From Kyoto or Osaka: Private Walking Tour through Nara
- Private group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 9 hours
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This demonstration lasted about an hour and change and took place in a Buddhist temple in a traditional setting that included paper walls and tatami mats on which we sat. Our host, Marcy, was very proficient and set our small group of five and two small children at ease. Not only did she prepare macha for us to sample but explained the ritual in detail and answered our many questions. Afterward, we sampled Japanese sweets and made our own tea from macha powder with a whisk in large tea vessels. It was a charming experience.
The experience was good. Mariko our guide was very kind. This trip was a good way to spend one day in Kyoto without having to worry about logistics. I wish though that some areas we would have more time but it's understandable given the time we've received as it's about 40-50 minutes between each site. Overall, I'm glad we did this tour. It made everything so much easier.
We were given a background of all the places we went to while we were still at the bus. Then when we reached the sites, we had enough time to explore the places on our own. Our tour guide, Hiromi, was very knowledgeable and sweet. She spoke English well. In addition, the bus ride was very smooth and we were able to rest while we were in the bus.
Extremely educational and unique experience. Was really cool to experience the tea ceremony at a temple And also the guide explained a lot about the temple which was very interesting. The tea was great and I would highly recommend this experience !
It was a truly wonderful, relaxing and inspiring experience. The atmosphere was so calm and our guide was a wonderful woman who shared a lot of history with us that made the experience even more insightful.