Buggy Experience (with guide)
You can drive a cute buggy starting from Waikaru, a tourist information center along National Route 25.
It looks like an amusement park ride, but you can drive on public roads (driver's license req･･･
Want to feel nostalgic? Why don't you drive around Ikaruga that has a history of about 1400 years?
Going around Horyu-ji Temple, Horin-ji Temple and Hoki-ji Temple related to Prince Shotoku!
Why don't you see around Ikaruga that has a history of about 1400 years? Free tuktuk ride!
HYBRID BIKE Tour 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 "Trike" Three Pagodas Tour
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･･･
Trekking at Myojin Mountain
Let's go trekking and enjoy the 360 degree panoramic view from top of the Myojin mountain!
Let's ride a bicycle through the village of Ikaruga, where history is still alive!
【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?
It is a very satisfying sightseeing taxi that takes you around old temples, ancient ruins, and castle ruins.
There are 3 plans.
From a 2-hour short course to a 3.5-hour middle course and a 6-hou･･･
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】
【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.
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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･･･
Japanese Hospitality (Ippuku) Experience
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.
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･･･
Have authentic Matcha in the tea room built in the Edo period!
Tea served in the historic tearoom is exceptional! Even better with traditional teawares they use!
There is also a Japanese garden next to the tea room, where you can enjoy tea while watching the v･･･
Taiseian was established in the late Edo period in Zenju-in at Horyuji Temple, and was relocated during the Meiji era. In this plan, you can experience making matcha tea yourself and savor it.
Why don't you try Japanese tea ceremony in the historical tea room "Taiseian"?
You can experience Japanese tea ceremony in the historical tea room built at the end of Edo period.
【Ikaruga, Nara】Kendo experience in Ikaruga. Beginners and children are welcome! [Foreigners only]
In this plan, start with learning about greetings and manners which is the most important things in kendo. And then learn basics step by step such as how to hold bamboo swords.
The spirit of kendo ･･･
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･･･
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.
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･･･
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 ･･･
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!
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 ･･･
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･･･
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 ･･･
Lavender Stick Making
The lavender you pick is English lavender, the most fragrant variety.
Lavender has the property of calming the nerves.
※Depending on the country, it may be prohibited to bring it back or ･･･
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･･･
Aromatic pot making experience
Choose from a variety of dried flowers which are grown in Ikaruga to make your own aromatic pot!
It is scented with aroma oil. So you can use it as an aroma diffuser by decorating it at your favori･･･
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!
This shop specializes in tofu and is directly operated by a soybean wholesaler.
Experiencing the whole process of making tofu the real old-fashioned way, starting with soybeans grown by strictly s･･･