Excursions

Choose from several guided excursion tours to experience Japan's ancient capital, Nara.
All tours include visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The bus tours require advanced registrations. For walking tours, we recommend pre-registration, but on-site registration is also possible.

Bus Tours

Please log onto the system using the link to make your booking: RESERVATION
6,000 yen per person (Kids /under 12 years-old = 5,400 yen)

Bus tour (1)

  • Destination

    Horyuji Temple

  • Schedule
    13:00 Depart from the venue
    13:45 – 16:30 Horyuji Temple
    17:15 Return to the venue
  • Fee

    JPY 6,000 (kids/under 12 years-old = 5,400 yen)

  • How to Apply

    Make your booking on the reservation site by August 16th.

  • Remarks

    Tour conducted by English-speaking guide.

Bus tour (2)

Guided Walking Tours around Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara

Three walking courses are planned.

Easy course: Todaiji Temple (Great Buddha) (2 or 3 kilometers walk)

  • Destinations*

    Todaiji Temple (Great Buddha Hall)

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  • Schedule*
    13:00 Depart from the Venue
    13:45 – 16:30 Todaiji Temple
    17:15 Return to the Venue

    Schedule may vary depending on circumstances of the tour day.

  • Fee**

    JPY 600

  • How to Apply

    Preregister online or register on-site
    Click here for preregistration.

  • Remarks

    Tour conducted by English-speaking guide.

*Destination and schedule may be modified according to conditions on the day of the tour. All times are approximate, other than initial departure time.

**Participants must pay fees by themselves at entrance(s). Price above is for transportation (where applicable) and entrance fees. Entering any additional attractions, museums, etc. will incur additional costs.

Drinks are not provided, but participants are advised to stay hydrated.
Participants are free to drop-off from the tour at any time.


Standard course: Todaiji Temple (Great Buddha), Kofukuji Temple and Kasuga Shrine (>4 kilometers walk)

  • Destinations*

    Todaiji Temple (Great Buddha Hall)
    Kofukuji Temple
    Kasuga Shrine

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  • Schedule*
    13:00 – Depart from the venue
    13:30 – Todaiji Temple
    14:45 – Kofukuji Temple
    16:00 – Kasuga Shrine
    17:15 – Return to the venue

    Schedule may vary depending on circumstances of the tour day.  

  • Fee**

    JPY 1,300

  • How to Apply

    Preregister online or register on-site
    Click here for preregistration.

  • Remarks

    Tour conducted by English-speaking guide.

*Destination and schedule may be modified according to conditions on the day of the tour. All times are approximate, other than initial departure time.

**Participants must pay fees by themselves at entrance(s). Price above is for transportation (where applicable) and entrance fees. Entering additional attractions, museums, etc. will incur additional costs.

Drinks are not provided, but participants are advised to stay hydrated.
Participants are free to drop-off from the tour at any time.


Long course: Todaiji Temple (Great Buddha), ride train and walk to Heijo Palace (Ancient capital of Nara period) and Hokkeji Temple (>10 kilometers walk)

  • Destinations*

    Todaiji Temple (Great Buddha Hall)
    Heijo Palace (Ancient capital of Nara period)
    Hokkeji Temple

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  • Schedule*
    13:00 – Depart from the venue
    Todaiji Temple
    Heijo Palace (Ancient capital of Nara period)
    Hokkeji Temple
    18:00 – Return to the venue

    Schedule will vary depending on circumstances of the tour day.  

  • Fee**

    JPY 1,310

  • How to Apply

    Preregister online or register on-site
    Click here for preregistration.

  • Remarks

    Tour conducted by English-speaking guide.

*Destination and schedule may be modified according to conditions on the day of the tour. All times are approximate, other than initial departure time.

**Participants must pay fees by themselves at entrance(s). Price above is for transportation (where applicable) and entrance fees. Entering additional attractions, museums, etc. will incur additional costs.

Drinks are not provided, but participants are advised to stay hydrated.
Participants are free to drop-off from the tour at any time.

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