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Embark on an afternoon trip from Kyoto to the neighboring city of Nara, where you explore a temple that contains Japan's largest Buddha. Tame deer greet you on the verdant grounds of a city center park, and you get a glimpse of historic treasures at Kasuga Grand Shrine.

After you depart from Kyoto, you first visit Todai-ji, also called the Eastern Great Temple. The gently curved eaves fill you with awe as you observe one of the world’s largest wooden buildings, which was originally 30% bigger than the majestic structure seen today. Step inside Japan's most famous temple to gaze upon the world's largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana, standing at 49 feet (15 m).

You proceed to Nara Park—1,250 acres of greenery far away from the city bustle that's populated by hundreds of freely roaming deer. Find serenity as you stroll around this wildlife oasis, and perhaps pause to feed a few of these dainty woodland creatures.

Join the path that leads to Kasuga Grand Shrine, the most famous shrine in Nara. As you amble along, take note of the more than 3,000 traditional stone and bronze lanterns that line the walkway to the entrance. Return to Kyoto and reflect happily on your memorable Nara excursion.

Embark on an afternoon trip from Kyoto to the neighboring city of Nara, where you explore a temple that contains Japan's largest Buddha. Tame deer greet you on the verdant grounds of a city center park, and you get a glimpse of historic treasures at Kasuga Grand Shrine.

After you depart from Kyoto, you first visit Todai-ji, also called the Eastern Great Temple. The gently curved eaves fill you with awe as you observe one of the world’s largest wooden buildings, which was originally 30% bigger than the majestic structure seen today. Step inside Japan's most famous temple to gaze upon the world's largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana, standing at 49 feet (15 m).

You proceed to Nara Park—1,250 acres of greenery far away from the city bustle that's populated by hundreds of freely roaming deer. Find serenity as you stroll around this wildlife oasis, and perhaps pause to feed a few of these dainty woodland creatures.

Join the path that leads to Kasuga Grand Shrine, the most famous shrine in Nara. As you amble along, take note of the more than 3,000 traditional stone and bronze lanterns that line the walkway to the entrance. Return to Kyoto and reflect happily on your memorable Nara excursion.

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1:40 PM Tour

Duration 5h 30m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees
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$66.17

Total price is $66.17, taxes included

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Nara Afternoon Tour

Activity/Location

Nara

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Avanti Shopping Center (Sunrise Tour Desk BF1)

    Higashikujo Nishisanno-cho 31 Minami-ku

    Kyoto


Highlights

  • Afternoon in Nara viewing city sights & holy locations

  • Observing Japan's largest bronze Buddha at Todai-ji

  • Feeding some of the storied deer in Nara Park

  • 3,000 lanterns at magnificent Kasuga Grand Shrine

  • Stress-free return trip to select Kyoto hotels


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Nara

  • Admission to Kasuga Grand Shrine

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from select Kyoto city center hotels

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Beverages, bottled water, and snacks


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult, but may not occupy their own seat.

  • If Nara Nagomikan is closed, you will visit a different souvenir shop instead.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 5 days before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Nara, Japan