Afternoon OLd town stroll

Encounter everyday life in Japan as if you were a local.
Cultural, relaxing and fun!
Explore the maze of Naramachi

Tour Description

Imagine you are walking in a rather narrow street, and your nose catches the fine fragrance of roasted tea. A guide points you to an open entrance of a shop with wooden lattice windows. The shopkeeper inside is standing by an old-fashioned tea roaster, and he bows a little noticing you…

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Walking in Naramachi old town district is to encounter everyday life which is sometimes the most interesting. This is the place where you can realize the life today is a continuation of life past. Where you walk has accumulated the history of common people, their struggle, fun, and belief for over 1300 years.

Naramachi is literally a maze-like place with narrow streets and alleys. Solve this maze and take home the precious or the interesting or the yummy that you find there. Your guide has hints and clues.

Tour Schedule

March 1 – Nov. 30

 

Offered EVERY DAY!

Advance Reservation Required

*Minimum 2 adults
Please reserve your spot in advance. We can accept your reservation until 6 p.m. of the day before the tour date.

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Between Dec. 1 to the end of February

Please book a private tour.
Good to go after Nara Park Classic Tour!

Meet

At 2:30 p.m.

At Nara Visitor Center & Inn

Find a NaraWalk guide with a white flag!

Duration

2 hours

Cost

Optional:

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Sake-tasting (500 yen/person)

Would you like to try locally brewed Sake?
For an additional fee, you can try Sake-tasting at a local Sake brewery after or during the tour.

*Sake-tasting may not be available on some days such as Obon holiday in August, New Year holiday in January, and irregular shop holidays.

You will see…

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Small local shrines

– for folktales
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Tea shop (Tamura Seihouen Chaho)

– Usually the aroma of roasted tea entices us into the shop. The over 180 year-old wooden building is also charming.
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Gangoji Temple

– from outside only. Its original precinct is where we call Naramachi today.
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Herbal Medicine Shop (Kikuoka)

– a long-established pharmacy dealing in herbal medicine.
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Traditional Townhouses

– There are city-owned traditional townhouses where you can take off your shoes and explore inside.
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Sake Shop (Imanishi Seibei)

– Sake brewery brewing right in Naramachi. Add their sake tasting (500 yen) to your list of enjoyment.

… and much more!

*Which places to visit differs from day to day depending on which shop and facilities are open or closed on the day of the tour.

*Many shops in this area are closed on Mondays.

A few more things

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attire / footwear

Please, dress appropriately for the weather. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
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weather policy

Tours take place rain or shine. Tours may be cancelled if weather is dangerous.
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payment policy

Please pay by credit card on our website otherwise please pay in
cash at the start of the tour.
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children policy

Children of 5 years old and younger with their parents are free of charge.
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meals and drinks

Meals and Drinks are NOT included in any of our tours.
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insurance policy

No insurance.
No responsibility for accidents.
Please, dress appropriately for the weather. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Tours take place rain or shine. Tours may be cancelled if the weather is dangerous.
Please pay by credit card on our website otherwise please pay in cash at the start of the tour.
Children of 5 years old and younger with their parents are free of charge.
Meals and Drinks are NOT included in any of our tours.
No insurance.
No responsibility for accidents.
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Afternoon old town stroll

Every day

from 3/1 -11/30!

Minimum 2 adults

Please reserve your spot in advance. We can accept your reservation until 6 p.m. of the day before the tour date.

Call us

090-9708-0036
090-8126-1849