Full-Day Private Guided Tour to Kashihara

Kashihara-jingu shrine is quite new (1889) and was built during Meiji imperial restauration. The emperor wanted his power to be reaffirmed and so built this shrine, even giving some buildings from Kyoto imperial palace, in the very place where were held the first imperial government (660 BC). Emperor Jinmu is enshrined in this place.

After visiting Kashihara-jingu, we go to Imai-cho, Japanese traditionnal city. At first, temple town, it became a trade city during Edo period. Its architecture did not change and now, we still can visit this town as it was during Edo.

Visiting Kashihara, we can know more about Japanese History while having a great time outside.
* Duration: 8 hours
* Starts: Kashihara, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




Kashihara-jingu shrine is quite new (1889) and was built during Meiji imperial restauration. The emperor wanted his power to be reaffirmed and so built this shrine, even giving some buildings from Kyoto imperial palace, in the very place where were held the first imperial government (660 BC). Emperor Jinmu is enshrined in this place.

After visiting Kashihara-jingu, we go to Imai-cho, Japanese traditionnal city. At first, temple town, it became a trade city during Edo period. Its architecture did not change and now, we still can visit this town as it was during Edo.

Visiting Kashihara, we can know more about Japanese History while having a great time outside.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Kashihara Jingu, 934 Kumecho, Kashihara 634-0063 Nara Prefecture

Kashihara-jingu is built where were held Emperor Jinmu’s first government of Imperial Japan (660 to 585 BC), in Kashihara, Prefecture of Nara and old Province of Yamato, where turning capitals of Japan were located.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mausoleum of Emperor Jinmu, Okubocho, Kashihara Nara Prefecture

A 20 minute walk from Kashihara-jingu, we have the mausoleum of Emperor Jinmu, with many gates and a central mount where the emperor is resting. We can stand behind the main gate to greet him.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kashihara City Imaicho Historical Town Area, Imaicho, Kashihara 634-0812 Nara Prefecture

After visiting Japanese protohistory then Meiji in Kashihara-jingu, we go to Imai-cho, Japanese traditional town from Edo period.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Imai Skyline Exchange Center Hanairaka, 2-3-5, ImaIcho, Kashihara Nara Prefecture

Arrived to Imai-cho, we can visit Hanairaka information center with it half-western and half-japanese architecture. We will have more information about the town Imai-cho.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Shonenji Temple, 3-2-29, Imaicho, Kashihara Nara Prefecture

The town was first a temple town built between 1532 and 1555 during the Warring States Period. Shonen-ji (Hongan-ji), old town master, is based in its center and we can visit it.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Imai Machiya Hall, 3-1-22, ImaIcho, Kashihara Nara Prefecture

Some of the houses are open, as Yometani residence, Imai-Machiyakan and Kawai residence. We can visit them and we can even go upstairs in Imai-Machiyakan and see what was like a bedroom from Edo Period. It is a rare and interesting experience!

Duration: 30 minutes