Start your day with a morning tour or activity, and make the most of your time in Japan. Check out the sights before an afternoon flight, watch the sunrise over the sea or enjoy the morning quiet with top half-day tours and activities.
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  1. Enjoy the taste of green matcha tea, and take a moment to relax while sightseeing! Learn the basics of tea ceremony from the friendly owner.

    From USD8.74

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  2. 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.

    USD8.99

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  3. Take this opportunity to learn how to make delicious sushi using the finest ingredients at a school right by Nara Station. Witness the techniques the professionals use at restaurants.

    USD46.60

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  4. Discover the art of sushi through a step-by-step lesson from a professional sushi chef. Use the techniques you learn in the sushi school to make nigiri, rolls and many more.

    From USDFree

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    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  5. Learn an ancient way of dyeing using plants. You can use about 8 plants including indigo depending on the season. Create a personalized and unique item just for you.

    From USD13.48

    Sun, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. 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

    USD31.46

    Daily
    (morning)
  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

    USD35.95

    Daily
    (morning)
  8. 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

    USD26.97

    Daily
    (morning)
  9. 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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    Weekend
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  10. 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!

    USD17.98

    Weekend
    1.5 hour(s) (morning)
  11. 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.

    USD13.48

    Weekend
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  12. 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.

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    Weekend
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  13. 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 USD213.03

    Daily
    5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  14. Starting from Horyuji Temple, visit many other ancient temples on an early morning course designed to beat the crowds. Discover Nara at a quiet time.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD255.64

    Daily
    6 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  15. Step into history with visits to ancient temples including the storied Hasedera Temple. See the Mirokumagaibutsu, a Buddha sculpted into natural rock, a marvel of work.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD298.25

    Daily
    6.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. Visit temples from Houryuji to Nishinokyou, then take a look around Chuguji, Hourinji, Hokkiji, Jikouin, Yakushiji, and Toshoudaiji Temples. on a full course.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD191.73

    Daily
    4.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  17. Beat the crowds with a smooth early morning taxi to gorgeous Nara Park, home to 1,200 Japanese deer, living national monuments of Japan, then see temples in the historic city.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD106.52

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  18. Travel between temples, shrines, castles, and beautiful natural spots on a private taxi tour featuring many of the important cultural properties of Nara.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD255.64

    Daily
    6 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  19. See the ancient castle grounds of Nara, where the capital was once located. On this relaxing taxi tour, the professional driver whisks you around historic sites.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD127.82

    Daily
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  20. Discover some of the many amazing historical sites in Nara with a convenient sightseeing taxi. From Todaiji Temple to Mt. Kasuga, relax and find traditional Japan.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD127.82

    Daily
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)