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Nara Machi Walking Tour

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Address: 29 Hagashimuki Nakamachi | Starting from: Kintetsu Nara Station 1F Tourist Informatoin Center, Nara 630-8215, Nara Prefecture
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This is a three-hour guided walking tour of the old town district called...

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.

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Book you Naramachi Tour with Ms. Yoshiko!

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... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 town. She's very knowledgeable and passionate on what she does and the whole tour with... More 

Thank Makintaro
San Francisco, California
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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 of it. We told Yoshiko we wanted to treat her to lunch following the tour,... More 

1 Thank LaBu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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. I am amazed at how much information my children absorbed from the tour - I... More 

Thank cravingescape
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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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 the area and her manner of communicating with the group was very professional. This was... More 

1 Thank Laura B
Hong Kong, China
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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 to rent bicycles so we can enjoy the park on our own! Very nice and... More 

Thank nathaliehongkong
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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!

1 Thank withoutu
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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 us total--3 adults and 3 teens. Yoshiko-san was excellent--so knowledgeable and friendly. Even though I've... More 

6 Thank GlobalRoxy
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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 entire day at a pce we really liked...she took us to a most wonderful lunch... More 

5 Thank traveljunkie991
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 10 November 2014

This well planned and well delivered walking tour was an excellent introduction to Nara and to places we would never have discovered on our own. The enthusiastic Yoshiko Hatcho (a teacher of English on weekdays, I understand) runs it every Saturday and for a modest fee she takes small parties through the older parts of town: houses, workshops, temples, shrines,... More 

2 Thank Radix7
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Reviewed 21 October 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went on this walking tour on Saturday morning and it was a real treat. Yoshiko is a fantastic guide who provides lots of interesting facts and personal anecdotes, talking you through the history of Nara and showing you some hidden gems most tourists would miss! We were lucky enough to be the only 2 people on... More 

2 Thank Stephen H

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