Discover Traditional Nara Walking Tour (Half day)

  • Program
    Per person:7,000 JPY
    time period
    All season program
    Approx 4 hours
    ・Morning course(08:45~12:45)
    ・Afternoon course (13:15~17:15)
    *If you would like to participate on Sunday or Monday, please contact us in advance.
    Language English

How about walking around the must-see spots of Nara with a highly experienced guide?

This tour visits three must-see spots in “deer park”, Nara. It includes Kasuga-taisha Shrine - praised for its beautiful vermilion structures, hanging bronze lanterns, and the three thousand stone lanterns that lead up to it. It also includes Todai-ji Temple - renowned for its Great Buddha originally created in the eighth century, and Kofuku-ji Temple - closely related to the Fujiwara family, a noble family once at the summit of its prosperity.

This tour is recommended not only for first-time visitors to Nara but also for repeat visitors to discover new charms of Nara.
  • Kasuga-taisha shrine

  • Todai-ji temple

  • Kofuku-ji temple

Program details
Program Discover Traditional Nara Walking Tour (Half day)
Program fee

Per person:7,000 JPY

Available time period

All season program

Schedule 08:45(or 13:15) Meeting at JR Nara Station ticket gate
・Take a local bus to Kasuga-taisha Shrine with the guide.
*Select your preferred route*
①Via Mt. Wakakusa and Nigatsu-do to Todai-ji Temple
②Via Nara Kasugano International Forum IRAKA to Todai-ji Temple
・Visit the Great Buddha Hall at Todai-ji Temple.
・Visit Kofuku-ji Temple. Along the way, we pass by Tobihino Hill.

12:45 (or 17:15) The tour ends at Kofuku-ji Temple.

*This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local circumstances, etc.
Requirements for participation Participants: 2~10 persons
Things to bring / required items Nothing in particular
Please come in comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for walking.
Included in this fee ・Guide in English
・Public transportation (one way : JR Nara Station to Kasuga-taisha Shrine)
・Admission (Kasuga-taisha Shrine, Todai-ji Temple, Kofuku-ji Temple)
Not included in fees ・Lunch
・Shopping expenses
・Other personal expenses
Meeting location JR Nara Station ticket gate

Meeting location Detail Meeting time
・Morning course: 08:45
・Afternoon course: 13:15
*The guide will meet you at meeting location.
Address of meeting location 1-1Sanjo-honmachi, Nara-city, Nara-prefecture

To JR Nara Station...
From JR Tennoji Station (Osaka): about 35 minutes
From JR Kyoto Station: about 45 minutes

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Payment method Payment by credit card
Language English

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  • Profile

    Nara Visitors Bureau is a DMC (Destination Management Company) based in this ancient city Nara. We offer various tours that are not just sight-seeing visits, but are cultural and historical experiences which you can feel, touch and taste the real Nara.


    Dive into Nara's must-see spots and discover the classic yet new charms of Nara!

    Company information

    Company:Nara Visitor's Bureau
    Address:3 Ikeno-cho Nara-city Nara-prefecture

Customer Reviews
Date & time:2019/10/4 13:53
Contributor:Nara Visitors Bureau Reply: 1

Good experience in Nara
Date & time:2019/3/5 17:21
Contributor:Nara visitorsbureau Reply: 1

Good experience in Nara
Date & time:2019/2/9 0:34
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