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Nara & The Secret Shrine of Omiwa & Sake Tasting

by Richard
(40) Reviews
10h $ 264 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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264.00 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

PER HOUR OVER PER GROUP.
$ 13.20

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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Richard Local Guide
(40) Reviews
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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 ( 40 )
Christopher Christopher United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Beautiful introduction to Japanese history and culture ”

Richard's passion for Japan really shines through - you can feel his deep respect for the country and his insight into Japanese history and culture. Our tour took us to truly off-the-beaten paths that even some native Japanese miss out on. Our tour was a very long day (be prepared to walk and travel) but definitely well worth it. And the sake tasting definitely helped. I wholeheartedly recommend Richard for his expertise, friendliness and passion. You won't find a stronger advocate for Japan!

Richard:

Thank you guys fr coming along on such a long day but to be able to see the oldest Shrine in Japan and the place where the first Emperor walked, is like you said, something most Japanese do not do. Hope you liked the Lunch also! Oh, and Sake ALWAYS helps! Thank you again and I hope to see you again. If you could take the time to write on my TripAdvisor page and let them know you found me on TripleLights, I would deeply appreciate it. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g298566-d13416350-Reviews-Spirits_of_Japan-Osaka_Osaka_Prefecture_Kinki.html

heather Heather United States ( Family )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ Best of Osaka and Kyoto ”

Booked a tour with Richard for our family of 4 with 2 teenage boys. He was great right off the bat engaging them and getting to know our family. We had limited time and I worked With him in advance to schedule and cram in as much history/fun/ food/culture/sake as possible. It was PERFECT!!! He really knows his stuff - from the best places to eat and drink to side streets to avoid crowds and hustle aroun the trains/subways. He really helped us to make the most of the time we had here! Just wish we had more time for him to show us more cool things! Richard was great with story telling the history in a way which engaged the boys and wasn’t boring but instead exciting and cool! Richard was great and I would Highlyyyyy recommend!! He was a highlight of our trip!

Richard:

Well you know, I am still a teenager at heart! Thank you so much for your kind words and I am glad we could get most of everything in you wanted to see! Please come again and send your friends!!!! Kind regards, Richard.

Gabriela Gabriela United States ( Couple )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ Great food and sake connoisseur ”

Richard has great energy, apreciation for food and sake! It was a great and fun day!

Lana Lana United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Unforgetible experience ”

We spent 4 amazing dates with Richard last month and he took us to some out-of-the-way places and had auténtic food we did not expect to have. He took us way out in the country and we discovered the oldest Shrine in all of Japan, ate Swimming Somen noodles (which we would love to bring back to New York) and just had an amazing time listening to his stories and his understanding of Japanese History, Shinto and Buddhism. We will return back hopefully next year

Margaret Margaret United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ How much fun can you pack in a day? ”

Richard met us at our hotel and proceeded to fill our day with fascinating stories, fabulous experiences and boundless friendship. He's knowledgeable and also well known so as you travel, you get a plethora of history, culture and good fun. He also knows the folks he speaks of and to, so there is an intimacy to the day you couldn't get on your own. Don't miss the Samurai house. What a remarkable treat.

Richard:

Yay! I am so happy you had a good time! No mention of the delicious sake we had? LOL Thank you sooo much and please do come again! I wish you much good fortune for the both of you and please tell Hart it was fun talking to him. What a nice son you have! Take care.

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