Nara and the Secret Shrine of Omiwa
(Nara Prefecture 2 Locations)
- 8:00am ~ 7:00pm
- Full Day Tour
We will meet at Namba Station.
We will head to Sakurai Station where we will catch a cab to the ‘Secret of Nara’. There were three regalia (treasures) handed down from the Sun Goddess Amaterasu to her son, his son, then his son and then to his son, the first Emperor of Japan (660BC).
We will go where this all started.
I will take you to three specific Shrines that began the history of Japan.
After, we will have a ‘Swimming Somen Noodle Lunch’ and a Nara Sake Tasting, then head to Nara city, home of the oldest wooden building in the world and the-once-powerful base of political activities at one time when the clergy almost ruled over the Emperor. Todaiji Temple. (Big story to tell here).
We have to fight through sacred deer and we will head back to Namba.
|8:00am||Meet @ Namba Station|
|8:15am||Depart for Sakurai (9:18am)|
|9:30am||Taxi to Omiwa area|
|9:40am||Get offerings and head to 1st Shrine|
|10:00am||Arrive 1st Shrine (Omiwa)|
|10:20am||Arrive 2nd Shrine|
|10:45am||Arrive 3rd Shrine|
|11:00pm||Depart for return to Swimming Somen Restaurant for Lunch|
|11:30pm||Arrive for Lunch|
|12:15pm||Depart for Sake tasting|
|1:15pm||Finish Sake Tasting|
|1:45pm||Arrive 4th Shrine and take Taxi to Station|
|2:36pm||Train to Nara (JR)|
|3:07pm||Arrive Nara / Taxi to Todaiji Temple|
|3:20pm||Arrive Temple, walk grounds|
|5:00pm||Depart Temple area for Station|
|5:39pm||Train to Namba (Kin)|
- Translation & Interpretive Guide for 10 hours
- Four Shrines and One Temple with
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Train ticket to Namba Station and back
- Premium Nara sake and appetizers and Somen Lunch
- Transportation between Namba and Sakurai, Taxi Fees and then Sakurai to Nara then Nara to Namba
- Entrance Fees to Temple at Nara
Expect to pay approx. ¥9,500 per person for yourself for Lunch, Sake Tasting, Snack Food, Transportation and Temple Fees. Your GROUP will share the costs for the GUIDE.