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Nara Highlight Walking & local Sake tasting tour (Small-Group)

Nara Highlight Walking & local Sake tasting tour (Small-Group) - Nara, Japan

Duration: 4 hours
Location: Nara, Japan

From USD
$80.00

Nara is Japan's first permanent capital which was established in the year 710.
That history is older than Kyoto.
There are full of historic treasures, including some of Japan's oldest and largest temples.
Also, Nara is known as the birthplace of Japanese sake.
We'd like to take you to the highlight places like the Kasuga Shrine (which features over 3,000 stone and bronze lanterns), Nigatsudo (Great view spot), Todaiji (largest Buddha statue in Japan),
Kohukuji (five story pagoda), Nara park (many deer) and photogenic Nara town with local sake brewery.
Our tour is small group. It's good to walk and talk with local guide with few people.
You can efficiently explore Nara area for 4 hours.

【Remarks】
*This tour can arrange from 2 guests ... More info ›

Nara is Japan's first permanent capital which was established in the year 710.
That history is older than Kyoto.
There are full of historic treasures, including some of Japan's oldest and largest temples.
Also, Nara is known as the birthplace of Japanese sake.
We'd like to take you to the highlight places like the Kasuga Shrine (which features over 3,000 stone and bronze lanterns), Nigatsudo (Great view spot), Todaiji (largest Buddha statue in Japan),
Kohukuji (five story pagoda), Nara park (many deer) and photogenic Nara town with local sake brewery.
Our tour is small group. It's good to walk and talk with local guide with few people.
You can efficiently explore Nara area for 4 hours.

【Remarks】
*This tour can arrange from 2 guests. If you are 1 person, please send us inquiry first.
*If you can't drink Sake, we would like to change other drink or sweets.

Begin your afternoon adventure to meet up with your guide at JR Nara Station.
You can directly come there from Osaka (app. 50min.) or Kyoto (app. 70 min.)
From JR Nara Station, you and your guide will take a local bus to the path leading to Kasuga Taisha Shrine, one of the World Heritage Sites in Nara. 

To walk on the entrance path with viewing sacred groove, you will arrive at Kasuga Taisha Shrine.
This is one of the must-see place in Nara, you can imagine what Japanese Shintoism is exactly here.
Especially the dark hall with 3,000 latern (Fujinami-no-ya hall) must make you feel mysterious.

After leaving Kasuga Taisha Shrine, your guide take you to Nigatsudo Temple with enjoying the view of native woods and passing by swordsmith.
At the terrace of Nigatsu-do Temple, you can enjoy the breathtaking view of entire Nara city and surrounding mountains.

Your third destination is main hall of Todai-ji Tmeple which is absolutely famous for the giant Buddha statue.
That statue is one of the lagest bronze Buddha statues in Japan, and also that hall is one of the largest wooden buildings in the world.
After you savour it enough, have a small break with deers in the Nara park beside Nandaimon Gate.
During this small break, you can buy some souvenir around there.

Next, your guide will take you to a local sake brewery with more than 130 years history.
On the way of that, there are the famous five story's pogota of Kofuku-ji Temple and scenic Ukimi-do pavilion surrounding by pond.
When you arrive at the sake brewery, let's taste five different local sake!!
Since Nara is known as the birth palce of Japanese Sake and blessed with natural environment, you may encounter high-quality Sake.
If you could find a good one, it would be a good idea to buy it for a souvenir.

At the end of your tour, you and your guide will head to JR Nara station to go through the scenic and cultural narrow street in Naramachi.
Enjoy the view of well-preserved townhouses and the unique atmosphere of Naramachi.

After this tour, if you prefer to spend more time around Nara, you can stay there.
If you want to go back to Kyoto or Osaka, you can take a train from Nara Station.
If you have a question about the transportation, your dinner, or your travel plan, do not hesitate to ask your guide.
We will advice you about Nara, Osaka or Kyoto like your local friend!!

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Yamato-Koriyama Castle and Goldfish Small-Group Tour from Nara

Yamato-Koriyama Castle and Goldfish Small-Group Tour from Nara - Nara, Japan

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Nara, Japan

From USD
$74.72

Yamato-Koriyama is located in the northern part of Nara Prefecture and flourished as a castle town since ancient times. Nowadays, it is a city rich in historic vibe and also known as one of the best producers of goldfish in Japan ... More info ›

Yamato-Koriyama is located in the northern part of Nara Prefecture and flourished as a castle town since ancient times. Nowadays, it is a city rich in historic vibe and also known as one of the best producers of goldfish in Japan. Here we offer a walking tour which shows you the spots unique to Yamato-Koriyama including the symbolic Koriyama Castle, the"K Coffee" featuring an one-of-a-kind fish tank converted from a phone booth, a goldfish production facility "Kingyoda", and the Goldfish Museum.

