Hiking Adventure in Mt. Kasuga Primeval Forest

  • Program
    Per person (2-5 participant):16,000 JPY
    * Per person (1 participant):32,000 JPY
    time period
    2021-01-21 - 2022-12-25
    6 hours (10:00 - 16:00)
    Language Japanese,English

Hiking tour in Mt. Kasuga Primeval Forest, surrounded by beautiful nature, various plants and animals, and amazing picturesque views.

Mt. Kasuga Primeval Forest is located in the main area of Nara City and very close to Nara Park.
It has remained untouched for thousands of years and has been carefully protected as the sacred forest of the Kasugataisha Shrine. There are over 800 types of trees, wild animals, rare birds and insects.

Takisaka-no-Michi path, one of the famous hiking courses in the forest, passes a waterfall and small caves carved with Buddha figures. It is said to be a training path for monks in Nara and you can see the objects of faith along the way.

The path leads to Yagyu Village known as the birthplace of the Yagyu Shinkage School of swordsmanship. The statue of Kubikiri Jizo appears along the way. It has been sliced at the neck by a sword. According to folklore, it was used by the master swordsman to test his blade.

Please feel our history and culture in the Primeval Forest and enjoy a rare opportunity with a professional guide!
  • There is a lot of lush greenery.

  • A stone image of the Buddha

Program details
Program Hiking Adventure in Mt. Kasuga Primeval Forest
Program fee

Per person (1 participant):32,000 JPY
Per person (2-5 participant):16,000 JPY

Available time period

2021-01-21 - 2022-12-25

Available time period Detail Held irregularly
*Please check the calendar as below
Required time 6 hours (10:00 - 16:00)
Schedule 10:00 Meet up at Nara Visitor Center & Inn
* Transfer to Takisaka-no-Michi path in Mt Kasuga Primeval Forest by taxi
* Hiking with Mt. Kasuga professional guide
* Looking at Stone Buddhist Image which was built 700-800 years ago
* Lunch at Kubikiri Jizo area
* After lunch, walking along footpaths in Mt. Kasuga Primeval Forest
16:00 The tour ends at the south entrance of footpath in Mt. Kasuga Primeval Forest
** OP **
Visiting Kasuga-taisha shrine on your own after the tour
Requirements for participation * Maximum 5 participants
* Minimum 1 participant
(The tour price is subject to the number of participants)
* 11 years old or over
* There are no discounts for children
* Children must be accompanied with adults
Things to bring / required items * Long length trousers (all seasons)
* Long sleeve tops (all seasons)
* Trainers or Hiking boots (Note: they might get dirty)
* Sun hat (Broad‐brimmed hat is preferable)
* Drink(s)
* Towels (For around the neck,etc.)
* Rain wear
* Sunscreen
* Sunglasses
Included in this fee * A professional nature guide (Guided in simple English)
* Transfer fee from Nara Visitor Center & Inn to Takisaka-no-Michi path
* Lunch box (sandwich)
Not included in fees * Personal expenses
* Transfer fee for a return trip
Meeting location Nara Visitor Center & Inn
Address of meeting location 3 Ikenocho, Nara-city, Nara-prefecture

From JR Nara Station:
- 18 minutes on foot from the station.

From Kintetsu Nara station:
- 7 minutes on foot from the station.

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Pick Up Service Pick-up service unavailable
Payment method Payment by credit card
Language Japanese,English

The guide will explain in easy/simple English.
Guides' recommendations,
highlights in this area
You can enjoy the clear and crisp air!


A guide will prepare insect repellent, however if you prefer own, please bring it with you. Please note that there is a risk of being bitten by leeches or ticks.


In case of cancellation, the following charges shall apply.
*11 or more days before the tour: No charge
*10-8 days before the tour: 20% of the tour fee
*7-2 days before the tour: 30% of the tour fee
*1 day of the tour: 40% of the tour fee
*Prior to the starting time of the tour : 50% of the tour fee
*After day of departure or in case of not showing up without notice : 100% of the tour fee

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  • Profile

    Nara Visitors Bureau is a DMC (Destination Management Company) based in this ancient city, Nara. We offer various tours that are not just sight-seeing visits, but are cultural and historical experiences in which you can feel, touch and taste the real Nara.


    How about going on an adventure tour in Primeval Forest with experienced guide?

    Company information

    Company:Nara Visitor's Bureau
    Address:3 Ikeno-cho Nara-city Nara-prefecture

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