Nara Todaiji Temple Tour

by Spirits of Japan

Group experiences are in English unless specified as otherwise

  • Location
    Nara, Japan
  • Duration
    2h 2m (Group) / 2h 2m (Private)
  • Group Size
    Up to 8 guests (Group) / 8 guests (Private)
  • Language(s)
    • English
  • Price

    from $199


We will start on the main street in front of the most popular Temple in Nara.

We have to make our way around the main gate, where huge Buddhist Guardians stand to protect what is inside the Temple.

We will then make our way onto the grounds of the temple where I will discuss the history  and how Buddhism made its way to Japan and intertwined with Imperial Shinto Beliefs.

We will enter the Temple where we are also allowed to film, and you will see the largest indoor sitting Buddha in the world. I will explain who he is and what his purpose is thought to be.

We can walk around the Buddha and see displays inside the Temple and I will explain each one to you. We will end the tour walking around the back of the Temple and seeing some of the other Shrines located on this beautiful mountain.

Group Experience Private/Custom Experience
Who You will be one of several joining the experience from across the globe. Exclusive experience for you and/or your party
Interaction You will get a chance to ask questions, however, the guide will be attending to all participants. You will get more one on one time with your guide throughout the experience.
Experience Standard, curated for a group. You can make custom requests to your interests.
When Choose from an available time. Choose from an available time slot or request a specific date and time.
Price Not Available $199 total

Preparing for your Experience

A stable internet connection, a zoom account, and maybe a notepad and Sake!

Meet Your Guide

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Richard 'Hawk' Hawkins
Spirits of Japan

After 37 years of living in-depth Japanese Culture, and taking the hard road to learning things about Japan, I am able to provide an in-depth perspective on Japan and it’s customs, the daily life of it’s people and how it has changed over the last 30 years.

Allow me to be your guide for your brief virtual visit to Japan. Choose from one of my tours I have provided, or allow me custom make you a tour that will take you where locals go or just around to the amazing places in Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Ise and Wakayama. This is called the Kansai Region of Japan and I specialize in this area.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I look forward to taking care of you.