Nara | 5.5h
A Tour to Explore the Ancient and Modern Japanese Culture
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Meet the beauty of the ancient city: Naramachi, Nara

Interested in an elegant mixture of ancient and modern Japanese culture? The ancient city Nara with the history of longer than 1,000 years would be the best place for you! Especially, the Naramachi area still has beautiful traditional houses and modern shops renovated from ancient facilities.
You will have a Japanese breakfast at a renovated traditional Japanese style house. There is a lot that makes this tour a special one: a traditional Japanese style house which is older than 300 years, toys children used to play with back then, a breathtaking statue of Buddha, and more!
Don’t forget to book your tour to appreciate the great harmony of the ancient and modern Japanese culture!

Highlights

・Be escorted by your otomo guide in the ancient easy-to-get-lost city
・Enjoy delicious sweet at a Japanese sweet shop with a long history
・Shoping at a high-grade handtowel shop, leather product shop, and other shops
・Have a close look at the honored national treasure: Ashura

Attractions

・Shika no Fune: The starts here! This is a facility consisted of a tourist information center, a cafeteria, and a café. Enjoy the mixture of traditional and modern Japanese style since it is renovated from a traditional Japanese style house!
・Naramachi Koshino House: A facility reproducing the ancient town of Nara with spotted “Machihya”, a traditional merchants house. You will learn the lifestyle of ancient Nara people in a “Machiya”!
・Naramachi Karakuri Omochakan: A facility where you can play with traditional toys in a space reproducing the traditional town of Nara with “Machiya”. Your guide will tell you about the toys you like!
・Kashiya: One of the best traditional Japanese sweets shop in Nara!
・Mochiido no Shoutengai: An energetic shopping street that takes you to Naramachi from Nara station. Don’t forget to check the High-quality hand-dyed leather and handtowel shop while walk-and-eating cheap but tasty local foods!
・National Treasure Museum, Kofuku-ji: One of the most beautiful temples in Nara. The breathtaking Buddhist image listed as a national treasure is a must to see!

Notes

・Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
・This tour includes breakfast and lunch venues.

Expenses Not Included

The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 1300)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.

Meeting Point

In front of the Nara City Tourist Information Center, Nara Station, JR Line

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