Tours of Toshodaiji Temple's Secret Prayer Halls in Nara City

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Enter the serene enclosed prayer halls of Toshodaiji Temple, normally not open to the public. Discover the beauty of the historic structures of ancient Nara, and get a sneak peak into hidden halls.

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Winter in Nara is a magical time as National Treasures are displayed and sealed shrines are opened to visit. Enjoy a special limited time tour led by a priest or monk of the temple or shrine, and discover the secret side of Japan.

Only available on January 28, 29
February 11, 12, 25, 26
March 11, 12
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Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 11.75
USD 11.75
Elementary school (Age 6-12)
USD 6.33
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Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 11.75
USD 11.75
Elementary school (Age 6-12)
USD 6.33
USD 6.33
Participants in Middle School and above will need an Adult fare
  • Duration: 1.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Weekend
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Japanese-speaking guide / Guide fee / Temple entry fee
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Starting time: 10:00 14:00
Starting time: 10:00 14:00
  • 09:50 Meet at Toshodaiji Temple
  • Check-in at Nandaimon
    Please come between 9:30-9:50.
  • 10:00 Toshodaiji Temple (Approx. 60 min.)
    唐招提寺 涅槃会 Built by a Chinese monk in the eighth century, witness the classic structure of the temple architecture while touring around the Golden Hall, a National Treasure of Japan. Step into the special prayer halls that are normally not open to the public.
  • 10:30 Tour Route
    Monk's lesson -> Golden Hall -> Prayer Hall (special entry)
  • 11:00 Tour Ends at Toshodaiji Temple
Notes
Additional Note(s)
    • Guests are asked to refrain from eating, drinking, or taking photographs in designated areas.
    • Please refrain from loud conversations or talking during the tours. Help us maintain a quiet atmosphere during this special tour.
    • This tour will be held only in Japanese.
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 4 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 11.75
USD 11.75

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Language Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Duration 1.5 hour(s)
Availability Weekend
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