The ancient capital of Nara, older than even Kyoto, is easily reached by train from Osaka or Kyoto.
The enormous Main Hall of Todai-ji Temple with its Great Buddha inside,
the deer park where you can feed crackers to the semi-wild deer,
everything is more laid-back and quieter than Kyoto with much fewer tourists.
Stroll through the vast temple grounds and back into the city where the tour takes you to a
typical Izakaya standing bar to try some local sake and food.
A wonderful way to spend a leisurely afternoon!
What to Expect
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Stop At: Daibutsuden, Nara, Nara Prefecture, Kinki
After making our way through the freely roaming deer on the long approach we will finally stand in front of the Great Buddha Hall.
The sheer size of the It, the world’s largest wooden building, is amazing.
It tells a tale of how powerful the temple was in the 8th century.
Entering into the corridor, you will be surprised at the size of the Great Buddha Hall
and will feel something awe-inspiring.
Let’s face up to the Great Buddha after purifying ourselves at the ablution fountain.
Get captivated by the atmosphere of wisdom and compassion of the Great Buddha.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Nigatsu-do Temple, Nara, Nara Prefecture, Kinki
Nigatsudo-do Hall, with its wooden terrace and lanterns hanging from the roof, is a great backdrop for beautiful pictures.
Not many tourists make their way up to this spot where you can overlook the whole of Nara city.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Hokke-do, Nara, Nara Prefecture, Kinki
Hokke-do Hall is said to be the oldest building on the Todaiji Temple grounds.
Many old Buddhist statue masterpieces from the 8th century created in a very unique way are enshrined here.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Nara Park, Nara, Nara Prefecture, Kinki
Only in Nara can you see hundreds of deer roaming freely.
They like to follow the tourists in the hope of being fed deer crackers.
You can get close and take pictures with them although they are semi-wild.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara, Nara Prefecture, Kinki
The five-storied pagoda of this temple was built about 600 years ago.
It is constructed out of thick logs joined together in a splendid and dynamic way.
Duration: 10 minutes
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1person JPY 12,000
2ppl /per person JPY 6,500
3ppl /per person JPY 4,500
4ppl /per person JPY 3,300
5ppl /per person JPY 2,800
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JR Nara Station East Exit
Japan, 〒630-8215 Nara-ken, Nara-shi, 29 Higashimuki Nakamachi
1 Sanjohonmachi, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8122, Japan
Drink and Food
Entry/Admission – Daibutsuden
Entry/Admission – Hokke-do
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- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- comfortable shoes for walking
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers