Private Tour - Time-slip: Experience the Local Style, Travels of the Past

In Old Japan, many enjoyed a visit to the temple via a long, crowded highway where the town flourished around it. It is in Nara this atmosphere remains to this day!

Firstly, we will visit “Hase temple.” Drop by an old liquor shop or Japanese confectionary shop to experience the travels of the past.

Go up the 399 stairs of Hase temple where a dynamic view and main hall awaits! The view from the theatre is super, there is also no doubt you will be overwhelmed by the size.

Later we will visit Odamo, a castle town that flourished along the Ise road to Ise-Shrine. There are several old stores, including sake breweries, Japanese confectionary stores and old private cafes. A great atmosphere!
* Duration: 6 to 7 hours
* Starts: Sakurai, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




In Old Japan, many enjoyed a visit to the temple via a long, crowded highway where the town flourished around it. It is in Nara this atmosphere remains to this day!

Firstly, we will visit “Hase temple.” Drop by an old liquor shop or Japanese confectionary shop to experience the travels of the past.

Go up the 399 stairs of Hase temple where a dynamic view and main hall awaits! The view from the theatre is super, there is also no doubt you will be overwhelmed by the size.

Later we will visit Odamo, a castle town that flourished along the Ise road to Ise-Shrine. There are several old stores, including sake breweries, Japanese confectionary stores and old private cafes. A great atmosphere!

Itinerary
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Stop At: 宝園堂, 844 Hase, Sakurai, Nara 633-0112, Japan

Houendou: Let’s go Hase Temple like the old times, along the Hase Highway. First stop is a “kuzu mochi” shop. Did a traveller in the past, stop by the same shop?

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: 総本舗 白酒屋本店, 746 Hase, Sakurai, Nara 633-0112, Japan

Shirozakeya: Have you ever eaten “Nara-pickles” made from sake? If you like sake, this is sure to be a favorite! Taste Nara pickles, that taste completely different from normal pickles.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hasedera Temple, 731-1 Hase, Sakurai 633-0112 Nara Prefecture

Climb the 399 stairs to visit the hidden Hase Temple! Take a walk around a large temple, that feels like the size of a whole mountain.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Haseji, 857 Hase, Sakurai, Nara 633-0112, Japan

Haseji: Time for a break at a cafe. A cafe with a splendid garden, refurbished from an old palace house. Experience Japanese relaxation as you sit on the tatami and admire the garden.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Udaji Ouda Michi-no-Eki, 714-1Hiro, Ouda-ku, Uda 633-2164 Nara Prefecture

Visit a castle town with an atmosphere from 400 years ago. There are many local speciality stores. Take your shoes off, and relax your feet in the footbaths!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kubo Honke Shuzo, 1834 Oudaideshin, Uda 633-2162 Nara Prefecture

A brewery over 300 years old! It is made with the delicious water and fine cold weather from this area. There is also a sake cafe!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kusuri no Yakata, 2003 Oudakami, Uda 633-2174 Nara Prefecture

It is a medicine museum from the 18th century. It is a very valuable place storing the history of medicine, history of the city, but also the houses of the past.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Horii Shogetsudo, 1988 Ōudakami, Uda, Nara 633-2174, Japan

Syogetsudo: Finally we will enter the castle town of Uda. An old Japanese confectionary store, some sweets that can only be eaten here! Why don’t you try some Japanese confectionary that look like meringues?

Duration: 15 minutes