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Nara Park Car Tours

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Nara Park Car Tours

Want a private car tour to Nara Park from Osaka or Kyoto? The deers walking freely around the park is one of the highlights in Nara Park. These deer in Nara Park were considered sacred in ancient times. Although deer are accustomed to people, they are still wild animals. Nara Park Deer has become a national natural park. Deer food is sold in the park and tourists can feed the deers. However, feeding can attract a large group of deer, so this activity is not suitable for people who are not comfortable with deer or animals. As a reliable limo company in Osaka and Kyoto, we glad to offer you the car and chauffeur service to/from Nara Park from Osaka or Kyoto. Our company has a total of 100 vehicles including 7-seater Alphard Mini Van, 10-seater Hiace Van, 13-seater Commuter van, and the 20-seater Coaster Minibus. You can choose the right vehicle according to your preferences and party.

Todaiji, one of the seven major temples in the south of Nara Park, has a history of more than 1,200 years. Regarded as a landmark of Nara, it was listed as a world cultural heritage from the ancient capital Nara in 1998. The Daibutsuden Hall of Todaiji Temple is 57 meters wide and 50 meters high, becoming the largest wooden building in the world. Inside the main hall, there is a Buddha statue (Buddha (Daibutsu)) that is more than 15 meters high. You can also visit Nandaimon Gate, Nigatsudo Hall, Hokkedo Hall, and Shosoin Storehous.

The two famous Nio Guardian Kings is found at the south gate. From Nigatsudo Hall, you can overlook Daibutsuden and the city of Nara. Opening hours: 7:30~17: 30 (April to October); 8:00 to 17:00 (November to March); Admission: free (600 yen for Daibutsuden Hall)

The five-storied pagoda reflected in Sarusawa Pond is the iconic scenery in Kofukuji. The Five-storied pagoda was first built in 730 AD and has a height of 50.8 meters. The tower was damaged by war repeatedly, and the current structure was rebuilt in 1426 AD. Visitors can see the five-storied tower from outside but cannot enter into the tower. Opening hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (Interior of temple halls and museum); Tickets: 500 yen for Central Golden Hall; 700 yen for National Treasure Museum; 300 yen for Eastern Golden Hall

Kasuga Taisha, also called Kasuga Shrine in the old days, was built on November 9th in the year of 768 during the reign of Empress Shotoku. The shrine worships many gods including Takemikazuchi-no-mikoto, Futsunushi-no-mikoto, Amenokoyane-no-mikoto, and Himegami. The worshiping day of the shrine is March 13, and it is one of the Twenty-Two Shrines in Japan. Hours: Spring and summer (April-September) 6: 00-18: 00; Autumn and winter (October-March) 6:30-17:00; Special visits of the main hall 8:30-16:00; Admission: Free (Special Admission to the Inner area: 500 yen)

Nara National Museum, opened in 1895 and has a history of over 100 years, exhibits many Buddhist fine arts. The original building is Nara Buddhist Sculpture Museum and Bronze Sacrifice Gallery, displaying fine statues of Buddha. In the new wings, there are permanent collections on display, including treasured sculptures, paintings, calligraphy works, and relics collected by Shosoin of Todaiji. Many of these exhibits are cultural treasures derived from the Silk Road. Opening hours: 9:30~7:00; tickets: 700 yen


Chauffeur and Car Service to Nara Deer Park

As a reliable tour operator and limo company, we provide you with private car tour and chauffer service to Nara Park from Osaka or Kyoto for international travelers. Whether you are looking for a short private car tour or a round trip from Osaka or Kyoto, you can easily find the most suitable service from us at an affordable price. Our car services include short-term and long-term chartered cars in Kansai, you can choose Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe and Kansai Airport as the pick-up place. If you need a private diver and car to Nara Park, please contact our representatives to book our Osaka Private Chauffeurs.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are Nara Park and the temples open all day?
    Nara Park and the surrounding temple are open all day. However, the opening hours of the halls are different. Please plan the time according to your specific itinerary.
  • Can I see deer in Nara Park all year round?
    Yes. Herds of deer in the park are nationally protected animals and are carefully tended by staffs. So no matter what time you go to the park, you can see deer.
  • When is the cherry blossom viewing season at Nara Park?
    There are about 1,700 cherry trees of different varieties in the park. The area around Kofukuji Temple and Todaiji Temple are good spots for cherry blossom viewing in spring.
  • How far is Kofukuji from Todaiji?
    Kofukuji is about 1 km from Todaiji Nandaimon Gate, about a 12 minutes walk.
  • How long does it take to walk from Kasuga Taisha to Todaiji?
    It takes about 20 minutes to walk from Kasuga Taisha Museum to Todaiji Nigatsudo Hall.
  • Is Nara National Museum open every day?
    No. It is closed on every Monday (or the following Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday), and closed on January 1.
  • When is the Annual Exhibition of Shosoin Treasure?
    The Annual Exhibition of Shosoin Treasure at the Nara National Museum usually runs from late October to early November every year. Please refer to the official website of the museum for specific time.
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