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Village to village walk: Japan's oldest road, Yamanobe ancient trail (Private) provided by Village to Table Tours - Off-the-Eaten Food Experience in Japan

Village to village walk: Japan's oldest road, Yamanobe ancient trail (Private)

Village to village walk: Japan's oldest road, Yamanobe ancient trail (Private)
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About
Nara's charm is not only deers but also its traditional country lifestyle, which has been inherited from generations to generations.Half a day off-the-beaten walk to an oldest road "Yamanobe no michi" will lead you to deep cultural understanding on satoyama villages. You will come across small farm stands and people's life.
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  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 105714P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Tasting local farm products • Private Guiding Service (English Speaking Guide)
Exclusions
Transportation (Train from Nara to Sakurai station, and on the way back) • Lunch • Entrance fee of temples
Duration
8h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel in Nara city
Kintetsu-Nara Station, Japan, 〒630-8215 Nara, Nishimikadochō, 東向中町29 In front of a jet water fountain beside ground floor of Kintetsu Nara station (Please note that Kintetsu Nara station is 15 min. away from JR Nara station).
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Tasting local farm products • Private Guiding Service (English Speaking Guide)
Exclusions
Transportation (Train from Nara to Sakurai station, and on the way back) • Lunch • Entrance fee of temples
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel in Nara city
Kintetsu-Nara Station, Japan, 〒630-8215 Nara, Nishimikadochō, 東向中町29 In front of a jet water fountain beside ground floor of Kintetsu Nara station (Please note that Kintetsu Nara station is 15 min. away from JR Nara station).
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Kintetsu-Nara Station
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Naramachi
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Omiwa Shrine
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Yamanobe Street
    Stop: 4 hours
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Kintetsu-Nara Station
    Japan, 〒630-8215 Nara, Nishimikadochō, 東向中町29
    In front of a jet water fountain beside ground floor of Kintetsu Nara station (Please note that Kintetsu Nara station is 15 min. away from JR Nara station).
    See address & details
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Morning in Nara and afternoon on the Yamanobe-no-michi ancient trail.
Apr 2018 • Solo
During my day with Chisato we first met at the Nara train station and spent the morning visiting the Todaji-ji Shrine, Nara Park and other key sites. From there we boarded the JR train and headed to the trailhead of the Yamanobe no Michi ancient trail. After lunch at a "local" spot, we "sauntered" along the trail visiting the Mika Shrine, the Hirara Shrine, Genpien Temple, Stone Pagoda and garden, a waterfall, fruit farms, a medicinal plant garden, and stoppws to chat with local gardeners and other denizens along the way. It was a fabulous spring day accented by beautiful cherry blossoms all along the way. The hike is a unique way to visit another slice of Japanese daily life away from what one gardener described " the noise of Kyoto." Chisato planned a great day for me and made sure all my needs were cared for. All together, we walked 8 miles. I was most impressed with Chisato's knowledge of topics ranging from native and edible plants to the cultural and historical significance of the sites we visited. My day with Chisato was one of the best days of my recent three weeks in Japan
Written 8 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Odyssey13827416823
Thank you for your comments. I am glad to hear from you. It's absolutely my pleasure to introduce unknown local places, foods and experiences. I hope you enjoy your time in Japan.
Written 12 February 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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