Alexander L USA
Words can't sum up the almost eerie beauty of Kasuga Shrine and how amazing Todaiji temple and its statues and buddha all are! Our guide went at a good pace not too slow but not too fast either and ..well... Nara is beautiful. Both of my travel companions and I agreed that Nara was the best part of our trip beautiful forests, deer.
Alex S USA
Our guide was very informative about the history of the sites we visited. On the bus to Nara he gave us some interesting facts about Japanese culture which made the long trip more enjoyable.
Yuki was a great guide and taught us a lot about Japan and its culture. We saw what we should have seen but we learned more listening to her as she talked with us during the rather long trip back to Kyoto. It was a special bonus that we got a ride almost back to our kyokan in Gion.
Excellent tour guide! She provided a bus tour of Kyoto and Nara as well as a detailed tour of the two shrines we visited.
Temple and Shrine were both very interesting - on expansive grounds with numerous lanterns. Obviously lots of deer, all interested in eating anything you hand them, and leaving their droppings everywhere. Be prepared to look down a lot. With all of that, it was still quite fun.
We had a great 1/2 day tour to Nara. Our guide was very informative and gave a fascinating travelogue as we drove to Nara. It would be nice to go when these sites aren't so busy, but they are probably so popular that they will also be jam-packed with visitors. Definitely worth the time to go see the giant Buddha and temple.
Tour was good, felt a bit rushed at times, but enjoyed the time we had and the history the tour guide gave us was fantastic.
Good tour but guide was in a hurry. No time to take family photos. I felt rushed.
Tour was good, to little time in each place though. Would recommend though.
Enjoyable trip to Nara on a warm sunny afternoon at a steady pace however not suitable for travellers with walking difficulties as numerous steps at a shallow gradient .Deer park was interesting .Guide had a distinct intonation which was slightly unbearable till one acclimatised ! This trip can be made with japan rail but girl ease of transfer I felt it was reasonably priced .
Tour was excellent, Out toru guide Mickey was excellent and funny.
We really enjoyed our trip to Nara and loved seeing the temple and deer. The guide was good, but with a larger group was hard to hear sometimes. Obviously not something that can be helped, but we did have some difficult with other guests on our tour. I know it is cultural and we understand that to an extent, but having rude guests touring with you can definitely take away from the experience.
Transportation timely and comfortable. Guide very knowledgable and pleasant. Temple and shrine superb.
Tour was good with an entertaining and informative tour guide. However, on the day we went the Todaiji Temple location was mobbed with thousands of students which made the visit a bit frantic.
The tour covers so much in half a day that it doesn't leave any free time for browsing. Still, I think it is a good value for the money.
We had a very informative and personable guide. It was nice to get the history behind what we were seeing and to have our questions answered. Highly recommend this tour to see Nara.