Charming afternoon spent in the company of the deer as well as seeing some historic temples!
Tour was great. Pick-up-point is easily reachable. Just be aware of the circumstance, that the Kyoto station is big. It might take some time to find your way through it.
The attractions were awesome. The guide was friendly and from a persoective of knowledge ok.
Unfortunately I forgot the name of the tour guide, but he was very funny and gave us great information of the places and the landscape until we got there. The temples were beautiful and deserve a visit, specially Todaiji with the massive statues.
The deer park is at the same place of Todaiji temple, and there is plenty of time to visit the temple and to play with the deers. They sell special cookies to give them, so if you buy the cookies, be ready to have a lot of deers gathering around you and maybe even biting lightly your clothes. It can be scary, but it's a fun experience! For those not willing to take such risk, there are deers laying around and taking naps, so you can gently approach and cherish them.
Unlike other bus tours, this one didn't feel rushed. We felt we had enough time to visit the places and take great pictures.
The tour was very good, allowing plenty of time for siteseeing. The guide spoke excellent English and was most helpful. At the end of the tour, we were returned to our hotel on the tour bus.
A really good trip for half a day
Very informative knowledgeable guide
Good informative stories on the drive there
This tour was amazing! I was in awe when we visited the Todaiji temple. Walking around at the deer park was a nice experience. Kasiuga shrine was beautiful.
Excellent tour - this is a great way to see Nara if you are short on time.
This was a great afternoon tour, if you only have a short period of time in Kyoto. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The Todaiji Temple with the largest Buddha and other guardians were incredible. The massive amounts of deer in the area was equally enjoyable. We must have feed them 5-6 packs of biscuits which you can buy on the premises, as they provided a lot of great photo ops and were friendly to pet. Kasuga shrine was a great experience and were amazed by the sheer volume of the lanterns in the area, as well as more deer roaming freely around. Great Tour.
All very memorable and well worth seeing. Take care that the deer are very persistent and you can easily be surrounded and mobbed as long as you have goodies to feed them.
Good deal for the price. Worth the day trip to Nara. Casey was my guide he was funny and had great energy.
Lovely tour! Mickey was wonderful and friendly and he kept the tour atmosphere light and interesting.
The tour was well organized and there was no feeling of being rushed. The drive to the temple was relaxing. Although, the temple itself was rather busy with plenty of tourists. Being close to the deer and feeding them was pretty cool. They are really laid back. The temple and surrounding areas were beautiful as most temples are in Japan. Would I recommend this tour. Yes!
Easy way to see the Nara highlights while saving yourself the hassle or to'ing and fro'ing on your own from Kyoto. Our guide was lovely and the Todaiji Temple was truly impressive!
The tourguide was excellent she truly wished to make the tour of great value to each of the tourists.
Very informative guilde, crazy how many deer are wandering around and come up to you. If you bow they will bow back...
Good way to cover these places without getting lost. We have booked thru Viator and liked their services.
Guides spoke fluently good English.
Fantastic. Nara was beautiful ...just as i expected Japan to be. The visit to the Shrine, Temple and Deer Park were all worthwhile.
A great afternoon out - our guide was friendly, funny and interesting. Todaiji Temple and the Deer Park were fantastic - such a beautiful temple and the deer were hilarious, feeding them was a highlight of our trip for sure. We definitely highly recommend this tour!
Good quality tour with a fantastic tour guide. He kept the trip up and back entertaining with stories, information and a few jokes. The crowds were large so photos and getting around inside the Todaiji temple were difficult but that's what peak tourist season is about. The deer park was fun and the deer can be aggressive if they sense you have food. Be prepared for a few nips if you're not careful. The Kasuga Shrine was very peaceful and the crowds weren't too bad by the afternoon tour time. Not sure if they are better or worse in the morning. Definitely recommend and hop you get a good guide.
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