Explore Nara, the ancient capital of Japan, with a local guide and meet deer roaming the streets, grab some tasty street food and discover hidden gems in the alleys of the old city!
After meeting your tour guide, you'll head straight to one of Nara’s top historical sites and one of the largest wooden buildings in the world, the Todaiji temple. On your way to and from the temple, you will be greeted by the super-friendly deer of Nara, the sacred protectors of the ancient capital. Your next stop is the second of the seven great temples of Nara, Kofukuji. The path then takes you south towards the heart of the old town, with a brief stop at the Sarusawa pond first.
Finally, you'll wander the quiet alleys and backstreets of Nara-machi, the well preserved former merchants district where we will be able to see and experience traditional arts and crafts unique to Nara. There's no better way to experience a city than through its food, so you'll stop to sample some local delights. The last stop on your journey will take you to a shopping street, perfect for souvenir hunting. Both the JR Nara station and the Kintetsu station are within comfortable walking distance from the finishing point of the tour.