Nara Todai-ji Lazy Bird Tour

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The ancient capital of Nara, older than even Kyoto, is easily reached by train from Osaka or Kyoto.

The enormous Main Hall of Todai-ji Temple with its Great Buddha inside, the deer park where you can feed crackers to the semi-wild deer, everything is more laid-back and quieter than Kyoto with much fewer tourists. Stroll through the vast temple grounds and back into the city where the tour takes you to a typical Izakaya standing...
The ancient capital of Nara, older than even Kyoto, is easily reached by train from Osaka or Kyoto.

The enormous Main Hall of Todai-ji Temple with its Great Buddha inside, the deer park where you can feed crackers to the semi-wild deer, everything is more laid-back and quieter than Kyoto with much fewer tourists. Stroll through the vast temple grounds and back into the city where the tour takes you to a typical Izakaya standing bar to try some local sake and food. A wonderful way to spend a leisurely afternoon!
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Stop At: Nara Park, 469 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211 Nara Prefecture

Only in Nara can you see hundreds of deer roaming freely. They like to follow the tourists in the hope of being fed deer crackers. We will have enough time for you to Interact with them and take some memorable pictures.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Nigatsu-do Temple, 406-1 Zoshicho Todaiji Temple, Nara 630-8587 Nara Prefecture

Nigatsudo-do Hall, with its wooden terrace and lanterns hanging from the roof, is a great backdrop for beautiful pictures. Not many tourists make their way up to this spot where you can overlook the whole of Nara city.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hokke-do, 406-1 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211 Nara Prefecture

Hokke-do Hall is said to be the oldest building on the Todaiji Temple grounds. Many old Buddhist statue masterpieces from the 8th century created in...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Nara Park, 469 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211 Nara Prefecture

Only in Nara can you see hundreds of deer roaming freely. They like to follow the tourists in the hope of being fed deer crackers. We will have enough time for you to Interact with them and take some memorable pictures.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Nigatsu-do Temple, 406-1 Zoshicho Todaiji Temple, Nara 630-8587 Nara Prefecture

Nigatsudo-do Hall, with its wooden terrace and lanterns hanging from the roof, is a great backdrop for beautiful pictures. Not many tourists make their way up to this spot where you can overlook the whole of Nara city.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hokke-do, 406-1 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211 Nara Prefecture

Hokke-do Hall is said to be the oldest building on the Todaiji Temple grounds. Many old Buddhist statue masterpieces from the 8th century created in a very unique way are enshrined here.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

After making our way through the freely roaming deer on the long approach we will finally stand in front of the Great Buddha Hall. The sheer size of it, the world's largest wooden building, is amazing. It tells a tale of how powerful the temple was in the 8th century.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Kasuga Grand Shrine, 160 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212 Nara Prefecture

Let's enjoy a stroll through the peaceful forest around Kasuga Grand Shrine. The bright vermillion buildings, old stone lanterns, and hanging lanterns make a great background for pictures. Of course you can enjoy the deer peeking out from behind lanterns here too!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kofuku-ji Temple, 48 Noboriojicho, Nara 630-8213 Nara Prefecture

The five-storied pagoda of this temple was built about 600 years ago. It is constructed out of thick logs joined together in a splendid and dynamic way.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Kuramoto Sake Brewery, 2501 Tsugehayamacho, Nara 632-0231 Nara Prefecture

Let’s quench our thirst at a typical Izakaya in Nara and try to find out what local people enjoy after work. Here they offer a variety of appetizers and sake. The owner of this bar makes sake himself, so you can enjoy freshly brewed sake at a reasonable price.

Duration: 1 hour

Important Details

Included
  • Guide fee
Not Included
  • Drink and Food
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Hokke-do
  • Entry/Admission - Daibutsuden
  • Entry/Admission - The Kuramoto Sake Brewery
  • Transportation fare
Departure Point
1: Kintetsu-Nara Station, Japan, 〒630-8215 Nara, Nishimikadochō, 東向中町29
2: JR Nara Station East Exit, 1 Sanjohonmachi, Nara, 630-8122, Japan
2:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Animals or pets allowed
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • comfortable shoes for walking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.