This is a full-day custom tour ideal for small group. After selecting your preferred choice of transportation from an alphard, van or bus, your group will explore the the city of Nara and Uji, and visit the must-see sights at your own pace, and customise the day to see only what you want to, all with the help of a guide/driver.
Design your own itinerary and experience the region’s nature and culture.
Maximize your time in Nara with a private walking tour that puts you in touch with the real city—via a local who loves it. It’s simple: explain your travel wants, meet your Nara local, and enjoy a tour that puts Nara at your feet. Learn ways to get around, places to see, and hidden local hotspots, and get the info needed to get the most from your visit.
Stroll through 3 of historic Nara’s most iconic landmarks with a professional, English-speaking guide. Get to know the temples and scenic gardens of Nara. Meet your guide at the JR Nara Station, and walk at a relaxed pace to visit Kasuga-Taisha Shrine, the Great Buddha in Todaiji Temple, and Kofuku-ji Temple. Meet the divine deer of Nara along your way.
This is the perfect tour for first-time visitors to Nara who want to get a good overview in a short space of time. You won’t have to worry about navigating as a guide takes you around a shortlist of Nara’s best sights. See the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Todai-ji Temple, and Kasuga Taisha Shrine, visit the traditional houses of Naramachi, and see the city’s many semi-wild deer.
Explore Nara with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual guide! Your guide will help you efficiently enjoy a half-day walking tour of Nara and introduce both modern and traditional sides of this dynamic and ancient Japanese city.
Nara's proximity to Kyoto and Osaka, and its rich collection of traditional sites, make it an ideal destination for a day trip from either of its larger neighbors. Your private guide can help you efficiently enjoy a half-day walking tour of this ancient Japanese city.
You can start your day at your hotel in Osaka, Kyoto. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you!
Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.
Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
Nara is the ancient capital of Japan prior to Kyoto, and the Japanese dynasty started from this area. In this tour, you will visit representing sightseeing and photo spots in Nara.
This tour is designed to enable you to enjoy spots in a completely relaxed way while strolling around early in the morning with fresh air and fewer tourists.
Nara is the only place in the world where about 1,300 wild deer roam freely. You can get really close to those cute animals and feed them while they bow begging for deer crackers.
Let's experience ancient Japanese culture and enjoy the site of adorable animals.
Imaicho in Kashihara City, which preserves Japan's unique cityscape,
It is a very precious place in Japan that has been designated as an important traditional building preservation area.
Why don't you experience Japanese culture in a wonderful place where the unique history of Japan is protected?
Have a relaxing time to relieve your travel fatigue.
Private VIP Tour in NARA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations.
You have your own private Land Rover Discovery Sport and driver who can speak English for approximately 8 hours.
Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information.
<<< You customize your own Day Trip in NARA >>>
STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests.
STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary.
STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary.
***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the car. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time.
***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s).
***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
A local instructor will take you around Asuka Village by bicycle at a leisurely pace.
Even if it is your first visit to Asuka, they say you’ll feel nostalgic somehow, and foreign visitors are no exception.
It may be because the historical and cultural assets, together with its surrounding nature, have been cherished for a long time and protected by the Ancient Capitals Preservation Law.
During the tour, you’ll enjoy solving the mysteries of ancient tombs and ancient stone structures; imagining the ancient city of 1,400 years ago; and strolling along beautiful terraced rice fields that are beyond description.
You’ll also visit and see everyday life in the country side with peaceful views of the satoyama settlement. This cycling tour offers you exquisite experiences; seeing, hearing, feeling, thinking, and imagining.
Explore Nara's scenic beauty and sake on this all inclusive, private tour. A convenient day trip from either Kyoto or Osaka, Nara is a must see on any traveler's list. From the numerous wild deer that roam free in the streets to multiple UNESCO world heritage sites like the giant Buddha at Todaiji, explore both the famous sites and the places that lie just a little off the beaten path. End your day with a one of a kind Japanese sake rice wine brewery tour and tasting in Nara's old town merchant quarters surrounded by medieval townhouses and storefronts.
All entrance fees, the sake tasting, and a snack are included in the price so no need to fret about any hidden fees.
Wearing a kimono is hard and moving is cramped. But that has nurtured “Japanese beauty” and “Japanese heart”.
Wear such a traditional and colorful Japanese kimono and leave a beautiful picture of yourself as a wonderful memory of Japan.
Why don't you transform yourself into a ninja who was 1400 years ago?
Rent ninja clothes and tools to become a ninja and enjoy a town where Japanese history and culture are inherited.
Imaicho in Kashihara City, which preserves Japan's unique cityscape,
It is a very precious place in Japan that has been designated as an important traditional building preservation district.
Take pictures that will be memorable in a nice place.
Don’t miss the famous Buddhist image of Todai-Ji temple and the three thousand bamboo lamps at “Kasuga-Taisha” if you come to Nara! We will take you there and give detail explanation about them on this tour.
You will first visit the popular hall of the great Buddha which is a national treasure and world cultural heritage. “Nigatsu-do” which is located behind Todai-Ji temple is not so popular, but the view of the whole city from there is superb!
After hiking through a forest with wild deer and visiting a famous Japanese sword shop, we will get to “Kasuga Taisha”. The three thousand bamboo lamps there is beyond description!
Don’t forget to book your photogenic tour!
- Nara has various collection of traditional sites of Japan
- Visit this town to explore the history sides of Japan
- While enjoying the views of incredible traditional sites, you have to capture those moments
- Hire a photo service in Nara taken by special photographer who can speak English
- This photography service lets you to choose the sites to take your photo shoot
Return from Osaka with fun-filled memories after a costumed photo shoot in Nara, an extra-special experience that comes with multiple souvenir photos. A hair and make up stylist creates an authentic Japanese look before you don the costume of an Edo-style samurai, princess, or courtesan. You'll receive a USB stick with your photographs on so you don't have to carry photos around for the rest of your vacation.
・ You can enter without entering the Nara National Museum
・ One of the most famous Buddhist statues in Japan
・ 4 galleries on a vast site
・ Continuous display of nearly 100 Buddha statues including national treasures and important cultural properties
・ National museum with one of the most famous Buddha statues in Japan
Nara was the capital of Japan in the 8th century prior to Kyoto and is located within an hour’s train ride from Osaka or Kyoto. Though it’s not so popular and busy comparing to Kyoto, there are several things you can’t miss while you are in Japan such as friendly wild deer, huge Buddha and a shrine with thousands of lanterns. In addition, as Nara is a home of present-day sake, you can try variety of Japanese sake with nibbles.