Cultural Experiences, Nara tours & activities, fun things to do in Nara | VELTRA

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When in Japan, don't miss the chance to experience the traditions of this fascinating country. Choose from a variety of classes in tea ceremony, calligraphy or zen meditation. Dress like a geisha, or stroll through town wearing a colorful kimono. Fans of Japan's martial arts can learn about the skills of the legendary ninja and samurai from masters. Book the best activities and read other travelers reviews on Veltra.
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  1. No.1
    The Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage is the oldest such route in Japan. Travel part of the historic route in a comfortable taxi and visit Tsubosakadera, Okadera, Hasedera, Hokiin, and Nanendo Temples.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD337.66

    Daily
    7 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. No.2
    Enjoy the taste of green matcha tea, and take a moment to relax while sightseeing! Learn the basics of tea ceremony from the friendly owner.

    From USD12.14

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  3. No.3
    Soothe your mind with an elegant and peaceful tea ceremony in historic Nara, a short walk from Todaiji Temple. Located in a Showa era building, this tea ceremony takes you back to a quieter time.

    USD46.70

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. See Nara's most beautiful sights in one day, from ancient Horyuji Temple to the temples of Ikaruga and Nishinokyo! Stroll through Horuiji , Yakushiji and Toshodaiji. Enjoy matcha tea at Jikoin Temple.
    English Available

    From USD67.25

    Daily
    (morning)
  5. Visit one of the Seven Great Buddhist Temples and discover the history and culture of Nara. A great opportunity to also experience Zazen meditation with your monk guide!

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    1.5 hour(s)
  6. Ideal for sado (tea ceremony) lovers, create your own Chasen (tea whisk) for green tea. Use local Takayama bamboo, and learn the secrets of this traditional craft.

    USD32.69

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. Chashaku (tea scoop) is an essential tool in Japanese tea ceremonies. Ideal for sado practitioners, make your own bamboo tea spoon with the famous local bamboo.

    USD43.90

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in a relaxing atmosphere. Sip a cup of matcha tea, and learn about this elegant art of hospitality.

    From USD23.35

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)

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