AJT Logo

Nara Tours    View Tours

SHARE
View
Saved
Tours
View
Saved
Tours
Reserve
Tours
Search
Tours

Nara Tours

Nara was once the capital of Japan, in fact, it was the first permanent capital established. Nara City’s former name is Heijo-Kyo, which is why the main palace in Nara received the name Heijo. This ancient city is known as the cradle of Japanese civilization, and is home to more than a thousand free-roaming deer.

One of the ancient cities of Japan is Nara, also known as the cradle of Japanese civilization. In 710, the city of Heijo, modern day Nara, became home to the first established capital in Japan. One of the many attractions in Nara is the Nara Deer Park, which is often filled with visitors and free- roaming deer. Unlike most wild deer, these are used to being around humans and will often follow people around for a treat. In Shintoism, deer are seen as the messengers of god, amplifying their symbolic presence with the temple in the vicinity. The Nara Park is wide and also has beautiful scenery, particularly during the spring and autumn season when the flowers bloom and the leaves change color. The Todaiji Temple is just near the entrance of the Nara Park. In the past, this Buddhist temple was so influential in politics that the government eventually moved the capital further north to Nagaoka Prefecture around 74 years after its establishment in order to reduce the temple’s influence. The Todaiji Temple houses a great Buddha statue the largest bronze statue of Buddha in the world. It is also an official UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along with that, there are also enormous standing wooden structures of guardians in the temple, each one with unique features. The details on the lotus that the bronze Buddha sits on gives it more significance as it has Sanskrit writing on the outer petals and can be seen clearly if the viewer approaches the statue closer.

Please see below for tours that include Nara:

134 trips through Japan
Filter by :
Season

Departure Month

Travel Styles  

Interest

Duration

Regions

Must-See & Do

134 trips through Japan
×

Japan Deluxe Tours

Visit the must see sites of Japan with group sizes ranging from 12 to 35 people.

These tours are great for first time visitors to Japan looking for comfortable accommodation with all entrance fees and most meals included. Our Japan Deluxe Tours are accomodated with professional tour guides, fluent in both Japanese and English, to ensure an educational and valuable visit. Air-conditoned, private coaches are also included, so you can enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free time in Japan. Our tours range from 7 to 21 days, to various regions of Japan.

Deluxe-Plus Small Group Tours

Experience the culture of Japan at a slower pace with groups of 10 to 18 people.
(Smaller group departure available)

These tours combine enrichment, enjoyment, and education with time to truly absorb and appreciate your surroundings. Our Deluxe-Plus small group tours are created to cater to those who are interested in having a deeper understanding of Japan's culture. You will have the opportunity to participate in culturally rich activities and visit destinations only locals may know. Experience luxurious hotels and travel at a leisurely pace when you book a Deluxe-Plus small group tour.

Budget Group Tours

Our Budget Tours are designed for our guests who are on a limited budget.

Explore the must-see sights and enjoy the hassle-free trip to Japan at an affordable price. Our most cost-effective way to see the highlights of Japan while staying in budget-friendly accommodations. If you would like to have a quick stop to sample the must-see sights of Japan, or plan to explore Japan on your own but would like to take a short trip to learn about Japan before your self-guided journeys. These are the tours for you.

Active Small Group Tours

Travel Japan more flexibly in groups of 6 to 13 people using public transportation.

Explore Japan off the beaten path via Japanese public transportation, walking, hiking, cycling and more. Take more time to enjoy local experiences and picturesque landscape. Our Active Small Group Tours combine the best of cultural destinations with off-the-beaten-path via Japanese public transportation, Discover the country of Japan the way the locals do and see Japan from a different angle. A focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan, see the diversity of Japan’s countryside unfold before your eyes.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 > All
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 > All
Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto Autumn Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto Autumn Tour
Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto Autumn Tour

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3098.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
Anime Flavor Tour is the best thing to fulfill your Otaku needs. We will go to some of the popular anime spots while learning about Japan’s culture.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3098.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
Anime Flavor Tour is the best thing to fulfill your Otaku needs. We will go to some of the popular anime spots while learning about Japan’s culture.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sat. Sep 3, 2022 Sat. Sep 10, 2022 US $3098.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Oct 15, 2022 Sat. Oct 22, 2022 US $3098.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Sep 2, 2023 Sat. Sep 9, 2023 US $3098.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Oct 14, 2023 Sat. Oct 21, 2023 US $3098.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Sep 14, 2024 Sat. Sep 21, 2024 US $3098.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Oct 12, 2024 Sat. Oct 19, 2024 US $3098.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: 
Cherry Blossoms

