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Walking along historical trail of Nara (4):Time slip to old Nara(2)

4.5 Hours
up to 6 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Second part of the "Yamanobe no michi"..The trip is a walking the trail between Sakurai and Yanagimoto JR stations. As the old palace of emperor "Makimuku" ( Some researchers believe that the site might be the old capital of Japan in 3 to 6 century with active trades and communication with Wei Dynasty of ancient China (A.D. 3rd century) , you can enjoy older historical spots along the trail.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Yasuhisa.

  • Arrival point of Buddhism.to Japan.The new goods and idea including Buddhism were introduced by Overseas people to the capital of Japan at the time,Nara to be authorized by the ruler.

  • Visiting Oomiwa shrine which is the oldest shrine in Japan and kept the original style of Shintoism.

  • Lunch of local noodle dish, somen which is the local delicacy in the area

  • Walking along the yamanobe no michi. You can enjoy quiet trail passing through historical spots and beautiful landscape. You can also enjoy the walking through the local communities.

  • Visiting Sumo shrine near Makimuku remains where supposed to be the emperor's palace in 3 to 6 century. Sumo was conducted between the selected players in front of the emperor.Then the shrine was established commemorating with such event.

  • Visiting two ancient tombs supposed to be two emperors in A.D. 3rd century.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your Hotel in Nara. Tour will first go to Sakurai by train.
Ending Point At your Hotel in Nara city, Tour will be ended at JR Yanagimoto station and ride train to Nara station.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, hotel pick-up in Nara city

What‘s not included

Transportation fee(you and guide),lunch, entrance fee


I can guide you the tours in Kyoto and Osaka. However such tours will be prepared in customized manner in accordance with your request, if my transportation fees from Nara to either Kyoto or Osaka are paid by you.

As the tour will explore about 10km hilly trail, appropriate fitting including shores are needed.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

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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Reviews ( 2 )
5.0 (2) Reviews
Very Good
Aaron Aaron United States ( Business )
11 months ago

“ Amazing superguide ”

Yasuhisa speaks perfect English and knows Nara and the surrounding cities and towns backward and forward. But more important, there's nothing he can't do. We asked him for a custom tour with lots of planning, unusual requests, and long hours. He accommodated it all, in some cases beyond what anyone could reasonably expect. He has my highest possible recommendation.


Thank you very much for your kind words. I was also very happy to guide you in Nara.

Elena Elena United States ( Family )
1 year ago

“ Very good experience ”

Great at everything: English, knowledge of history, attention to customer and ability to navigate in Kyoto


Elena Thank you very much for your kind and nice comments.It might be difficult to arrange the tour in Kyoto that can be satisfied by both adult and children. Hoping to continue nice tours in Hiroshima, Osaka and Hakone. I could discuss more about the fisheries issues in US and Canada..

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