To get to know more about beautiful gardens of the ancient city of Nara and explore the ancient palace site, the Heijo-Kyo Palace established in the 8th Century!!

US $371.00 / Group

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Hi! I'm Kiyomi Goto.

I will guide you!

Description of this tour

To visit the Heijo-kyo Palace site, Isui-en Garden, to enjoy hiking on the outskirt of the Kasuga-yama Primeval Forest, to visit to observe the Imanishi-ke-Shoin ancient style of architecture, to taste Japanese Sake at the local Sake Brewery and to explore around the Nara-machi ancient town

My aim of achieving is to inform Japanese culture and Japanese things worth spreading to others for the better world. I regard it as a mission in my life.
I have traveled 22 countries in the world and have lived in five countries for two to three years each and have associated with great many people from diversified field. So I hope I could be of any assistance while having a tour in Japan, especially repeatedly visited worldly renown city of Kyoto.


Sample Tour Timeline

09:00 AM
Hotel Nikko Nara

To meet in front of the hotel front desk, to greet and start the tour of the day

09:00 AM
Hotel Nikko Nara

To meet in front of the hotel front desk, to greet and start the tour of the day

09:30 AM
Heijo-kyo Former Palace site (World Heritage Site)

To explore the ancient and historical site of the former Palace and to observe the ancient items displayed in the restored buildings.

09:30 AM
Heijo-kyo Former Palace site (World Heritage Site)

To explore the ancient and historical site of the former Palace and to observe the ancient items displayed in the restored buildings.

11:30 AM
Isui-en Garden and its cozy little museum

To explore and find out about the differences presented between the two gardens, front garden and back garden. Some tea ceremony houses are extraordinary with an old rare style of panes of glass in some windows.

11:30 AM
Isui-en Garden and its cozy little museum

To explore and find out about the differences presented between the two gardens, front garden and back garden. Some tea ceremony houses are extraordinary with an old rare style of panes of glass in some windows.

12:30 PM
Lunch place of your choice, cozy, comfortable restaurant

To taste one of the renowned cuisines of Nara ancient city, "So-men" thin-noodles, kakinoha-sushi, and others with your preferences.

12:30 PM
Lunch place of your choice, cozy, comfortable restaurant

To taste one of the renowned cuisines of Nara ancient city, "So-men" thin-noodles, kakinoha-sushi, and others with your preferences.

02:00 PM
Imanishi-ke Shoin Residence (Important Cultural Property)

The Shoin-old-styled building use to be a residence of the head priest of Kofuku-ji Temple and was handed over to the Imanishi family in 1924. The house shows you the origin of the Shoin-style architecture of the early Muromachi period (15th Century). You can enjoy walking into each room to discover how Japanese people lived with detailed explanation done by the staff of the house.

02:00 PM
Imanishi-ke Shoin Residence (Important Cultural Property)

The Shoin-old-styled building use to be a residence of the head priest of Kofuku-ji Temple and was handed over to the Imanishi family in 1924. The house shows you the origin of the Shoin-style architecture of the early Muromachi period (15th Century). You can enjoy walking into each room to discover how Japanese people lived with detailed explanation done by the staff of the house.

03:00 PM
Sake Brewary

To experience tasting five different kind of Sake brewed locally at the site, and enjoy chatting with the connoisseur or Sake-Sommelier. You can also enjoy shopping some bottles of various Sake at the site.

03:00 PM
Sake Brewary

To experience tasting five different kind of Sake brewed locally at the site, and enjoy chatting with the connoisseur or Sake-Sommelier. You can also enjoy shopping some bottles of various Sake at the site.

04:00 PM
Nara-machi ancient town exploration

To stroll around with your own pace and pop in to one of the cozy little shops of Nara-machi town, find marvelous little gifts and souvenirs to take them back home with you.

04:00 PM
Nara-machi ancient town exploration

To stroll around with your own pace and pop in to one of the cozy little shops of Nara-machi town, find marvelous little gifts and souvenirs to take them back home with you.

05:00 PM
Hotel Nikko Nara

To bid farewell for the day and wish for another remarkably impressive tour for the next day.

05:00 PM
Hotel Nikko Nara

To bid farewell for the day and wish for another remarkably impressive tour for the next day.

Additional Details

Where we meet

Hotel Nikko Nara

What's included
  • A complimentary bottle of mineral water per tour participator
  • Maps and useful information about Nara
  • Yukata or Happi for taking memorial photos at the sightseeing place
Things you need
  • Hats, UV protection cream
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Lunch(approx. US $10-20)
  • Admission fee(approx. US $15-20)
  • Transport expenses(approx. US $5-10)
Notes:

Please be aware of the deer roaming around the Nara Park and some parts of the city. Please also do not feed them with human oriented food except specially provided Shika deer biscuits.

Guest Requirements

Anyone who is interested in visiting some of the Eight Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara will be welcomed to join this tour.

Cancellation Policy

Any trip or experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.