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Treasures and Important Cultural Properties including various artworks (statues, paintings and craft works), plus historical documents and books.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 Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
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.
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)
I do not have a commercial driver's license, so I cannot drive during tours.
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My wife and I spent 2 days with Meiko at the beginning of November. She is very professional, wonderfully well organised, and an excellent educator. She has a delightful sense of humour and comes across as being a very special person who you would be honoured to have as a friend. We've had a number of guides in different countries over the years and none have been better than Meiko. We recommend her unreservedly as she has created one of our very best memories of this wonderful trip to Japan.