Nara Afternoon Tour from Osaka

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Stone lanterns and deer at the Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Stone lanterns and deer at the Kasuga Taisha Shrine
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Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Nara Deer Park
Nara Deer Park
Todaiji Great Buddha
Todaiji Great Buddha
Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Deer by the Todaiji Temple
Deer by the Todaiji Temple

What To Expect

Travel from Osaka to Nara by bus and see the great sights Nara has to offer! The Todaji Temple, Nara Deer Park and the Kasuga Taisha Shrine are some of the places you'll have the opportunity to visit.


Tours from Osaka to Nara
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Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 12:40 PM
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See the great sights Nara has to offer! Travel from Osaka to Nara by bus, and visit Todaiji, the largest wooden structure in the world and the home of the Great Buddha, the largest Buddha statue in Japan. Mingle with the deer at Nara Park, before proceeding to Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara's most famous shrine.

Osaka - Kyoto

Leave Osaka for Kyoto aboard a JR rapid train (non-reserved seats) with an English-speaking tour conductor.

Todaiji Temple

See the Great Buddha in the world's largest wooden building, a wonder of religious architecture.

Nara Deer Park

More than 1,000 deer roam freely in the verdant 1,250 acres peaceful park. If you wish to feed the deer, they will gladly eat from your hand.

Kasuga Taisha Shrine

The most famous and beautiful Shinto shrine in Nara, it features some 3,000 antique stone and bronze lanterns.

Nara Nagomikan

This is Nara's biggest souvenir shop selling a wide variety of food products (including sweets) and other local goods you will only find in the area.

Nara - Namba

Return to Namba aboard a Kintetsu Railways train (non-reserved seats) with an English-Speaking tour conductor. Tour ends upon arrival at Kintetsu Namba Station.


  • 12:40 Assemble at Hotel Granvia Osaka. Board a JR rapid service train to Kyoto.

  • 13:15 After arriving in Kyoto, walk to New Miyako Hotel for assembly.

  • Proceed to Nara by motorcoach and visit the following:

  • Todaiji Temple

  • Nara Deer Park

  • Kasuga Grand Shrine

  • Nara Nagomikan

  • 18:30 - 19:30 Board a train back to Osaka at Kintentsu Nara Station. Tour disbands at Osaka's Namba Station.


  • Pick up at major hotels

  • Train tickets

  • English speaking guide


  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please note

  • Pick ups are available from selected hotels in Osaka.

  • Children 5 years old and below are free of charge, provided they sit on an adult's lap. If they need a seat, they will be charged (child rates).

-Journey from Osaka to Kyoto and from Nara to Osaka will be accompanied by an English-speaking tour assistant.

  • Itinerary is subject to change according to the traffic conditions.

  • At Kasuga Shrine, the tour does not include entrance to areas requiring admission fees.

  • Nara Nagomikan is replaced by another souvenir shop when closed.

  • Tour will not operate during the Nara Marathon.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 9 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 30% Cancellation Fee (70% reimbursement): between 3 to 8 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 2 days or less prior to date of activity.

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