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Historic Horyuji Temple Tour Guided by a Monk in Ikaruga City


Tour ancient Horyuji temple

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.

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 29
February 11, 17, 24
March 6
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Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Check-out
    Time & Location

  • 09:50 Meet at Horyuji Temple
  • Check-in at Nandaimon
    Please come between 9:30-9:50.
  • 10:00 Horyuji Temple (Approx. 120 min.)
    法隆寺西院伽藍 Built by Prince Shotoku in the seventh century, this grand Buddhist temple is now a World Heritage Site and one of the symbols of Nara. Learn about the five-story pagoda and the many national treasures with your special monk guide.
  • Tour Route
    Saiin Garan (Grand hall, gold hall), Great treasure gallery, Touin Garan
  • 12:00 Tour Ends at Horyuji Temple
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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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
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.


Language Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Duration 2.5 hour(s)
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