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Full-Day Historic Bus Tour of Japan's First Shrines and Temples in Nara Instant Confirmation

橘寺

Visit places related to Prince Shotoku

Tour through the rich history of Nara and visit Japan's first Shinto shrine and Buddhist temples. Discover the philosophy through visits to the Omiwa Shrine, Asuka Temple and many more. Try Nara's famous persimmon leaf sushi for lunch!

  • 橘寺
  • 石舞台(写真提供:奈良県ビジターズビューロー)
  • 大神神社
  • 橘寺

Special Gifts (until 2019/11/30)

Receive special Buddhist Sange (colored paper in shape of a holy lotus petal) at Tachibana Temple.
Show your bus pin at restaurant Asukano and get JPY 100 off food or souvenirs for purchases over JPY 1,000. (Restrictions may apply.)

Available for all participants.

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The Torii gate at Omiwa Shrine may not be available for viewing due to religious ceremonies.
Price
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You can book a maximum of 7.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 66.68
USD 66.68
Elementary school
USD 40.29
USD 40.29
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
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*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 66.68
USD 66.68
Elementary school
USD 40.29
USD 40.29
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
Middle school students: Adult fare / Kids under 6 who do not require seats: Free
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Lunch / Bus fare / Accredited Japanese-speaking guide / Guiding fee / Ishibutai Kofun Tomb admission / Asukadera Temple admission / Tachibanadera Temple admission
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
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  • Check-out
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  • 08:50 Check-in at Designated Location in Nara (Total: 7 h 40 min)
  • 09:10 Depart
  • Omiwa Shrine
    石舞台 Head up to Mount Miwa where the Omiwa shrine stands. Discover the history of one of the first Shinto shrines of Japan and see the unique Triple Torii Gates.
  • Ishibutai Kofun Tomb
    石舞台 Explore the colossal ancient burial mound believed to be the tomb of Soga no Umako, one of the associates of Prince Shotoku.
  • Lunch
    Enjoy a boxed lunch containing Nara's persimmon leaf sushi. Try this local dish where people of Nara used leaves to preserve and ferment the sushi to bring out the delicious taste of fish.
  • Kitora Tumulus Mural Experiential Museum Shijin no Yakata
    Located inside the Asuka Historical National Park, explore the museum with many historical artifacts. See the mural paintings of the four deities and replicas of stone chambers.
  • Tachibana Temple
    橘寺 This location is said to be the birthplace of Prince Shotoku.
  • Tour End Points
    Kintetsu Nara (Arrive at 16:15)
    JR Nara Station (Arrive at 16:20)
  • Tour Ends On Site
Notes
Restriction(s)
    • Please check in at the sightseeing bus information center in JR or Kintetsu or Nara Statioin by 20 minutes before the bus starts.
    • Children under 6 years old can ride free of charge. But, if a child uses a seat alone, elementary school child fare will be charged.
Additional Note(s)
    • 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 where the scenery may be different from usual, or you cannot see them.
    • The places or the order of your visit may be changed. Also there may be some delay due to road conditions.
    • Please note that smoking is prohibited in the bus.
    • Please allow yourself enough time, for there may be some delay due to road conditions
    • Please understand that there may be days the Mitsu-Torii Gates of the Omiwa Shrine will be closed due to Shinto rituals.
    • This tour is operated in Japanese only.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • 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.
USD 66.68
USD 66.68

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Language Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Availability Daily
Meal Lunch
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Full-Day Historic Bus Tour of Japan's First Shrines and Temples in Nara