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Make a trip to where Japan started and try to understand all that is Japanese-Japanese tradition, culture, creativity, spirits and more! Historical, educational and marvelous!

This half-day tour covers the greatest official temple constructed at the early time of introduction of Buddhism. Transmission of Buddhism played a key role not only in introducing religious faith but in bringing new technology, culture and moral codes, contributing Japan to open up a new epoch. With the positive adoption of Buddhism by the founder of the temple, it is no exaggeration to say that Japan started here at Horyuji Temple.

The view unfolded before you is a group of world's oldest wooden structures constructed around the 7th or the 8th century. Be amazed at the incredible power of natural wood and the highest wisdom of the ancient carpenters. Stepping into the gallery, you will see world’s finest treasures ranging from sculptures, industrial arts, pictures to documents. Some of them are such exquisite pieces of work, and it is said that the same works cannot ever be reproduced!

Walk around a group of the 7th century original structures and appreciate priceless treasures in the museum - this marvelous experience will surely awaken a deeper understanding of all that is Japanese!


☑ Horyuji Temple *World Heritage Site / World's oldest historical wooden structure


Walkability: Places we visit are flat grounds and easy to walk around. Walking distance is about 1.5 km.

You can choose the meeting place: The tour starts from JR Nara Station or JR Horyuji Station. You can choose whichever station you like for your convenience.

from 3/1 - 11/30!

*Reservation is required. (Min. 2 adults)

*Between 12/1 to the end of February, please book a private tour.
*We can accept your reservation until 6 p.m. of the day before the tour date.

At 10:00 a.m.

in front of the ticket gate at JR Nara Station


At 10:30 a.m.

in front of Tourist Information Center at JR Horyuji Station

Duration: approx 3 hours

Adult: 6,000 yen

Child 6-12: 1,400 yen

Child 0-5: Free

Horyuji Entrance Fee (1,500 yen/ 750 yen)
Transportation Fees