Day trip to ancient Nara
Day trip to ancient Nara
Day trip to ancient Nara
Day trip to ancient Nara
Day trip to ancient Nara
Day trip to ancient Nara

Day trip to ancient Nara

Curious deer, Todai-ji Temple, lush parks and Kansai cuisine in Japan’s old capital.

  • Private &

  • 9 hours

  • From
    $100.13  USD
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Public transport

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

What you'll do

Nara is home to some truly unique features, and we don’t just mean temples and shrines. Local street food is unique because it caters to the tame deer that wander around Nara Park. Be wary, though - they’ll do anything for a bite! Your host will lead you to the city’s numerous cultural hotspots, ranging from ancient temples to one very big Buddha, giving you the inside scoop on centuries of Japanese history. Peckish? You might find yourself slurping on the unique taste of spicy Tenri Ramen, or sampling chagayu, a regional rice and tea porridge. If it’s souvenirs you’re after, pop in at Higashimuku Shopping District before heading back to the station. It’s chock full of curios and trinkets, and your host will be on hand to haggle!


Where you'll go

Hop on a train with your local host and head straight for the culture-rich ancient capital of Nara, where thousands of years of civilization have shaped a unique and visually stunning setting. Buddhist artwork peppers the architecture of the city, culminating in incredible temples, shrines, and relics, like the Todai-ji, Kasuga Shrine and Horyu-ji, three spiritual centers with immense cultural significance. In all, only eight such locations have been preserved, making Nara a unique window into Japan’s tumultuous and vivid past. With its leafy avenues and famous tame deer, Nara is a true sight to behold, and your host will ensure you enjoy the finest sights, tastes and lessons the city has to offer.


  • Day trip to ancient Nara
  • Day trip to ancient Nara
  • Take a train ride from Osaka to Nara with your host, and discover the ancient city’s best attributes

  • Delve into centuries of Japanese history and culture, all in a single day.

  • See the city’s most iconic shrines, temples and relics, with expert insight from your host.

  • Discover hidden side streets and picturesque pathways in an architecturally stunning city.

  • Feed the famous deer that roam in and around Nara-koen Park. Who doesn’t love Bambi?

  • Taste Nara’s local delicacies at an eatery hand-picked by your host.

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • A private and personalized experience
  • 9 hours with a host (including travel time to and from Osaka)
  • Tickets to: Isui-en Garden, Todaiji-Temple, Kasuga-Taisha Shrine, Kofuku-ji Temple, Nigatsu-do & Sangatsu-do Halls
  • One day free pass Bus ticket from JR Nara
  • Walking and Bus experience ( other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to attractions other than the ones listed above
  • Train Transportation costs (Japan Rail Pass holders can travel free on the JR)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

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  • 3

    The best part!

    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there
    The best part!

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