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  1. See a more rural side of Japan, savor seasonal fruit and a delicious western-style lunch using local ingredients. After your meal, try various types of sake at the Imanishi Brewery for a gourmet day.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD79.55

    Fri
    7.5 hour(s) (morning)
  2. Experience an afternoon of culture and tradition in Nara with a moment of Zen in a Buddhist Image Copying session at Taimadera Temple and a tour around the Sumo hall with an English-speaking guide.
    English Available

    USD62.37

    Thu
    4.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  3. Visit Jikoin Temple to savor a cup of matcha green tea in the largest tea room of Japan. Discover a seasonal view of Nara through historical buildings and gardens with an English guide.
    English Available

    USD58.76

    Tue
    4.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  4. Tour around the celebratory temporary shrine and the hanging lanterns of Kasuga Taisha with a priest guide. Enjoy a special udon noodle lunch available only for a limited time.

    USD9.04

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  5. Take a comfortable bus ride to explore one of the most famous temples of Nara, ancient Horyuji. Trace the history of the Ikaruga area all the way to Prince Shotoku, dating back to the sixth century.
    Pick-up Provided

    USD31.64

    Daily
    (morning)
  6. Explore the World Heritage Sites of the western Seinokyo area of Nara. Discover the differences in architectural styles and learn the history behind the classic temples of Toshodaiji and Yakushiji .
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD24.41

    Daily
    (afternoon)
  7. Visit 3 of Nara's World Heritage sites: Todaiji Temple, home to the Great Buddha Statue, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, and Kofukuji Temple. Enjoy views of Wakakusayama and forest of Kasuga from the bus.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD36.16

    Daily
    (morning)
  8. 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.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD65.09

    Daily
    (morning)
  9. This easy morning tour will take you to Nara's most famous World Heritage Sites, including Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, and Koufukuji Temple. You can even meet the city's cute deer!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD27.12

    Daily
    (morning)
  10. 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.

    USD11.75

    Weekend
    2 hour(s) (afternoon)
  11. At Saidaiji Temple experience a one-of-a-kind tea ceremony using a giant 30 cm cup, and see the rare Aizen Myo-o deity statue in a public presentation ceremony for a true 'only-in-Nara' experience!

    USD18.08

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (afternoon)
  12. 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.

    USD11.75

    Weekend
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  13. Explore ancient Horyuji Temple, built in the seventh century, with a monk guide. Once one of the most powerful Buddhist temples, discover the history of this dramatic World Heritage site in Nara.

    USD17.18

    Sun, Mon, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (morning)
  14. Visit one of the Seven Great Buddhist Temples and discover the history and culture of Nara. A great opportunity to also experience Zazen meditation with your monk guide!

    USD18.08

    Weekend
    1.5 hour(s) (morning)
  15. Enter the normally closed off section of Kashihara Shrine for a special chance to worship and see ancient treasures of Nara with a shrine priest leading your group.

    USD13.56

    Weekend
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  16. Head to the 'Tiger Temple' and enter a normally off-limits part of the temple. Join a Buddhist ritual given by one of the monks. Vegetarian Shojin Ryori (Buddhist cuisine) lunches are available too!

    USD11.75

    Weekend
    2 hour(s) (afternoon)
  17. Walk with a monk and enter halls normally closed to the public. You will even able to offer a prayer to the golden statue of the 11 faced goddess of Mercy Kannon during this special tour.

    USD13.56

    Weekend
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  18. Take this special opportunity to view the enshrined area of the Isonokami Shrine. Let a monk guide you around with in-depth explanations of the historical highlights in the area.

    USD13.56

    Weekend
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  19. Visit majestic Todaiji Temple, Kofukuji Temple, and Kasuga Taisha Shrine, where you can meet Shinto priests or priestesses. Enjoy a lovely lunch, time to explore the town and a sake tasting too!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD298.31

    Mon, Thu
    8 - 9 hour(s) (morning)
  20. Visit the historic temples and castle ruins of Nara on a full morning taxi tour. Let the professional driver whisk you between destinations for the best use of time.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD214.24

    Daily
    5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)