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Nature & Wildlife

Day Trip to Fox Village from Tokyo with Lunch

Animal lovers will enjoy the chance to leave Tokyo city behind for a day on this day trip to the Fox Village. These cute little animals are wild, and you’ll get plenty of time to watch them play and behave as they would in the wild. The village is located north of Tokyo, so you’ll also enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way, with many chances to stop and take photos.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours

Lift Tickets

3-Night Self-Guided Ski Package at Zao Astrea Resort Hotel in Yamagata

Choose your own adventure with this self-guided, 3-day ski package at Zao Astrea Resort in the Yamagata Prefecture. Three nights and four days of skiing, snowboarding, and accommodations in the Astoria hotel included. Breakfast and dinner on three days, as well as transfer from the bus station, are also provided.
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  • 4 days
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  • 4 days

Nature & Wildlife

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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$62.00
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Mt Haguro Pilgrim Walking Tour

This 1-hour informative guided tour takes you to Haguro Shukubo (pilgrim lodges) street to explore Japanese Yamabushi culture near the foot of Mt. Haguro in Yamagata Prefecture. You will walk from Daishobo, a pilgrim lodge, to Haguro-san Gojunoto, a five storied pagoda, and fully enjoy the town and history.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Hiking & Camping

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Glamping on natural lawn at Tanesashi Coast

At the seaside natural lawn area in the national park, with BBQ sticking to locally produced ingredients, with wave sound, bird's voice backing, in a fashionable space camp. We have various kinds of drinks.Walk slowly from dusk to night, trek through the trails and enjoy yourself.
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  • 3 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Innovative Farming Experience including Lunch

The farm is in Asuka village, harmonized as if it were a part of the pastoral landscape since ancient days. Unlike its atmosphere, your experience will be a cutting-edge farming method called circulation agriculture. From seeding to planting and harvesting - you can experience all these processes in one day. The final process is to pack the harvested vegetable for your souvenir. The vegetables here are protected from possibly polluted rains and winds, as well as the use of agricultural chemicals are reduced as far as possible.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Nature & Wildlife

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Enjoy Fresh Summer Time on Miyagi Coastline

Matsushima is a town between Sendai and Minamisanriku, this town is along the coast, and there is about two hundreds islands near Matsushima. So this time, we are going to discover the most beautiful place in Matsushima and just enjoy fresh summer time here.These are the tour schedule below :10:00 Arahama Elementary School11:30 Shiogama Fish Market13:00 Shiogama Shrine14:00 Umanose/ Tomiyama kannodo16:00 Sendai airport
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Adventure in Search of Japanese Monkeys Designated as a Natural Treasure!

【OUTLINE】Why not go on an adventure to the mountain in search of the rare wild monkeys, a national natural treasure? First you will receive a lecture on the life of Japanese monkeys. Then let's go to the mountain by car and search for monkeys for 1 to 1.5 hours. Have a tea break to taste the rare Apios (aka potato bean) from Sai-mura. After the Investigation, it's time for lunch. You will enjoy onigiri (rice ball) with fillings of sea urchins, a specialty from Sai-mura, salmon flakes, and nori seaweed, and warm miso soup.【HIGHLIGHTS】Watch the wild Japanese monkeys up closeSee the life of the villagers trying to coexist with the monkeys through trial and errorEat Apios, nutritious potatoes from Sai-muraOnigiri lunch with the local sea urchins, salmon flakes and nori seaweedEnjoy snow trekking and playing in the snow on a snowy day  
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Hiking & Camping

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Trekking in Hotokegaura in Winter to See the Mysterious Rocks and the Seascape

【OUTLINE】Hotokegaura is a place with its array of mysterious rocks formed over a long period of time. During summer, people go there by boat. But it is impossible during winter. You will walk along a mountain path for 600 to 700 meters, or walk down to the beach by 100 meters. If there is snow on the ground, you will use snowshoes called 'Kanjiki," and the like. Hotokegaura is covered with snow for a short period from January to February. It is the best season to enjoy a striking contrast between snow and the rocks. If you like to have lunch there, you can eat a fish lunch set, treat from Sai-mura in winter.【HIGHLIGHTS】A walking tour to Hotokegaura, a mysterious scenic spotBeautiful contract between white snow and gigantic gray rocksTrekking on the snow when Hotokegaura is covered with snowGigantic rocks created by the force of nature over thousands of yearsSet lunch using the local seafood
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes

Walking Tours

Aomori: 3 Day Culture & Nature Walk Tour

A three day guided tour including Aomori’s culturally significant sites, local nature spots and a chance to watch shamisen performances. The first day focuses on the famous Aomori Nebuta Festival and the archaeologically significant Jomon period sites of Sannai-Maruyama and Komakino ruins. The second day is a tour walking around the Kuroishi hot spring area, Nakano Momijiyama - famous for its autumn leaves in autumn, a sake brewery tour and the opportunity to watch a shamisen performance. The final day is a hike up to the breathtaking Choshi Otaki Waterfall, followed by a trip to Asamushi Hot Spring for the scallop market and a bathing experience.Tour provided by Heartland Japan http://heartlandjapan.com/.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Discover the Ancient Mountain Temple of Yamadera

Yamadera is an ancient Buddhist temple complex built into a rugged, steep mountainside, enshrouded in ferns and tall cedars. It is considered a spiritual power spot, and one of the most scenic and celebrated temples in all of Tohoku. Founded by Tendai master Jikaku Daishi over one thousand years ago, Yamadera was the first Tendai temple in northern Japan, and is steeped in both history and lore.While visitors will undoubtedly enjoy the astounding views and sublime atmosphere, unfortunately English-language signage or information is in short supply. This experience is the only English-language guided tour available, and our goal is to further enrich your visit by elucidating the story of Yamadera, through its monuments, history, and the philosophies of Tendai Buddhism which shaped the temple’s development. You’ll also learn about its most esteemed figures, namely founder Jikaku Daishi, and Japan’s most famous haiku poet, Basho, who made Yamadera well known through his poetry.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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