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Nara Afternoon Tour

by JTB Sunrise Tours
per adult Price is 65 €
Duration: {0} Duration: 5h 30m+ Free cancellation Free cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

Afternoon in Nara viewing city sights & holy locations

Observing Japan's largest bronze Buddha at Todai-ji

Feeding some of the celebrated deer in Nara Park

3,000 lanterns at magnificent Kasuga Grand Shrine

Stress-free return trip to select Kyoto hotels

Highlights

Afternoon in Nara viewing city sights & holy locations

Observing Japan's largest bronze Buddha at Todai-ji

Feeding some of the celebrated deer in Nara Park

3,000 lanterns at magnificent Kasuga Grand Shrine

Stress-free return trip to select Kyoto hotels

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1:45 PM, from Kyoto (AVANTI Sunrise Tours Desk) in English

Duration 5h 30m

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is 64, taxes included

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12:30 PM, from Osaka(Hotel Granvia Osaka) in English

Duration 6h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is 90, taxes included

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Nara Afternoon Tour

Activity Location

Kasuga Taisha Shrine

160 Kasugano-cho

Nara 630-8212

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Avanti Shopping Center (Sunrise Tour Desk BF1)

    Higashikujo Nishisanno-cho 31 Minami-ku

    Kyoto 601-8003

  • Hotel Granvia Osaka

    3-1-1Kita-ku,Umeda

    Osaka 530-0001


Description

Embark on an afternoon trip from Kyoto to the neighbouring city of Nara, where you explore a temple that contains Japan's largest Buddha. Tame deer greet you on the verdant grounds of a city centre park, and you get a glimpse of historic treasures at Kasuga Grand Shrine.

After you depart from Kyoto, you first visit Todai-ji, also called the Eastern Great Temple. The gently curved eaves fill you with awe as you observe one of the world’s largest wooden buildings, which was originally 30% larger than the majestic structure seen today. Step inside Japan's most famous temple to gaze upon the world's largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana, standing at 49 feet (15 m).

You proceed to Nara Park – 1,250 acres of greenery far away from the city bustle that's populated by hundreds of freely roaming deer. Find serenity as you stroll around this wildlife oasis, and perhaps pause to feed a few of these dainty woodland creatures.

Join the path that leads to Kasuga Grand Shrine, the most famous shrine in Nara. As you amble along, take note of the more than 3,000 traditional stone and bronze lanterns that line the walkway to the entrance. Return to Kyoto and reflect happily on your memorable Nara excursion.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Nara

  • Admission to Kasuga Grand Shrine

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Drinks, bottled water and snacks

  • At Kasuga Taisha Shrine, the tour does not include entrance to areas requiring admission.


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 5 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult, but may not occupy their own seat.

  • Nara Nagomikan may be omitted from the itinerary if it is closed on the day of the tour, or as a result of traffic congestion

  • During the Gion Festival (Sakimatsuri, July 15 - 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.

  • Participants will walk from the car park to Todai-ji Temple (about 15 min single ticket).


Nara Afternoon Tour ratings based on 9 verified reviews

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4.1 out of 5

3/5 Review date 30 Apr 2019 Activity date 29 Apr 2019

Good information given, Tour was hurried, guide walked away a couple of times.

5/5 Review date 11 Apr 2019 Activity date 10 Apr 2019

A must visit. Nara is picturesque and amazing regal. Guide very knowledgeable & helpful.