Encounter the ancient and ornate temples and expansive grassy park, home to the famed Nara nodding deer, on this day trip to Nara from Osaka
Enjoy a convenient afternoon tour of Nara from Osaka
Walk the grounds of Nara Park and meet the famous deer, hundreds of which roam freely
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of ancient Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Shop for mementos at Nara Nagomikan, the largest souvenir shop in Nara
Providing travelers with the perfect excursion from the big city, the beautiful city of Nara (once Japan's capital) is an ideal nature escape in all seasons. Famed for the thousands of deer that graze and roam freely in the park as well as the significant temples dating from the eighth century. Once inside the park you'll visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Todai-ji Temple is an iconic symbol of the Nara Period and one of the world's largest wooden structures. The huge 15-meter bronze Great Buddha is truly a sight to behold. Kasuga Taisha Shrine, built in 768 AD, is famed for its stone and bronze lanterns. Making your way to the shrine, you'll encounter a number of deer, thought to be the shrine messengers. Eternally hungry, you can purchase food to feed the deer who will thank you with their characteristic nodding!
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Interesting tour of several sites in Nara. Especially enjoyed seeing the tame deer.
The visits were interesting and the tour guide was not only knowledgeable in the history of the sites, but he also paced the tour well to make sure we get enough satisfaction at each site. His dialogue was clear and he took good care of us.
The trip from Osaka to Nara via Kyoto was a bit unexpected and cumbersome. We had a fun time on the bus ride from Kyoto. The guide was knowledgeable and very entertaining.