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Full-Day Goldfish Unique Experience in Yamato-Koriyama

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I lived three years in Nara and I am a registered Interpreter Guide for Nara Prefecture. I can even close my eyes and guide you there! Hehe. In this tour, we will discover the Yamato-Koriyama, famous city in Japan for its gold fishes. Wonderful! Through this tour, you will know more about Japan and Yamato-Koriyama History.

Nara Tour Guide - Mouloud H.
Mouloud H.
4.73 / 5
(11 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

Kintetsu Koriyama Station

09:30 AM

Yamato-Koriyama Castle ruins

This castle was built in the 12th century. At that time, it was a stronghold for Nara and its region. Nowadays, its ruins remain a very popular tourist spot. The visitor comes especially for its garden and its cherry blossoms in April!

11:00 AM

Old town

The city is simple and calm, you can feel the history of Japan. The atmosphere changes depending on the street, streets with old traditional Japanese houses, street along a small stream, etc. In the 16th century, Hidenaga Toyotomi, master of the place, established the sharing. He invited several artisans to come and settle in Yamato-Koriyama and then grouped them according to their professions. I will give you all the references.

01:00 PM

Aizome, blue indigo dying experience

Yamato-Koriyama is certainly famous for its goldfish ... But it's not just that! This city is also famous for its traditional Japanese indigo blue dying which has been passed down from generation to generation and can be experienced today. Walking 10 minutes east from Kintetsu Koriyama Station, we find ourselves in the Konyamachi district, literally the dyers district. We go to the “Hakomotokan Konya” store and practice indigo blue dyeing on handkerchiefs.

03:00 PM

Kingyo sukui, Goldfish fishing experience

If you go to Japan during summer, you will see a lot of people wearing yukatas (light kimonos) at festivals having fun fishing for goldfish (kingyo sukui). They are very representative of summer Japan and should be done at least once when visiting this country. Fishing can be practiced all year round at the "Kochikuya" shop in Yamato-Koriyama.

04:00 PM

Goldfish Museum

This museum is administered by the "Yamato Kingyoen" herders association (literally "the golden-robed fish fields of Yamato"). Masaji Shimata, the founder of the association, had the building constructed with his own money. He wanted to popularize the history and culture of these goldfish. It is therefore the opportunity for us to visit it.

Ending Point

Kintetsu Koriyama Station

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Transportation, lunch (around 1,000 JPY/person), entrance fee (around 500 JPY/person), Guide fee (transportation, lunch, entrance)

Tour Important Information

We have to make a reservation to be able to do the blue indigo dying experience. After your reservation, I contact them then I confirm you if it is possible.

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Nara Tour Reviews

Had a great time with Mouloud guiding us.

Mouloud does not just guide us, he tells us the historical background of Mt Yoshino and how some of the Japanese culture and history relates to the mountain, temples and shrines. It was educational. Mouloud was also patience with us as we have a member of the group who couldn’t move as fast as the others. Overall, it was a good day trip. Tiring but enjoyable. Thanks Mouloud. TC

Tao chih L.

Thank you TC for booking my tour and for your great review! I am glad you liked the tour even if it was tiring. I hope to see you again!

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Alexander R.

5 / 5
Jan 4, 2024

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Wonderful half day Nara tour with Mouloud

I had an excellent half day tour with Mouloud in Nara. We visit many places including Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Todaiji, Bald Mountain and the Nara park. I learned a lot from Mouloud's explanation about the above places and they made me appreciate Nara more. I especially remember his guidance on how to feed Nara's deer. Thank you so much for making my trip to Nara enjoyable and I'd definitely recommend him as a guide to everyone who wants to visit Nara.

Alexander R.

Thank you Alex for your booking and for this kind review. I am glad you appreciated the tour and I hope to see you again!

Excellent guide

Mouloud did a great job I strongly recommend him

Bernard F.

Thank you Bernard for your booking and for your kind review. I am glad you are satisfied!

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