Nara Highlights - Private Tour


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Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes. Yes. Children need to be able to walk for 8 hours and be supervised by a parent.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 6



Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Enjoy the charm of Nara with a private guide

I will take you a 8-hour tour of Nora. First we visit Yoshikien Garden, a nice Japanese garden, then walk to Todaiji Temple to see the Great Image of Buddha, 15-meter tall bronze statue in the world-largest wooden Buddha hall. At this time you will be welcomed by a lot of tame deer. We keep walking in beautiuful Nara Park to Kasuga Grand Shrine where you will see a lot of lanterns. The last place is Kofukuji Temple with the 50-meter tall pagoda you will see.

This tour is flexible depending on your request. Please let me know your request.


Yoshikien Garden
Todaiji Temple
Nara Park (Deer park)
(lunch at a local restaurant)
Kasuga Grand Shrine
Kofukuji Temple( Five-story Pagoda)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel or JR Nara Station/ Kintetsu Nara Station.

End location: I can end the tour where I met you. Or if you feel comfortable after 8 hours, I can leave you to explore on your own.

Duration: 8 hours


Basically by train, bus and walking. But if you like to use a taxi to save time, you can see more.

What’s Included

Other: My service as your private guide. It also includes my transportaion to and from the meeting place, food and entrance fees.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2600 yen/person - transportation : about 2000 yen for bus and cruising taxi
admission fee:Todaiji Temple 600 yen

What’s Extra

Other: Your transportation:approximately 2,000 JPY per person including bus and cruising taxi when needed.

Your entrance fees : 600 JPY per person for Todaiji Temple

Your lunch and souvenirs

A Recent Review of this tour

We had a great time in Nara. Our guide Setsuko kept us engaged during the whole day, and she was great with my two children. Thank you for making our discovery of Nara such a nice experience.
Isabelle Sakai-Hefetz

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