You can have great fun and pick up a few pro tips for scooping goldfish, that you can use at a Japanese summer festival. It costs about 100 yen to try scooping goldfish, but if he's not busy, the owner, who trains the best (there's a league), may give you a free lesson. | Souvenirs | Yamato Koriyama
Nara on a Budget: 5 Affordable Experiences
You don't have to spend much to have an amazing experience in Nara and get a real sense of the history and culture. Many venues also offer discounted or free entry if you show your passport.
The rebuilt palace and its grounds are free to enter, and walking through the site gives you a real sense of life in the Nara period. Download the free audio app using the QR codes on display, for a guided commentary. | History & Culture | Nishinokyo