【Limited Time Special Experience】Horyuji Shotoku Kaikan Copying Sutras and Buddha Experience
Limited time offer from 3rd of October.
This is the first experience of copying sutras and Buddha (Shakyo, Shabutu) held at Horyuji Temple.
It is the origin of Buddhism in Japan, with the oldest･･･
【Limited Time Special Experience】Kichidenji Temple Calligraphy・Matcha Tea・Mokugyo Nembutsu Experience
At “Kichidenji Temple,” which was founded by Keishin Soto, called the “founder of Japan's Jodo Buddhism,” you will experience calligraphy, which is part of Japanese culture, and enjoy matcha. ･･･
【Limited Time Special Experience】E-bike Rental and Shojin Dinner at the Former Residence of Baron Kitabatake
Enjoy cycling around Ikaruga with E-bike and a premium dinner “Shojin Ryori” plan at the former Baron Kitabatake's residence. After the meal, enjoy the Horyuji Sando illuminated walk.
【Limited Time Special Experience】Sake Tasting or Tea Serving Experience & Shojin Dinner at the Former Residence of Baron Kitabatake
Nara is the birthplace of Japanese sake.
You can enjoy three types of sake carefully selected by a buyer who handles sake from all sake breweries in Nara, along with Shojin Ryori.
During the per･･･
【Limited Time Special Experience】E-bike Rental and Sake Tasting & Shojin Dinner at the Former Residence of Baron Kitabatake
Enjoy cycling around Ikaruga with E-bike and a premium dinner “Shojin Ryori” plan at the former Baron Kitabatake's residence. In addition, you can enjoy three types of sake carefully selected by a･･･
【Limited Time Special Experience】Horyuji Temple Guided Tour and Copying Sutras and Buddha Experience at the Shotoku Kaikan
Let's apply for the Horyuji guided tour!
After being an expert of Horyuji, move on to Shotoku Kaikan for refreshing your mind and soul.
Shakyo, Shabutu is a Buddhist training of copying Buddhist･･･
Buggy Experience (越野車之旅)
Want to feel nostalgic? Why don't you drive around Ikaruga that has a history of about 1400 years?
HYBRID BIKE Rental in Ikaruga
Let's ride a hybrid bike around Ikaruga!
It's more like a bicycle. So you don't have to worry if you haven't ridden a scooter before. It's up to you riding it with scooter or bicycle mode!!
EV Tricycle Three Pagodas Tour(“三轮车”三塔之旅)
A tour around the three pagotas in Ikaruga on a new-age vehicle, an EV three-wheeled motorcycle "Trike".
Let's feel the romance of history by riding through Horyuji Temple, a World Herita･･･
Giant E-bikes have joined Nara Ikaruga Tourism Waikaru!
Compared to city electric bicycles, its frame is much lighter, and the riding posture is designed to allow faster, longer, and easier riding.･･･
Let's ride a bicycle through the village of Ikaruga, where history is still alive!
Tuk tuk (For foreign tourists)
Why don't you see around Ikaruga that has a history of about 1400 years?
You can take a tuk-tuk to visit the three temples.
Trekking at Myojin Mountain
Let's go trekking and enjoy the 360 degree panoramic view from top of the Myojin mountain!
【With Tuk-Tuk Experience】Trekking from Yata-dera Temple to Matsuo-dera Temple
An intermediate course where you can hear the chirping of birds, the sound of flowing water and feel nature.
This course starts from "Yata-dera Temple", the birthplace of Jizo in Japan, a･･･
Stroll in a Yukata
Let's enjoy walking around the city in a yukata that stands out in the retro townscape of Ikaruga.
Why do you hesitate to walk in a yukata around Horyuji Temple, a World Cultural Heritage site?
Tea ceremony Experience in Jikoin
Jikoin is built as a place for tea ceremony in the precincts.
The height of the ceiling and lintel is low, and it is carefully considered to give you peace and calm when you sit down.
The Deeper Guided Tour knowing Prince Shotoku【with a rental cycle】
It's a guided tour knowing about Prince Shotoku deeply.
Let's cycle around Ikaruga!
【Ikaruga's specialty Tatsuta fried chicken lunch included】
※The guide can only speak Japanese.
【Shigi Mountain】Shukubo (Pilgrims' lodging) ＆Training Experience
Feel the history of 1400 years at "Shigi Mountain" related to Prince Shotoku. Charge your power with a training experience!
There are three shukubo on Shigi Mountain.
It is a plan ･･･
The guided tour of Horinji Temple with the chief priest
Horinji Temple (also known as Mii-dera Temple) in Mii-no-Sato is an ancient temple related to Prince Shotoku.
It is also a highlight that you can see the Buddha statues, which is an important cultu･･･
Copying Sutra (Syakyo) Experience at Yata-dera Temple
Yata-dera Temple is said to be the birthplace of Jizo in Japan, and the oldest Enmei Jizo Bosatsu in Japan is enshrined there.
Also, from June 1st to July 10th, you can enjoy about 60 kinds of 10,0･･･
Daruma-ji Copying sutras and Buddha Experience
Experience copying sutras and Buddha at Daruma-ji Temple, which began with the encounter between Prince Shotoku and Bodhidharma!
