Nara - Discover Nara: Japan's Ancient City

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Discover Nara: Japan's Ancient City

Today, 11:00 PM
(11 reviews)
Nara, Nara, Japan
60 mins

About the tour

Come discover Japan's ancient capital, Nara, by joining Eriko on her exciting trip. Well known for its roaming deer and Japan's largest Great Buddha, Nara is a wonderful place to visit, filled with history, nature, and a handful of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. On this tour, we'll explore a breathtaking Buddhist temple, Todaiji, established in 752 AD. Todaiji plays a major role in Japanese history. Find out why this was built over 1,200 years ago. Also, this tour is perfect for architecture lovers as we'll witness one of the world’s largest wooden structures up close, the Great Buddha Hall, which houses the 15m (49 foot) gilt bronze Great Buddha, cast in 749 AD. We will explore Nara park featuring roaming deer - we can feed cute deer special deer crackers! Believed to be the messengers of the spirits in the Shinto religion, the deer are sacred and treated with respect. Let's travel back in time and dive deep into Japanese culture!

Meet Eriko Shiratori

Eriko Shiratori

Eriko has been sharing her love of Japanese culture with people around the globe since 2017. In her words, Japan is beautiful, unique, and weird all at the same time! She's been lucky to have traveled to dozens of amazing countries and she got a chance to live overseas, in Australia and Canada, for a couple of years. Being exposed to other cultures has given her a new lens to look at her hometown and its traditions. Her great-grandfather was a kimono craftsman in Tokyo, and today she is honoured to wear the kimonos that were passed down through generations. She is looking forward to exploring Japan and sharing a smile with you!

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Nara with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Nara. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Anne L.

29 July 2021

An interesting knowledgeable tour Loved seeing the deer

Nancy S.

29 July 2021

Eriko is an excellent tour guide

Paul B.

29 July 2021

A beautiful tour. Thank you, Eriko.

Anne🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 O.

29 July 2021

Incredible wooden temple in the former capital of Japan. Not to mention the inquisitive and hungry deer. Eriko answered all questions and shared interesting information with us.

Kathy L.

29 July 2021


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