Deer and Big Buddha and Take a deep breath in Mt. Wakakusa

Deer and Big Buddha and Take a deep breath in Mt. Wakakusa

Wakakusayama Mt., a symbol of Nara, which is lined with deer and great Buddha. It is a place that is widely loved by from nursery schools and kindergarten children to adults. In January, there is a “Yamayaki” festival which more than 40,000 people visit in one day. Wakakusayama Mt. is popular for its panoramic view […]

Manyo Botanic Garden of this month

Manyo Botanic Garden of this month

At the “Manyo Botanic Garden” in Nara, we can meet about 300 plants and flowers that appear in “Manyoshu”, the source of the new era “Reiwa”. When you come to the Great Buddha Hall, Nara Park, please do not miss it. Manyo Botanic Garden in June Manyo Botanic Garden in March ■ Outline of Manyo […]

Ukimi-do

Ukimi-do

21-minute walk from the 120 year architecture [HARUYA Naramachi], the cherry blossoms of Ukimi-do are now blooming. Please visit Nara, especially in the morning, where the time has stopped for more than a thousand years. HARUYA Naramachi 120 years of the village headman residence, “HARUYA Naramachi” is. Guest rooms with traditional Japanese houses have fully […]

Kenhyo-Sai Festival

Kenhyo-Sai Festival

On May 1st every year, KENHYO-SAI festival, which means the ice festival in Japanese lauguege, holds in Nara city.  In 710, about 1300 years ago, Nara city had freezer at the current location of Himuro Shrine. We wish you be familiar with SHINTO philosophy, every single wood, grass, and ice are respected as KAMI. ■ Details […]

Buddha’s birthday festival

Buddha’s birthday festival

In the city of Nara, a 120 years Japanese architecture “HARUYA Naramachi” worships the birthday statue of Buddha until the 15th April. From 8 o’clock to around 15 o’clock on the 8th April, we can visit Todaiji Temple and put water on the head of Buddha in front of the Great Buddha statue. 100 years classic architectures in the city of Kyoto and […]

Grave of Ono Yasumaro

Grave of Ono Yasumaro

100 years Japanese architecture called Machiya, HARUYA propose a journey on the theme of “Kojiki”, Japanese Myths. Following the design and living of Machiya where Japanese traditional culture has Condensed, that roots mostly will reach at “Kojiki”. This time we show “Grave of Ono Yasumaro”. Although it is ordinary for Japanese people, in fact, Japanese writing […]

Todaiji “Omizutori”

Todaiji “Omizutori”

Todaiji Temple “Omizutori” that we can go out on foot from “HARUYA Naramachi”, 120 years Machiya architecture counts the 1268th year of this year (2019). We can visit after sightseeing the famous Nara Great Buddha and lovely deer at Nara park. “Omizutori” began in 752, and continued without discontinuation during 1268 years to 2019. On […]

Tamukeyama Hachimangu “Hina Nigyo”

Tamukeyama Hachimangu “Hina Nigyo”

At “HARUYA Naramachi”, 120 years Machiya architecture, the dolls of “Setsubun” appeared, according to the season of the Hina Maturi, dolls’ Festival. Dolls made of Tamukeyama Hachimangu shrine, famous for the “Hyakunin Issyu”, invite us to the rustic and modest world that Japanese have nurtured for a long time. Tamukeyama Hachimangu Shrine, between “Nigatudo” known […]

Kojiki Trip | Kashihara Jingu

Kojiki Trip | Kashihara Jingu

Japan, the oldest country in the world. At the place of the founding of the country, “Kashihara Jingu” in Nara, the “Kigensai Festival” is held on the day of the national memorial day on February 11 every year. There are thousands of attendees from all over the country. One way train access from “HARUYA Naramachi”, […]

Illumination event “Rurie”

Illumination event “Rurie”

