Enjoy the charm of Nara with a private guide
Let's visit Japan's first permanent capital which was established in 710.
Todai-ji Temple is known for its "Daibutsu-san, " or Great Buddha. It is a representative temple in Nara, with an imposing appearance of the largest wooden structure in the world.
The Kofuku-ji Temple was prospered as a forerunner of "Buddhism for aristocrats" in the Nara period (710-794). In the vast precincts, there are the Chukon-do Hall, the Tokon-do Hall, the Hokuen-do Hall, the Nan'en-do Hall, the Five-storied Pagoda, the Three-storied Pagoda, and more! The temple's Treasure House is one of the highlights. It houses National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties including various artworks (statues, paintings and craft works), plus historical documents and books.
Kasuga Taisha shrine lies in a primeval forest. The brilliant vermilion edifices are beautifully contrasted with their surrounding greenery.
Let's visit and enjoy must-see 4 sites!
JR Kyoto station or Kintetsu Kyoto Station
(If you have Japan Rail Pass, we will use JR line. )
Kasuga Taisha Shrine or Fushimi Inari shrine
JR Kyoto Station or Kintetsu Kyoto Station
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your Hotel in Kyoto city or at the entrance of Kyoto Tourist Information Center on the second floor of JR Kyoto Station Building
End location: JR Kyoto Station or Your Hotel in Kyoto city
Duration: 8 hours
The tour duration might be affected by the weather or the traffic.
We will take a public bus. It is sometimes advisable to take a taxi in order to save time.
My service as your private guide. It also includes my transportation cost and entrance fees.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5800 JPY - Train fare: 1420 yen-2,260yen(if you take the limited express train on Kintetsu line)
Bus fare: 420 yen
Lunch: 1500 yen per person
Admission fee per person:1,600 yen (Todaiji:500 yen, Kofukuji:1,100 yen)
Your travel costs
Your admission fee
Lunch for yourself and your guide
(You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and restaurant meals.)
I require that you be covered by your own travel insurance policies.
I cannot offer tours to individuals not covered by their own travel insurance policies. By accepting my services and participating in the tour, you release me of any liability for any injury or accident occurring during the tour. If you are not covered by your own travel insurance policy, please let me know as soon as possible.
While it is extremely unlikely that an accident will happen, I cannot accept responsibility for unforeseen events that may occur before, during or after the tour. Of course, you can rest assured that I will make every effort to make sure that your tour is a safe one, and that includes avoiding major streets and traffic as much as possible.
I do not have a commercial driver's license, so I cannot drive during tours.
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Meiko was fantastic. Her knowledge of Nara was unparalled, and she was very willing to share this knowledge with us. Great English and a great personality.