Hiking Adventure in Mt. Kasuga Primeval Forest


Nara Visitors Bureau




  • 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!


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
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Visiting Kasuga-taisha shrine on your own after the tour

Important Information

  • 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.

    Minimum number of participants:2 people


Guide language



- A professional nature guide

- Transfer fee from Nara Visitor Center & Inn to Takisaka-no-Michi path

- Lunch box (sandwich)

Not included

- Personal expenses

- Transfer fee for a return trip

Required time 360 minutes ~
Cancellation Policy

(1) Cancellation made eight (8) days prior to the scheduled date of activities or earlier: No cancellation charge

(2) Cancellation made between seven (7) to four (4) days prior to the scheduled date of activities: 50% of the Participation Charges

(3) Cancellation made between three (3) days prior to the scheduled date to the scheduled date: 100% of the Participation Charges

What you need to bring

- 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

Holding condition

In case of heavy rain, there is a possibility to cancel the tour.


  • Hiking Adventure in Mt. Kasuga Primeval Forest

    Required time

    360 minutes ~

    Qualifying age


    from ¥ 16,000


Meeting point

Shop Information

Shop Name

Nara Visitors Bureau