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Northern Wilderness Immersion: Bushcraft and Trekking with the Matagi

Northern Wilderness Immersion: Bushcraft and Trekking with the Matagi

Learning the ancient ways of the indigenous Matagi people and experiencing their profound spiritual relationship with nature. Basing yourself in a wonderful, remote lodge for two-nights, Oriyama-san will take you out trekking in the mountains and valleys for the day, where its natural bounty is revealed; Indeed, dining will be a cornerstone of your experience, be it surrounding a bonfire out in the wilderness or feasting on Matagi staples such as ‘Kiridampo-nabe’, or even bear-meat, back at the lodge. This is an experience for those interested in exploring Japan's natural world and culture on a deeper level than most, learning from 13,000 years of Matagi life in this region, and in sharing their environment in both gratitude and respect. The Northern Wilderness Immersion includes two-nights’ accommodation in a remote, luxury lodge, entry to a private open-air hot-spring, all meals for the duration of your stay and a full day in the wilderness with Oriyama-san and an interpreter.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$629.02
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US$629.02
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Cycling and Food Tour with Guide from Akita

Cycling and Food Tour with Guide from Akita

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This is an Akita-style food cycling tour where you rent a bicycle at Lake Tazawa, go to a farm near the lake to get food, and enjoy a BBQ at a campground! Every sight you visit are places that cannot be reached without a local guide. If you're lucky, you'll even get to meet some of the local farmers in the process of getting your ingredients. Usually, they are working on the farms but if you get to meet them, their story will surely entertain your trip! Nonetheless, you will be able to get the fresh-est veggies that local farmers produced! Once you are back with a basket full of vegetables, your barbeque dinner will begin! The campsite will be ready with the locally sourced meat. For the options menu, wild game meat and locally produced beer can be added to your barbeque table! Everything on this tour is local! Please enjoy your barbeque as well as the magnificent sunset view of Lake Tazawa.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$141.53
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US$141.53
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Discover Nyuto Onsen on a guided eBike Tour

Discover Nyuto Onsen on a guided eBike Tour

Hop onto eBike (Electric bikes) and let a native Akita local guide show you the treats that Nyuto Onsen village area has to offer. The tour will last about 2 hours. We’ll start in Kyukamura and go through the beautiful beech forest to see the stunning beauty of greenery. Visit some onsens and learn facts that what is Onsen culture in Japan (NOT bathing), feel full of nature here as Nyuto Onsen village is in the national park. Then try 100% natural hot spring water foot bath, have coffee time in the forest. Electric Bikes are not like motorcycles, they are simply bicycling with an electric pedal assist so no special riding skills are necessary. The riding pace is at low speed so we can enjoy the views. We take many short breaks for pictures and stories. Our electric bike tour is the best way to explore Nyuto Onsen village! NOTICE -Guest is 150cm (4.92 feet) tall and up can attend. -No bicycles for kids / Child seats -Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes you can ride in.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$63.21
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[Akita·Odate] Experience a rural life! Stay at a farm and enjoy making local specialty Kiritampo, farming activities

[Akita·Odate] Experience a rural life! Stay at a farm and enjoy making local specialty Kiritampo, farming activities

Stay at a farm and get know real Japanese rural life! During your farm stay in Odate, you can learn how to cook Kiritampo, Odate's traditional rice dish, experience farming, and relax in a local hot spring. Communication with locals is also one of the highlights of the farm stay. After the stay, you'll already begin planning your next trip back! Depending on your requests and schedule, you can also experience farming. Please enjoy your "second hometown" here with us!
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  • 1 day
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US$182.95
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Floating tent × Cold Beverage! Relaxing time in Japan's deepest lake!

Floating tent × Cold Beverage! Relaxing time in Japan's deepest lake!

