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Nara Half-day Private Tour Osaka/Kyoto departure with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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Nara Half-day Private Tour Osaka/Kyoto departure with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Explore Nara with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual guide! Your guide will help you efficiently enjoy a half-day walking tour of Nara and introduce both modern and traditional sides of this dynamic and ancient Japanese city.<br><br>Nara's proximity to Kyoto and Osaka, and its rich collection of traditional sites, make it an ideal destination for a day trip from either of its larger neighbors. Your private guide can help you efficiently enjoy a half-day walking tour of this ancient Japanese city.<br><br>You can start your day at your hotel in Osaka, Kyoto. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you!<br><br>Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.<br>Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
$103.87 per adult
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Jeffrey D wrote a review Jul 2020
Starkville, Mississippi2,048 contributions206 helpful votes
We literally stumbled into this shop while wandering in Nara Park from the Todaiji temple to the Kasuga shrine on a trip in May 2018. I’ve always admired Japanese blades, but the cost stateside seemed too steep to justify. However, at $250, a personalized right-hand fish prep knife made a unique and beautiful souvenir that is now one of my kitchen favorites. The staff were very friendly and helpful and we had no trouble with our transaction, though it was interesting to work through how they would engrave my name on the knife. We understood that they always try to have an English speaker in the store for those of us who aren’t conversant in Japanese.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Response from webkikuichi, staff at Kikuichi Monju Shiro Kanenaga
Responded Sep 12, 2020
Sorry for the late reply! Thank you so much for your kind words! We really REALLY appreciate them. Just like any other tourist spots, Nara Park has been very quiet. We can't wait to hear all the stories that travelers share with us!
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Antonio d wrote a review Oct 2019
17 contributions5 helpful votes
Hello Good morning Yesterday I buy a sword and two knifes in your shop in Nara. Your sails man don’t give me a declaration that it is a “fake” sword, and know I have problem to send it to my country, Portugal. It is possible send me this declaration by email? In this moment I m in Kioto and it isn’t possible return to Nara. If I have not this declaration my sword must stay in Japan and I lose my money. I will appreciate Best regards António José de Sousa Enviado do meu iPhone
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Tim & Tina_Y wrote a review Mar 2019
443 contributions124 helpful votes
This store sells a good range of hand-forged uchihamono cutlery. It may looks like a traditional store, but we would like to mention their Deer-shaped Pastries, Kanoko. It is a cute custard pastry in the shape of deer. Very delicious, it is not selling everywhere in Nara, but if you come across these cute little custard pastries, you must try it. It tasted especially good when its fresh.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from webkikuichi, お客様担当 at Kikuichi Monju Shiro Kanenaga
Responded Apr 10, 2019
Thank you for your comment. Yes, our deer shaped pastries “KANOKO” is our new original sweet and baked them almost every day at our store. If you can come over AM, you would find fresh (hot) one and it is very special experience for you! Please check our twitter out to find the baking schedule. ‎@kikuichi_meisan We are looking forward to seeing you again!
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Webitect wrote a review Jun 2018
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions2 helpful votes
Samurai sword maker's shop, need I say more?!?! The master sword smith was employed by the emperor of Japan and thus all the blades have the imperial seal on it. I purchased a kitchen knife and they even engraved my name on the other side of the blade! Hands down, the sharpest blade I've ever used, I love it! I didn't get to wield the original samurai sword, as the master was not in at that time, but I did get to wield a 'replica' one. Replica meaning it is not owned by a real samurai, but it was sharp nonetheless. If you're into knives you gotta come here!
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Date of experience: December 2017
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sashkow wrote a review Mar 2017
Sofia, Bulgaria1,255 contributions214 helpful votes
And not only knifes- scissors, nail clippers, etc You can buy a knife made by the house or from other manufacturers. And they engrave on Japanese a name of your choice. The service is very good. You can pay tax free as well. And the packaging is fantastic.
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Date of experience: March 2017
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