Winter Todaiji Temple and Great Buddha Hall Tour with Monk Guide in Nara City


Todaiji Temple in the winter

Enjoy rare glimpse into the daily life of the monks of Todaiji Temple, where you can either join morning prayers in the Great Buddha Hall or tour the living space of monks in the afternoon.

  • 東大寺(大仏殿)
  • 東大寺(盧舎那仏)
  • 東大寺(大仏殿正面)
  • 東大寺(二月堂)
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 a secret side of Japan.
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Afternoon Course (Start 14:00)
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Learn about the temple and Buddhism with the monk at the Monk Residence. Take a tour around the living space with your guide.
Tour Operates on 1/21, 1/22, 1/29, 2/4, 2/5
  • Duration: 2 hour(s)
  • Available: Weekend
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Japanese-speaking guide / Guide fee / Temple entry fee
  • Schedule
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  • 13:50 Meet at Todaiji Temple
  • Check-in at Monk's Residence
    Please come between 13:30-13:50.
  • 14:00 Todaiji Temple (Approx. 90 min.)
    東大寺(盧舎那仏) Take a tour around inside the temple halls then enter the area where the monks of Todaiji reside. Experience this rare chance to see the lifestyle of the monks, that is normally not open to the public.
  • 15:30 Tour Ends at Todaiji Temple
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    • If less than 10 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
Additional Note(s)
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • 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.
    • Please take off your hat when entering the Great Buddha Hall.
    • This tour will be held only in Japanese.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 20.
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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 11.60
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Language Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Duration 2 hour(s)
Availability Weekend
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