Omiwa Day Hike & Sake Tasting Tour

Outdoor Activities in Nara

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Clients will learn about the legendary history of old Japan dating back 2,677 years. They will visit a 2,000 year-old Shrine and learn of the protocols of the Shrine and its history. We will make offerings at multiple Shrines on the property and clients will have the chance to purchase protective amulets at each Shrine. Spirits of Japan will present them with a Shrine Stamp (Goushin) of each large Shrine we visit and they can always keep that as a souvenir. Clients will learn the history of the immediate area as well as how to cleanse before entering a Shrine and how to offer a prayer. We will learn about the Silk Road and where it ended in Japan as well as the local History. We will visit and eat local delcacies of the area and clients will have the opportunity to tasting local Nara Sakes at a local Sake Shop (3 full glasses) with apps
We will meet at 6:45am at Nanba station Hopefully we set out at 6:50am from the Train Station for Nara 7:05am transfer 7:20am board another train for Nara  8:00am we should arrive at our destination 8:05am take a Taxi to Omiwa Shrine We should arrive around 8:20am at a local Somei Shop where we will pick up our offerings which for the God Omononushi and his pet snake. We will also pick up a couple of rice cakes you will eat prior to ascending the mountain as it is not allowed to eat on the trail. (2 hours) Around 8:40am we will our trek up to the main Shrine and make offerings We should arrive at the trailhead around 9:00am. 9:00am clients will begin Hike alone, no talking, no food, no pictures please I expect everyone to return around 11:00am, we will head to the very first sacred Shrine in Japan. This is a 20 minute walk 11:25 we should arrive at the original Ise Jingu site over 2,000 yr-old site1 11:35am we will then depart after we make offerings and head back for Lunch We will stop at one more Shrine along the way back (Shrine for gaining luck for Studies) We should arrive 12:30~12:45pm for Lunch at a Swimming Somen Restaurant (Somen is famous in Nara) We will then leave at 1:30pm and head to Sake Tasting We will then leave at 2:15pm depart the Sake Tasting and head to the famous Ebisu Shrine (5 min walk), offer prayers, ring a huge bell and make our way to the station 3:09pmDepart Sakurai for Nanba, arrival Nanba 4:03pm

What’s included

  • Train fare to and from Nanba Station to Nara
  • Lunch
  • Shrine Fees
  • Bottled Water
  • Three Nara Sake's to taste and compare/apps
  • Hiking Fee
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour (If four or more people book)
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour

What’s not included

  • Ticket to and from Nanba Station from where you are staying
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