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2-Day Cherry Blossoms &

      Traditional Japanese Culture Tour

Best season: mid-April ~ late April

[Important Notice]
This tour has been cancelled due to COVID-19 that continues to spread throughout the world.
This area, which is called Nishitama, is a neighborhood located to the west of the metropolitan area in Tokyo. There are mountains, rivers, good old Japanese culture and sound of nature instead of crowds, skyscrapers and bustle of a city. It's a part of a national park.
In such surroundings, people and nature coexist in harmony.

Day 1  ~Viewing Cherry Blossoms and

             Visiting Traditional Folk House~

1. Ryushuin Temple

The mountain temple was founded in 1363 and the highlight of this temple is spring. Many type of cherry blossoms, azaleas, and rape blossoms bloom and it's just like a flower paradise.

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2. Lunch at Local Restaurant

The restaurant offers homemade vegetables on a big plate with beautiful decoration. They also serve very local sake brand Kisho.

*We will visit other restaurants when this restaurant is not available.

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3. Traditional Folk House 

There is one traditional house built in the early 18th century with a thatched roof on a mountain.

A small monorail car takes us to this historical architecture located at an altitude of 750 meters. This vehicle slowly goes up on a steep slope and it’s so exciting.

You will see the inside of the important cultural property and a life style of those days.

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4. Bathing Foot in Hot Spring

Awarded one of the best hot springs, "Seotonoyu" hot spring is good for your skin as it contains highly alkaline. 

Bathing foot in a hot spring gets your whole body warm without taking all your clothes off by promoting blood circulation. There are many nerves in foot as known as a second heart, so you can also expect relaxing and detoxification effects.

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Day 2  ~Indigo Dyeing Workshop and

                                     Sake Brewery Tour~

1. Shiofune Kan'nonji Temple

The 15-meter tall standing statue of Kannon Bodhisattva is one of the features of the Shiofune Kannonji Temple besides historical buildings designated as cultural properties, huge Japanese cedar tree designated as a natural monument.

As many as 17,000 azaleas bloom from mid-April to early May. A lot of people come to view the carpet of flowers.

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2. Lunch at Gallery Restaurant "Mayugura"

Remodeled old-style warehouse built about 100 years ago, this restaurant serve healthy and tasty dish of seasonal seasonal ingredients. There is an art gallery upstairs. 

*We will visit other restaurants when this restaurant is not available.

*You can choose a western tea garden "Rose Town Tea Garden" for lunch, too.

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3. Indigo dyeing factory “Kosouen”

A Japanese indigo dyeing studio Kosouen has still continued dyeing in an authentic and traditional method. You will dye a handkerchief by soaking and rubbing the cloth repeatedly in a vat filled with indigo liquid. You will take it home as a souvenir.

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4. Ozawa Sake Brewery

Founded in 1702, Ozawa Sake Brewery is the oldest sake maker around this area, standing amongst the scenic beauty of the Tama River, Tokyo. Tour the brewery where over 300 years of sake-making traditions are passed down through generations.

*We will visit other sake breweries when this brewery is not available.

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Inclusions

  - English-speaking guide

  - Transportation during the tour  (Train and chartered vehicle

  - 2 Lunch (Day 1 & 2)

  - 1  Dinner (Day 1)

  - Accommodation with breakfast

  - Admission fees​

  - Travel Insurance

Departure Point & Time

  - JR Shinjuku Station

    East Exit next to KOBAN (Police Box) at 9:00am

    ⇒Check the meeting point on a map

    *We go to the local station by train. 

Return Point & Time

  - JR Shinjuku Station at 5:30pm(approx.)

    *We come back to the JR Shinjuku station by train. 

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.

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.

Price (/person)

  - JPY ¥ 69,000 (4 or more travelers)

  - JPY ¥ 89,000 (3 travelers)

  - JPY ¥115,000 (2 travelers)

Tour Code : S1044