Nara: The Sacred Deer City

Nara (奈良) was in the 8th century the first fixed capital of Japan, under the name of Heijo-kyo (平城 京), as before, according to the Shinto beliefs, death was impure and it was necessary to destroy everything that was related to the Emperor after his death.

Often overshadowed by its more famous neighbor Kyoto, Nara is omitted from many tourist’s itinerary.

However, Nara is home to many important historical sites, such as Todai-ji Temple, the world’s largest wooden structure, with its Daibutsuden (Hall of the Great Buddha), and today preserves its main sights much more attractively than Kyoto within Nara Park and its Sacred Deer and neighborhoods like Naramachi.

Many travelers go to Nara to see the statue of the Great Buddha and the sacred deers, but you not only.

Journey Highlights…

Nara Park / Kofukuji Temple / Isuien Garden /  Todaiji Temple / Kasuga Grand Shrine /  Naramachi

If you have three or four days in Kyoto/Osaka, we also suggest making this day trip.


  • 8 hours Private Experience: From JPY35.000 for 1 guest. (JPY11.000 for each additional guest).
  • 0 – 5 years old (free) and 6 – 14 years old (–50%).
  • JR Pass holder (minus JPY1.400/pers.)
  • This tour can also be done with private car.


  • Hotel pick up.
  • All temples admission tickets and transportation from/to Kyoto Station or Osaka Namba Station.
  • Your guide’s lunch up to JPY1.000.
  • Bottled Water.


  • Food and drink costs.
  • Extra temples and shrines or Heijo Palace.
  • In the unplanned event of using taxis instead of public transportation, extra fees may apply.