Full day Private tour to ancient city Nara, with a bonus trip to Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto.

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Tour Number

Activity Level

58443


Categories

Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture, City

Details

Kid Friendly: No. Yes. Kids are always welcomed. I have four kids and I am a family man. This tour is suitable for children as long as they are supervised by a parent.

Friendly: No.
Walking through unpaved road and getting in and out of public transit are required.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Visit Kofukuji temple, Nara park, Great Buddha hall, and Kasuga shrine.


During this amazing full day tour, you will visit Nara city, the first permanent capital of Japan, and experience the beautiful Nara park with wild but tamed deer and Great Buddha. If we have time, we will extend our visit to Kasuga Shrine, with thousands of stone lanterns along the pilgrimage road. I will take you there via Kintetsu railway, where you can have a quick window view of the ancient Heijyo (Nara) Palace, which was restored in 2011. In Nara, we stroll around from Kofukuji temple with five storied pagoda, to Great Buddha hall at Todaiji temple through Nara park. On your way back to Kyoto via JR train, we may drop by at Fushimi-Inari shrine with thousands of Torii gates, subject to the time schedule.

Itinerary

We will meet at the lobby of your hotel in Kyoto at 8:30 am. We take a subway or a bus and switch to the local train Kintetsu at Kyoto station. About one hour ride on Kintetsu train takes us to Nara. There, we will walk from Kofukuji temple to Todaiji temple, all the way through Nara Park. A lunch is taken at a restaurant located on the way back to the station. Shopping Japanese handicrafts and souveniors is available on your way back to Nara station. Leaving Nara around 14:00 We drop by at Fushimi-Inari shrine around 15:00. Leaving Fushimi Inari before 16:00 we will be back to your hotel around 16:30.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

Transportation Method: We will take a subway/a bus/a local train for three hours per round trip. A seated trip is expected for most of the time, subject to the time and season. Walking through Nara park with deer, and stepping up and down through Fushimi-Inari shrine takes 4.0 hours in the entire trip.

What’s Included

Other: The tour price includes my services as your personal tour guide during your trip and management on your schedule. General consultancy on your sightseeing in Japan, my transport expenses, my meals, and my admissions to facilities are also included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5000 J.Yen - This is an expense per person. Including a subway and local train fare, admissions, and a lunch at a local restaurant(1,500 to 2,000 J.Yen) . Please keep it in mind that local restaurants basically do not accept a credit card, but cash only.

What’s Extra

Other: Your transportation, admissions to facilities, and lunch are not included in the tour price. (It is as stipulated per Estimated Local Cash Needed section.) Also, your purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, and snacks are extra.

Restrictions

I have no license for driving a commercial car that carries passengers.

A Recent Review of this tour

Ken S was our guide in Kyoto on October 27-29. We give him 5 stars. Ken was very knowledgeable and very considerate. One person in our party had some disability and Ken was especially sensitive to his needs, which we appreciated. We enjoyed the sites Ken took us to. He taught us how to use the subways and trains. His English was good. He spent a lot of time with us. We highly recommend him.
John Chin

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    58443


    Categories

    Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No. Yes. Kids are always welcomed. I have four kids and I am a family man. This tour is suitable for children as long as they are supervised by a parent.

    Friendly: No.
    Walking through unpaved road and getting in and out of public transit are required.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

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