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Feel the power of wood at Horyuji Temple! Historical, academic and marvelous!

This half-day tour covers one temple only - Horyuji Temple. It has four world's oldest wooden structures in its precinct: Golden Hall, Five-storied Pagoda, Middle Gate and surrounding corridors. They are said to be constructed between late 7th century and early 8th century. It is incredible that wood maintains its strength for such a long time without getting rotten. Be amazed at the natural power of wood and the wisdom of the ancient carpenters who made the most use of the wood!

Besides the marvelous wooden structures, Horyuji Temple is so- called a treasure trove which houses the 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 the same works cannot ever be reproduced!

Why not come, see and believe such marvelous treasures!


☑ 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 people)

*Between 12/1 to the end of February, please book a private tour.

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

6,000 yen per/person

☑ Horyuji Entrance Fee (1,500 yen)
☑ Transportation Fees

Free for children 12 and under with parents.
*Admission fee/transportation fee is required.