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Walking along historical trail of Nara(1):Samurai road

4:30 hours
up to 6 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
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Walking along historical trail between Nara and Yagyu where was used to be the mecca of swordsmanship "Kenjyutu" during Edo era. As Yagyu family was a leader of Yagyu Shinkage Ryu, one of the stile of Japanese swordsmanships, many samurais visited Yagu to learn the skill through the trail. You can enjoy such old trail thinking about samurai who were eager to improve the skill of swordsmanship.


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  • Enshouji (Enshou temple) founded in 10 century and is famous about beautiful gate and garden. It worships Buddha image made by famous engraver
  • Walking along the trail in the mountain. You can enjoy primeval forest of Kasuga Taisha and agriculture communities (about 15km).
  • Rest at a traditional tea house at the pass of the mountain.
  • Visiting many stone Buddha scattering along the trail.
  • Visiting Sinyakushiji (Shinyakushi temple) where is famous for twelve heavenly generals.

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What to Expect

ou can enjoy the atmosphere of the historical trail where many Samurai walked. Through the trail you can also enjoy the old days of Nara, natural habitat, rural lifestyle of the people. You may encounter with some animals mainly birds.

Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your Hotel in Nara. Tour will first go to Enshoji by bus.
Ending Point At your Hotel in Nara Tour return to Nara by bus from Jyoruri temple.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Nara city

What‘s not included

transportation fee,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 is 4 hours walking in the mountain. you may need the appropriate wears and shoes. Total tour takes about 4 hours plus bus trip.

Cancellation Policy

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

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 ( 1 )
5.0 (1) Reviews
Very Good
Elena Elena United States ( Family )
5 months 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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