morning Nara - afternoon Osaka - Private Tour


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Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour can be enjoyed by children as long as they are supervised by a parent.

Friendly: No.
You must be able to walk up and down stairs without elevators.

Maximum travelers: 6



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Let's enjoy two cities with a licensed guide

I will take you on an around 7 hour tour of the city of Nara and Osaka from your hotel in Osaka , Osaka cruise ship terminal, or JR Shin-Osaka station, mainly on foot and using the public transportation system like the train.

Nara was the capital of Japan in the 8th century, and the city still keeps a serene and traditional atmosphere. We'll visit Todaiji Temple, popular for Great Buddha (a huge Buddhist statue) and Nara Park, popular for tame deer. We'll take a taxi or a bus from Nara station to the first destination (approx. 1000 yen for a taxi).

Osaka also has a long history, and developed as a commercial city. We'll visit Osaka Castle.

I love to eat. Please let me know if there is anything you'd like to eat.

When you stay in Osaka, it is easy to visit Nara. Let me arrange a memorable visit.


Todaiji Temple (Great Buddha)
Nara Park
Osaka Castle

# We'll take Kintetsu train (or JR train) from Osaka to Nara, and also from Nara to Osaka.

The itinerary is flexible.
Please let me know if you'd like to visit other places.
If a facility on the itinerary is closed, other options will be offered.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I'll meet at your hotel in Osaka, or JR Shin-Osaka station.
** If you're passengers on a cruise ship, I will meet you at Osaka or Kobe cruise ship terminal.

End location: I'll take you back to the place where we met . But if you'd like to stay at the final destination, I'll tell you how to get back before I leave.
For passengers on a cruise ship, I will see you off at the cruise ship terminal.

Duration: 7 hours

The tour duration might be affected by the weather or the traffic.


This is a moderate walking tour using public transportation mainly the train/subway.

What’s Included

Other: my public tranportation fares
my meal
Admission is free for guides.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3500 JPY - transportation approx. 2000 yen (depending on where we start the tour) ** If you bring JR pass, you'll use it from Nara to Osaka there and back.
Todaiji Temple (Great Buddha) 500 yen
lunch approx. 1000 yen

If you'd like to enter Osaka Castle Tower (museum), 600 JPY is necessary.

What’s Extra

Other: 1.your transportation fares
2.your admission fees
3.your meal(s),drinks, snacks and your other personal purchases
4.your insurance (you'll pay taxis only when we need to take taxis, or only when you prefer taxis)

I require that you be covered by your 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.
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'm not a driver. My tour is conducted using public transportation, like buses, subways and trains.

A Recent Review of this tour

Toyoko was the best! Very patient and accommodating. We learned a lot from her, about the city (Nara) and it's history. We had a great time in Nara. Many many thanks!
Mary Anne V.

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