1 Day Bus Tour of Horyuji Temple, Ikaruga Village and Nishinokyo's Best Temples

薬師寺

The decorative pagoda of Yakushiji Temple

See Nara's most beautiful sights in one day, from ancient Horyuji Temple to the temples of Ikaruga and Nishinokyo! Stroll through Horuiji , Yakushiji and Toshodaiji. Enjoy matcha tea at Jikoin Temple.

  • 薬師寺
  • 唐招提寺(写真提供:奈良県ビジターズビューロー)
  • 中宮寺
  • 慈光院
  • 橘寺
Please note that tour prices will vary according to the open period or closed period at the Yakushiji Genjo Sanzoin temple.
Open Period:
2016 April 1 - June 30, Aug 13-15, Sept 16 - Nov 30
2017 Jan 1 - 15, March 1 - 31
Closed Period:
2016 July 1 - Aug 12, Aug 16 - Sept 15, Dec 1 - 31
2017 Jan 16 - Feb 28
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Price
Standard Plan (Yakushiji Genjo Sanzoin Open Period)
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
You can book a maximum of 7.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 67.66
USD 67.66
Elementary school
USD 31.84
USD 31.84
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 67.66
USD 67.66
Elementary school
USD 31.84
USD 31.84
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
Middle school students: Adult fare / Kids under 6 who do not require seats: Free
Open Period:
2016: 3/1 - 6/30, 8/13 - 8/15, 9/16 - 11/30
2017: 1/1 - 1/15, 3/1 - 3/31
  • Available: Daily
  • Schedule: for all packages
  • Pick-up:
    • Board at JR Nara Station (9:55 Departure) free x per person
      Board at JR Nara Station (9:55 Departure) free x per person
    • Board at Kintetsu Nara Station (10:00 Departure) free x per person
      Board at Kintetsu Nara Station (10:00 Departure) free x per person
  • Inclusion: Bus fare / English audio guide / Japanese-speaking guide / Entrance fee for Horyuji, Chuguji, Jikoin, Yakushiji and Toshodaiji Temples / Souvenir
Package detail / Schedule
Standard Plan (Yakushiji Genjo Sanzoin Closed Period)
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
You can book a maximum of 7.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 64.95
USD 64.95
Elementary school
USD 30.94
USD 30.94
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 64.95
USD 64.95
Elementary school
USD 30.94
USD 30.94
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
Middle school students: Adult fare / Kids under 6 who do not require seats: Free
Closed Period:
2016: 7/1 - 8/12, 8/16 - 9/15, 12/1 - 12/31
2017: 1/16 - 2/28
  • Available: Daily
  • Schedule: for all packages
  • Pick-up:
    • Board at JR Nara Station (9:55 Departure) free x per person
      Board at JR Nara Station (9:55 Departure) free x per person
    • Board at Kintetsu Nara Station (10:00 Departure) free x per person
      Board at Kintetsu Nara Station (10:00 Departure) free x per person
  • Inclusion: Bus fare / English audio guide / Japanese-speaking guide / Entrance fee for Horyuji, Chuguji, Jikoin, Yakushiji and Toshodaiji Temples / Souvenir
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
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  • Drop-off
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  • 09:55-10:00 Departure from JR Nara Station (9:55) or Kintetsu Nara Station (10:00)
  • Check in at the sightseeing bus information center by 20 min before departure
  • Horyuji Temple
    The world's oldest wooden structure, it houses 45 national treasures and many other important cultural assets. We will visit the Golden All, the Five-Storied Pagoda, and the Hall of Dreams.
  • Chuguji Temple
    『中宮寺』 The principal object of worship here is a bust of the graceful Miroku Bosatsu (Buddha of the Future) in a seated pose, generally called Nyoirin Kannon (The Goddess of Mercy).
  • Lunch (30 min)
    If you would like a Special Boxed Lunch please order it at counter on the tour day. (Additional fee applies)
  • Jikoin Temple
    『中宮寺』 Jikoin Zen Buddhist temple is a family temple and was founded by Sasamasa Katagiri, who was the founder of the Sekishu style of tea ceremony.He built the temple to pray for the happiness of his father’s soul. We will enjoy a splendid panoramic view over a cup of matcha green tea!
  • Yakushiji Temple
    『中宮寺』 Please note that the the Eastern tower of the Yakushiji Temple will be under construction and will not be part of the tour.
  • Toshodaiji Temple
    The ornamental ridge-end tile found at the western end of the peak of the roof is well known as the “Imposing Structure of Tempyo”. This temple was founded by the renowned Chinese monk, Ganjin.
  • Suzakumon Gate (view from bus)
    For about 70 years from 710, the capital of Japan was located in Nara. Heijo Palace was situated at the northern end of the capital. This site has been preserved as a special historic spot of Japan. Both the Suzakumon Gate (1998) and Daigokuden Hall (2010) were restored.
  • Drop Offs
    JR Nara Station (around 16:55)
    Kintetsu Nara Station (around 17:00)
  • Tour Ends (7 Hours)
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • Please check in at the sightseeing bus information center (in JR Nara Station or Kintetsu Nara Station) by 20 minutes before the bus departure time.
    • Children under 6 years old can ride free of charge. But, if a child requires his/her own seat, the fare for elementary school children applies.
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • A Japanese speaking bus guide will attend the tour.
    • Please understand there may be construction works around the buildings or the statues of Buddha you visit, so there may be cases when the buildings are not entirely visible.
    • Tour schedule or arrival time may be changed due to traffic conditons.
    • Please note that smoking is prohibited on the bus.
    • Please allow yourself enough time, for there may be some delays due to road conditions.
    • We will take 30 minutes for lunch after seeing Chuguji Temple.The tour price does not include lunch. For those who would like a lunch, please request and pay at the window before boarding the bus. (JPY 1,000 / tax not included)
    • Yakushiji Temple East Tower is not opened due to reconstruction. We ask for your understanding.
    • English and Chinese audio guidance available. (Please understand that we have only a limited number of them.)
    • According on the day of your tour, you will not be able to see the murals at Yakushiji Temple. Please check your tour dates when booking. For closed days, you will be spending roughly 50-minutes at Yakushiji Temple.
    • Please note that parts of the Horyuji Temple will be under construction and will not be accessible.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • All Packages
    • You can book a maximum of 7.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between the booking confirmation date to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of JPY 100.
  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
From USD 64.95
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Language English, Japanese
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Availability Daily
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