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In search for the birth place of the Hozoin-Ryu Sojutsu School of spearmanship

(71) Reviews
7h $ 186 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Practice the Hozoin-Ryu Sojutsu School of spearmanship under the guidance of th Hozoin-Ryu practitioner for two hours
  • Sarusawa-ike Pond
  • Kohfukuji Temple
  • Ruin of Hozoin Temple
  • Kozenji Temple
  • Cemetery for the In-ei family(optional tour)
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Overview

Nara is a birth place of the Hozoin-Ryu Sojutu School of spearmanship. It was founded by Kakuzenbo Hoin In-ei who was a Buddhist monk of Kohfukuji Temple in Nara dating back 450 years.It is said that In-ei invented a spear with cross-shaped spearhead inspired by the reflection of the crescent moon on Sarusawa-ike Pond. This tour will take you to the related places to Kakuzenbo Hoin In-ei.

What to Expect

This tour includes practice for the cross shaped spear under the guidance of the Hozoin-Ryu practitioner at the designated place. If your date for the tour is scheduled for Saturday, it is free of charge. In case of the dates except for Saturdays, I can arrange paid optional practice for the cross-shaped spear under the guidance of the Hozoin-Ryu Sojutu School of spearmanship according to your request. After the practice, I will guide you over the related places to the Hozoin-Ryu.
Let's practice and explore the legend of the Hozoin-Ryu!

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Highlights

  • Practice the Hozoin-Ryu Sojutsu School of spearmanship under the guidance of th Hozoin-Ryu practitioner for two hours
  • Sarusawa-ike Pond
  • Kohfukuji Temple
  • Ruin of Hozoin Temple
  • Kozenji Temple
  • Cemetery for the In-ei family(optional tour)

Important

Regarding the tour except for Saturday and Wednesday, I provide the practice and the lecture on Hozoin-Ryu Sojutu School of Spearmanship under the guidance of the Hozoin-Ryu practitioner at the designated place between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. Prices are 20,000 yen per group in case of less than three persons and 5,000 yen per person in case of more than four persons. Reservations are required one month before the tour date to secure the place for the practice.

What‘s included
guide fee
hotel pick-up in Nara city
meals for the guide
What‘s not included
traffic expenses in Nara city(you and the guide)
meals for you
admission fee
traffic expenses for the guide from his residence to Nara(520 yen)
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Nara city/JR Nara Station/Kintetsu Nara Station
Ending Point
At your convenient place in Nara city
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 71 )
Jennifer Jennifer Japan ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Fantastic Tour! ”

Thanks Hiro for a fantastic tour! We had so much fun seeing the sites with you as you made our experience such a lovey one. My 14 year old son said you were his best guide in Japan! You made getting around very easy and our time spent at the shrine, temple and castle with you was both educational and enjoyable. I recommend you for anyone coming to town who wants a professional and fun guide. Thanks again! And we love the photos you took of us. :)

Hiroyuki:

Dear Jennifer, I appreciate your taking time to leave prompt and wonderful review on the tour with me. I enjoyed showing you around eastern part of Kyoto including Sanjusangendo, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Nijo Castle. I was also very much impressed with Manny's intelligence. I am sure that he is a very promising young guy. Please give my best regards to Arline and Manny. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Sincerely yours, Hiroyuki

Isadora Isadora United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ One of the best guides I’ve ever met! ”

Hiro-san was an amazing guide! We really enjoyed our day in Nara. He really went out of his way to provide us all with the best experience, which is not so easy to do when you are with a family of seven and all with different interests. We had never been to Nara before and only had a little idea of what was there, so he prepared a great itinerary for us with many interesting things to see, but still taking into account my family’s needs (some members were older and needed to go slower or find resting points). He was full of stories to tell and we learned so much about Japan from him. I can’t recommend him enough! :)

Hiroyuki:

Dear Isadora, Thank you very much for your prompt and wonderful review on the tour over Nara with me. Although it was a short tour, I am pleased to know that the tour was satisfactory to you. I hope the tour with me was of any help to you understand something about Japan. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Mark, Margey, Connie, Chuchay, Pippa and Chiara. Best regards, Hiroyuki

LuIsa LuIsa United States ( Couple )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Delightful Day in Nara ”

Hiroyuki is knowledgeable and a very helpful and flexible guide to tour with. He has a wonderful sense of humor and it is clear that he enjoys sharing the treasures of his city.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Luisa, Thank you very much for leaving a kind review on the tour with me. I hope you will enjoy cruising tour for the rest of your stay in Japan. Best regards, Hiroyuki

kevin Kevin United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ An Incredible Day in Osaka!! ”

Hiro was awesome and did an excellent job with our family!!! I had been to Japan previously but it was a first for my family. He was extremely helpful in customizing a plan for us on things we were interested in and kept in communication with us the entire time prior to our arrival. He was flexible, patient and very knowledgeable on all the subject matter we saw, both historical and cultural. We were coming from Kyoto for the day and he even helped us with the correct trains to take to meet him in Osaka and he also made sure were on the correct trains back to Kyoto. Reviewed many guides before picking Hiro and am very glad I made the right choice! Hiro is the best!

Hiroyuki:

Dear Kevin, It is very honorable for me to have a wonderful review on the tour with me. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed the tour over Osaka. I also had a very pleasant time with your family. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Nancy, Chris, Leanne, Harper and Alex. Best regards, Hiroyuki

Yadanar Yadanar Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent itinerary. ”

Hiroyuki was a wonderful and informative guide! He explained to us in detail about each location and communication was easy. Although the itinerary I chose contained lots of walking, every place we visited was worth the walk and we fit in a lot of Kyoto tourist sites for one day.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Yadanar, Words cannot describe how thankful I am for your kind review on the tour with me. I am pleased to know that the tour was satisfactory to you. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Andrew and Angie. Best regards, Hiroyuki

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