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Nara Afternoon Tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine from Osaka

Osaka, Kansai, Japan

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  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • All entrance fees included
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Rail Tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Hotel pickup included

Overview

Depart Osaka and travel by JR rail to Kyoto, where you'll join your tour of Nara. Board the coach and drive less than 1 hour from Kyoto to explore some of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage sites with your guide.
Japan's first permanent capital was established in the year 710 at Heijo, the city now known as Nara. As the influence and political ambitions of the city's powerful Buddhist monasteries grew to become a serious threat to the government, the capital was moved to Nagaoka in 784.
Visit the 8th-century Todaiji Temple, one of Japan's most famous and historically significant temples. In its huge precincts you’ll find various national treasures of Japan. The Daibutsuden (Great Buddha Hall) is one of the world's largest wooden buildings, which enshrines a gigantic bronze statue of Buddha — a wonder of religious architecture! Exploring the grounds during any season will showcases the most impressive displays of nature, from vivid fall colors to Japanese cherry blossoms in full bloom.
See more than 1,000 tame deer roaming freely in the verdant Deer Park, which comprises 1,250 acres (505 hectares). If you wish to feed the deer, they will gladly eat from your hand. (Special deer food is available for sale in the park grounds.)
Your last stop is Kasuga Shrine, the most famous and beautiful Shinto shrine in Nara. Part of the historic monuments of ancient Nara, it features some 3,000 antique stone and bronze lanterns. Walk along the outdoor pathway as you listen to commentary from your guide about the shrine’s influence on Japanese culture.
Afterward, travel by return rail directly to Osaka Station, where you’ll make your own way back to your hotel.

Information

Includes:
  • Hotel pickup (select Osaka hotels only)
  • JR rail one-way from Osaka to Kyoto
  • JR rail one-way from Nara to Osaka
  • Admission fees
  • English-speaking guide
Excludes:
  • Entrance fee for Manyo Botanical Gardens at Kasuga Shrine and Treasures Hall
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair Access: This tour is wheelchair accessible, however passengers who require assistance must provide their own carer
  • Please note that the transportation used between Osaka and Kyoto is non-reserved local trains
  • The tour may not visit Nara Nagomikan if it is closed or due to traffic conditions

Meeting Point

Pickup is available at select Osaka hotels (Hotel Granvia Osaka, Hilton Osaka, Swissotel Nankai Osaka)

Departure Time:
12:00 pm - Swissotel Nankai Osaka
12:15 pm - Hilton Osaka Hotel
12:30 pm - Hotel Granvia Osaka
Return Details:

Tour concludes upon arrival at Kintestu Namba Station (in Osaka) between 6:30pm and 7:30pm

  • Nara Afternoon Tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine from Osaka
  • Nara Afternoon Tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine from Osaka
  • Nara Afternoon Tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine from Osaka
  • Nara Afternoon Tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine from Osaka
  • Nara Afternoon Tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine from Osaka
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