PLAN:2DAYS

PRICE FROM70,000JPY

per person (for a group of 6 people)

OVERVIEW

Come explore Nara’s hidden village, an area full of history and cultural heritage, including old Japanese style houses with beautiful stone walls.
Yagyu is a famous village known for its master swordsmen and also the birthplace of Yagyu Shinkage School of Swordsmanship, which is located in the eastern part of Nara City. The Yagyu Kaido is an ancient road that leads to Yagyu Village from the city center in Nara and passes through the valley between Mt. Kasuga and Mt. Takamado.
The other course heads toward the Kasagi area from Yagyu Village. This is a special tour that provides a rare opportunity to learn about the true heart of the Samurai spirit!
You’ll get to walk the Kengo-no-michi path, as well as the Yagyu-kasagi-no-michi path with a local experienced guide for 2 days. You’ll also get to experience the Yagyu Shinkage School Program!
Listen to the old stories from a Buddhist priest and enjoy watching a demonstration!
At night, you’ll be staying at a local “Minshuku,” a Japanese style guest house where you can experience a true Japanese local lifestyle.

  1. DAY01

    Today, you’ll be heading out for a walk on the Kengo-no-michi Path, which runs from Enjoji Temple to Yagyu Village.
    Start your tour from Enjoji Temple, which is famous for the statue “Dainichi Nyorai,” carved by a Japanese master sculptor by the name of Unkei. You can also see a picturesque Jodo-style garden!
    After making your way through the nostalgic countryside scenery, the path will lead you to the Kaeribasa-toge pass, which has inclines and declines that are quite steep. On the way, we’ll stop to visit Amano-iwadate-jinja Shrine, known as the natural worship shrine. There is no main sanctuary building, instead a megalith that is split in two has been enshrined. According to the legend, it is said that Muneyoshi Yagyu, the founder of Yagyu Shinkage School of swordsmanship, cut the megalith in two with a single stroke of his sword during a battle against Tengu, the legendary creature.
  2. DAY02

    Enjoy learning about and getting into the Samurai spirit through the Yagyu Shinkage-ryu experience! This special program offers a master class of swordsmanship and meditation.
    You can enjoy listening to the history from an experienced Buddhist priest of Hotokuji Temple. After this memorable experience, you’ll head out for a walk along the Yagyu-Kasagi-no-michi Path with a local guide, then take the Yagyu Kaido course. Please plan to walk for approximately 1.5 hours. On the way, we’ll come across the Ataya-no-Sekibutsu, a 5-meter-high Amida Nyorai statue carved from natural stone. We’ll also visit Kasagi-dera Temple, which is said to be the origin of the Shunie service of Todaiji Temple Nigatsudo Hall. Enjoy some delicious local products at a local restaurant for lunch! We hope you had a great time and hope to travel with you again!

PRICE DETAILS

    PRICE

    70,000 JPY per person (for a group of 6 people)

    PRICE INCLUDES

    *1 night accommodation
    *2 Days chartered car with Driver
    *Admission fees
    *Activity fees
    *local English-speaking guide
    *Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip

    CAR

    1-2 travelers: Sedan
    3-6 travelers: Jumbo taxi
    Driver+English-Speaking Tour Guide

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