After receiving a craft beer or soft beverage, you will head to the "Tentsile," which is floating on Lake Tazawa by kayak or canoe (20 minutes ride). The staff will assist you in landing at the tentsile. When you arrive at the tentsile, put the beverage in a basket with a rope set at about 50 meters (the depth at which the water temperature of Tazawako remains stable and low), and submerge it in Tazawako. Until it cools down, you can jump into Tazawako, or you can relax inside the tentsile. Of course, you can also have some snacks you bought. (1 and a half hour) The staff will pick you up when it's time to get back. There you will board the canoe again and head for the shore (about 20 minutes). Return the equipment and the experience is over.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$148.01
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US$148.01
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Akita/Kakunodate Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Akita/Kakunodate Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Akita! Akita is a busy and compact industrial city which serves as a transport hub for travel along the west coast. It is also perfect as a base for trips to visit samurai houses in Kakunodate or the hot springs and the ski area of Lake Tazawa. The city itself boasts a fine public museum and park complex, as well as a worthy entertainment district. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$115.63
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US$115.63
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Towards silent unexplored pond, Naganuma Guided Walk

Towards silent unexplored pond, Naganuma Guided Walk

This tour goes through varied sceneries such as untouched forest mixed with broadleaf and coniferous trees and quiet marshland. As you explore the forest,the hidden pond of Naganuma suddenly appears.It is superb relaxation spot surrounded by primeval flora. With no wind, the pond’s surface reflect the woods like a mirror. At the entry point of this tour, you will be able to see steam spouting through the rocks in the Fuke-no-yu Onsen. We also have a coffee break. After walking, take a day bathing of Fuke-no-yu Onsen recommended. * From Apil to May, we will take a stroll wearing snowshoes as snow still remains. Not only the mountain trails but discover the deep primeval forests that are normally inaccessible.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$33.27
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US$33.27
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Odate local farm stay experience

Odate local farm stay experience

Travel to the country town of Odate in Akita prefecture by local bus from Morioka station. Experience a night with a local family in their house. Depending on the season and weather, there will be a variety of activities organized by the family for you to participate in, such as making dinner together, farm activities etc. Depending on the numbers, you may stay in separate farm houses.
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  • 2 days
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US$297.37
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Shirakami Sanchi Day Hike with Government-Licensed Guide

Shirakami Sanchi Day Hike with Government-Licensed Guide

The Shirakami area offers endless hiking options for those wanting to explore Akita’s great outdoors. From beginner-level paths to advanced, rugged trails, visitors can choose from a variety of hikes that fit their ability and schedule. Although all trails are marked, hiring guides is recommended. It is about 4.5 kilometres (3 miles) long and has only gentle elevation changes which takes around 3 hours to easy walk at a leisurely pace. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a three-hours tour that's best for you! Note*1: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$97.25
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US$97.25
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Fluffy New Snow and the Earth beating, Goshougake Oyunuma Snowshoeing Tour

Fluffy New Snow and the Earth beating, Goshougake Oyunuma Snowshoeing Tour

“Goshougake Nature Research Route” is a walking trail by Goshougake Onsen, where you can observe geothermal activities associated with volcanoes. The snowshoes route leads you through fluffy new snow at an altitude of 1000m. The sight can make you want to dive into the snow right away! At the destination Oyunuma, you can see close up the whizzing steam rising up. It is a rare spot where you can feel with allbody and soul the planet Earth itself. We also have a coffee break. After walking, take a day-time bathing of Goshougake Onsen recommended. *The short course is suitable for beginners and those that are not confident in their physical ability. *The long course is the scenic route with more up-down trails. Recommended for the more adventurous and those that want to fully immerse in the snow experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.14
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US$25.14
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Akita/Kakunodate Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Akita/Kakunodate Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Akita! Akita is a busy and compact industrial city which serves as a transport hub for travel along the west coast. It is also perfect as a base for trips to visit samurai houses in Kakunodate or the hot springs and the ski area of Lake Tazawa. The city itself boasts a fine public museum and park complex, as well as a worthy entertainment district. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$92.50
Price varies by group size
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US$92.50
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