Daruma-ji is the birthplace of Daruma.
It is a temple with a ston･･･
Enjoy matcha in a tea room built in the Edo period!
This is a plan where you can enjoy authentic tea in a tea room built in the late Edo period.
There is also a Japanese garden next to the tea room, where you can enjoy tea while watching the views o･･･
Tea Serving Experience
At the tea room "Taiseian", which was built in the Zenjuin of Horyu-ji Temple in the late Edo period and relocated in the Meiji period, you can learn how to make a proper Japanese matcha tea･･･
Tea Ceremony Experience
You can experience the authentic tea ceremony in a tea room with a history of over 200 years.
Have a look at the Japanese traditional Tea serving close and taste authentic Matcha in the historical tea room "Taiseian".
The tea master prepares and makes a tea in front of you.
Please enjoy the taste of Japanese authentic matcha tea and wabisabi time in the historical tea room built at the end of Edo period.
Have a look at the Japanese traditional Tea serving close and learn a proper way to sip Matcha and have sweets.
Why don't you see tea ceremony by a tea master up close in a historic tea room with over 200 years of history?
In this experience, you can also learn how to have a matcha and sweets in the proper w･･･
Specialized dealer in ornamental fish such as goldfish and tropical fish.
Visitors can try scooping goldfish and feeding carp farming, but the most exciting thing is a tour conducted by store staff･･･
Red Stamp book Making
Make your own red stamp book with monks at this Buddhist temple, which is associated with the Heian period venerable monk Genshin.
Feel extraordinary atmosphere of chanted prayers accompanied by wo･･･
Zensho-ji Temple Preaching Sermons
A sermon given by the chief priest who can speak English at a temple with a unique black pine called "Fusho no Matsu" (Neagari no Matsu), which is rare even in Japan.
【Ando Town】Zensho-ji Temple Sermons and Buddhist Rosary making experience
First, listen to sermons by the chief priest who can speak English.
After learning about Buddhism, let's make your wish come true by making a Buddhist rosary using precious stones.
Incense Lecture and Making a Stylish Japanese Accessory "Sachet"
You can learn about each incense ingredient in detail. After that, you will mix it with your favorite scent and make an original sachet.
Incense Making with Fragrance Oil.
Use your favorite scented fragrance oil to make cute incenses. Children are more than welcome.
The incense made with various molds such as cherry blossoms and rabbits looks like Japanese sweets. Yo･･･
Incense Lecture and Zukou (Powder Incennse) and Fumikou (Incense Bag) Making Experience
After having fun learning about each incense, you will mix your favorite scents to make Zukou and Fumikou.
<Zukou> ‥When you apply the incense body powder on your body, it gives off a sligh･･･
Kokedama (moss ball) Making
You can experience making an original moss ball using plenty of Ikaruga plants.
Kokedama is very easy to care for, so even if you are busy or have never grown a plant before, you can do it!
Wreath making workshop is offered at the gardening shop in the garden.
A wreath is an endless circle and signifies "eternity," making it a meaningful gift.
Choose materials according･･･
kokedama (moss ball) and aroma wax bar making experience
It's a plan that you can make kokedama and aroma wax bar using Ikaruga plants.
Just put an aroma wax bar in your bed room. The scent of wax bar make you relax.
※Depending on the country, it ･･･
Hair Ornament (Corsage) Making
This is the perfect present for someone else or yourself!
Wear it with a yukata or kimono, as an accessory on your bag, or as a corsage for school ceremonies such as graduations!
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In this plan, you can make a small dish with the instructor!
Take necessary amount of clay out from a large chunk of clay and gradually extend and form it.
It is made by hand (Tebineri) without ･･･
Botanical candle making experience
A candle made by laying dried flowers ,which are grown in Ikaruga, around a candle and pouring wax to solidify it.
The scent is added before pouring the wax, it gives a soft aroma when you light a ･･･
Aromatic salt making experience
This is a plan to make your original aroma salt using herbs from Ikaruga.
Aroma salt is made by filling herbs and salt in a bottle and adding a scent.
The herbs and salt are layered alternat･･･
Herb Soap and Bath Salt Making Experience
Let's make herb soap and bath salts to enrich your bath time.
It is a plan that you can make one original herb soap and bath salts in the world!
It is also a perfect gift for your loved ones･･･
Topiary Making Experience
Let's challenge to make "topiary", a decoration using trendy dried flowers!
Topiary is a plant made into a geometric shape such as a circle or a cone.
Learn topiary techniques with･･･
Dried Flower Basket Making Experience
There are about 50 kinds of homemade materials and it's up to you how to arrange them!
Let's make only one dried flower basket in the world!
The gorgeous flower basket is perfect as a gift!
Indigo "Japan Blue" Dyeing Experience at Hakomotokan 「Konya」 in Yamatokoriyama City ※Telephone reservation only
Let's make your favorite original indigo dyed handkerchief in a space where you can enjoy indigo and goldfish, in the indigo dyeing merchant's townhouse that has been around since the Edo period!
Handmade Miso & Salt Koji (mold made from rice) Making Experience
Handmade miso & salt koji making experience by the owner of the koji shop♪
Let's make miso with a gentle sweetness using a lot of koji♪
Cooking may be fun with salt koji!