|TO-KAE August 13th, 2016|
|Sake tasting at Nara Izumi Brewery (info below)|
Information▷Nara TO-KAE Official Website (JP)
▷Nara TO-KAE Official Website (Eng PDF)
▷Nara Izumi Brewery (JP Only)
(22 Nishiterabayashicho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8372)
A small shop with no chairs located in a renovated row house. It's next to a small gallery, so you can check out some art after a drink (or the other way around). They have English sake menus available.
(4-49 Noborioojicho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8213)
The shop featured in the photo below the sake tasting, I had no idea this was a tea shop! If you're looking to trying some traditional Japanese lunch, tea and sweets, this seems like a pretty awesome place to do it. The site is only in Japanese and the hours of operation are short, but that it par for the course with Nara. As that area is popular with tourists, I'm sure the staff will speak some English.
▷Nara Kasugano International Forum I.RA.KA
(101 Kasuganocho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8212)
We only very briefly walked through, but it seems to be a multipurpose structure that comes with a Noh theater. There are an assortment of reception halls and waiting rooms, which also leads me to believe that weddings are held there as well. There is a restaurant inside as well, but I don't know if it's really worth a visit just for the restaurant and gardens.
▷Voyagin - English-language Japan Tour Service
If you're interested in visiting Nara, but still have your reservations about how to get around or what to do, please check out this service. They offer tours, some created by local Japanese residents, at comparable prices and all in English.
VideoI also took some video of our time in Nara, so please check it out if you're interested!
Thanks for stopping by! Questions and comments always welcome!