After meeting up with your local guide at Yamato-Koriyama Station located in Nara Prefecture, first visit Koriyama Castle, a proud symbol of the city.

The castle was built in the 16th century, and is known as one of the most famous cherry blossoms viewing spots in Japan in the spring, as noted in the definitive "Japan Cherry Blossom Hundred Picks" list. Depending on the season, here you can enjoy cherry blossoms (spring) or vivid fall colors (autumn). Spending approx. 45 minutes at Koriyama Castle will wow you because not only the stunning stone walls and architecture, but also its glorious harmony with nature as well as splendid exterior gate that was relocated from Negoriji in Wakayama Prefecture. You cannot miss the breathtaking view from the top that overlooks the town of Yamato-Koriyama.

Next, you will have the opportunity to explore Yanagi-cho shopping street, where the old castle town streets remain to this day. Highlights include Kazuki Inari Shrine with its elegant atmosphere, a Japanese sweet shop "Kikuya" that boasts a history of more than 400 years, and the cafe "K Coffee" featuring the one-of-a-kind fish tank converted from a phone booth. At "K Coffee" you can take a break and take some interesting photos of the goldfish swimming in the phone booth while sipping freshly roasted coffee. Your total time in the Yanagimachi shopping street area will be about 60 minutes.

At the final stop on the tour, explore the goldfish production center known as "Kingyoda" located just outside the center of the city. Yamato-Koriyama City hosts one of Japan's leading goldfish production sites, distributing approximately 60 million goldfish nationwide, or about 40% of the national share. Here on the outskirts of the city, the "Kingyoda" facility maintains about 50 hectares of goldfish culturing ponds, and the visuals of seeing great numbers of goldfish swimming about such a large area is something unforgettable. You’ll also visit Koriyama Goldfish Museum to learn more about the history and photograph various kinds of goldfish. Altogether, you will have around 50 minutes to enjoy the museum before heading back to the Yamato-Koriyama Station when the tour concludes.

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Private Excursion to Nara

Private Excursion to Nara - Nara, Japan

Duration: 4 hours
Location: Nara, Japan

From USD
$115.87

Nara Park can be compared to Hyde Park in London or Central Park in New York as the most visited park with the world famous historic sites located inside and were coincidentally established in the same century. During the guided tour in Nara Park, you will visit two major spots built in the 9th century, which are registered as UNESCO World Heritage sites ... More info ›

Nara Park can be compared to Hyde Park in London or Central Park in New York as the most visited park with the world famous historic sites located inside and were coincidentally established in the same century. During the guided tour in Nara Park, you will visit two major spots built in the 9th century, which are registered as UNESCO World Heritage sites. One is the world’s largest bronze statue of Buddha seated in the Great Buddha Hall, the largest wooden construction in the world. The other is Kasuga Taisha Shrine. This is the round-trip excursion program starting at Kyoto Station including comfortable transfer by the limited express with reserved seats.

For this private round-trip excursion, you will meet the guide at 9:15am at the lobby of Hotel Granvia Kyoto in the Kyoto Station building. Then, transfer to Nara by the limited express with reserved seats. Out of total 4-hour tour, you will have about two hours to walk in Nara Park while covering two of the World Heritage sites such as Todaiji Temple (Great Buddha Hall) and Kasuga Taisha Shrine. The tour finishes after returning back to Kyoto at 1:16pm.

Itinerary:
09:15am Meeting at the lobby of Hotel Granvia Kyoto at Kyoto Station
09:15am-10:20am Transfer to Nara by the limited express (reserved seat)
10:20am-12:20pm Guided tour in Nara Park
12:20pm-1:16pm Tour ends at Kyoto Station

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Private Walking Tour of Nara with a Photographer

Private Walking Tour of Nara with a Photographer - Nara, Japan

Duration: 4 hours
Location: Nara, Japan

From USD
$505.61

The tour begins at the incredible Todaiji Temple where you will see the world’s largest Buddha statue at approximately 50 feet. You will then head to the famous Nara Park nearby where thousands of very friendly deer interact with visitors ... More info ›

The tour begins at the incredible Todaiji Temple where you will see the world’s largest Buddha statue at approximately 50 feet. You will then head to the famous Nara Park nearby where thousands of very friendly deer interact with visitors. Then you will head to the Wakamiya Shrine and finally end the tour at the National Treasure Museum at Kofukuji. On this private tour, you will also have photos taken of you while being guided.

