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Discover Traditional Nara Walking Tour (Half day)

Discover Traditional Nara Walking Tour (Half day)

Stroll through 3 of historic Nara’s most iconic landmarks with a professional, English-speaking guide. Get to know the temples and scenic gardens of Nara. Meet your guide at the JR Nara Station, and walk at a relaxed pace to visit Kasuga-Taisha Shrine, the Great Buddha in Todaiji Temple, and Kofuku-ji Temple. Meet the divine deer of Nara along your way.
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  • 4 hours
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$88.92
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$88.92

Historic and Natural Guided Hike in Yoshino

Historic and Natural Guided Hike in Yoshino

Located in the southern part of Nara Prefecture, "Yoshinoyama" is known as one of the most famous cherry blossom areas in Japan. Yoshino mountain is covered with 30,000 cherry trees blooming in the spring. Its elegant and elegant landscape continues to attract many people, from ancient times to the present age. From ancient times, Yoshino cherries held a special place, even as a sacred ground for an examination of the path connecting God and nature. In the old days, it was written numerous Japanese texts how beautiful a sight it was that the Emperor of that time and all cultural people loved. This tour is about 5 hours of walking along the mountain path of Yoshino while thinking about the history of eternity. There are no steep slopes, but the entire journey will be about 8 km, so it's a tour for those who are ok with walking. Follow along with the local guide that lives in Nara, learning the way the people of the Asuka and Nara period went about Yoshino exploration.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.07
Price varies by group size
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$123.07
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Experience tatami mats with a craftsman

Experience tatami mats with a craftsman

Make a mini Tatami mat with a craftsman at “Oda Tatamiten”, the long-established Tatami handicraft shop for 120 years!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.08
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$47.08

Costume Photoshoot in Nara

Costume Photoshoot in Nara

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Return from Osaka with fun-filled memories after a costumed photo shoot in Nara, an extra-special experience that comes with multiple souvenir photos. A hair and make up stylist creates an authentic Japanese look before you don the costume of an Edo-style samurai, princess, or courtesan. You'll receive a USB stick with your photographs on so you don't have to carry photos around for the rest of your vacation.
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  • 50 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.31
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$60.31

Nara - Highlights Bike Tour

Nara - Highlights Bike Tour

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Join the highlights Tour at Nara Cycle Tours and meet other travelers, or do it in private and your guide can make this day special for your own group.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.00
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$96.00
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The Essence of Nara Cultural Tour: Big Buddha, Bambi and Backstreets

The Essence of Nara Cultural Tour: Big Buddha, Bambi and Backstreets

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If you don’t speak Japanese, it can be hard to navigate Japan like a local. This tour of Nara, Japan’s ancient capital, is designed to  help you do just that. Leave the crowds of Kyoto behind and discover the peaceful city of Nara: its temples, shrines, traditional houses and divine deer. Explore the backstreets and alleys of the merchants district, and try authentic street food.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.22
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$97.22
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Nara Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Nara Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Maximize your time in Nara with a private walking tour that puts you in touch with the real city—via a local who loves it. It’s simple: explain your travel wants, meet your Nara local, and enjoy a tour that puts Nara at your feet. Learn ways to get around, places to see, and hidden local hotspots, and get the info needed to get the most from your visit.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.90
Price varies by group size
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$35.90
Price varies by group size
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Hand Painted Yuzen Dyeing Experience

Hand Painted Yuzen Dyeing Experience

Kyo Yuzen is one of the Japanese traditional dyeing technique. You will use the Kyo Yuzen sketch technique to illustrate a pattern on a 100% dyed silk stole. Several colors will be layered on top of each other making for a colorful design, soft feel and high-quality texture. Why not try making a one-of-a-kind original stole using this traditional Japanese method. The instructor has been recognized from among the artisans engaged in creating traditional crafts, as designated by METI (Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry), as a “Traditional Craftsman” because of her commitment to maintaining a high level of quality. She will carefully explain the process in simple terms so that even the beginner can understand.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$374.14
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$374.14

