Weekend Tours of the Isonokami Shinto Shrine in Tenri City


Visit National Treasures of Nara

Take this special opportunity to view the enshrined area of the Isonokami Shrine. Let a monk guide you around with in-depth explanations of the historical highlights in the area.

  • 拝殿(国宝)
  • 石上神宮
  • 社頭風景
  • 拝殿(国宝)
Winter in Nara is a magical time as National Treasures are displayed and sealed shrines are opened to visit. Enjoy a special limited time tour led by a priest or monk of the temple or shrine, and discover a secret side of Japan.

Only available on weekends between January 21 - March 12 (except February 11 and 19).
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  • Duration: 1.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Weekend
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Japanese-speaking guide / Shrine entry fee / Guide fee
Package detail / Schedule
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Starting time: 10:00 13:00
Starting time: 10:00 13:00
  • 09:50 Meet at Isonokami Shrine
  • Check-in at Administrative Office
    Please come between 9:30-9:50.
  • 10:00 Isonokami Shrine (Approx. 60 min.)
    拝殿(国宝) This is the oldest shrine in Japan, also known as the weapon storage of the Yamato Kingdom that dates back to the third century. It is famous for storing a National Treasure, the Shichishi Sword, that is normally not on display to the public.
  • Tour Route
    Temple for worship -> Sacred grounds and halls -> Tower gates -> Smaller sub-shrine -> Mirror lake -> Main Torii Gates
  • 11:00 Tour Ends at Administrative Office of Isonokami Shrine
    • If less than 5 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
Additional Note(s)
    • Guests are asked to refrain from eating, drinking, or taking photographs in designated areas.
    • Please refrain from loud conversations or talking during the tours. Help us maintain a quiet atmosphere during this special tour.
    • This tour will be held only in Japanese.
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 20.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 4 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 14.81
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Language Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Duration 1.5 hour(s)
Availability Weekend
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