Walk Nara Emperor Road with a Private Guide

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Tour Number

Activity Level

422082


Categories

First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

"Emperor's Gloom"


Nara was the first capital of Japan.
It is rich in temples and shrines, historical sites and cultural assets.

In this tour you visit Horyuji first, Japan's first world heritage site, the oldest wooden building in the world.
For Japanese it is the hometown of their soul. Constructed 1400 years ago. It still retains the original shape.

Next you visit Todaiji Temple and stroll around Nara Park.
Todaiji is the biggest wooden structure in the world.
Inside is the Great Buddha Statue.

For a long time in my career, I wished that my guests and locals could eat and talk with each other, exchanging their culture and spending time together.
You may look at Japan from the inside. Then your tour will become a different thing.

After the tour, you may dine at a traditional restaurant with locals.
It's delicious in taste, very reasonable in price, very friendly in atmosphere.
New encounters often give birth to unexpected friendship.

You can also make customized tours according to your wishes.

Itinerary

- Horyuji Temple
- Nara Park
- Todaiji Temple
- Kasuga Taisya Shrine

- (Dinner with Locals - optional)

I can meet you at the cruise ship terminal of Kobe or Osaka Port. Please note that it takes about 80 minutes to reach Nara from Kobe, and 50 minutes from Osaka, so this will reduce out time to tour in Nara.

Hotel pickup is included in Nara city.
Hotel pickup is not included in other cities or cruise ports.
Pickup fee : 2000 yen

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: - JR Nara Station
- Kintetsu Nara Station
- Your hotel in Nara city

If you stay in Kyoto or Osaka, I'll tell you how to get to the stations.
If you're passengers on a cruise ship, I will tell you how to get the stations.
The access to Nara is very easy and simple.
On your request, I pick you up at the port.

I can meet you at the cruise ship terminal of Kobe or Osaka Port. Please note that it takes about 80 minutes to reach Nara from Kobe, and 50 minutes from Osaka, so this will reduce out time to tour in Nara.

End location: - JR Nara Station
- Kintetsu Nara Station
- Your hotel in Nara city

If you stay and have dinner at the final destination, I'll tell you how to get back.

Duration: 8 hours

The standard tour is 8 hours. In case of having dinner with locals, 10 hours.

Transportation

Public Transportation
Walking

What’s Included

My service as your private guide. It also includes my own expenses (transportation to and from the meeting place, lunch and entrance fees).

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3000 yen - 3000 yen/person - admission fee (Todaiji 600 yen, Horyuji 1500 yen)
transportation fee (900yen).

When you stay in Osaka or Kyoto, additional transportation fares are necessary (about 2000 yen).

In case you dine, 3000 - 3500 yen is added per person. Dinner is not included in guide fee.

What’s Extra

- Your transportation fares
- Your entrance fees
- Your meals

-Taxi(s) may be used. (you'll pay taxis depending on the traffic conditions)

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

An excellent adjusted tour with a very warm and friendly gentleman. Strongly recommended for anyone who enjoys learning the historical perspective surrounding the beautiful places seen.
Troy Kramer

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