Nara Tour: Todaiji Temple, Sake Tasting, & Craft Beer

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Experience Details
Experience Location
3 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 15 guests
Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Chinese, English
Discover Nara’s treasures with this guided tour! Visit Todaiji Temple, try sake at Imanishi Seibei Shoten, craft beer at Naramachi Brewery, & take home a souvenir sake cup.
Guided tour through a world heritage temple (Todaiji)
Visit a sake brewery & taste various types of sake at Naramachi
Visit a craft beer brewery & taste Nara’s original craft beer
Learn about the history, culture, & landmarks of Nara
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Host will donate 7 meals
Experience Details
Explore Japan's history, culture, and flavors in Nara, a diverse, spiritually rich, and nature-abundant destination. With ancient landmarks, sacred trails, and some of Japan's oldest temples and shrines, Nara's heritage is monumental! Led by a guide with a deep knowledge of all things Nara, you'll take a fascinating journey through Todai-ji Temple, Ukimido (a hexagonal hall floating in Sagiike), Harushika Sake Brewery store, and Naramachi Brewery. Begin your journey at Todaiji Temple, a World Cultural Heritage site renowned for its colossal Buddha statue. Wander through vast grounds embraced by nature, marveling at the ever-evolving architectural styles of this iconic temple. Next, venture to Ukimido, a hexagonal hall surrounded by lush foliage. Take a tranquil moment here to connect with the beauty of Nara's natural surroundings. Your exploration continues in the heart of Naramachi, where the art of sake brewing unfolds at Imanishi Seibei Shoten. Nara Prefecture is legendary as a sake haven, boasting the distinction of being home to Japan's first temple with a sake brewing license and a shrine honoring the sake gods. Enjoy a sensory journey through the world of sake, tasting five distinct varieties. Engage with knowledgeable staff who share insights into the history and culture of Nara, all through the lens of this important (and delicious!) Japanese drink. After the sake immersion, pivot to Nara Beer Naramachi Brewery, a hub for craft beer enthusiasts. Here, you'll tantalize your taste buds by comparing the nuanced flavors of craft beer. Set in a stylish café-like setting, this is the perfect place to unwind and indulge in freshly brewed beer. Enjoy more than a tour with an opportunity to connect with Nara's soul. Gather with a group of 2-15 fellow explorers for this fulfilling 3-hour journey. In Nara, history, nature, and culture merge seamlessly, offering you an unforgettable glimpse into the heart of Japan.
Knowledgeable guide
Admission fee to Todaiji Temple
Taste 5 varieties of sake
1 glass of craft beer at Nara Beer Brewery
Souvenir sake cup
Transportation to/from the meeting point
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
In front of the statue of Kongo Rikishi at the south gate of Todaiji Temple (in front of the statue on the right side when facing Todaiji Temple)
Please wear comfortable shoes
Minors can participate, but alcohol tasting is limited to guests aged 20 years or older
Please arrive at the location 5 minutes before the departure time
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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The historic seat of power and faith in Japan, Nara has some of the most authentic and breathtaking culture in the entire country — and also friendly deer!
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Host will donate 7 meals