City, Museums / Culture
Kid Friendly: Yes. Yes. This tour is suitable for children as long as they are supervised by a parent.
You must enjoy walking short distances and be able to get in and out of a taxi and/or public transit.
Maximum travelers: 8
Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)
Let's explore the first permanent capital of Japan!
You will enjoy a rustic and relaxing Nara city, an ancient capital of Japan. You should not miss this old city since you come to Japan all the way. Nara is a lovely old city. In this 8-hour tour you can visit Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine or Horyuji temple on top of the Nara park area.
We will go to Nara from Kyoto by train.
There are two options in a full-day tour.
1) Kyoto - train - Nara - Nara Park - Todaiji temple (Big Buddha) - (Kasuga shrine)- bus - Nara station - train - Horyuji temple (oldest wooden buildings in the world) - train - Kyoto station
2) Kyoto - train - Nara - Kofukuji temple - Nara Park - Todaiji temple - (Kasuga shrine) - bus - Nara station - - train - Fushimi Inari shrine - train - Kyoto
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet with you at your hotel in Kyoto city, Kyoto station, a convenient place for you. If the meeting location is outside Kyoto city, travel expenses are needed.
End location: JR Kyoto station or your hotel or I will tell you how to get any place you would like to go to.
Duration: 8 hours
train and bus
My services as your personal tour guide and help with transportation to and from your hotel and go around/my travel costs and my admissions
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5000 yen - Your travel expenses, admissions and meals
Your travel expenses, admissions of Todaiji temple(500yen) and Horyuji temple(1500yen)and lunch(max 1000yen)
Since I do not have a commercial driver's license, I cannot drive during tours.
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Chizuko is an excellent guide. She was punctual, knowledgeable about historical and religious history, and provided succinct responses to our many questions. Her tour covered several religious shrines; one of the edge of Kyoto and the others in Nara proper. A group of six was moved on public transit through large crowds and walked quite a bit and learned a great deal about the importance of Nara. All felt Chizuko provided an informative tour and was a person with whom we enjoyed spending our day.