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Things to do / Traditional festivals

Nara: Aki-no Ochamori-shiki

Tea Ceremony in autumn, using giant tea bowl. Admission is 3,500JPY (for sharing a giant bowl of green tea, having a bowl of buckwheat-noodles served, and prayer service).

Schedule & Key events:
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: Saidai-ji Temple, Nara, Nara


Access:
(1) JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line to Kyoto Sta. From there, take Kintetsu Kyoto Line to Yamato-Saidaiji Sta., and then walk 3 min. (2) JR Nara Line to Nara Sta. From there, take Kintetsu Nara Line to Yamato-Saidaiji Sta., and then walk 3 min.


Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.