Nara Old Town Walking Tour
What we'll do
It's fun to learn through walking! A local guide will guide you through Naramachi in Nara City. Naramachi is an old marchant district lined with townhouses dating back to the Edo period. Traditional flavors, craftsmanship, herbal medicines, and specialty products are passed on to the present.
The guide will meet you at the ticket gate of JR Nara station or the east exit of Kintetsu Nara station.
Meeting place can be customized with your request. Additional charges may apply depending on location.
- Price per person (tax included)
- 6,600 JPY - / person
- Max participants
- Up to 6 people
- Hosted in English
- Things you need to know before the tour
-This tour is walking tour. Please ware comfortable walking shoes.
-The tour fee does not include transport expenses, admission fees and meals/drinks.
-The starting time of the tour and the itinerary can be customized.
As you explore Naramachi, your guide will introduce you to traditional flavors, craftsmanship, herbal medicines, local products, and more. Shopping is available. Strolling around the photogenic town will make you feel like you've slipped back in time to the Edo period.
Machiya is a traditional townhouse. Some Matchiya are open to the public so that you can enjoy Machiya tours. Feel the life of old merchants.
Specialist in Nara, history, kimono, food, and sake!
Hi! I'm Kachiko Sato. Just call me SATO_san. Sugar is called "sato" in Japanese, so I’m your sweet guide! I was born in Hong Kong and raised in Nara. After moving between Japan and US, I returned to Nara and started working as a travel guide. I love sports, especially skiing and golf, cooking, traveling, history, art, and kimono. As a national licensed English guide interpreter and Nara Prefecture certified guide, I will guide you through Nara, Kyoto, and Osaka with all my heart. Among the Kansai region, Nara is the birthplace of Japan, where precious cultural heritage and rich nature are protected. Highly recommended for those who like history and archeology, want to learn more about Japanese culture and Japanese identity, and just want to relax.