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From Kyoto: Nara Heritage Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 385568
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Visit Nara and the world heritage sites of Todaiji Temple and Kofukuji Temple with a professional English-speaking guide.
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 1:15 PM
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Wheelchair accessible

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  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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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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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This tour includes a total walking distance of 4.5km
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Product ID: 385568