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[Nara, Ikaruga] Enjoy Japanese tradition. Experience tea ceremony in a 200-year-old teahouse with a deep history and taste!

[Nara, Ikaruga] Enjoy Japanese tradition. Experience tea ceremony in a 200-year-old teahouse with a deep history and taste!

There is also a Japanese garden attached to the tea room, where you can enjoy tea while watching the views of various expressions in each season. Please enjoy Japanese tradition through tea. ※ About waiting At the end of the Edo period about 200 years ago, Hakushin-ya was erected in Horyuji Temple Zenjuin by Horyuji Temple Monk Kokuken. According to Horyuji's records, Kukken, who was familiar with the tea ceremony, wrote letters to fellow monks and invited everyone to enjoy tea. ◆ 集合 Meeting place ◆ ◆ ・ Nara Ikarugato Tourism Waikaru (free parking available) ◆ 開 催 Opening time ◆ ◇ ・ 10 o'clock to 16:30 The start time is every 30 minutes. ◆ 料 金 fee ◆ ◇ 2,500 yen per person (tax included) ・ The fee includes experience fee and sweets fee. ◆ 流 れ Flow of experience ◆ ◇ Remove the watch or ring so as not to damage the bowl. ↓ Greeting with the lord. ↓ Let's stretch the spine and learn how to do it. ↓ Matcha green tea is on. The trick is to stand the teapot vertically and move it back and forth. ↓ I have sweets before drinking. ↓ Let's have some tea. ↓ I thank the lord and finish. ◆ 流 れ Flow of the day ◆ ◇ Gathering at Nara Ikarugato Tourism Waikaru (Please come 10 minutes before the start time) ↓ Confirmation of reservation, entry of experience participation application form ↓ Move to Experience Facility If you come by foot or by bus, the staff will transfer you to the experience facility by car. ↓ Experience start! ↓ It is finished by having tea, it will be disbanded. Staff will pick you up on foot.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.80
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$24.80

Hidden Sweets Bar -Japanese Sake and Japanese Sweets of Nara-

Hidden Sweets Bar -Japanese Sake and Japanese Sweets of Nara-

The skills of a craftsman that create beautiful Japanese sweets, in a space filled with the Naramachi atmosphere! Established in 1913, Nakanishi Yosaburo Nara Sweets is an old Japanese sweet shop located among the traditional machiya townhouses in Naramachi. Valuing traditional flavors and a creator’s mind, putting time and effort into making Japanese sweets that express the passing four seasons has been the secret to their popularity. Now exclusive to this program, you can enjoy the experience of both making and sampling sweets in a private room that is usually not open to the public. After making two kinds of raw sweets and one kind of dried sweet, please truly enjoy the craftsman’s recommended “marriage” of Japanese sweets and Japanese sake.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$90.49
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$90.49

Private Tasting Tour, Soy sauce and Tofu in Gose

Private Tasting Tour, Soy sauce and Tofu in Gose

Soy sauce & Tofu are essential ingredients for Japanese cuisine. You will visit the site where Soy sauce and Tofu are being made, and enjoy tasting them there.(Private Tour, Guided in English) You will visit Nagara town in Gose city where is a tranquil submontane old town in the central area of Nara. At there, you will learn how Soy sauce and Tofu are being made, and enjoy strolling through an old town where you can still feel the atmosphere from the Edo period (16-19th century). This tour will be guided in English.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$168.62
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Learn How to Make Sushi! Standard class-Nara

Learn How to Make Sushi! Standard class-Nara

Make one of the most popular Japanese foods, "Sushi" by yourself on the 1.5 hour cooking class with a Japanese teacher at Umemori Sushi School in Nara. Make your own favorite sushi with us and take a photo of them. After making Sushi, let us enjoy them with other Japanese food (optional). We believe that this will be an unforgettable memory for you.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.84
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$111.84

Learn How to Make Sushi! Light class- Nara School

Learn How to Make Sushi! Light class- Nara School

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Learn to make sushi, one of Japan’s most popular foods, with a hands-on sushi lesson from a cooking instructor. Put on a traditional Happi, and look like a sushi chef as you shape your own beautiful sushi rolls. Then sit down for a delicious meal of sushi and udon you prepared yourself.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.10
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$67.10

Private Nara Deer and Sake Adventure - Easy Day Trip from Kyoto or Osaka!

Private Nara Deer and Sake Adventure - Easy Day Trip from Kyoto or Osaka!

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Explore Nara's scenic beauty and sake on this all inclusive, private tour. A convenient day trip from either Kyoto or Osaka, Nara is a must see on any traveler's list. From the numerous wild deer that roam free in the streets to multiple UNESCO world heritage sites like the giant Buddha at Todaiji, explore both the famous sites and the places that lie just a little off the beaten path. End your day with a one of a kind Japanese sake rice wine brewery tour and tasting in Nara's old town merchant quarters surrounded by medieval townhouses and storefronts. All entrance fees, the sake tasting, and a snack are included in the price so no need to fret about any hidden fees.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.06
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"Authentic tea experience" to learn at an inn

Shiroyama Ryokan, which has a 50-year tradition, is located in the middle of Ikoma Mountain, where you can enjoy a tea experience while watching the night view of Ikoma. A full-fledged tea experience by a teacher who is also a professor, you can enjoy incense. Comes with 2 cups of green tea and 2 types of Japanese sweets (fresh and dried sweets).
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.59
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Tea ceremony in a Japanese style room in Nara

Tea ceremony in a Japanese style room in Nara

We will explain about Chado (the way of tea) and you will then learn how to behave yourself as a guest by drinking and how to make Matcha (green tea). Tea Ceremony will be in a traditional Japanese tatami room. You can enjoy Japanese historic atmosphere.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.72
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$34.72

Nara - Craft Beer and Sake Walking Tour

Nara - Craft Beer and Sake Walking Tour

With a bilingual local guide, you can visit places like Nara Off the touristic path and feel relaxed. You will see places and experience things that most people wouldn't do by themselves. Trust your guide and you will have an amazing time with us.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.19
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$99.19
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Nara Craft Tours - local Craft beers tour experience in Nara City

Nara Craft Tours - local Craft beers tour experience in Nara City

Join our Craft Beer Tour and visit two of the most popular local micro breweries in Nara City and enjoy a very authentic and modern Japanese Craft Beer experience. Drinks and snacks at each stop, but also a full meal is waiting for you at the last stop to leave you fully satisfied. We look forward to welcoming you for some nice beer discoveries in Nara City.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.68
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$39.68

Nara Todai-ji Lazy Bird Tour <30mins from Kyoto>

Nara Todai-ji Lazy Bird Tour <30mins from Kyoto>

This tour helps you uncover the best of Japan’s ancient capital—Nara in half a day. Visit multiple temples, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Todai-ji Temple, and Kofukuji Temple. Learn about the semi-tame deer that freely roam Nara Park, and visit a sake brewery too. You’ll save hours researching Nara’s highlights by having a guide to lead the way and take you to a shortlist of the city’s best sights.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.09
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$66.09
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Deer City Nara Walking & Izakaya Hopping Tour

Deer City Nara Walking & Izakaya Hopping Tour

Nara was the capital of Japan in the 8th century prior to Kyoto and is located within an hour’s train ride from Osaka or Kyoto. Though it’s not so popular and busy comparing to Kyoto, there are several things you can’t miss while you are in Japan such as friendly wild deer, huge Buddha and a shrine with thousands of lanterns. In addition, as Nara is a home of present-day sake, you can try variety of Japanese sake with nibbles.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$164.41
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