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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. Soothe your mind with an elegant and peaceful tea ceremony in historic Nara, a short walk from Todaiji Temple. Located in a Showa era building, this tea ceremony takes you back to a quieter time.

    USD47.04

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. 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 USD133.79

    Daily
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  3. Mix some modern excitement into a trip to historic Nara with a bungy jump from the 30 meter bridge of Kaiun. Dive into a good time among over the waters and among the forest!
    English Available

    USD84.68

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  4. 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 USD14.11

    Sun, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. Discover ancient Nara, dating back to the sixth century through visits to Ishibutai tomb and Japan's oldest shrine, Omiwa Shrine. Cycle around the village or take a bus around for an extended trip to Asuka.
    Pick-up Provided

    USD28.23

    Daily
    (morning)
  6. 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
    Special

    USD32.93

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  7. 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!

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    1.5 hour(s)
  8. 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 USD222.98

    Daily
    5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. 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 USD267.58

    Daily
    6 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  10. 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 USD312.17

    Daily
    6.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  11. 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 USD200.68

    Daily
    4.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  12. 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 USD111.49

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  13. 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 USD267.58

    Daily
    6 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  14. 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 USD133.79

    Daily
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  15. Ideal for sado (tea ceremony) lovers, create your own Chasen (tea whisk) for green tea. Use local Takayama bamboo, and learn the secrets of this traditional craft.

    USD32.93

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. Chashaku (tea scoop) is an essential tool in Japanese tea ceremonies. Ideal for sado practitioners, make your own bamboo tea spoon with the famous local bamboo.

    USD44.22

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  17. 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 USD10.35

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  18. Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in a relaxing atmosphere. Sip a cup of matcha tea, and learn about this elegant art of hospitality.

    From USD18.82

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  19. 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
    Special

    USD42.34

    Daily
    (morning)
  20. 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
    Special

    USD32.93

    Daily
    (morning)

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