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

(43) Reviews
7h $ 176 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 ( 43 )
Mike Mike United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Nara and Kyoto in one day ”

Hiro was perfect for our 1 day tour of Nara and Kyoto. Meeting us early dockside in Osaka and returning us to nearby subway station following our tour was very reassuring. He also provided us with IC cards to expedite geting on and off subway and trains. He even brought us cough medicine after I mentioned we were a little under the weather. He was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with the whole day. No way we could have seen as much as we did without Hiro. And he saved us so much money that we would have had to spend on taxis since we would not have attempted the subway or trains by ourselves. We saw and did more for much less and in much less time than the excursions offered by our cruise and it was private. His energy level was amazing the whole day and he definitely enjoy... read more

Hiroyuki:

Dear Mike, I greatly appreciate your time in leaving a rave review on the tour with me. In spite of your feeling under the weather, you completed a long trip over Nara and Kyoto in a day. I had a very fruitful day with you and Gudrun. I hope you will recover from an illness and enjoy the rest of the tour over Japan. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Larry Larry United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent and very knowledgeable guide ”

Hiroyuki was a knowledgeable, personable, and excellent guide.. He was very thorough and toured many extra places that were an addition to our itinerary. His expertise in Japanese history and culture was very impressive. He went above and beyond in giving us a very enjoyable day in Nara. We thoroughly enjoyed our day in Nara with him.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Larry, I am very pleased to hear from you regarding the tour over Nara with me. I am the one who was impressed with your deep insight into the history and the culture of Japan. I was also able to find out several things which I had not been aware of until the tour thanks to you. Please give my best regards to Joyce,Roger and Barbara. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Frank Frank Netherlands ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ A splendid autumn day in Takayama ”

Hiro was a perfect guide for us. He explained in very good english what we needed to know, and what we wanted to know. He kept a good pace, and was patient when we took pictures. Hiro has a very good sense of humor, and is very knowledgable. He proved to be of great added value in finding our way quickly in beautiful Takayama. After the tour we took a bus to another site for visiting, and he stayed with us to make sure we got on the right bus. We highly recommend the services of Hiroyuki Fukui

Hiroyuki:

Dear Frank, Thank you very much for taking time to write a wonderfull review on the tour with me. I was very much impressed with your insight into the history and the culture of Japan. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your days in Japan. Please give my best regards to Nicole. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Marianne Marianne Canada ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Exceeding expectations! ”

We needed an interpreter so we could join the Toyota Plant Tour in Japanese, the English tour being full. Hiroyuki went out of his way to research and provide us with printed material about Toyota’s mission and vision. This gave us the right mindset for the tour. Hiroyuki also assisted us with other information, like how to commute to our next destination in Japan. He connected excellently with all of us and was very flexible with individual needs and interests. He is genuinely caring, warm and thoughtful. And of course, his English is excellent.

Hiroyuki:

Deer Marianne, I would like to thank you for leaving a very favorable review on the tour with me. I am pleased to hear that you have satisfied with my service on the tour. Please give my best regards to Kevin,Jaime,Noah and Miguel. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your days in Japan. Best regards, Hiroyuki

julie Julie United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Day in nagoya ”

What a fantastic surprise of a tour! Our immigration into nagoya took longer than expected and we were an hour late but Hiroyuki graciously waited for us a took us on a tour of Nagoya castle, tv tower and took us on a food tour! Thank you for the day, your graciousness and patience! Loved the note book with very organized notes, pictures and we knew exactly what was anticipated! One of the highlights of our time in japan! Highly recommend your tour!

Hiroyuki:

Dear Julie, Thank you very much for wonderful review on the tour with me. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour over Nagoya. Although you couldn’t eat Okonomiyaki and Mitarashi Dango this time, I hope you can try them next time. I look forward to seeing you in the future again. Please give my best regards to Tom. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

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