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Private & Custom KYOTO Day Tour by Toyota HIACE (Max 9 Pax)

Private & Custom KYOTO Day Tour by Toyota HIACE (Max 9 Pax)

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Discover the sights of Kyoto that interest you the most on this customizable sightseeing tour. Alongside a private driver-guide, make an itinerary of your desired attractions or get recommendations to create your perfect day. Whether you want to focus on temples, culture, shopping, or Japanese history, this tour has everything covered for you.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$866,51
per group
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US$866,51
per group

Nara Half-day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

Nara Half-day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

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Discover both the traditional and contemporary sides of the ancient Japanese city of Nara. This private half-day walking tour allows you customize your itinerary to your own interests and soak yourself in the history and culture of the dynamic city. Select which places you want to see, from Nara Park and Mt. Wakakusa to Todai-ji Temple and Nara National Museum.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$94,53
Price varies by group size
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US$94,53
Price varies by group size

Nara Full-Day Private Tour Osaka/Kyoto departure with Government-Licensed Guide

Nara Full-Day Private Tour Osaka/Kyoto departure with Government-Licensed Guide

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Explore Nara with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual guide! Your guide will help you efficiently enjoy a full-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 full-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 Nara day 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 National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$153,61
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US$153,61
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Nara Half Day Trip Walking Tour

Nara Half Day Trip Walking Tour

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The ideal introduction for first-time visitors, this half-day, small-group walking tour of Nara covers a mix of must-see and under-the-radar sights. Enter a historic merchant’s house, discover a hidden Japanese pyramid, and visit the iconic shrines of the temple complex—with plenty of time to interact with Nara’s resident deer. A tasty lunch and admission tickets to all shrines are included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$93,74
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US$93,74

Full-Day Private Guided Tour in a Japanese Mountain: Yoshino, Nara

Full-Day Private Guided Tour in a Japanese Mountain: Yoshino, Nara

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Come with me to discover Yoshino, in the South of Nara prefecture! Surrounded by nature and inside mountains, Yoshino is the place to visit especially during the beautiful sakura season, better between April 13~15. But even out season, Yoshino is a high place of History, mostly with Kukai, Buddhist monk from the 9th century the Southern Imperial Court of Japan (14th century).
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$256,01
per group
From
US$256,01
per group

Nara - Highlights Bike Tour

Nara - Highlights Bike Tour

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Cover the highlights of Nara during this guided half-day biking tour. Mingle with other travelers as you cycle between locations, from the iconic stone lanterns of Kasuga Taisha to Nara Park’s resident deer. Tick off more sights in less time from two wheels. Bottled water and a safety helmet are included.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$78,77
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US$78,77

Nara - Craft Beer, Sake & Food Walking Tour

Nara - Craft Beer, Sake & Food Walking Tour

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With a bilingual local guide, you can visit places like Nara Off the touristic path and feel relaxed. You will see places and experience things that most people wouldn't do by themselves. Trust your guide and you will have an amazing time with us.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$118,16
From
US$118,16

Nara Cultural Tour: Big Buddha, Bambi and Backstreets

Nara Cultural Tour: Big Buddha, Bambi and Backstreets

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If you don’t speak Japanese, it can be hard to navigate Japan like a local. This tour of Nara, Japan’s ancient capital, is designed to  help you do just that. Leave the crowds of Kyoto behind and discover the peaceful city of Nara: its temples, shrines, traditional houses and divine deer. Explore the backstreets and alleys of the merchants district, and try authentic street food.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$53,45
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US$53,45

Kimono rental

Kimono rental

We have everything from cute kimonos to trendy kimonos. Everything you need is available here. Please come home with me. Japanese-style bags and slippers are included in the rental fee. You can also add a hair set as an option.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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US$34,66
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US$34,66

Nara - Heart of Nature Bike Tour

Nara - Heart of Nature Bike Tour

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Explore Nara away from all tourists, on a bike, reach the top of Wakakusayama Mountain, explore a lost temple in the forest, admire hidden Buddhist statues carved in stone... A tour that mixes sport, nature and Japanese history for a very unique experience and amazing memories.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$118,16
From
US$118,16

Full-Day Private Guided Tour to Nara Temples

Full-Day Private Guided Tour to Nara Temples

Nothing better than to discover Nara by the explanations from an -almost-local person! The first fixed capital of Japan, a high city of tradition and history, you will learn more about the history of this city and Japan. I lived in Nara for 3 years and it is my favorite place in Japan. You will discover an ancient capital which became a calm countryside city. Nothing to hurry, nothing to worry!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$256,01
per group
From
US$256,01
per group

All must-sees in 3 hours - Nara Park Classic Tour!

