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Nara Afternoon Tour from Osaka

Spend time among the deer and tranquil nature of Nara

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  • 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

What to expect

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!

Nara Afternoon Tour from Osaka
Go deep into the cultural richness of Nara in its temples and shrines
Nara Afternoon Tour from Osaka
Explore the grand beauty of Nara's most traditional grounds
Nara Afternoon Tour from Osaka
Learn about the vital importance of these locations to the nation's history

Things to note

Insider Tips:

  • Look out for the Buddha hole in a supporting post of Todai-ji Temple. The hole is said to be the same size as one of the Buddha's nostrils. Crawl through it and legend says that you will receive enlightenment in your next life

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