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A traditional handcraft tour ~India ink stick~

Art, Culture, & Historical
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The production of India ink stick started at a monastery in Nara in 14C. Today 95% of India ink sticks are made here in Nara. In this tour, you will experience Japanese calligraphy and enjoy making your own ink stick with the guidance of a traditional craftsman. Then you will walk up one of the main streets called Sanjo street and look around other handcraft shops unique to Nara.

Nara Tour Guide - Michiko T.
Michiko T.
5.00 / 5
(43 reviews)
09:50 AM

Meeting Point

At JR Nara station

09:50 AM

JR Nara station

meeting

10:00 AM

India ink stick shop

Calligraphy experience and India ink stick making

11:30 AM

Sanjo Street

Walk up Sanjo Street looking around traditional handcrafts shops, selling writing brush, Linen, bamboo whisk for powdered green tea,etc.,all of which are unique in Nara.

12:20 PM

Kintetsu Nara station

Finish the tour

Ending Point

At Kintetsu Nara station

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What‘s included

guide fee 9,250JPY,

guide transportation fee from home to Nara 2,000JPY

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What‘s not included

Fee for calligraphy experience and India ink stick making,

2750JPY per an adult, 2200JPY per a person 18 years old

transportation fee (you)

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Nara Tour Reviews

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Isabel L.

5 / 5
Apr 15, 2024

Osaka highlights

Osaka
6 hours

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Great Osaka guide!

Our guide Michiko took us to Osaka castle and Dotonbori. She handled all the details including obtaining the entrance tickets and taxis. She was extremely professional and above all a nice and knowledgeable person. We would recommend her without any reservations.

Isabel L.

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I'm honored to have guests as friendly and intelligent as you in Osaka. Everyone was close to each other and the tour was full of laughter. I hope to make a trip like this with close friends and family someday. I'm happy if this tour will leave a deep impression on Osaka. Bon voyage!

An unforgettable trip to Asuka

Michiko-san is a superb guide, professional, efficient, knowledgeable and personable. We managed to cover everything on the itinerary with time to spare for an additional site. I am so grateful to her for accommodating my last minute changes and request to visit the Tsubosaka dera - it was breathtaking to see the Buddhas and pagodas surrounded by cherry blossoms and I felt so fortunate to be there. Asuka village is a beautiful and peaceful village and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit which was well paced and never felt rushed, courtesy to Michiko-san’s personal transport arrangement. We had lunch at a quaint and cosy cafe near the Asuka station and the food was so good (Japanese western cuisine made with local produce of plants and herbs). This trip brought me many fond memories and joy. Thanks to Michiko-san, Asuka left a deep impression on me. I highly recommend her service as a guide and I hope to see her again on my future trips to Japan - there are still so many hidden gems to explore in Nara!

Connie H.

Thanks for the great review. We were lucky enough to see the cherry blossoms just beginning to bloom and share the blessings of spring in beautiful Asuka Village. You seemed to enjoy every moment of the tour, not only when you visited sightseeing spots, but also when you found a tiny ladybug in the grass, which impressed me a lot. I hope you will come back again and explore other hidden gems together! See you again!

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Christine A.

5 / 5
Apr 2, 2024

Spring tour in Kyoto

Kyoto
6 hours

Customized

Michiko was the best guide, in our Japan trip

Our tour with Michiko was our last one before our trip back home, and I guess the saying “save the best for last” holds true here. Michiko was able to give us exactly what we wanted from -unique traditional pottery stores in a very quiet- non-touristy area, and so many quaint shops. To the most delicious ramen restaurant, an inspiring moss garden and a path through the bamboo forest. My most favorite day with Michiko. Thank you again so much- hope to return soon!

Christine A.

Thank you for your sweet review! I was also so happy to explore some non-touristy places with such a lovely family like you. Your family were all genius to find wonderful things, from small to big, and appreciate them so much. Especially Christine seemed to have some antenna to find her favorite craft shops! I hope you will come back again in the future, and that I can hear George say, "Hi"!

$72/ per group

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