All must-sees in 3 hours - Nara Park Classic Tour!

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This is a guided walking tour covering all must-sees of Nara Park area. Instead of looking down at your smartphones or guidebooks for information, look up and around to enjoy the city. Our guide is sure to tell you history, picture spots, about deer and so on. The tour usually ends around 1 pm; you have enough time to explore the city on your own afterwards.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$41,75
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US$41,75

Village to village walk: Japan's oldest road, Yamanobe ancient trail (Private)

Village to village walk: Japan's oldest road, Yamanobe ancient trail (Private)

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Nara's charm is not only deers but also its traditional country lifestyle, which has been inherited from generations to generations.Half a day off-the-beaten walk to an oldest road "Yamanobe no michi" will lead you to deep cultural understanding on satoyama villages. You will come across small farm stands and people's life.
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  • 8 hours
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US$128,76
Price varies by group size
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US$128,76
Price varies by group size

Learn How to Make Sushi! Light class- Nara School

Learn How to Make Sushi! Light class- Nara School

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Learn to make sushi, one of Japan’s most popular foods, with a hands-on sushi lesson from a cooking instructor. Put on a traditional Happi, and look like a sushi chef as you shape your own beautiful sushi rolls. Then sit down for a delicious meal of sushi and udon you prepared yourself.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$54,66
From
US$54,66

Nara Custom Half Day Tour

Nara Custom Half Day Tour

This private and customizable tour for Nara is perfect for guests who would like to have their own itinerary planned based on their interests and preferences, allowing guests to experience the city at their own pace.
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  • 4 hours
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US$108,71
Price varies by group size
From
US$108,71
Price varies by group size

Nara Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Nara Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

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.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55,00
Price varies by group size
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US$55,00
Price varies by group size

Nara - Private Family Bike Tour

Nara - Private Family Bike Tour

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This bike tour is based on our most popular tour, Nara Highlights, but without Yoshikien Garden and reserved for families with kids. Either your children can ride a bike or not, we are here for you. Explore Nara, the park, visit Kasuga Taisha Shrine and its thousand lanterns, the Kikuichi traditional Japanese knife shop With a guide who will keep you safe and will show you the city in a very unique way. Welcome to Nara with our Family Bike Tour. As it is a private family tour, you can be sure that your guide will take extra care of your group, adjust and adapt the tour based on your preferences.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$354,48
per group
From
US$354,48
per group

Relax in Nara: Deer Park, Todai-ji Temple and Merchants' Town

Relax in Nara: Deer Park, Todai-ji Temple and Merchants' Town

Nara city is rapidly gaining popularity as a tourist destination. As the capital of Japan in the 8th century, it can offer a variety of old temples and shrines, but also the charm of its former merchants’ quarter with quaint old houses serving as shops or restaurants. In this tour we will visit the biggest and most famous temple and shrine dating back to the 8th century as well as the old townscape.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$120,07
Price varies by group size
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US$120,07
Price varies by group size

Nara Private Tour by Public Transportation from Kyoto

Nara Private Tour by Public Transportation from Kyoto

Explore Nara on this private, guided tour that leaves from Kyoto. Your guide will help you navigate public transportation, and you’ll arrive in Nara smoothly. While you’re there, you’ll spend time at Todai-ji Temple, Kasuga Taisha, deer park, and other UNESCO World Heritage Site Temples. Learn all about religious and historical significance from your guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$189,06
Price varies by group size
From
US$189,06
Price varies by group size

Nara Todai-ji Lazy Bird Tour, 30mins from Kyoto

Nara Todai-ji Lazy Bird Tour, 30mins from Kyoto

This tour helps you uncover the best of Japan’s ancient capital—Nara in half a day. Visit multiple temples, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Todai-ji Temple, and Kofukuji Temple. Learn about the semi-tame deer that freely roam Nara Park, and visit a sake brewery too. You’ll save hours researching Nara’s highlights by having a guide to lead the way and take you to a shortlist of the city’s best sights.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$53,83
Price varies by group size
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US$53,83
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JR West Official: Kansai WIDE Area 5 Day Pass

