Experience Hase temple and Uda, a city of several hundred years.
In Old Japan, many enjoyed a visit to the temple via a long, crowded highway where the town floursihed around it. It is in Nara this atmoshphere remains to this day!
Firstly, we will visit "Hase temple." Drop by an old liquor shop or Japanese confectionary shop to experience the travels of the past.
Go up the 399 stairs of Hase temple where a dyanmic view and main hall awaits! The view from the theater is super, there is also no doubt you will be overwhelmed by the size.
Later we will visit Odamo, a castle town that flourished along the Ise road to Ise-Shrine. There are several old stores, including sake brewaries, Japanese confectionary stores and old private cafes. A great atmosphere!
・Travel the ancient paths, in modern day Nara
・Hase Temple has over 1000 years of history. It has become a national treasure! Take a look at the spectacular stairs to the main hallway,
・Stop by old brewaries, Japanese confectionary stores and cafes on the way to Hase Temple.
・Later visit a castle town from 400 years ago, Oda. It is an old-fashioned town with an authentic atmosphere.
・Houendou: Let's go Hase Temple like the old times, along the Hase Highway. First stop is a "kuzu mochi" shop. Did a traveller in the past, stop by the same shop?
・Shirozakeya: Have you ever eaten "Nara-pickles" made from sake? If you like sake, this is sure to be a favorite! Taste Nara pickles, that taste completely different to normal pickles.
・Hase Temple: Climb the 399 stairs to visit the hidden Hase Temple! Take a walk around a large temple, that feels like the size of a whole mountain.
・Hase Valley: Time for a break at a cafe. A cafe with a splendid garden, refurbished from an old palace house. Experience Japanese relaxation as you sit on the tatami and admire the garden.
・Michi no eki Udaji Ouda: Visit a castle town with an atmosphere from 400 years ago. There are many local speciality stores. Take your shoes off, and relax your feet in the footbaths!
・Kubo Honke Sake Brewary: A brewary over 300 years old! It is made with the delicous water and fine cole weather from this area. There is also a sake cafe!
・Kusuri no Yakata: It is a medicine museum from the 18th century. It is a very valuable place storing the history of medicine, history of the city, but also the houses of the past.
・Syogetsudo: Finally we will enter the castle town of Uda. An old Japanese confectionary store, some sweets that can only be eaten here! Why don't you try some Japense confectionary that look like meringues?
・Please wear confortable clothing as you will be walking a lot
・The tour finishing point is different to the starting point. Please consult your tour guide if you would like to change the finishing point.
・Lunch (dinner) spot is included
・Please note we may change courses when spots are temporarily closed
・We recommend you to bring a towel, as there is a foot-bath in the tour path
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 2000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.
Hasedaji Station, Kintetsu Line before the ticket gate
about 1hour from Kintetsu Nara station on Kintetsu Line