Many foreign tourists come to Nara to see the Great Buddha statue and tame deer, and go home without visiting the interesting historic "old town" area called Nara-machi.
They don't know what they've missed!
Hi! I'm Yoshiko Hatcho. I love Nara-machi.
In here you can experience the atmosphere of old times created by old "machiya" (historic merchant townhouses) and small alleys full of interesting sights. Unfortunately this area is not easy for foreign tourists to walk around and find its real charms by themselves.
That is why I started this Saturday walking tour in 2006, hoping to help those who wish to explore this historic neighborhood inside out.
I'll show you the places foreign tourists often miss.
|Time|| 10:00 to 13:00, every Saturday
from April to November, except August
|How to join|| ・No reservation is required.
・Just come to the meeting point below.
(You will be walking with other people.)
|Where to meet||・In front of the tourist information center on the ground level of Kintetsu Nara Station (NOT JR Nara Station).
・The reception starts at 9:45. If you arrive early, please kindly wait until Yoshiko appears.
・The tour departs at 10:00 sharp, so please be on time.
(Click here for the map.)
|Tour fee||・2000 JPY per person, in cash only.
・Children under 15 go free if accompanied by their parent(s).
(Everything is included in the fee. No extra charges.)
|After the tour||The tour ends in the vicinity of Nara Park around 13:00 so that you can walk to the major spots of interest in Nara after the tour. By including this tour in your plan, you can enjoy Nara fully in one day.|
The tour is conducted rain or shine.
|Group Tour||If you are a group of more than eight people, the same Naramachi walking tour can be organized only for you at the same price on any day of the week throughout the year.|
|If you can not come on Saturday, a private Naramachi walking tour can be conducted only for you on the day of your choice. The tour itinerary will be flexible according to your needs and wishes. The tour fee is 15,000 JPY per group, not per person, for 1 to 7 people.|
|Custom Tour||Customized tours of Nara can be arranged in order to suit your needs and interests. Ask for the guide fees and recommended itineraries.|
0743-55-6609 (domestic) or 81-743-55-6609 (international).