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Nara Machi Walking Tour

Nara Machi Walking Tour
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Nov 16, 2018
“Nara is more than deer!”
Jul 19, 2017
“Fantastic private tour with Yoshiko!”
This is a three-hour guided walking tour of the old town district called Nara-machi. It is conducted by a professional guide, Yoshiko Hatcho, every Saturday from April to November except August.
29 Hagashimuki Nakamachi | Starting from: Kintetsu Nara Station 1F Tourist Informatoin Center, Nara 630-8215, Nara Prefecture
+81 743-55-6609
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Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Unlike usual tours, Yoshiko brought me to the southern part of Nara, explaining traditional buildings, such as お茶屋(geisha performance) and 置屋(geisha lives here). By joining the tour, I know more about Nara, which was the first capital in Japan, and now be able to compare...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank crazymaoball
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We recently had a private half day tour of Nara with Yoshiko Hatcho as we were there on a weekday and her regular walking tour was not offered. I emailed her and she happily scheduled a private tour for me/my family. What a fabulous tour!...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank mss54
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is long overdue but Ms. Yoshiko is amazing. She was such a sweet, great, and caring tour guide. She definitely knows the ins and outs of Naramachi and she showed us things that a non-local would miss if you're not familiar with the old...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Makintaro
Reviewed 30 May 2016

For 15,000 yen we had a three-hour private walking tour of Naramachi with Yoshiko Hatcho. She was a superb guide — excellent English, a wealth of knowledge and an enthusiastic manner. Naramachi is fascinating, but you really need a guide to get the most out...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank LaBu
Reviewed 10 May 2016

This walking tour was wonderful. I went with my husband and three children (ages 11, 10 and 9), along with two others on the tour. Our guide was so enthusiastic and interesting, she kept the pace moving so effectively we hardly noticed the time passing....More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank cravingescape
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

This walking tour was a fantastic way to spend a few hours learning about the culture and history of Nara. Yoshiko our guide was a pleaure to be with and explained all our questions relevant or irelevent to the tour. She is so knowledgable of...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank laurabA3462RR
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We really enjoyed this Saturday morning. It was so exciting to follow Mrs Hatcho through the old part of the city of Nara. We learned a lot about the Geisha, old famous houses and gardens, tea secrets and hospitality. After the tour, she helped us...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank nathaliehongkong
Reviewed 20 September 2015

The guide Ms.Hatcho used to be our guide before for business trip. She is no nice and kind. She was born there and very proud to present her home town. Should not miss!

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank withoutu
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Most tourists who visit Nara just go to the Daibutsu, feed the deer in Nara Park, and that's about it. They're really missing out on the true heart of Nara. This was one of the best walking tours I've ever had. There were 6 of...More

Date of experience: June 2015
6  Thank GlobalRoxy
Reviewed 21 January 2015 via mobile

A cold and rainy day that could have been dreary turned out to be wonderful, interesting and informative thanks to Yoshiko. She was able to take us to and show us places we could not go or did not think of ourselves....she mapped out our...More

5  Thank traveljunkie991
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6 December 2016|
Response from NaramachiWalker | Property representative |
I am sorry, but the walking tour is not operated in Dec, Jan, Feb and March.
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29 June 2015|
Response from NaramachiWalker | Property representative |
I operate this 3-hour old town walking tour only on Saturdays. The fee is 2000 yen per person. You can contact me through my website. No reservation is needed to join the tour. The tour starts from Kintetsu Nara Station at... More