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Nara & The Secret Shrine of Omiwa & Sake Tasting

by Richard
(81) Reviews
10h $ 276 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Omiwa Shrine
  • Sai Shrine
  • Hibara Shrine (The first Shrine in all of Japan, (2,600 yr-old history)
  • Lunch at a Swimming Somei Noodle Restaurant
  • 45 minute Sake Tasting
  • Ebisu Shrine
  • Train to Nara City
  • Todaiji Temple
  • Deer Park
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276.00 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

PER HOUR OVER PER GROUP.
$ 13.80

Overview

This is in NARA PREFECTURE. The oldest SHRINE in ALL OF NARA, OUTSIDE OF NARA CITY. This amazing tour gives you over 2,600 years of history, 4 Shrines, a local swimming somen noodle lunch, a local Nara sake tasting and then off to NARA CITY to see the largest wooden structure in the WORLD and the largest Buddha (not to mention thousands of sacred deer)

What to Expect

You are going to visit multiple Shrines and a famous Temple in Nara that almost changed Japanese history.

You are going to have an amazing Somen Noodle lunch. You are going to experience awesome Sakes. 4 Shrines and a famous Temple!!

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Highlights

  • Omiwa Shrine
  • Sai Shrine
  • Hibara Shrine (The first Shrine in all of Japan, (2,600 yr-old history)
  • Lunch at a Swimming Somei Noodle Restaurant
  • 45 minute Sake Tasting
  • Ebisu Shrine
  • Train to Nara City
  • Todaiji Temple
  • Deer Park

Important

Wear proper attire for visiting sacred sites, no smoking on tour

If you do not see the tour you are looking for or want to add or subtract something, let me know what you want to do and where you want to go and I will ensure I put together an itinerary that fits your needs and blows your mind. Welcome!!!

Want to learn about the origins of Japanese mythology and history. Well, here you are.....

What‘s included
GUIDE FEE ONLY
What‘s not included
Train trans to and from Namba Station, taxi fares, Shrine fees, hiking fees, light breakfast, lunch, sake tasting..... 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.
Meeting Point
Namba Station
Ending Point
Namba Station
Duration
10 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM
Number of people
up to 6 people   Flexible

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 ( 81 )
Bernardo Bernardo United States ( Family )
Excellent
22 hours ago

“ Kyoto at its best ”

We thoroughly enjoyed our day in Kyoto with Richard. We visited fabulous sites including the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, the bamboo forest and Zen temple and the Fushimi-Inari Shrine. A highlight of our visit was a traditional Japanese lunch at a private home. Richard was very engaging, knowledgeable, entertaining and genuine. His sense of humor was contagious. We recommend him without reservations.

Vandana Vandana United States ( Friends )
Very Good
2 days ago

“ Cultural Kyoto ”

Richard spent a day and a half with four of us in Kyoto. We had a marvelous overview interspersed liberally with sake and tasty tidbits at the market stalls. He is knowledgeable and engaging with ready wit and an endless store of tales, more or less credible! We experienced sake tasting, a tea ceremony, evening with an apprentice geisha, a day trip to Arashiyama temple and bamboo forest. Our time there was packed with all manner of sensory stimulation not least because Richard knew where to take us and what to do in our limited time. It was also nice to be able to communicate in a language in which all of us were fluent. Great guide! Fun trip! Thanks Richard. We enjoyed ourseives.

Richard:

Well I'm very happy you guys had a good time Only 4 stars? Wow. You guys laughed the entire time. Whats up with that? LOL. I will have to be on my toes when you return then so I can top that! Thanks for allowing me to pack your trip in and I hope you took home some great memories of Japan. :)

Todd Todd United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Incredible 2 Days in Kyoto with Richard! ”

5 Stars seems wholly inadequate to rate our experience with Richard these past two days. We had an absolutely unbelievable experience. Our first day included several shrines, feeding monkeys at a monkey park up a mountain, a delicious authentic Japanese lunch at a private home and the greatest walk through a food market of my life (stopping to taste the best roasted duck, fatty tuna, sake, wagyu beef and more) and much more! Our second day was highlighted by a castle tour and a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. I have been on private tours around the world and Richard ranks among the absolute best guides I have ever had. He kept my family of five engaged and having fun the entire time. He is a consummate storyteller as well as a food and drink connoisseur which was so appreciated by a... read more

Richard:

Thank you so much Todd, for the kind words. I am sorry I had to drag you everywhere and I hope my pace was not too bad. But strategically placed sake spots assisted us along the way and we were even able to avoid your 4 o'clock slump!!!! LOL You have an amazing family and I was honored to be able to take them around. If you ever need me for anything, never hesitate and let me know. Have fun in the country! I'm a little jealous. Kind regards Richard

Rachel Rachel United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Amazing experience and no FAFF! ”

Richard is knowledgeable, passionate and above all fun to be with. He guided us over two days with attention to detail and provided us some with memorable experiences. The food and sake we sampled with Richard was incredible, without him we would never have tried such things. He is a natural storyteller who brings history and culture to life. He is very funny and enjoys a joke. His tours are well planned without any faffing! Keep up the hard work Richard and thank you for letting us into your home. A truly unforgettable experience. See you next year, we will return for more tours and fun.

Richard:

As long as we keep the Faff out, I'm good!!! LOL You guys were so much fun and I am honored to have been your guide! Awaiting your return for our next anti-Faff Tour!!

Miles Miles United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Kyoto and Nara with Richard ”

Our group of two middle aged, active couples, recently returned from Japan and three days with Richard. Unique and uniquely qualified are the words best describing our three days. Even though he is not Japanese by heritage, Richard has enough years of varied experience to fill many lifetimes. He is proficient in ALL aspects of Kyoto/Nara/Osaka life from food and beverage (saki expert), temples and shrines (he is approaching the qualifications for becoming a Buddhist monk) and just about anything else you can hope for. Almost everybody on the street knows him and his fun and convivial personality carry the day. I promise that by hiring Richard in any capacity you will get experiences of a lifetime.

Richard:

You guys are not only kind but you were so fun to be with. I am glad our chance meeting turned into a few days. Thank you so much and I hope you have the chance to come back someday (and go to Osaka! LOL). Take care and see you soon! Kind regards, Richard

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