Nara Park Classic Tour

Get more fun in the park by listening to interesting and amusing stories.
Popular, historical and fun!
The most chosen walking tour of Nara

Tour Description

The tour starts near Todaiji Temple where Great Buddha is enshrined. Walking route is not fixed so that you can see the must-sees of that day! – beautiful cherry blossoms, autumn foliage or local events and traditions. You are sure to see charming deer during the tour too. Learn how to have deer bow hello in Japanese style from our guides before you feed them. You experience Nara with us as you walk and visit World Heritage temples and shrine, Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine and Kofukuji Temple.
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Our guides will tell you history, fun facts, and folktales. We have so much we wish to share, but at the same time, we love to hear your questions! “I was always wondering. Why are shrines always red?” “Wow, how could people make such a big statue (Great Buddha) in the olden time?” “What’s the difference between Buddhism and Shinto?” Learn and make your stay in Nara not only memorable but also meaningful!

The tour usually ends under the iconic five-storied pagoda in Kofukuji Temple. The temple is conveniently located near the Higashimuki shopping street where you can find many restaurants.

Tour Schedule

March 1 – Nov. 30

 

Offered on Mon. Wed. Fri.!

Advance Reservation Required

*Please reserve your spot in advance. We can accept your reservation until 6 p.m., two days before the tour date.

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On days the tour is not scheduled

 Please book a private tour.

Meet

At 10:00 a.m.

In front of the ticket gates at JR Nara Station

JR Nara Station only has central ticket gates. Just come out, and find a NaraWalk guide with a white flag!

*There is Kintetsu Nara Station in Nara as well which is about 15 min. away on foot from JR Nara Station. Please take JR trains when you are coming to Nara.

Duration

3 hours

Afternoon Option

Combine with Afternoon Old Town Stroll for a full day enjoyment!

Cost – All inclusive!

Includes:

  • Admission to the Great Buddha Hall (600 yen/ 300 yen) (800 yen/ 400 yen from the April 1st, 2024)
  • One bus ride (220 yen/ 110 yen) (250 yen/130 yen from the February 1st, 2024)

 

Combo Tour Option:

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Add "Afternoon Old Town Stroll"!

Join Afternoon Old Town Stroll for a full day enjoyment!

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Cancellation Policy

Tours Booked Through Our Website

1) 8 days or more (by 8:00 p.m. local time) prior to your tour date: 100% refund (Cancellation fee* applies. See below.)

2) 2 ~ 7 days (by 8:00 p.m. local time) prior to your tour date: 80% refund (Cancellation fee* applies. See below.)

3) One day (by 8:00 p.m. local time) prior to your tour date: 50% refund (No cancellation fees.)

4) One day (from 8:00 p.m. local time) prior to your tour date: 0% refund (No cancellation fees.)

Tours Booked Through a Travel Site or a Tour Operator

If you booked our tour through a travel site, such as TripAdvisor, or a tour operator, the cancellation policy may be different from what is stated above. Please refer to the cancellation policy issued when you made a booking through them.

For tours booked through a travel site, please cancel through the travel site you made your booking. We may not be able to identify you to proceed refund, if there is any, when you notify your cancellation by phone call or email.

*Cancellation Fee

Cancellation fee: 5%.

It includes PayPal transaction fees and our handling charge.
A cancellation fee will be deducted from the total amount of your tour fare refunded.

Your understanding will be appreciated.

You will see…

*We may change the destination or shorten the route to prevent heatstroke.
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Nara Park and Deer

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Todaiji Temple

*World Heritage Site / Great Buddha statue
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Kasuga Grand Shrine

*World Heritage Site
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Kofukuji Temple

*World Heritage Site

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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.
*COVID-19 preventive measure: Credit card would be a better option for it avoids direct contact.
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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.
*COVID-19 preventive measure: Credit card would be a better option for it avoids direct contact.
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.
visit must-sees of the city with

Nara park classic tour

On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

from 3/1 – 11/30!

Please reserve your spot in advance! We can accept your reservation until 6 p.m. (Japan time zone), two days before your tour date.

Call us

090-6609-0130
090-1158-2638