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Nara Sightseeing Afternoon Tour - from Kyoto

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

  • Duration

    Approx 6 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to AVANTI Kyoto Sunrise Tours Desk - Depart (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit)

  • Ending Point

    Same as starting point

Key Highlights

  • Convenient transfers from Kyoto to Nara Park
  • Stroll through Nara Park where hundred of wild deers roam freely
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of ancient Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine
  • Buy souvenirs for friends and family at Nara Nagomikan, the largest souvenir shop in Nara


Visit two World Heritage Sites in Nara: Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Encounter wild deer up close while walking through Nara Park, a rarity in Japan and worldwide. Enjoy the view out the window from the suburbs of Kyoto to Nara.

Kyoto – Nara, Head to Nara via the Nara Keinawa Expressway. Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is the symbol of the Nara Period and one of the world's largest wooden structure. Its huge main hall and bronze Great Buddha are impressive to behold.

Kasuga Taisha Shrine, This Nara Period shrine is designated as a World Heritage Site. The deer of Nara Park are thought to be the shrine messengers. The tour will not enter areas requiring admission.

Nara Nagomikan, the largest souvenir shop in Nara. Enjoy yourself in this spacious shop and look for the perfect souvenir. This location may be omitted from the itinerary due to business hours or traffic congestion.

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this).  At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Public transportation will be used between Osaka and Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. Seating may not be available.

Areas requiring admission fees at Kasuga Taisha Shrine will not be visited.

The tour may not visit Nara Nagomikan if it is closed or due to traffic conditions.

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