walk with a local Guide
Let us take you on a tour to Ancient Japan.
With us, you will see the beauty of our history, our culture, and ingenuity of our ancestors.
Experience Nara, the first capital of Japan with NaraWalk!
NaraWalk started in 2009 in Nara. Our value is “to make your day with us the best day in Japan!”
All our guides are nationally licensed professionals from Nara, Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe. From the major tourist attractions to a rural village, from taxi tours to walking tours, we are ready and happy to be a part of your Japan Trip!
UPDATED June 18, 2020
Now Accepting Reservations for Private Tours and Nara Park Classic Tour
We are happy to announce that we are offering Private Tours and Nara Park Classic Tour from June 21.
Changes made to our tour operation:
All tours including Nara Park Classic Tour requires a reservation 2 days in advance.
Our guides will be wearing a mask during a tour. However, wearing a mask increases a risk of heatstroke; for Nara Park Classic Tour and other walking tours, we may shorten the time or a tour route to lower the risk, especially during June to September.
We ask all our guests to fill out a Contact Information form so that we may contact you if we learn of any COVID-19 infection at tour destinations, of a guide, etc. before/after the tour. (Primary traveler’s contact information, if you are traveling as a group or a family.)
Changes at tour destinations:
Nara Park Classic Tour/ Horyuji Todaiji One-day Tour: Great Buddha Hall at Todaiji Temple asks all visitors to wear a face mask. Please bring a face mask.
New Tour From March 2020
Be a Potter in Rural Nara!
There are places that locals know but are not visited by foreign tourists. Muro is one such area. It takes longer to get here than tourist populated destinations, but still we wish if you could be here! <LEARN MORE>
Enjoy Nara at your own pace!
Customize a tour just for your family or group.
Whether to make a tour easier for grandparents or to make the most of the time available, private tour is here to meet your needs.
We have also worked with schools taking our tour as a part of an academic curriculum or as an excursion.
Private Tour Page
Most Popular Tour
See through the eyes of a local guide!
“Nara Park Classic Tour”
All-time-favorite tour covering World Heritage Sites to popular Deer Park! Enjoy must-sees of Nara through the eyes of our local guides! <READ MORE>
10 a.m. ~ 1 p.m.
GROUP Walking Tours
Afternoon Old Town Stroll
Visit traditional townhouses, taste rice syrup, drink sake etc. – see how people live and lived in the small old town Naramachi. Good to go on after Nara Park Classic Tour. <READ MORE>
Forget the bustle of everyday life and soak yourself in the 8th-century religious world. Visit less touristy and quiet area. <READ MORE>
1:30 p.m. ~ 4:30 p.m.
Horyuji Todaiji One-day Tour
Be amazed by the world’s oldest and biggest wooden structures! Highly recommended for architecture lovers! <READ MORE>
10 a.m. ~ 4:30 p.m.
Half-Day Horyuji Tour
Walk around a group of the 7th-century original structures. Historical, educational and marvelous! <READ MORE>
10 a.m. ~ 1:30 p.m.
français: Promenade Classique à Nara
Voulez-vous faire une visite guidée en français au cœur de Nara avec un guide agréé ? <Lisez la suite>
10 a.m. ~ 1 p.m.
All group walking tours are available for private tours!
Book these tours private for your family, group, or school excursion.
Private tour fee applies.
Private Tour Page
Why tour with Nara Walk
We are National government licensed guide interpreters with charming personalities!
Fun and Efficient
“Our guide was wonderful!”
“Nara was the Highlight of our Entire Japan Trip”