This half-day tour will start at the famous Todaiji Temple, which houses the world's largest bronze Buddha statue. Then head to the Tahouzan Jippoji before going to the Wakamiya Shrine. Your tour will end at the National Treasure Museum at Kofukuji.

This tour includes a photography service from a professional photographer with 10 years of experience in the industry. Your experienced guides/photographers will guide you around the sights and photograph you along the way, both casually and posed. This service is for any group of people from friends, individuals, couples and families, as well as for engagement photos/ceremonies. 

Your Native English-speaking and/or Arabic-speaking photographers/guides will preserve your unforgettable memories. At the end of your tour, unedited JPEG photo data on an SD Card will be handed to you. This way, you'll be able to document your exciting trip than with beautiful photographs that will last a lifetime!

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Private Kyoto and Nara Tour with a Photographer

Private Kyoto and Nara Tour with a Photographer - Nara, Japan

Duration: 9 hours
Location: Nara, Japan

From USD
$871.80

The Tour begins at the incredible Fushimi Inari Shrine, then we will go south to Nara and visit Todaiji Temple and also we will see the world’s largest Buddha statue! Nearby we will head to Nara Park where very friendly deer interact with visitors. Next up is Kasuga Taisha Shinto Shrine and we will end the tour at Kofukuji Temple which features an impressive pagoda and the National Treasure Museum at Kofukuji. Tour runs a total of 9 hours (approx) from 9 am (pick up time) – 6 pm (drop off time) with pickup and drop off; from/to your Hotel or any place within Kyoto. Be photographed! Have beautiful photos taken of you while being guided on a private tour ... More info ›

The Tour begins at the incredible Fushimi Inari Shrine, then we will go south to Nara and visit Todaiji Temple and also we will see the world’s largest Buddha statue! Nearby we will head to Nara Park where very friendly deer interact with visitors. Next up is Kasuga Taisha Shinto Shrine and we will end the tour at Kofukuji Temple which features an impressive pagoda and the National Treasure Museum at Kofukuji. Tour runs a total of 9 hours (approx) from 9 am (pick up time) – 6 pm (drop off time) with pickup and drop off; from/to your Hotel or any place within Kyoto. Be photographed! Have beautiful photos taken of you while being guided on a private tour. Our experienced guides/photographers will tour you around the sights, and photograph you along the way, both casually and posed. Our Native English Language and/or Native Arabic Language photographers/guides will preserve unforgettable memories for your enjoyment for years to come!

This 9 hour tour starts out by visiting Fushimi Inari Shrine, then south to Todaiji Temple, then to Nara Park, then to Kasuga Taisha Shinto Shrine, then to Kofukuji Temple, then finally to National Treasure Museum at Kofukuji. Tour runs a total of 9 hours (approx) from 9 am (pick up time) – 6 pm (drop off time) with pickup and drop off; from/to your Hotel or any place within Kyoto. This tour includes photography service from an 10+ year experienced professional photographer. At the conclusion of the Photo Tour, unedited JPEG photo data on an SD Card will be handed to you. What better way to document your exciting trip than with beautiful photographs that will last a lifetime!

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A Complete Kimono Experience in Nara

A Complete Kimono Experience in Nara - Nara, Japan

Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Nara, Japan

From USD
$56.10

Stroll through the streets of Nara in your hand-picked kimono during your 3 hour introduction into the world of Japan’s most iconic clothing. After a class on kimono history you will be taught how to dress, with amazing patience and attention to detail, the staff will help you understand the intricate process ... More info ›

Stroll through the streets of Nara in your hand-picked kimono during your 3 hour introduction into the world of Japan’s most iconic clothing. After a class on kimono history you will be taught how to dress, with amazing patience and attention to detail, the staff will help you understand the intricate process. Knowing that you have learned the traditions and perfected the art yourself is truly rewarding, and the final outfit, with finishing touches from the teachers, is stunning.

You’ll transform into a kimono expert during your 90 min class with the only school of its kind in Japan. The class will be held at the shop in the heart of Nara. Starting with a class on the history and development of the kimono, you will learn how the styles have changed and what they mean, encompassing seasons, hopes and themes. You can use your knowledge to select your perfect kimono from a wide range of choices, with teachers standing by to help with finding your perfect match. The intricate process of dressing will be thoroughly explained in the practice dressing, with each element introduced and worn, so you can perfect the art yourself, before the final dressing. Once you are ready, you can begin your final look, adding finishing touches and accessories with the help of the teachers. You’ll soon be stepping confidently out to pose for photos and enjoy the feel of a complete traditional kimono. A certificate with commemorative photo will be awarded after the class and you can rent the kimono to stroll around Nara if you like! You can take your time and appreciate the full process of the art of the kimono, from the history, to the selection, to the end result.

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