Recent Searches
Clear

Learn more about our Covid-19 response.

Read More

Learn more about our Covid-19 response.

Read More

Top Nara Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Saved to wishlist!
When are you traveling?
Select Dates
Popular
Search experiences that may have limited interaction with crowds.
Search experiences with increased health and safety practices.
These experiences are highly rated by travelers and have met our top quality standards.
Search tours and activities you can do from home.

You are viewing Virtual Experiences in Nara. See more Virtual Experiences around the globe. 🌎

Price
$0
$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials
Private Sightseeing Tours
Sightseeing Tours
Cultural Tours
Historical Tours
City Tours
Half-day Tours
Private and Luxury
Walking Tours
Bus Tours
Rail Tours
More

45 results | All Nara Tours

Sort by:Featured

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

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

star-5
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.
More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$99.86
From
$99.86
Taking safety measures

Nara - Highlights Bike Tour

Nara - Highlights Bike Tour

star-5
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.
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$98.60
From
$98.60
Taking safety measures

[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)
More
  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
$12.00
Price varies by group size
From
$12.00
Price varies by group size

Hey, nice badge.
Experiences with this badge meet our highest quality standards and are loved by travelers like you.
Learn more
Discover Traditional Nara Walking Tour (Half day)

Discover Traditional Nara Walking Tour (Half day)

Stroll through 3 of historic Nara’s most iconic landmarks with a professional, English-speaking guide. Get to know the temples and scenic gardens of Nara. Meet your guide at the JR Nara Station, and walk at a relaxed pace to visit Kasuga-Taisha Shrine, the Great Buddha in Todaiji Temple, and Kofuku-ji Temple. Meet the divine deer of Nara along your way.
More
  • 4 hours
From
$91.34
From
$91.34

Nara Full-Day Private Tour Osaka/Kyoto departure with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Nara Full-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 full-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 full-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 six-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.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$129.58
Price varies by group size
From
$129.58
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Costume Photoshoot in Nara

Costume Photoshoot in Nara

star-5
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.
More
  • 50 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$61.94
From
$61.94

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.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$64.09
Price varies by group size
From
$64.09
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

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

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

star-5
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.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$103.66
Price varies by group size
From
$103.66
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Nara Custom Full Day Tour

Nara Custom Full Day Tour

This private and customizable tour for Nara is perfect for guests who would like to have their own itinerary planned based on their interests and preferences, allowing guests to experience the city at their own pace.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$260.32
Price varies by group size
From
$260.32
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Tour - A Tour to Explore the Ancient and Modern Japanese Culture

Private Tour - A Tour to Explore the Ancient and Modern Japanese Culture

Interested in an elegant mixture of ancient and modern Japanese culture? The ancient city Nara with a history of longer than 1,000 years would be the best place for you! Especially, the Naramachi area still has beautiful traditional houses and modern shops renovated from ancient facilities. You will have a Japanese breakfast at a renovated traditional Japanese style house. There is a lot that makes this tour a special one: a traditional Japanese style house which is older than 300 years, toys children used to play with back then, a breathtaking statue of Buddha, and more! Don’t forget to book your tour to appreciate the great harmony of the ancient and modern Japanese culture!
More
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$118.33
From
$118.33
Taking safety measures

Nara - Heart of Nature Bike Tour

Nara - Heart of Nature Bike Tour

star-5
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.
More
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$147.91
From
$147.91
Taking safety measures

E-bike rental- in Nara (Kintetsu-Nara shop)

E-bike rental- in Nara (Kintetsu-Nara shop)

Nara has many tourist attractions to visit. But surely you have no time? Rental bicycles are the best way to get around the sights efficiently. With a bike you can drop in anywhere you like. You can move around comfortably while looking at the beautiful city, without worrying about traffic jam like a car. ■All bicycles are maintained by mechanic. ■You can rent a bike for up to 24 hours at one day price ■Returnable after closing ■There are also many other types of bicycles, such as city bike or kids bike. Please check our website for details. ■Child seat is available for free. But please note that children weighing less than 22 kg can sit in it. ■There are only a few small electric bicycles (22-inch), so if you need a smaller size please email us in advance.
More
  • 1 hour to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
From
$13.02
From
$13.02

Private Nara Deer and Sake Adventure - Easy Day Trip from Kyoto or Osaka!