At Nara Park, walking distance from the 120 years Machiya architecture “HARUYA Naramachi”, the Illumination event “Rurie” has held in limited period from February 8th to 14th. 426 thousand people visited last year. The scenic sites representing Nara, such as Kusuga Taisha Shrine, Kofukuji, Todaiji and Nara Park come to fantastic light path. Walking on […]

Deer Gathering

Deer Gathering

At the Nara Park, walking distance from the 120 years village headman residence, “HARUYA Naramachi”, we can see Nara’s specialty “Deer Gathering” which has been held since 1892 for a limited time period from February 9th to March 13th, 2019. When “Nara’s deer affair society” begins to blow a horn, many deer gather from the […]

Kotatsu | HARUYA Naramachi

Kotatsu | HARUYA Naramachi

At the 120 years of the village headman residence, “HARUYA Naramachi”, the Japanese winter symbol “Kotatsu” appears in the guest room. We also serve the “Orange” standardized to the Kotatsu. The presence or absence of “Kotatsu” can be confirmed in the room photo of our official web site. Japanese view of nature “warming up” The […]

Setsubun “Peach” Decoration related to Kojiki

Setsubun “Peach” Decoration related to Kojiki

At 120 years residence of Nara “HARUYA Naramachi”, we will carry out “peach” decoration according to the season of Setsubun. The tradition of throwing dried soy beans related to the Japanese old tale “Momotaro” and the “Izanagi Shrine” in Awaji Island. “Izanagi No Mikoto” who was pursued by “Izanami No Mikoto” threw peach to escape […]

Wakakusa Yamayaki

Wakakusa Yamayaki

At “Nara park” walking distance from the 120 years Japanese traditional architecture “HARUYA Naramachi”, “Wakakusa Yamayaki” is held on the 4th Saturday of January every year. 100,000 people visit in a day. On the day of the Yamayaki, in addition to the free public (Under Photo: “Deer Rice Cracker”) to climb Mount Wakakusa before the […]

Winter solstice

Winter solstice

[Season’s hot bath] Winter solstice, the day becomes the shortest in one year. In Japan, there is a habit of having “Yuzu-Yu (Japanese citron hot bath)” on the day of the winter solstice, so as not to catch colds. A strong aroma of “Yuzu” is said to purify mind and body, exhaling evil. Also, as […]

Onmatsuri

Onmatsuri

“Onmatsuri” which continues without interruption for more than 880 years since it began in 1136. ■Why is it called “Onmatsuri”? If you think about it, it is like a funny story because in Japanese language “Onmatsuri” means only saying “festival” without saying “~ festival”, but because its long history, famous and representativity, it has been […]

Jyurin-In Monk Ceremony

Jyurin-In Monk Ceremony

Jyurin-In Monk Ceremony HARUYA Selection Every morning, Monk Ceremony can be experienced for free at Nara’s most famous temple, National Treasures / Jyurin-In. “I am interested, but I do not have much time” “I wonder if I can do it for the first time …” We can feel free to experience it. 【Reliable for beginners】 […]

Kasuga Mountain Worship

Kasuga Mountain Worship

【HARUYA Official Web Site Update】 With the story of the difference between Japanese language ‘林 (Hayashi)’ and ‘森 (Mori)’ for ‘Forest’, we updated the Japanese philosophy towards nature. 「Kasuga Mountain Worship」 Kasuga Mountain Worship Lush nature and stone Buddhas of the Heian era. World heritage · Mt. Kasuga Primeval Forest.  A 2 hour to 3 […]

SONI Plateau

SONI Plateau

“SONI plateau” which has been loved for many years as a scene of the fall of Nara. Walking around the field of autumn awakens is crowded with many people regardless of family, couples, trip alone. The walking path along the ridge is divided into elementary, intermediate and advanced classes, and you can choose the course […]

The World Heritage Mountain Worship

The World Heritage Mountain Worship

When visiting Nara which greets autumn leaves, extremly recommended even if with your children. ▽ For details The World Heritage Mountain Worship 世界遺産のお山参り *We are very sorry now only in Japanese languege.