Omiwa Shrine Day Hike (Original Ise Jingu) & Sake Tasting Tour
- 8:00am ~ 6:00pm
- Long Full Day Tour
I will give you information on how to get to Namba Station. We need to be there at 7:45am and then we will take the express train into the little town of Sakurai, where we will catch a cab to this historic shrine. We will walk the shrine grounds as I give you the history of this wonderful place. We will have already stopped and gotten our offerings and will stop at a few places before heading to the back shrine where the trailhead starts.
I will get you set up with what you will need before the hike. I need to sign you in and you will need to follow the rules; no talking during the course of the hike until you return to the trailhead, no eating while you are on the hike and no pictures until you return out of respect to Omiwasan and this sacred mountain. The entire hike should take a moderate hiker two hours up and down. I will provide you with the protocols involved.
Upon your return, we will visit the original Ise Jingu site. It is a 40-minute round trip walk. I have another Shrine I will be taking you to see. Once everyone is back, we will then leave the shrine and head to my friends Japanese Swimming Somen Noodle Restaurant. You will definitely enjoy this, it is almost one of a kind. After lunch, it will be time for a sake tasting at a local sake shop. Nara sakes are immensely delicious and we will taste a few at this little shop. You will also have the chance to buy a bottle to take home.
We have to stop before we leave to take pics at the second tallest Torii Gate in Japan (over 30m high), and one more quick stop at another Shrine which has a deep history of the area and it’s off to the station for our return home.
|2:20||Sake (Fin 2:50)|
- Translation & Interpretive Guide for 10 hours to and from Namba Station
- Two-hour hike up and down sacred Miwa Mountain
- Visit the original historical Ise Jingu site and four other shrines
- All offerings I will prepare for you
- Japanese Swimming Somen Noodle Lunch
- Bottled water and snacks for hike
- Nara Sake Tasting Fee
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Train ticket to Namba Station
WHAT TO BRING:
- Coat if it is cold
- Hiking shoes
¥15,000 per person (tax included)