Private Nara Deer and Sake Adventure - Easy Day Trip from Kyoto or Osaka!

star-5
Explore Nara's scenic beauty and sake on this all inclusive, private tour. A convenient day trip from either Kyoto or Osaka, Nara is a must see on any traveler's list. From the numerous wild deer that roam free in the streets to multiple UNESCO world heritage sites like the giant Buddha at Todaiji, explore both the famous sites and the places that lie just a little off the beaten path. End your day with a one of a kind Japanese sake rice wine brewery tour and tasting in Nara's old town merchant quarters surrounded by medieval townhouses and storefronts. All entrance fees, the sake tasting, and a snack are included in the price so no need to fret about any hidden fees.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$147.91
Price varies by group size
From
$147.91
Price varies by group size

E-bike rental- in Nara (JR-Nara shop)

E-bike rental- in Nara (JR-Nara shop)

Nara has many tourist attractions to visit. But surely you have no time? Rental bicycles are the best way to get around the sights efficiently. With a bike you can drop in anywhere you like. You can move around comfortably while looking at the beautiful city, without worrying about traffic jam like a car. ■All bicycles are maintained by mechanic. ■You can rent a bike for up to 24 hours at one day price ■Returnable after closing ■There are also many other types of bicycles, such as regular bike or kids bike. Please check our website for details. ■The number of small e-bikes (22 inches and 24 inches) is limited. If you need small e-bikes, please confirm by email to our shop in advance. ■Child seat is available for free. But please note that only children weighing less than 22 kg can sit in it.
More
  • 1 hour to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
From
$13.35
From
$13.35

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.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$80.59
Price varies by group size
From
$80.59
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

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!
More
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$93.67
From
$93.67
Taking safety measures

All must-sees in 3 hours - Nara Park Classic Tour!

All must-sees in 3 hours - Nara Park Classic Tour!

This is a guided walking tour covering all must-sees of Nara Park area. Instead of looking down at your smartphones or guidebooks for information, look up and around to enjoy the city. Our guide is sure to tell you history, picture spots, about deer and so on. The tour usually ends around 1 pm; you have enough time to explore the city on your own afterwards.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$29.58
From
$29.58
Taking safety measures

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.
More
  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$35.90
Price varies by group size
From
$35.90
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

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.
More
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$14.79
From
$14.79

Nara Half Day Trip Walking Tour

Nara Half Day Trip Walking Tour

star-5
-Time to start the Nara historical walking tour- We will explore a Japanese old town that is extremely different from what we know of metropolitan Tokyo. Walking between the historical buildings, we can go inside a merchant's house and see how the people around here lived. -Continue to walk to a secret spot, which has been hidden for centuries- Welcome to a hidden Japanese pyramid. Let's take a break from walking(or hiking) as you observe this mysterious structure in the middle of a quiet town. -Walk inside Nara park and interact with cute wild deer- Explore the beautiful red shrine housing hundreds of lanterns and go see a huge temple with a great Buddha statue. Around here, you can interact with some wild deers. You will see how "polite" they are! Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$102.94
From
$102.94
Taking safety measures

Nara Early Bird Tour

Nara Early Bird Tour

Nara is the ancient capital of Japan prior to Kyoto, and the Japanese dynasty started from this area. In this tour, you will visit representing sightseeing and photo spots in Nara. This tour is designed to enable you to enjoy spots in a completely relaxed way while strolling around early in the morning with fresh air and fewer tourists. Nara is the only place in the world where about 1,300 wild deer roam freely. You can get really close to those cute animals and feed them while they bow begging for deer crackers. Let's experience ancient Japanese culture and enjoy the site of adorable animals.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$150.43
Price varies by group size
From
$150.43
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Heijo Palace Walking Tour (Half Day)

Heijo Palace Walking Tour (Half Day)

Visit the “Heijo Palace;” one of the World Heritage site “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara.” This is the remains of the ancient capital of Japan. Some of the architecture has been reconstructed in the same scale and style from ancient times; such as “Imperial Audience Hall” where various rituals were conducted, “Suzaku-mon Gate” which was the front gate to the palace, and “Suzaku-oji Avenue” which was the main street of the ancient capital. Let’s explore and think about the people who built the Japanese capital more than 1,300 years ago, and experience some of ancient lives and cultures.
More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
From
$42.98
From
$42.98

 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!
More
  • 2 hours
From
$492.48
per group
From
$492.48
per group

Heijo Palace and Yamato Koriyama Walking Tour (Full Day)

Heijo Palace and Yamato Koriyama Walking Tour (Full Day)

In the morning, visit the “Heijo Palace;” one of the World Heritage site “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara.” This is the remains of the ancient capital of Japan. Some of the architecture has been reconstructed in the same scale and style from ancient times; such as “Imperial Audience Hall” where various rituals were conducted, “Suzaku-mon Gate” which was the front gate to the palace, and “Suzaku-oji Avenue” which was the main street of the ancient capital. Let’s explore and think about the people who built the Japanese capital more than 1,300 years ago, and experience some of ancient lives and cultures.  In the afternoon, you will visit a castle town “Yamato koriyama” prospered in and after the 16th century. Enjoy strolling through the castle town, where traditional Japanese streetscapes and lives still remain.
More
  • 7 hours
From
$107.45
From
$107.45

Filters
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the best Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises in Nara?
Q:
What Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises in Nara are taking additional safety precautions?
Q:
What Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises in Nara are good for avoiding crowds?

Things to do near Nara