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Half-day Nara Regular Tour Bus: 3 of Nara Park's Top Tourist Attractions (Morning Departure, Course A) [With Japanese-speaking Guide, Multilingual Audio Guide Avail.] [RBS1N554B] Japan

Explore Todai-ji Temple, Kasuga-taisha Shrine and Kofuku-ji Temple, all of which are designated as a world heritage site. Feel the culture and history of Nara at the towering 15m high Great Buddha statue of Todai-ji Temple, and Kofuku-ji Temple where many national treasures are peacefully enshrined.

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Available Plans

Group Tour

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Adults (12 and older)
3000
Children (6-11 years)
JPY 1650
Infants (0-5 years. No services provided.)
JPY 0
Taxes & Fees Included

Highlights

  • English and Chinese audio guides will be available on this tour.
  • Recommended for first-time travelers to Japan, covering all the major tourist attractions of Nara Park in half a day.
  • Explore Todai-ji Temple, Kasuga-taisha Shrine and Kofuku-ji Temple, all of which are designated as a world heritage site.
  • Feel the culture and history of Nara at the towering 15m high Great Buddha statue of Todai-ji Temple, and Kofuku-ji Temple where many national treasures are peacefully enshrined.

Itinerary

08:45 Check-in at the sightseeing bus information center at either JR Nara Station or Kintetsu Nara Station.

  • Please present your reservation confirmation sheet and complete check-in at the sightseeing bus information center at either JR Nara Station or Kintetsu Nara Station by 20 minutes prior to departure.

Remarks:
[JR Nara Station]
Just outside the ticket gates on the 2nd floor.
[Kintetsu Nara Station]
Head to your right after exiting the west ticket gates, and go up the stairs of exit 5. On the 1st floor of Nara Line House.

09:05 Departure: JR Nara Station

  • You will not be able to join the tour after the bus has departed.

09:10 Departure: Kintetsu Nara Station

  • You will not be able to join the tour after the bus has departed.


Todai-ji Temple (60 min)

  • Established by Emperor Shomu in the middle of the 8th century. The 25m high Nandai-mon Gate (Great South Gate) is one of the largest in the country, with 2 muscular guardians of Buddha (Kongo-rikishi-zo) standing on both sides of the gate facing each other. The Great Buddha Hall houses the majestic statue of Great Buddha, known in Japanese as the "Daibutsu of Nara". Crawl through the hole cut through the old supporting pillar, equivalent to the size of the nose hole of the Great Buddha, which is said to bring good luck.

Kasuga-taisha Shrine (55 min)

  • This shrine, adjacent to the sacred Kasugayama mountain, was established in the mid 8th century and features beautiful vermilion-lacquered shrines.

Kofuku-ji Temple (45 min)

  • Learn about the temple by understanding the layout of this world heritage site, including the Goju-no-To (five-storied pagoda), which has now become a symbol of Nara, and the Sarusawa Lake. The tour will also visit the National Treasure Museum, which exhibits the famous Ashura statue.

Kofuku-ji Temple

  • The tour ends after entering the National Treasure Museum of Kofuku-ji Temple. Participants will be able to take the route bus to JR and Kintetsu Nara stations for no additional charge by presenting the sightseeing bus ticket (only valid for 1 ride on the day).

Inclusions

  • Bus fare
  • Admission fees included in the tour
  • Japanese-speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Food & Drink charges

Please Note

1. A Japanese guide will accompany the bus tour. Announcements will only be made in Japanese.

2. Japanese participants may also be present on this tour.

3. Multilingual audio guides will be available for no additional charge. Please select English or Chinese when booking the tour.

4. You will not be able to join the tour after the bus has departed.

5. Please check-in at the meeting point by showing your reservation confirmation sheet by at least 20 minutes prior to departure.

[JR Nara Station]
Just outside the ticket gates on the 2nd floor.
[Kintetsu Nara Station]
Head to your right after exiting the west ticket gates, and go up the stairs of exit 5. On the 1st floor of Nara Line House.

6. Participants will be able to take the route bus to JR and Kintetsu Nara stations for no additional charge by presenting the sightseeing bus ticket (only valid for 1 ride on the day).

Meeting Place

[JR Nara Station]
Just outside the ticket gates on the 2nd floor.
[Kintetsu Nara Station]
Head to your right after exiting the west ticket gates, and go up the stairs of exit 5. On the 1st floor of Nara Line House.

Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds available

Payment Methods

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