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Hinohara Village

Tour Code:JSSG005

Private 1-Day Forest Exploration & Spicebush Workshop in Hinohara Village

Tour Date: 21 May (Tuesday), 12 June (Wednesday) 2024  

Spicebush is a representative aromatic tree of Japan smelling distinctively a sweet, spicy, and refreshing scent. ​​It is traditionally used in making toothpicks and more recently used in extracting aromatic essential oils. ​ Also, the trunk and branches are used as an herbal medicine called "Ushou" from the old time.​​

This experience takes you to the only remaining village in Tokyo where you can explore the natural forest and come across the wild spicebush. You can even make your own unique souvenirs using the spicebush as a memento. It's a hidden gem waiting to be discovered!

1. JR Musashi Itsukaichi Station

2. A Mountain Forest Exploration

You can explore a mountain forest in Hinohara Village where wild spicebush and other wild plants are grown with the nature guide.  You will also learn about those plants and if possible the panoramic view of the village can be found while exploring there.


3. Pizza Making at the Foresting Cotage

You will make pizza using a stone oven at the cottage by the mountain forest for lunch.  

Aromatic herbs picked from the forest will be used as a topping on your pizza.


4. Experience the Spricebush Workshop

You can make your original goods using the spicebush and other plants to take them home as a souvenir.

(In this experience, you will learn how to make herbal bath salts and tea bags using spicebush.)


5. JR Musashi Itsukaichi Station

Price per Person

  JPY ¥ 90,800 for single

  JPY ¥ 53,300  for a group of 2

  JPY ¥ 40,400 for a group of 3

  JPY ¥ 34,100 for a group of 4

  JPY ¥ 29,990  for a group of 5


  - English-speaking guide

  - Lunch

  - Workshop

  - Transportation during the tour (Public Bus

  - Travel Insurance

Cancellation Policy

  - If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  - If you cancel between 8 and 13 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure,

    there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

  - If you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Departure Point & Time

  - JR Musashi Itsukaichi Station South Exit  at 9:00am

    ⇒Check the meeting point on a map

*You can also choose a pickup or private transportation service from your hotel as an option.

  Please ask us for the additional fee if your group needs the service.

Return Point & Time

  - JR  Musashi Itsukaichi Station at 3:45pm(approx.)

Important Information

  - If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please let us know when you book.

  - Please note that the tour itinerary and order may change.

  - Due to weather conditions, natural disasters or any other special conditions, we could cancel tours.

    When we cancel the tour, we will refund all the tour cost you paid.

Participation is subject to confirmation of the following

 - You must not have been diagnosed with symptoms similar to those of the novel Coronavirus within two weeks of the date of participation

 - No close contact with a person infected with the novel Coronavirus within two weeks of the date of participation

 - Do not have a body temperature of 37.5°C or higher, or cold symptoms, and do not feel ill on the day of participation



[Our countermeasures against COVID-19]

If you have traveled to or had close contact with an infected person in the past two weeks, or have symptoms similar to those of infection, please refrain from participating in the experience and cooperate in taking your temperature, disinfecting, and filling out your personal information on the day of the experience.  

 - Practice good health and hygiene measures such as wearing a mask in crowded areas and washing/sanitizing your hands, even if you are vaccinated.

 - Maintain physical distancing.

Tour Code :JSSG005

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