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Deer City Nara Walking & Izakaya Hopping Tour

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US$ 157.87
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What to Expect
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Stop At: Kasuga Grand Shrine, 160 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212 Nara Prefecture

This shrine was founded in the 8th century by the Fujiwara clan which was the most powerful aristocratic family in Japanese history. Even today the head priest of Kasuga Grand Shrine is a descendent from that family.

The deity enshrined here was invited from Ibaragi, some 500km away and came all the way riding on the back of a deer. That’s why the deer in Nara are regarded as the messengers of the deity and have been treated very well.

You will be impressed by the number of stone and hanging lanterns offered by worshippers.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Todai-ji Temple, 406-1 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211 Nara Prefecture

This temple, founded by Emperor Shomu more than 1,300 years ago, is designated as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Built beneath Mt. Wakakusa, in its huge precincts, it holds many historical buildings some of which are national treasures.

The main hall housing gigantic Buddha statues is the world’s largest wooden building.

You can imagine the passion of the emperor who built this temple wishing for the stability and prosperity of his nation.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yoshikien, 60-1 Noboriojicho, Nara 630-8213 Nara Prefecture

A few minutes walk from Todai-ji Temple, you will visit Yoshikien Garden whose houses and gardens were constructed about 100 years ago. The grounds include three types of gardens, the Pond Garden, the Moss Garden and the Tea ceremony Flower Garden, so that you will enjoy and learn Japanese aesthic consciousness.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mochiidono Center Gai, 12 Mochiidonocho, Nara 630-8222 Nara Prefecture

Nara is said to be the birth place of present sake. You will taste sake produced in nara and other national brands with nibbles at 2 Izakayas(Japanese style restaurant bar) loved and frequented by locals. Enjoy!

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Kintetsu-Nara Station, Japan, 〒630-8215 Nara, Nishimikadochō, 東向中町29
2: JR Nara Sta. (East Gate), 1 Sanjohonmachi, Nara, 630-8122, Japan
Departure Time
10:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 1 Drink & 1 Food at each Izakaya Restaurant
  • Guide Fare
  • Admission Fees. Kasuga-Taisha @500yen, Todai-ji Temple @500yen
  • Transportation Fare
  • Entry/Admission - Kasuga Grand Shrine
  • Entry/Admission - Todai-ji Temple
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Not stroller accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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32 reviews
Baltimore, Maryland
Great early morning tour of Kyoto
This is an excellent tour to visit some of the beautiful sights in Tokyo early in the morning without the crowds.
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Tania A
Full day tour of Kyoto with Michiko
I would like to express how much John and I enjoyed our tour of Kyoto with Michiko. Michiko was amazing!!! Many
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Great Tour – Great Guide
As I write this review, I notice the name of our guide in other reviews, Koichi, and I agree - Koichi was
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Sydney, Australia
Wonderful tour - Great guide!
My partner and I stayed in Kyoto for a few days and this was a great tour to experience many of the places that we
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Belgrade, Serbia
Great tour
We stayed in Kyoto only 2 days and this tour allowed us to see 3 wonderful places that were on our list. Our guide
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Cape Town, South Africa
Enchanted by Kyoto
Our guide was exceptionally well informed and the company communicated meeting instructions very well with follow
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Chicago, Illinois
Wonderful communication before the tour. Our day with Koichiro was a highlight of our trip to Japan. He was
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Diane G
A real highlight of our trip!
Sachi was an incredible guide. She was so personable, friendly, and knowledgable. She taught us about the
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Brisbane, Australia
Great guide - saw a lot
Our guide, Koichi, was very friendly and knowledgable. He went out of his way to make our tour memorable, and even
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Brooklyn, New York
Great Tour
Our tour guide Meg was fantastic. We could never have seen so many sights in one day without her. We got around
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Adelaide, Australia
Great intimate tour
A small intimate group so the the tour guide was able to be flexible, meeting the needs of all members. Very
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Beijing, China
Get the basics of Kyoto in one day
Meg was very friendly, has excellent knowledge about the places, is well organised, her English skills are good.
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Fantastic tour
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and professional. The tour we took was private for my wife and I, so we had
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Lisa B
Great small group tour
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and our guide was extremely helpful and informative. It was a small group, just my
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Scott Y
Amazing tour!
Our guide Koichiro was the man to see about all things Kyoto! Absolutely full of knowledge about the history of
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