Full-Day Unique Sumo Experience in Katsuragi, Nara

I lived three years in Nara and I am a registered Interpreter Guide for Nara Prefecture. I can even close my eyes and guide you! Hehe. In this tour, we will discover Katsuragi City, through its district Taima. Wonderful! One of the ancient capitale of Old Japan, tradition like Buddhism and sumo, nature... You will know more about this city and Japan's History.

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  • What's included :
    • guide fee
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Taima-dera different buildings entrance: 500JPY each
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • "Kehayaza" Sumo Museum: 300JPY
    • Entry/Admission - Taima-dera Temple, Sainain
    • Entry/Admission - Sumo-kan Kehaya-za
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Taima-dera Temple, Sainain, 1263 Taima, Katsuragi 639-0276 Nara Prefecture

    Taima-dera was found in 612 by Imperial Prince Maroko, brother of the famous Prince Shotoku, while all the burg in the neighbourhood were used as capitale of Japan one after the other. The main object of veneration is Yakushi, the healing Buddha but the main attraction is the Taima Mandala, image of the paradise of the Pure Land.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: 当麻寺線, Japan, Nara, Katsuragi, Taima, 県道160号

    We already walked on Taimadera street. It remained traditional while getting modern. We can visit it between Taima-der and Kehayaza sumo museum. Souvenirs for you!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sumo-kan Kehaya-za, 83-1 Taima, Katsuragi 639-0279 Nara Prefecture

    Sumo, Japanese wrestling, is today recognized as a side of the Japanese culture but few are the people who really knows it. It is in Nara, Katsuragi City, Taima district that Sumo is born. Visiting Katsuragi is the occasion to know more about this sport in Kehayaza Sumo Museum.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: 当麻寺線, Japan, Nara, Katsuragi, Taima, 県道160号

    Chujodo Honpo: after effort comes comfort. After experimenting Sumo, we can go to rest and to eat some delicious chujo mochi, red bean paste on rice paste, the local specialty, in Chujodo Honpo, on our way back. The very good pastry shop can be found in this traditional Japanese street in front of the station before setting off again for new adventures.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Taimadera Station, Taima, Katsuragi, Nara 639-0276, Japan
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Mouloud Hammadou

Activity ID: V-201736P10

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