The essence of Nara guided walking tour
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Activities

The essence of Nara guided walking tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Meet the famous deer of Nara on your way to the Todaiji and Kofukuji temple
  • Stroll the beautiful backstreets of the old town and discover quirky shops and traditional machiya houses
  • Taste some of the best street food in the city
What to expect

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.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Guided 4-hour tour
    • Local snacks
    • Entrance fees for all the sites mentioned
    What's not included
    • Additional food and drink
    • Souvenirs and personal shopping
    • Gratuities
    Where

    Japan, 〒630-8214 Nara, Higashimuki Kitamachi, 県道754号

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide at the fountain in front of the exit at Kintetsu Nara station. From the train platform go through the east gates to street level, via the staircase, where you’ll see the fountain with a statue of a monk, on your right-hand side

    What to remember
    • For the safety of you and other guests, we strongly recommend you bring a mask with you to the tour. Your guide will inform you of the latest government recommendations, and whether a mask is required
    • Our guides may ask to collect your contact information at the start of the tour, for contact tracing purposes only
    • The itinerary and routes may be modified to avoid crowds
    • Please refrain from joining the tour if you are experiencing any symptoms associated with Covid-19
    • Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour
    • As you will be visiting religious temples and shrines, modest clothing that covers your shoulders and knees is recommended
    • Some of the places we will visit in Nara-machi will vary on each tour as they have irregular opening and closing days. In case of unexpected closure of the Todaiji temple, we will either reschedule or cancel the tour
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Urban Adventures
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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