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

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

Free Special Souvenir! (until 2019/03/31)

Participants of this tour will be given a special onboard souvenir.

Available to all participants.

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Please note that tour prices will vary according to the open period or closed period at the Yakushiji Genjo Sanzoin temple.

The Eastern Tower of Yakushiji Temple is undergoing restoration processes and will be under construction until Spring of 2019.
The main gates of Horyuji Temple is expected to be under construction until the end of 2018.
Price
Standard Plan (Yakushiji Genjo Sanzoin Open Period)
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 7.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 70.90
USD 70.90
Elementary school
USD 33.37
USD 33.37
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 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 70.90
USD 70.90
Elementary school
USD 33.37
USD 33.37
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
Infants ages 0-5 who do not require seats: Free
  • 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 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 7.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 68.07
USD 68.07
Elementary school
USD 32.43
USD 32.43
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 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 68.07
USD 68.07
Elementary school
USD 32.43
USD 32.43
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
Infants ages 0-5 who do not require seats: Free
  • 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
  • Schedule
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  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
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  • Drop-off
    Time & Location
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  • 09:55-10:00 Departure from JR Nara Station (9:55) or Kintetsu Nara Station (10:00) (Total: 7 hours)
  • 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 (40 minutes)
    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. Head inside to 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-off at JR Nara Station (16:55) / Kintetsu Nara Station (17:00)
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 ages 0-5 may ride free of charge. 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.
    • You will take 40 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.
    • Yakushiji Temple East Tower is not opened due to reconstruction until Spring of 2020.
    • A limited number of audio guides are available in English or Chinese.
    • 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.
    • This tour may require participants to walk a lot.
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 per participant.
  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

After your booking is confirmed, be sure to print your voucher and bring it with you on the day of your activity.

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