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Day Trips & Excursions

Kyoto and Nara Day Trip from Kyoto including Nijo Castle

Explore the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara on this full-day tour from Kyoto. In the morning, visit UNESCO World Heritage sites Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji, as well as Kyoto Imperial Palace. Then travel to Nara to visit World Heritage–listed Todai-ji temple complex (including Great Buddha Hall) and Kasuga Shrine. Plus, see the famous wild deer that roam Nara (you can even feed them!) and enjoy a Japanese and Western-style lunch buffet. It's a packed day, but by the end you'll have seen some of Japan's most important ancient landmarks.
$137
10 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Kyoto and Nara Tour with Golden Pavilion, Todai-ji from Osaka

See the main sights of both Kyoto and Nara in one day! This day trip from Osaka takes you on a morning tour of Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto Imperial Palace and Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine. After a Japanese lunch, visit landmarks in nearby Nara, home to Kasuga Shrine and the impressive Great Buddha of Todai-ji Temple. Upon hotel pickup, your guide will accompany you by motor coach, JR Rail and Kintetsu Rail, and inform you about the cultural treasures in each historical capital.
$163
11 hours
Multi-day & Extended Tours

Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara 3-Day Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

See the iconic highlights of Japan on a 3-day guided tour to Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara. Visit revered Mt Fuji, take a boat cruise on Lake Ashi and an aerial tram ride up Mt Komagatake. Head to Kyoto on the bullet train and take in the beautiful city on a morning tour to the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle, and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Then see Nara’s famous sites including Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, and Nara Park (Deer Park). Stay two nights in Kyoto with optional return to Tokyo.
$579
3 days
Day Trips & Excursions

Nara Tour: Todaiji Temple, Deer Park, Kasuga Shrine from Kyoto

Venture to Nara from Kyoto for the afternoon. Due to its past as the first permanent capital of Japan, Nara remains full of historic treasures, including some of Japan's oldest Buddhist temples. Accompanied by your local guide, you'll visit the Todaiji Temple to see Japan's largest Buddha, Deer Park - home to hundreds of freely roaming deer, and Kasuga Shrine - Nara's most celebrated shrine.
$69
5.5 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Nara: Todaiji Temple, Deer Park, Kasuga Shrine Tour from Osaka

Enjoy an afternoon visit to Nara, whose combined historic monuments make the ancient city a UNESCO World Heritage site. This imperial capital from the 8th century is full of cultural treasures, including some of Japan's oldest Buddhist temples. Ride the JR rail from Osaka to Kyoto, where you’ll transfer by comfortable coach to Nara. After your tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine with a knowledgeable guide, you’ll return to Osaka by train.
$95
6.5 hours
Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

Venture by bullet train from Tokyo to the historical sites of Nara, and enjoy an overnight stay in Kyoto – the heart of Japanese culture! On this two-day trip, visit top attractions including five UNESCO World Heritage Sites – from Nara’s Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Shrine to Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion Temple, Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple. Enjoy a morning and afternoon sightseeing tour of Kyoto with a professional guide, who will take you to the Imperial Palace and Heian Shrine, including daily lunch and a stop at the Deer Park.
$614
2 days
Day Trips & Excursions

Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto Day Trip with Private Driver

Enjoy a private 8 hour tour from Osaka in a private vehicle with your English/Chinese speaking driver. Visit Osaka, Kyoto and the Nara area. There are 2 types of cars available including a mid-sized passenger car or a mini-van. Both have heating and air conditioning systems, and are also equipped with Wi-Fi.
$638
8 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

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

Explore the ancient capital of Japan with us and discover a peaceful city, brimming with dazzling temples, shrines, imperial tombs and machiya houses built in the traditional style. We’ll meet divine deer roaming the streets, grab some tasty street food, chat with locals about living and working here and show you our favourite hidden gems in the alleys of the old city. All this at your own pace, without the hassle or the crowds of a typical day in Kyoto. What are you waiting for?!
$77
4.5 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

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 andtake 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.
$68
3 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Explore Main Sightseeing Spots of Kyoto and Nara in 1 Day from Osaka

Explore Western Japan with this one-day trip in Kyoto and Nara from Osaka. Visit famous Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine with its thousands of vermilion torii gates, discover the serene nature of Arashiyama, stroll around the garden of Kyoto's UNESCO-listed Kinkaku-ji Temple, feed and play with wild deers in Nara Park and take photos with enormous Buddha statues in Todai-ji temple.
$91
12 hours