Nara | 4.5h
Visit a Famous Remain with more than 1000 years History!
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A VR theater will take you back to 1000 years ago!

Are you excited to hear there is a 1300 years old remain under reconstruction? If yes there is no way to skip this tour!
Its been more than 60 years since a research team started digging and reconstructing Heijo Palace but it is said that only one-third of it is revealed so far. But in 2018 a memorial park was built where you can visit reproduced huge buildings by bikes and Segway! You will also a dynamic video showing the ancient days on a five dimension screen in a VR theater.
You can enjoy the thousand-year-old remain and the latest technology at the same time on this tour!
Don’t forget to book your tour to visit a famous remain, with your otomo guide!

Highlights

・Enjoy the same view of the Heijo Palace as the emperor back then saw! The huge and sacred remain in the wide open area is the emperor’s seat!
・Relax and feel the history in a spacious area! People used to live around there till a few decades ago, but to reproduce Heijo Palace a vast land was readjusted.
・There are many new facilities where you can take a look at valuable artifacts and reproduced lives back then. You can also ride on a reproduced ship!

Attractions

・Nako Renta Cycle Saidaiji: The beginning of your tour! You will rent your bike here and go to the 1300-year-old remain!
・Nara Palace Site Museum: Learn the history of Heijo Palace here! There is an exhibition of artifacts and achievements of research.
・Dai-ichiji Daigokuden: The center and the most important spot of Heijo Palace where the seat of the emperor was located. It is fully reproduced so you can have the same view as the emperor had back then!
・Iko Tenjikan: The Heijo Palace is reproduced thanks to the excavation research, but here you can see the ground after being dug and the basements of the ancient buildings.
・Toin Teien garden: A reproduced garden with a beautiful lake from 1300 years ago. There is a great nature there and you can take a look at the greenery while circling around the garden. It is to say a model of Japanese gardens.
・Suzaku Gate: The main gate of Heijo Palace. Thousands of people used to pass this gate every day to work in the palace.
・Suzaku Gate square: A spot where the Japanese history and latest technology meats!

Notes

・Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves cycling.
・If it is rainy, your tour guide will take an alternative route.
・We have not included any particular lunch/dinner places in this tour, but you are welcome have meal at resting spots.
・Please bring your ID(such as a passport/for every person), since you will rent a bike. Please note that if you forget to bring your ID, part of the tour content might change.

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 1000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.

Meeting Point

At the Ticket Office outside the Southern Gate of Yamato-Saidaiji Station, Kintetsu Nara Line

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