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

(52) Reviews
7h $ 182 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 ( 52 )
Ian Ian Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Nara highlights. ”

Absolutely loved our day with Hiro. Excellent English and a warm nature made our day. Hiro never seemed to tire of our many questions and had an extensive knowledge of the ancient sites . Finished the day with a toy museum to our daughter’s delight. He also will send us the photos he took. I highly recommend his services. Regards Ian,Lisa &Ian

Hiroyuki:

Dear Ian, I appreciate your prompt and very favorable review on the tour with me over Nara. I am pleased to hear that the tour was satisfactory to you. I hope the tour with me was of some help to you understand the culture and history of Japan. I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Lisa and Emma. Best Regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Chitra Chitra United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Half day Kyoto tour ”

Hiro was a great tour guide. He picked us up from our hotel and dropped us back even though it took him additional time. He updated the tour itinerary to include the best possible places we could cover in the allotted time, explained about the history using literature he had brought with him and was very flexible. We did not feel hurried at any time and it was a good intro tour to Kyoto.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Chitra, It is a great pleasure to have a wonderful review on the tour with me over Kyoto. I am glad to here that the tour was satisfactory to you. I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Anand,Nitya and Naviya. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Jerry Jerry United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ 5 star guide for Kyoto area ”

Excellent prep Terrific driver Thoughtful enjoyable guide

Hiroyuki:

Dear Jerry, I appreciate your five star review on the tour with me over Nara. Although it was a very chilly day, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Melvin Melvin Singapore ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Osaka Tour ”

Hiro is highly recommended. He takes time to explain the history of the places in Osaka we went to. We had a nice meal together and exchanged ideas and stories. My son liked to play with him. Hiro was like a friend who knows the place well.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Melvin, Thank you very much for leaving a very favorable review on the tour with me. I also had a very pleasant time with you, Wyse and Liam. I hope you will enjoy the rest of the trip in Japan and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Phil Phil United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Professional and Personal Guide ”

Hiroyuki (Hiro) made our trip to Takayama and Shirakawago an amazing experience that we simply could not have done on our own. We only had a half day each day due to our train schedule and he worked the itinerary perfectly and with an easy going flexibility to allow us to take the pictures and shop as we needed. Prior to the trip, he made us most comfortable with communication and planning that gave us the sense we were in good hands. No doubt, we would use Hiro again on our next trip to Japan! Thank you Hiro for a great and thoughtful experience!

Hiroyuki:

Dear Phil, I am very much pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the tour with me over Takayama and Shirakawago. Although autumn color season was over there, I hope you got pictures of scenic beauty of the old towns. Spending comfortable days with nice couple in beautiful town made me refreshing. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Patty. Best regards, Hiroyuki

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