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)
# 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.
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.
I'm not a driver. My tour is conducted using public transportation, like buses, subways and trains.
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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.