Visit Nara, the first capital of Japan, and the Shinto shrine of Fushimi Inari Taisha when you join us on this wonderful tour. This beautiful location served as a film set for the film “Memories of a Geisha”.
Nara and Inari Tour
After collecting you from your hotel, we will take a train to Inari to visit the Fushimi Inari-taisha temple.
Fushimi Inari-taisha is a Shinto shrine dedicated to the deity Inari, associated with fertility, rice, agriculture, and successful business. With about 1000 gorgeous torii gates lining the path along the hill, you might recognize this striking location from the film ‘Memories of a Geisha’.
Our next stop will be Nara which was the first capital in Japan (between 710 and 784). It was during this era that the grand temples on our itinerary were built: Kōfuku-ji (with a spectacular pagoda), Todai-ji (the largest wooden structure in the world) and the Kasuga Grand Shrine.
After the cultural visit, we will dedicate ourselves to touring the majestic park of Nara which is full of red deer – the ancient messengers of the gods.
The tour will end at the intersection of Sanjo dori street and Higashimuki Shopping Arcade at around 12.30 pm to 1 pm.
The meeting point is the fountain in front of the exit at Kintetsu Nara station. Please be punctual.
As we will be visiting religious temples and shrines, modest dress is required.
Children under the age of 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.
Some of the places we visit vary due to their timetables. In case of unexpected closure of the Todaiji temple, we will either reschedule or cancel the tour. If we have to cancel, you will be refunded in full.
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Tour in English
Per personUS$ 77.5
* The price increases on the 31 December
3.5 - 4 hours
The tour is exclusively in English.
Local English speaking guide throughout the tour.
Entry to all the sites on the itinerary.
Additional food and drink.
Souvenirs and personal shopping.
Tips for the guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 7 days before (Kyoto local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.