Group Tour | Active          

Group Tour | Active    

Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Cherry Blossoms
Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Cherry Blossoms

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3160.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3160.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: 
Spring

Group Tour | Active          

Group Tour | Active    

Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring
Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3160.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3160.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: 
Autumn

Group Tour | Active          

Group Tour | Active    

Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn
Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3160.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3160.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: 
Autumn Leaves

Group Tour | Active          

Group Tour | Active    

Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn Leaves
Nakasendo and Kiso Valley Walking & Hiking Tour: Autumn Leaves

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3160.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3160.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

Kyoto / Nara / Magome / Tsumago / Nojiri / Yabuhara / Narai / Matsumoto / Tokyo
A short small-group guided walking tour with three hikes of 3-6 hours of village-to-village walking on the Nakasendo Trail.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
The Golden Triangle of Japan Tour Spring (Reverse)

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Golden Triangle of Japan Tour Spring (Reverse)
The Golden Triangle of Japan Tour Spring (Reverse)
51 reviews
51 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3198.00

Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
The must see sights of Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa & Kyoto.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3198.00

Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
The must see sights of Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa & Kyoto.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Apr 23, 2023 Sun. Apr 30, 2023 US $3198.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Apr 21, 2024 Sun. Apr 28, 2024 US $3198.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
The Golden Triangle of Japan Tour Spring

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Golden Triangle of Japan Tour Spring
The Golden Triangle of Japan Tour Spring
51 reviews
51 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3198.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
The must see sights of Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa & Kyoto.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3198.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
The must see sights of Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa & Kyoto.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sat. May 20, 2023 Sat. May 27, 2023 US $3198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. May 18, 2024 Sat. May 25, 2024 US $3198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
The Golden Triangle of Japan Tour Winter: Snow 
Monkeys

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Golden Triangle of Japan Tour Winter: Snow Monkeys
The Golden Triangle of Japan Tour Winter: Snow Monkeys
51 reviews
51 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3198.00

Tokyo / Lake Kawaguchi / Matsumoto / Yudanaka / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
The must see sights of Tokyo, Takayama & Kyoto... plus the Snow Monkeys.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3198.00

Tokyo / Lake Kawaguchi / Matsumoto / Yudanaka / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
The must see sights of Tokyo, Takayama & Kyoto... plus the Snow Monkeys.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Fri. Dec 23, 2022 Fri. Dec 30, 2022 US $3198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Jan 2, 2023 Mon. Jan 9, 2023 US $3198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jan 29, 2023 Sun. Feb 5, 2023 US $3198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Dec 24, 2023 Sun. Dec 31, 2023 US $3198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. Jan 2, 2024 Tue. Jan 9, 2024 US $3198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jan 28, 2024 Sun. Feb 4, 2024 US $3198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. Dec 24, 2024 Tue. Dec 31, 2024 US $3198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
The Golden Triangle of Japan Tour Summer

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Golden Triangle of Japan Tour Summer
The Golden Triangle of Japan Tour Summer
51 reviews
51 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3198.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
The must see sights of Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa & Kyoto.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3198.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
The must see sights of Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa & Kyoto.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Jul 10, 2022 Sun. Jul 17, 2022 US $3198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Sun. Aug 28, 2022 Sun. Sep 4, 2022 US $3198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Sun. Jul 9, 2023 Sun. Jul 16, 2023 US $3198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Aug 27, 2023 Sun. Sep 3, 2023 US $3198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jun 30, 2024 Sun. Jul 7, 2024 US $3198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
The Golden Route Japan Tour Spring: Kyoto Aoi Festival

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Golden Route Japan Tour Spring: Kyoto Aoi Festival
The Golden Route Japan Tour Spring: Kyoto Aoi Festival
83 reviews
83 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3198.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
The must see sights of Tokyo & Kyoto...plus the Aoi Festival.

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3198.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
The must see sights of Tokyo & Kyoto...plus the Aoi Festival.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Thu. May 11, 2023 Thu. May 18, 2023 US $3198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. May 11, 2024 Sat. May 18, 2024 US $3198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 > All
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 > All

Tour type