Nara - Heart of Nature Bike Tour

Nara - Heart of Nature Bike Tour

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Explore Nara away from all tourists, on a bike, reach the top of Wakakusayama Mountain, explore a lost temple in the forest, admire hidden Buddhist statues carved in stone... A tour that mixes sport, nature and Japanese history for a very unique experience and amazing memories.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$144.00
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$144.00
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Japanese Calligraphy Experience in Nara

Japanese Calligraphy Experience in Nara

You can enjoy Japanese Calligraphy experience. We will give you a small lecture on how to use calligraphy tools and how to write Japanese words with those tools.Your Calligraphy lesson will be in a traditional Japanese tatami room where you can enjoy a view of a Japanese garden and historic atmosphere. After you complete it, you can take it home in a frame. It must be a memorable souvenir for you.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.46
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$34.46

Learn How to Make Sushi! Standard class-Nara

Learn How to Make Sushi! Standard class-Nara

Make one of the most popular Japanese foods, "Sushi" by yourself on the 1.5 hour cooking class with a Japanese teacher at Umemori Sushi School in Nara. Make your own favorite sushi with us and take a photo of them. After making Sushi, let us enjoy them with other Japanese food (optional). We believe that this will be an unforgettable memory for you.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.01
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$111.01

Nara Todai-ji Lazy Bird Tour <30mins from Kyoto>

Nara Todai-ji Lazy Bird Tour <30mins from Kyoto>

This tour helps you uncover the best of Japan’s ancient capital—Nara in half a day. Visit multiple temples, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Todai-ji Temple, and Kofukuji Temple. Learn about the semi-tame deer that freely roam Nara Park, and visit a sake brewery too. You’ll save hours researching Nara’s highlights by having a guide to lead the way and take you to a shortlist of the city’s best sights.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.60
Price varies by group size
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$65.60
Price varies by group size
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Kimono rental

Kimono rental

We have everything from cute kimonos to trendy kimonos. Everything you need is available here. Please come home with me. Japanese-style bags and slippers are included in the rental fee. You can also add a hair set as an option.
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  • 15 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.96
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$36.96

Nara Half-day Private Tour Osaka/Kyoto departure with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Nara Half-day Private Tour Osaka/Kyoto departure with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Explore Nara with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual guide! Your guide will help you efficiently enjoy a half-day walking tour of Nara and introduce both modern and traditional sides of this dynamic and ancient Japanese city. Nara's proximity to Kyoto and Osaka, and its rich collection of traditional sites, make it an ideal destination for a day trip from either of its larger neighbors. Your private guide can help you efficiently enjoy a half-day walking tour of this ancient Japanese city. You can start your day at your hotel in Osaka, Kyoto. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.92
Price varies by group size
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$100.92
Price varies by group size
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Private Sumo Premium Tour

Private Sumo Premium Tour

Have a once-in-a-lifetime experience with amateur wrestlers in Katsuragi, a birthplace of Sumo! According to Japan’s oldest historical record, the first Sumo was held in Katsuragi City, Nara.Kehayaza, the Sumo Museum of Katsuragi City, opened in 1990.There is a sumo ring which is the same size as regular tournaments. Special thing in Kehayaza is anyone can step onto the sumo ring here.This program will provide you a special chance to learn sumo terms, manners, sumo-themed songs(Sumo-jink), practice schedule and watch real match by amateur sumo wrestlers.In addition, one of the highlights of this program is you can take part in the sumo practice and match with sumo costume or mawashi, a loincloth.Here is the perfect place to enjoy the special Sumo program you have never experienced!
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  • 5 hours
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$1,129.82
Price varies by group size
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$1,129.82
Price varies by group size

E-bike rental- in Nara (Kintetsu-Nara shop)

E-bike rental- in Nara (Kintetsu-Nara shop)

