Half-Day
horyuji tour

Visit world’s oldest extant wooden temple and time-travel to find roots of Japan. 

MAKE A TRIP TO WHERE JAPAN STARTED

Tour Description

This half-day tour covers the greatest official temple constructed at the early time of introduction of Buddhism. Transmission of Buddhism played a key role not only in introducing religious faith but in bringing new technology, culture, and moral codes, contributing Japan to open up a new epoch. With the positive adoption of Buddhism by the founder of the temple, it is no exaggeration to say that Japan started here at Horyuji Temple.

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The view unfolded before you is a group of the world’s oldest wooden structures constructed around the 7th or the 8th century. Be amazed at the incredible power of natural wood and the highest wisdom of the ancient carpenters. Stepping into the gallery, you will see the world’s finest treasures ranging from sculptures, industrial arts, pictures to documents. Some of them are such exquisite pieces of work, and it is said that the same works cannot ever be reproduced!

Walk around a group of the 7th-century original structures and appreciate priceless treasures in the museum – this marvelous experience will surely awaken a deeper understanding of all that is Japanese!

Tour Schedule

March 1 – Nov. 30

 

Offered EVERY DAY!

Advance Reservation Required

*Minimum 2 adults
Please reserve your spot in advance. We can accept your reservation until 6 p.m. of the day before the tour date.

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Between Dec. 1 to the end of February

Please book a private tour.

Meet

At 10:00 a.m.

In front of the ticket gates at JR Nara Station

or

At 10:30 a.m.

In front of the Tourist Information Center at JR Horyuji Station

Find a NaraWalk guide with a white flag!

Duration

3 hours

Cost

Includes:

  • Horyuji Entrance Fee (1,500 yen/ 750 yen)
  • Transportation Fees

 

You will see…

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Horyuji Temple

*World Heritage Site / World’s Oldest Histrical Wooden Structure

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attire / footwear

Please, dress appropriately for the weather. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
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weather policy

Tours take place rain or shine. Tours may be cancelled if weather is dangerous.
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payment policy

Please pay by credit card on our website otherwise please pay in
cash at the start of the tour.
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children policy

Children of 5 years old and younger with their parents are free of charge.
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meals and drinks

Meals and Drinks are NOT included in any of our tours.
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insurance policy

No insurance.
No responsibility for accidents.
Please, dress appropriately for the weather. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Tours take place rain or shine. Tours may be cancelled if the weather is dangerous.
Please pay by credit card on our website otherwise please pay in cash at the start of the tour.
Children of 5 years old and younger with their parents are free of charge.
Meals and Drinks are NOT included in any of our tours.
No insurance.
No responsibility for accidents.

Appreciate Priceless Treasures in

Half-day Horyuji Tour

Every day

from 3/1 -11/30!

Minimum 2 adults

Please reserve your spot in advance. We can accept your reservation until 6 p.m. of the day before the tour date.

Call us

090-9708-0036
090-8126-1849