PLAN:6DAYS

PRICE FROM 510,000 JPY

per person (for a group of 4 people)

OVERVIEW

The highlights of this tour are programs that allow you to experience traditional Japanese culture with local people.
The tour offers a lot of fascinating experience programs. Visiting Organic Soy Sauce Brewery in Sakurai City, Formal Worship and Meditation at Tamaki-jinja Shrine, Bon Dance Experience in Totsukawa Village, and a Samurai Sword Forge Visit in Tenri City.
You can also enjoy meeting the local people. Listen to Japanese local life and talk with them about their traditions and daily life. They are very friendly and look forward to meeting you.

  1. DAY01

    Private transportation from Kansai International Airport to Kashihara City. You can enjoy Japanese Wagyu meat at lunch and then visit Kashihara-jingu Shrine, which is surrounded by lush greenery and backed by Mt. Unebiyama. Kashihara-jingu Shrine is built where the mythical first emperor of Japan, Emperor Jimmu, is believed to have established the throne, marking the beginning of Japan’s monarchy.

    At night, you will stay at L’Auberge de Plaisance SAKURAI. It is a luxury small inn and offers a fine cuisine prepared with fresh local ingredients such as Yamato vegetables and Yamato beef. Please relax and enjoy the beautiful sights from the hotel.
  2. DAY02

    Today, we will take you to Daimon Soy Sauce Brewery in the morning. The 4th-generation master brewer has operated Daimon Soy Sauce for over 30 years, and she takes pride in providing delicious soy sauce that mothers can feed their children. You can see how to make organic soy sauce with an explanation. After that, there is a soy sauce tasting that can usually only be experienced by the master brewer.
    Lunch will be at a local restaurant in Asuka Village, a village at the center of Japan’s history as the home of the first emperor and with deep roots tied to Buddhism. You can eat a variety of delicious local foods there. In Autumn, you will enjoy the sight of the beautiful terraced rice fields shining like gold in the sunlight.
    In the afternoon, we head to Totsukawa Village, an unexplored region in Japan.
    Please indulge in the ultimate Japanese-style luxury by staying in your own mini villa, complete with a private free-flowing open-air hot spring.
  3. DAY03

    Today’s tour starts from Tamaki-jinja Shrine, a well-known shrine among shrine enthusiasts.
    Under the guidance of a priest at Tamaki-jinja Shrine, you can learn about Japanese gods (natural spirits) whilst practicing formal ways in which to worship and meditate. An experience of meditation will refresh both body and mind.
    Lunch is kamameshi, Japanese rice pilaf cooked in an iron pot at a famous kamameshi restaurant.
    After lunch, you will enjoy the Musashi Oh-Odori, a local dance that has been passed down from generation to generation. It is a great opportunity to meet and enjoy the company of the friendly locals in Totsukawa Village. After a dance, you will have a chance to talk with them while enjoying sweets and tea.
  4. DAY04

    We start the day off by going to the popular Mt. Koya. You can connect with your spiritual side again in this sacred mountain town. After visiting Kongobu-ji Temple, we offer a private tour of Okuno-in with monk who has a license to guide in English.
    If you have any questions, please ask him whatever you want to know! He has plenty of knowledge about Mt. Koya and Buddhism.
    At night, you will go back to Nara Prefecture. The accommodation is a lodge that rents out the entire machiya house to one group of guests per day. Dinner is offered by the owner of the lodge. The traditional restaurant is also in a 250-year-old machiya house. The cuisine is centered around local vegetables and can cater to vegetarian diners. Of course, if you want to eat meat, the owner will prepare great Yamato beef. Please enjoy the marriage of fresh local vegetables and Japanese Sake.
  5. DAY05

    Next, we have programs visiting a Japanese sake brewery and a samurai sword forge.
    In the morning, you will visit a famous sake brewery that began in 1893. They have been protecting their small-quantity yet high quality local products for over 120 years, and continue to create sake and preserve their history. You can enter the inside of sake brewery and learn how to make sake under guidance of the staff.
    If you like to eat Japanese ramen, it is time to enjoy it! We will take you to a local ramen shop at lunch.
    In the afternoon, visit a swordsmith and watch him create a genuine sword in his forge. The demonstration begins in the forge, after which he invites visitors to his home to see his sword collection. You can hold the swords and ask questions.
    After that, we will head to Nara City, a famous ancient capital of Japan.
    On your last night in Japan, you will stay in small luxury hotel close to Nara Deer Park. Please enjoy this last night of Nara and feel relaxed at this hotel. The hotel also has a private bar only available to members and people who stay at hotel.
  6. DAY06

    In the morning, we will offer private transportation to Kansai International Airport.
    We can of course plan your transportation according to your flight schedule, so feel free to contact us.

PRICE DETAILS

    PRICE

    *From 730,000 JPY per person (for a group of 2 people)

    *From 510,000 JPY per person (for a group of 4 people)

    *From 440,000 JPY per person (for a group of 6 people)

    PRICE INCLUDES

    *5 Night accommodation (Twin base)
    *5 days chartered car
    *5 days English speaking guide
    *Parking, Fuel and Highway Fees
    *Meals (5 Breakfast / 5 Lunch / 4 Dinner )
    *Admission Fee
    *Activity Fee
    *Full support from your Travel
    Concierge before, during and after your trip

    CAR

    1-2 travelers: Sedan
    Driver+English-Speaking Tour Guide

    3-6 travelers: Jumbo Taxi
    Driver+English-Speaking Tour Guide

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