[Program currently off season] We are Looking for a Free Trial Monitor ! JAPAN OPERA FESTIVAL2023 Horyu-ji OPERA Il Trovatore

  • Program
    free of charge Opera performance ticket + Opera deep-dive project + Horyuji Temple deep-dive project
    time period
    May 18th
    8.5 hours (15:00-22:30)
    Language English


Nara Visitors Bureau in collaboration with the Sawakami Opera Arts Foundation to attract foreign visitors to the Open Air Opera to be held at UNESCO World Heritage Horyu-ji from 18-21 May 2023, and the special events linked to the opera performances will be on sale.
We are looking for a free trial monitor to improve our programs on 18th May.


①The Opera performance
~Tickets for opera performances (English subtitled seats)~

ROSSO May 18th (Thu.), 20th(Sat.)
Leonora:LANA KOS


②Opera deep-dive project
~Pre-performance backstage tour and Special Commentary by an Opera Expert and Reception Party with performers after the performance~

Sneak behind the scenes full of tension! We take you on a tour of rehearsals and the final adjustments of each section. There is also a commentary on why this program was decided to be performed on the stage of Horyuji Temple.
Reception Party with the enthusiastic performers immediately after the performance.
Light meals and drinks included.


③ Horyuji Temple deep-dive project

Opportunity to hear valuable stories about architecture, maintenance and repair from the perspective of cultural assets.
  • ©Sawakami Opera Foundation

  • ©Sawakami Opera Foundation

Program details
Program [Program currently off season] We are Looking for a Free Trial Monitor ! JAPAN OPERA FESTIVAL2023 Horyu-ji OPERA Il Trovatore
Program fee

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Available time period

2023-05-18 - 2023-05-18

Required time 8.5 hours (15:00-22:30)
Schedule 14:45 Infront of Chumon Gate (Middle Gate) of Horyuji temple.

Staff will be waiting for you.

15:00 Pre-performance backstage tour and Special Commentary by an Opera Expert (Approx.1hour)
16:00 Horyuji Temple Guided by Cultural Heritage Restoration Experts (Approx.1hour 18th,19th only)
17:30 Nandaimon open
18:00 Opening time
18:30 Showstart time
21:10 Scheduled end of performance
21:30 Reception Party with performers (Approx.1hour)
22:30 Reception ends.
22:45 bus departs from Horyuji-temple
23:00 Arrive at JR Horyuji Station
23:30 JR Nara Station
23:45 Kintetsu Nara Station
group / party Max 2 people per 1 group
Requirements for participation This program is only available for foreign visitors and foreign regidents in Japan.
*No changes or cancellations will be accepted after booking and purchasing the tickets
*Preschool children are not allowed to enter the venue
*All you need to do is answer a a short questionnaire about your experience at the end of the event.

Things to bring / required items You are invited to participate in a questionnaire about our programs. ・comfortable walking shoes
Included in this fee ・Horyuji Temple Entrance Fee
・The Opera Performance Ticket Fee
・Pre-performance Backstage Tour and Special Commentary by an Opera Expert
・Light Meals and Drinks
・Experience Fee to hear valuable stories about architecture, maintenance and repair from the perspective of cultural assets
Not included in fees ・Personal expenses
・Anything not mention in "Plice incledes"
・Transportation to/from Horyuji-temple
Meeting location Horyuji Temple
Meeting location Detail 1-1 Horyuji Sannai Ikaruga-cho, Ikoma-gun, Nara
Address of meeting location Ikaruga-cho Ikoma-gun, Nara-prefecture

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Pick Up Service We will prepare chartered Bus or Taxi from Horyuji Temple to JR Horyuji station, JR Nara station and Kintetsu Nara station.

22:45 Depature at horyuji Temple
23:00 JR Horyuji station
23:40 JR Nara Station
23:55 Kintestu Nara Station
Payment method Payment by credit card
Language English

Travel conditions, etc.:

Please refer below travel conditions


When a client cancels the Travel Contract for personal reasons, the following cancellation rates shall apply to the Tour Fare.

11 or more days : No charge
10 days to 8 days : 20% of the tour fare
7 days to 2 days : 30% of the tour fare
1 day : 40% of the tour fare
Prior to the starting time of the tour : 50% of the tour fare
After day of departure or in case of not showing up without
notice : 100% of tour fare

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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.


    Company information

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

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