JR West Official: Kansai WIDE Area 5 Day Pass

Train travel is one of the best ways to explore Japan, and if you’re planning a multi-day trip, then avoid the hassle of waiting in ticket lines with one pass to cover all journeys. This 5-day JR West pass grants you unlimited non-reserved rides in the Kansai wide area—on Shinkansen bullet trains, Limited Express, and local trains. Potential stops you can disembark at include Shin-Osaka, Okayama, Tottori, and Kyoto.
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  • 5 days
From
US$96,89
From
US$96,89

Nara Lazy Bird Tour

Nara Lazy Bird Tour

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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$64,38
Price varies by group size
From
US$64,38
Price varies by group size

Mt. Ikoma Hikining, Feel yourself Amazing Mt. Ikoma Hike

Mt. Ikoma Hikining, Feel yourself Amazing Mt. Ikoma Hike

You can see Japanese old temples and lots of small statue statues in the wood. You can see the view of Nara, Osaka and Kyoto .. Then we take a hiking course to Ikoma Amusement Park and enjoy the view from the summit. On the way we will have a lunch. The final point is Makioka Shrine. We can talk about the cultural difference between yours and Japan. The guide is experienced trekking guide in Nepal, living in Japan. The course is for beginners, primary school students also can go. Walk from Kintetsu Ikoma Station to Hozan Temple. After visiting the temple, climb the hiking trail. After seeing the scenery of Nara, Osaka and Kyoto at Yamakami Amusement Park, we ran for lunch through the Japan's oldest highway, Akari. Get off in the nature, pass through the Ichioka Shrine, and dissolve at the Hiraoka Station.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$145,43
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US$145,43
Price varies by group size

JR West Official: Kansai-Hiroshima Area 5 Day Pass

JR West Official: Kansai-Hiroshima Area 5 Day Pass

・ Kansai-Hiroshima Area pass is valid for unlimited travel in the valid area on the map ・ Valid trains are below; - Non-reserved seats on Bullet Train "SANYO SHINKANSEN" (Shin-Osaka⇔Hiroshima) ・ The pass can be used for non-reserved seats on the "Hello Kitty Shinkansen". - Non-reserved seats on Express Trains 'HARUKA, KUROSHIO, THUNDERBIRD, KOUNOTORI, SUPER HAKUTO (Kyoto⇔Kamigori) etc.' * A separate fare is required for traveling on SUPER HAKUTO (Kamigori⇔Tottori) and SUPER INABA (Kamigori⇔Tottori) - Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services, and Local trains on JR-WEST Conventional lines - JR WEST MIYAJIMA FERRY (Miyajimaguchi⇔Miyajima) * For reserved seats, please purchase a Limited Express Reserved Seat Ticket from a JR-WEST Ticket Office or other location before boarding.
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  • 5 days
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US$145,73
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US$145,73

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Private & Custom KYOTO Day Tour by Toyota HIACE (Max 9 Pax)
"We toured Kyoto from Osaka and enjoyed it because of the beautiful scenery was made better by our excellent English speaking driver/guide. Top marks to Dalivanh!!"..."
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Nara - Craft Beer, Sake & Food Walking Tour
"Our tour guide took us to a very authentic local restaurant which I would have otherwise not found by myself, let alone understand what I am ordering. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and interactive which made it a great experience."..."
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Nara Cultural Tour: Big Buddha, Bambi and Backstreets
"A lot of walking and climbing steps, but worth it for the magnificent temples and shrines, the giant Buddha, the entertaining deer, and lovely park. My guide was very informative."..."
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All must-sees in 3 hours - Nara Park Classic Tour!
"Because I was the only person we changed the tour and explored old Nara. Highly recommend this part of town."..."
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Village to village walk: Japan's oldest road, Yamanobe ancient trail (Private)
"It was a long stroll through the countryside. Not tiring as it was mostly flat. Pace was easy. Guide was knowledgeable and we got along well. The local People we met were also very helpful."..."
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