Unique Giant Tea Ceremony and Saidaiji Temple Tour in Nara City
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西大寺(大茶盛)

Tea ceremony with giant tea cup

At Saidaiji Temple experience a one-of-a-kind tea ceremony using a giant 30 cm cup, and see the rare Aizen Myo-o deity statue in a public presentation ceremony for a true 'only-in-Nara' experience!

  • 西大寺(大茶盛)
  • 西大寺 秘仏愛染明王像

2-for-1 Review Rebate Special (until 2017/02/04)

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 the secret side of Japan.
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2-for-1 Review Rebate Special

Receive two (2) adult tickets for the price of one (1) in exchange for your review!

Participation period: 2016/12/08 - 2017/02/04

1. Participants are required to purchase two (2) full priced adults and will be reimbursed for the amount of one (1) adult in return for your review on the activity.
2. Limit one (1) free adult per VELTRA account.
3. Review must be submitted AFTER you participate in the activity.
4. Review must exceed 600 characters in length and be written within fourteen (14) days of activity participation.
5. Review Rebate bookings cannot be canceled or rescheduled.
6. This offer does not apply to bookings made under a Travel Agent account.

  • Duration: 2 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Schedule: for all packages
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Japanese-speaking guide / Guide fee / Temple entry fee
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2 Enter number of traveller
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 17.81
USD 17.81
Elementary school (Age 6-12)
USD 9.80
USD 9.80
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*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 17.81
USD 17.81
Elementary school (Age 6-12)
USD 9.80
USD 9.80
Participants in Middle School and above will need an Adult fare
  • Duration: 2 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Schedule: for all packages
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Japanese-speaking guide / Guide fee / Temple entry fee
Package detail / Schedule
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  • 13:50 Meet at Saidaiji Temple
  • Check-in at Shioudou Hall
    Please come between 13:30 - 13:50.
  • 14:00 Saidaiji Temple (Approx. 90 min.)
    西大寺(大茶盛) With Todaiji Temple in the East, Saidaiji Temple is known as the temple of the West. See the Aizen Myo-o statue being presented to the public, a rare event. Then, join in on the unique tea ceremony with a giant 30 cm cup that is passed around among the participants!
  • Tour Route
    Shioudou Hall -> National Treasure hall -> Main prayer hall -> Koumyo Hall (Tea ceremony) -> Aizen Hall
  • 15:30 Tour Ends at Saidaiji Temple
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    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • 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.
    • No flammable objects may be brought into the temple.
    • This tour will be held only in Japanese.
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  • 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.
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Language Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Duration 2 hour(s)
Availability Daily
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