Nara has many tourist attractions to visit. But surely you have no time? Rental bicycles are the best way to get around the sights efficiently. With a bike you can drop in anywhere you like. You can move around comfortably while looking at the beautiful city, without worrying about traffic jam like a car. â– All bicycles are maintained by mechanic. â– You can rent a bike for up to 24 hours at one day price â– Returnable after closing â– There are also many other types of bicycles, such as city bike or kids bike. Please check our website for details. â– Child seat is available for free. But please note that children weighing less than 22 kg can sit in it. â– There are only a few small electric bicycles (22-inch), so if you need a smaller size please email us in advance.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.67
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$12.67

Nara Photoshoot Service by Professional Photographer

Nara Photoshoot Service by Professional Photographer

- Nara has various collection of traditional sites of Japan - Visit this town to explore the history sides of Japan - While enjoying the views of incredible traditional sites, you have to capture those moments - Hire a photo service in Nara taken by special photographer who can speak English - This photography service lets you to choose the sites to take your photo shoot
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  • 1 hour
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$235.90
per group
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$235.90
per group

Learn How to Make Sushi! Light class- Nara School

Learn How to Make Sushi! Light class- Nara School

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Learn to make sushi, one of Japan’s most popular foods, with a hands-on sushi lesson from a cooking instructor. Put on a traditional Happi, and look like a sushi chef as you shape your own beautiful sushi rolls. Then sit down for a delicious meal of sushi and udon you prepared yourself.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.61
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$66.61

Kimono rental in Nara Park ( Deer Park) On the town course

Kimono rental in Nara Park ( Deer Park) On the town course

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Kimono Rental Leisurely Stroll in Nara in Kimono. Kimono rental service. You can rent Kimono and take a leisurely stroll in Nara. Please come as you are , there is no preparation necessary.  
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.08
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$35.08

Gigantic Todai-ji Temple Early Bird Tour

Gigantic Todai-ji Temple Early Bird Tour

~Explore numerous national treasures with a local guide in the early but quiet morning ~ Our certified guide who lives in Nara will take you to all the highlights. Be an early bird and take advantage of fewer tourists and the fresh air on a placid morning in the ancient capital. It is a great pleasure for us to take you to our beloved Nara and its highlights.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.14
Price varies by group size
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$94.14
Price varies by group size
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Tea ceremony in a Japanese style room in Nara

Tea ceremony in a Japanese style room in Nara

We will explain about Chado (the way of tea) and you will then learn how to behave yourself as a guest by drinking and how to make Matcha (green tea). Tea Ceremony will be in a traditional Japanese tatami room. You can enjoy Japanese historic atmosphere.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.46
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$34.46

Yamato-Koriyama Castle and Goldfish Small-Group Tour from Nara

Yamato-Koriyama Castle and Goldfish Small-Group Tour from Nara

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Discover a town famed for its Edo-style castles and orange goldfish on a half-day tour of Yamato-Koriyama from Nara. In a small group limited to 9, you’ll visit town highlights such as Koriyama Castle and a Goldfish Museum before stopping for a snack at K Coffee, a cafe that features fish tank converted from a phone booth. Plus, you’ll visit a goldfish farm to learn more about the popular pets.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.99
Price varies by group size
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$79.99
Price varies by group size

"Authentic tea experience" to learn at an inn

Shiroyama Ryokan, which has a 50-year tradition, is located in the middle of Ikoma Mountain, where you can enjoy a tea experience while watching the night view of Ikoma. A full-fledged tea experience by a teacher who is also a professor, you can enjoy incense. Comes with 2 cups of green tea and 2 types of Japanese sweets (fresh and dried sweets).
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.23
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$49.23

Nara Early Bird Tour

Nara Early Bird Tour

Nara is the ancient capital of Japan prior to Kyoto, and the Japanese dynasty started from this area. In this tour, you will visit representing sightseeing and photo spots in Nara. This tour is designed to enable you to enjoy spots in a completely relaxed way while strolling around early in the morning with fresh air and fewer tourists. Nara is the only place in the world where about 1,300 wild deer roam freely. You can get really close to those cute animals and feed them while they bow begging for deer crackers. Let's experience ancient Japanese culture and enjoy the site of adorable animals.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$146.45
Price varies by group size
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$146.45
Price varies by group size
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