Amazing Tour of 8th Century Capital Nara

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Stop At: Naramachi, Nara Nara Prefecture

We will start our tour by visiting Naramachi area which was originally founded as temple town in the 8th century and turned into a merchant town. Traditional-style latticed houses 100 years old and more are preserved well here. We will actually enter one of them once owned by a wealthy merchant and explore its luxurious interior. It tells a tale...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Naramachi, Nara Nara Prefecture

We will start our tour by visiting Naramachi area which was originally founded as temple town in the 8th century and turned into a merchant town. Traditional-style latticed houses 100 years old and more are preserved well here. We will actually enter one of them once owned by a wealthy merchant and explore its luxurious interior. It tells a tale of how Japanese people used to live a hundred years ago.

On the other hand, you can also find some new shops among the old houses operated by young, present-day merchants selling cute accessories.

Enjoy the combination of 19th and 21st century culture.


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Kasuga Grand Shrine, 160 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212 Nara Prefecture

This shrine was founded in the 8th century by the Fujiwara clan which was the most powerful aristocratic family in Japanese history. Even today the head priest of Kasuga Grand Shrine is a descendent from that family.

The deity enshrined here was invited from Ibaragi, some 500km away and came all the way riding on the back of a deer. That’s why the deer in Nara are regarded as the messengers of the deity and have been treated very well.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Todai-ji Temple, 406-1 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211 Nara Prefecture

This temple, founded by Emperor Shomu more than 1,300 years ago, is designated as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Built beneath Mt. Wakakusa, in its huge precincts, it holds many historical buildings some of which are national treasures.

The main hall housing gigantic Buddha statues is the world’s largest wooden building.

You can imagine the passion of the emperor who built this temple wishing for the stability and prosperity of his nation.


Duration: 1 hour

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Important Details

Included
  • Professional Guide
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - Todai-ji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kasuga Grand Shrine
  • Transportation Fare abt.2,000yen, Admission Fee 1,100yen/p
Departure Point
1: Kyoto Station, Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan
2: Namba Station, 2 Chome-3 Nanba, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0076, Japan
8:30 AM
Return Details
1: Kintetsu-Nara Station, Japan, 〒630-8215 Nara, Nishimikadochō, 東向中町29
2: Nara Station, 1 Sanjohonmachi, Nara, 630-8122, Japan
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.