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Nara Park Excursion to observe great nature and creatures. Let’s find lazuline tumblebugs endemic to Nara!

  • Program
    fee
    Adult(Per person):3,300 JPY
    Child(age less than 12):1,650 JPY
    Available
    time period
    2019-06-01 - 2019-10-31
    Required
    time
    2 hours (120 min)
    Language Japanese,English


A two-hour excursion to observe great nature and creatures in Nara Park. Let’s find lazuline tumblebugs endemic to Nara! Discover another aspect of Nara Park!

Nara Park embraces a vast area of land including Mt. Kasuga Primeval Forest and Mt. Wakakusa. For more than 1,000 years, many creatures have been fostered in Nara Park where natural environment was delicately balanced. Especially for tumblebugs (dung beetles), it’s a paradise as they have a habit of going after dung of deer.
This tour takes you to the wonder of great nature and creatures in Nara Park, where deer are believed to be divine messengers.
Let’s go and find lazuline tumblebugs called “Geotrupes auratus MOTSCHULSKY” that live only around Nara Park!
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Program details
Program Nara Park Excursion to observe great nature and creatures. Let’s find lazuline tumblebugs endemic to Nara!
Program fee

Adult(Per person):3,300 JPY
Child(age less than 12):1,650 JPY

Available time period

2019-06-01 - 2019-10-31

Required time 2 hours (120 min)
Schedule 9:00 Meet at Kintetsu Nara Station Explanations on the tour
○Start looking around Nara Park.
・Let’s observe tumblebugs handling dung of deer.
・Let’s find out about other insects and plants in Nara Park.
○Visit Kasugataisha Shrine, have a rest, and look around the great nature again!
・Let’s learn about the natural environment in Nara Park and its interaction with creatures.
・Let’s observe lazuline tumblebugs called “Geotrupes auratus MOTSCHULSKY.”
・The tour ends at Nara Park.

An admission ticket to “Naramachi Dung Beetle Museum”, which is valid for one month
Requirements for participation Age: 6 or above
Minimum number of participants: 3 (maximum: 8)
Things to bring / required items ・Please come in comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for outdoor activities, such as a long-sleeved shirt, full-length pants, and sports shoes.
・Drinks and snacks
・A backpack type bag, a hat, and a towel
・The tour will be on even if it rains (light rain). Please bring your own raincoat or a rain poncho.
Included in this fee Guide attendant fee
Original handouts
An admission ticket to “Naramachi Dung Beetle Museum”, which is valid for one month after you joined this program.
Not included in fees Personal expenses for drinks, etc.
Meeting location Kintetsu-Nara-Staition Building
Meeting location Detail Kintetsu-Nara-Staition Building 1F (Front of tourist infomaiton center)
Address of meeting location Nara-city, Nara-prefecture


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Payment method Payment by credit card
Language Japanese,English

Attention:

・Please be reminded that finding tumblebugs or“Geotrupes auratus MOTSCHULSKY” during the tour is not guaranteed.
・Children must be accompanied by their guardians for the sake of safety.
・If you don’t show up at the meeting place on time, it will be regarded as a cancellation by you.
・The tour will be on even if it rains (light rain), however, it may be cancelled with a full refund depending on conditions; If the 6 o’clock evening weather forecast by NHK TV on the previous day announces a chance of rain in Nara as 55% or more on the day of event.
・The tour ends at Nara Park. It takes 10 minutes to walk from “Naramachi Dung Beetle Museum” (28-13 Minamijodo-cho, Nara-city) to Kintetsu Nara Station.

Cancellation:

A cancellation fee shall be charged as following if you cancel your booking.
*3-1 days before the tour: 50% of the tour fee.
*After the start of the tour / No show on the day: 100% of the tour fee.

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    Do you know how the beautiful lush greenery is maintained in Nara Park? It’s thanks to creatures living there such as deer or tumblebugs. They say “Seeing is Believing.” Hope you’ll discover how the great nature is precious and interesting while actually observing the nature and creatures in Nara Park.

    Company information

    Company:Naramachi Hunchu-kan
    Address:28-13 minami-joto-cho Nara-city Nara-city Nara-prefecture

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