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Multi-day Tours

Oku-Matsushima 2-Day Local Homestay and Fishing Experience

Get acquainted with a local family when visiting Oku-Matsushima with this 2-day experience that includes an overnight stay at the family’s home where you’ll sit down to dinner with them and a fishing trip where you’ll learn fishing techniques, such as surf fishing, net fishing, and basket fishing. Plus on your first day, you have the option to go biking along the coast to see local attractions.
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  • 2 days
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US$212.00
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  • 2 days

Sake Tasting and Brewery Tours

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Guided Tour of Otokoyama Honten Sake Brewery

This is a great choice for travelers interested in learning about sake production. Visit the world-renowned Otokoyama Honten Sake Brewery and hear personal stories about how the brewery got back on its feet after the Tohoku tsunami. Enjoy behind-the-scenes access to see the brewing process and special equipment used. You won’t have to worry about paying extra to try the sake, as 4-5 different sake tastings are included.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Walking Tours

Guided Walking Tour in the Historical Town of Kitakata

Delve into Japan’s industrial history on a half-day walking tour of Kitakata’s traditional ‘kuras’ (storehouses). In a small group limited to 6, visit a kura used as living quarters to experience rice cracker making, and satisfy your sweet tooth at a Japanese candy shop. Feast on Kitakata’s famous ramen for lunch, tour a soy sauce brewery, and create your own artisan souvenirs during a workshop led by local craftsmen.
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  • 6 hours
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US$82.00
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  • 6 hours

Cooking Classes

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Lunch box making With shopping tour Women limited

It is a tour only for women.I will experience the Japanese daily life.I shop at a supermarket and make authentic Japanese food that Japanese people eat.Sushi Onigiri Egg-grilled tempura simmered with fish You can taste authentic home-cooked food.You can learn real life in Japan.You can make Japanese food in the kitchen where Japanese people live.This is a valuable opportunity that can not be experienced at Reston Hotel.Serve Matcha.If you wish, you can also experience wearing kimono kimono.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$208.00
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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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US$1,340.00
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Experience mini version of trainee monk's life deep in the countryside

Experience a mini-version of the Buddhist ascetic training life in 5-hour visit at Daijiji Temple. The session consists of Zazen (sitting blank-headed), preparing a Buddhist Lenten lunch (vegetarian food), and Shakyo (hand-copying of Sutras). At the end of the Temple visit, the priest of the temple will hand you a Goshuin (a certificate for your visit) of his own hand writing.  • 5-hour experience in an hidden temple in the North-east of Japan • Experience Zazen (sitting blank-headed) • Preparation of Buddhist Lanten lunch and degustation • Hand- copying of Sutras • Temple grounds visit • Goshuin (a certificate for Temple visit) Small-group format ensures a personalized experience
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$58.00
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Miyagi Farmstay tour near Sendai

It is an experience of touching the history and culture of the area of Miyagi prefecture, harvesting vegetables at satoyama, and cooking the vegetables with local residents. It will be a memorable time for both the participants and the local residents. In addition, you can experience Japanese traditional culture more deeply by staying in old-fashioned old private houses.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$156.00
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

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

Literary, Art & Music Tours

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Painting your Kokeshi Doll at Its Birthplace in Aomori

【OUTLINE】This plan enables you to enjoy the history, sightseeing and cuisine of Kuroishi City in Aomori Prefecture as a whole. What you can experience are; painting Kokeshi doll, a traditional industry in Kuroishi City, visiting Nakano Shrine located in the middle of Nakao Momiji Mountain, and for lunch eating the locals' favorite food, 'Kuroishi Tsuyu Yakisoba' that once took the 7th place in B-1 Gourmet competition. Here is the only place where you can experience traditional folk culture unique to Kuroishi!【HIGHLIGHTS】 Painting your one and only Kokeshi at the birthplace of Tsugaru type Kokeshi dollsThe locals' favorite 'Tsuyu Yakisoba,' fried noodles in a soup for lunch Walk to Nakano Momiji Mountain and visit Nakano Shrine famous for its beautiful autumn leaves Easy transportation by taxi
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  • 3 hours
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US$100.00
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  • 3 hours

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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US$29.00
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Dining Experiences

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Local life experience with Bar hopping and Morning markets with guides

Because the guide accompanies it, you can rest assured that shops and popular shops can not enter easily by themselves. Morning market shopping can be eaten with confidence while introducing delicious items. While enjoying exchanges with local people, experience Hachinohe's unique culture and lifestyle.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$250.00
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation

Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Snowshoe Trekking in Satoyama and BBQ on the snow in Aomori

【OUTLINE】A fun snowshoe trekking with a mountain guide certified by the Japan Mountain Guide Association. Go on a hike wearing snowshoe to the local shrine in Satoyama, woodland close to the village. You will receive a briefing from the guide on nature such as plants, the history of shrine and how to worship at a shrine. At the destination, you will experience tubing, sledging, and a ride on a snowmobile. Set up a BBQ site on the snow and enjoy a BBQ featuring the local beef from Aomori Prefecture on a snowy field for 70 minutes. Lastly, soak in a hot spring at Itadome Onsen Hotel Azumashiya and get relaxed.【HIGHTLIGHT】 Snowshoe trekking in Satoyama with a mountain guide certified by the Japan Mountain Guide Association BBQ with local beef from Aomori on a snowy field Snow tubing and sledgingSnowmobile ride Soak in a hot spring in Kuroishi Onsen-kyo Village
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes

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

Full-Day Historical Cycling Tour in Matsushima

Calling all active travelers, this cycling tour lets you see Matsushima’s cultural highlights by bike. Pedal to some of the city’s top attractions, which include Zuiganji Temple and the Godaido Temple, and experience a tea ceremony in the Kanrantei Teahouse. Plus, ride a sightseeing boat on Matsushima Bay on this small-group tour, limited to eight participants.  
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

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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US$221.00
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  • 3 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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