
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$92.81
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 The best of Nara walking tour

The best of Nara walking tour

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Well known for its roaming deer, the ancient capital of Japan is a wonderful place to visit, filled with history, nature, and fresh air aplenty. With a great combination of shrines, temples, parks, and amazing views, it makes for a stress-free wandering experience. Where is the largest bronze Buddha statue in the world found in Nara? You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Did you know deers found on Nara Deer Park are believed to be the messengers of the gods in the Shinto religion? If you bow to the deer (with senbei in hand), they might just bow back! You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Nara. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
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  • 2 hours
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$481.63
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$481.63
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