Day trip

From Kyoto: Nara Heritage Half-Day Tour

From Kyoto: Nara Heritage Half-Day Tour

From US$ 98.07 per person

Visit Nara and the world heritage sites of Todaiji Temple and Kofukuji Temple with a professional English-speaking guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Take photos of the Kofukuji Temple
  • Explore the 5-story pagoda, the second-tallest temple in Japan
  • Visit the Todaiji Temple, with its enormous bronze Buddha statue
  • Take pictures of the deer in Nara Park
Full description
Immerse yourself in the tranquility and history of Nara. Stroll around UNESCO-listed temples, deer-filled parks, and Buddhist statues. Along the way, listen to your guide share insights into the area's spiritual heritage and cultural significance. Meet up with your guide at Kyoto station and hop on a train for the quick ride out to Nara, the first capital of Japan. Take a 30-minute stroll to reach Todaiji Temple, famous for housing one of the world's largest bronze Buddha statues. From there, wander over to serene Nara Park, home to 1,000 tame deer. Learn about the spiritual meaning of deer in the Shinto religion as you take in the peaceful surroundings. Walk until you reach Kofukuji Temple, which was moved to its current location from Kyoto in 710 AD. Admire the striking architecture of the temple's 5-story pagoda, the second tallest in Japan, before heading back to the train for your return ride to Kyoto.
  • Round-trip Kintetsu Express train from Kyoto to Nara
  • Services of English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee for Todaiji Temple and Kofukuji Temple
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet up at Nippon Travel Agency Office at Kyoto Station (Ground floor at Kyoto station) 5 minutes before the tour starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour includes a total walking distance of 4.5 km
  • Food and drinks will not be served on the tour
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