This five and a half hour Nara Tour from Kyoto will cover the main sights in the charming city of Nara. Nara was the very first capital city of Japan. It was founded
This five and a half hour Nara Tour from Kyoto will cover the main sights in the charming city of Nara. Nara was the very first capital city of Japan. It was founded in 710 and was originally known as Heijo. Nara was the center of Japanese politics and religion for many years, and some of the most important Buddhist monasteries were built here. It’s most notable site is the Todaiji Temple which is the world’s largest wooden structure. It is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in the country and you will have some time to walk around the temple and visit its large bronze statue of the Great Buddha. Nara is also famous for its large number of deer that reside in the city and are free to roam in Nara Park. The park spans across 1,250 acres of greenery and is home to over 1,000 deer. During spring you may be lucky enough to admire the beautiful display of cherry blossom at full bloom. After we have visited Nara Park, our final stop will be Kasuga Shrine which features over 3,000 lanterns that are made from bronze and stone. The coach will then depart from Nara and head back to Kyoto.
Leaving daily and including a guide, entrances fee to the sights, and transport by air-conditioned bus, our afternoon Nara Tour from Kyoto will explore the famous Todaiji Temple, Nara Park and Kasuga Shrine.
Nara Tour from Kyoto Highlights
Pick-up at your hotel in Kyoto in the early afternoon.
Travel to Nara from Kyoto in an air-conditioned bus.
Explore Nara’s magnificent sights, such as the Todaiji Temple.
Visit the free-roaming deer in Nara Park.
Marvel at over 3,000 lanterns made from bronze and stone at Kasuga Shrine.
Return to Kyoto in the evening.
Essential Information for our Nara Tour from Kyoto
The tour includes an English speaking guide, entrances fee to the sights, and transport by air-conditioned bus.
Excludes food and drinks and entrance fees into the Treasures Halls and to the Manyo Botanical Gardens.