About Us

We’re here to connect you with the local communities

Have you been to Japan a few times already? If so, we're sure that you've visited Kyoto and Osaka. Those cities are lively and stimulating, but would you like to see a different, quiet, and relaxing side of Japan on your next visit? Would you enjoy a chance to meet the locals that live in rural areas, get to know them, and try cooking and eating dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients? We would like to offer some fresh ideas, and travel plans that you may not have considered.


The Organization

We are a government-based rural tourism organization that can help you plan off-the-beaten-track tours in Japan's Nara and Mie Prefectures. The area we cover lies across the borders of Nara and Mie: Nabari City, Uda City, Mitsue Village, Soni Village, Yamazoe Village, and Higashiyoshino Village. We call this region East Nara Nabari, or ENN.

We arrange cultural experience programs like the following, as well as provide information about the region on this website.

  • Guided trekking tours
  • Tour planning
  • Guesthouse booking arrangements
  • Cooking programs that use locally-sourced ingredients
  • Cultural programs such as “Kumihimo” Iga braiding workshops, and “Kyogen” (traditional Japanese comic theater) experiences.
  • School trips

Go to “Access” page to see how to get to East Nara and Nabari.

Organization Data

East Nara Nabari Tourism Marketing consists of: Nabari city (Mie Pref.), Uda City (Nara Pref.), Soni Village (Nara Pref.), Mitsue Village (Nara Pref.), Yamazoe Village (Nara Pref.) and Higashiyoshino Village (Nara Pref.)

Address Nabari City Hall 4th floor 1-1 Konodai, Nabari-shi, Mie-ken 518-0492 Japan

Feel free to contact us for any further assistance