US $260.50 One Day Tour to Hakone - a break from big cities
We will take either a Shinkansen from Tokyo or the Odakyu Limited Express train from Shinjuku to Hakone. At Lake Ashi you can enjoy Hakone’s various rides including the ropeway, cable car, and cruise ship. Between Hakone-Yumoto and Kowakidani stations is the steepest in Japan for an adhesion railway. You can see a switchback zig-zag of a train. Hakone is a great place to explore history, culture and the beauty of nature throughout the year.
US $878.00 Takigyo, a once in a lifetime experience.
Takigyo requires you to stand under a 23m waterfall. It was originally a religious practice or ceremony. Takigyo is an experience that will test your limits and allows you to go through mental -training and self-discovery. There is an organization that conducts Takigyo for everyone at a mountain, about 1 and a half hours away from Tokyo.
Takigyo is a religious ceremony and there are rituals that the locals participate in. However, if you are uncomfortable to participate in such activities, it is not a requirement for you to be involved in the rituals. You are also free to take videos and photos.
Guaranteed to be one of the most memorable, thrilling and peaceful moments in your life!
This tour starts early in the morning and finishes around noon which is perfect for early risers. Shin matsuda station is where the tour ends and is only 15 minutes away from JR Odawara station. This is convenient for people going to western parts of Japan such as Hakone, Kyoto or Osaka. Also if you have an activated JR Pass for the date of Takigyo, you can use the Shinkansen, bullet train to get to Odawara.
US $163.00 Yokohama Beer Night…Cruise-Walk-Beer!
Developed as one of the first international ports in Japan, Yokohama boasts many of ‘Japan’s Firsts’. The nation's first railway, gaslight, newspaper, ice cream... and Beer! Starting with a fun 30 minute-boat ride in the port of Yokohama, the tour goes for an exotic walk in Yamate and Motomachi area, where you'll find the city’s history, with western influence. The hills in the area provide a nice view of Yokohama bay. After the nice walk, we visit a restaurant where you can taste freshly brewed Yokohama craft beer along with delicious ham, sausages and vegetables that local producers provide. It is a perfect event for a summer night!
US $72.00 Home visit -Experience the Japanese Life
Visit a local Japanese home, get to know the way people live! In this tour, you will visit a local Japanese family in a small suburban town to the southwest of Tokyo. Participating in this activity, you can experience cooking Japanese dishes with a lovely Japanese family, once your hard work is done, we get to eat the delicious fresh and organic food that you helped prepare. The tour begins with shopping at local stores and then you will help cook simple Japanese dishes with the family, in their kitchen. The highlight is eating the delicious home-made meals, with a warm and friendly Japanese Family. After lunch, you can enjoy whisked Japanese green tea (matcha) and wear a summer kimono (yukata). It will surely become a great memory of your stay in Japan!!
US $56.40 Hokokuji temple – A quiet and peaceful Zen temple!
Hokokuji temple is known as ‘Bamboo temple’ for its beautiful bamboo garden.
The image of the whole temple is ‘Green and the glimmer of the sun’ .
Once entering this quiet Zen temple, you will be totally refreshed with a feeling of calmness, and it was maybe what ancient samurai warriors had sought 700 years ago.
It is also a special moment to sit and look at a dry garden and a pond with Koi fish in it.
The back of the dry garden, there are Yagura, caves to house tombs of samurai leaders in the 14th century, which is unique to Kamakura.
The tour uses bus services from Kamakura station to Hokokuji temple. Approx. 7 minutes.
US $74.60 Seek spiritual happiness at Hase temple
Hase temple is one of the oldest temples in Kamakura, which is popular as ‘Flowrer temple’.
Many kinds of flowers are seen throughout a year here.
Its magnificent statue of Hase Kannon which is 9.18 meters tall is one of the largest wooden
Buddhist statues in Japan. There are many other Buddhist statues and halls to see.
The beautiful view of Sagami Bay and the beaches is seen from the observation platform on the
upper level. They also have a restaurant whose menu is ranging from curry to vegetarian dishes
which are prepared in the Buddhist monk meal manner.
US $59.00 Experience genuin 'Tea Ceremony’ in Kamakura!
Would you like to experience a genuine tea ceremony but not too formal nor uncomfortable?
Then this tour is highly recommended!!
A host of the teahouse makes your tea right in front of you and it is possible to take pictures and videos while watching it! A host is a licensed tea master, and the teahouse is only 2 minutes away from Tsurugaoka Hachiman shrine, which is convenient to add to your itinerary.
Sharing time, space and conversation over a cup of tea create an amazing bond between the guest and the host. That is what Tea Ceremony is!!
US $397.00 Yokohama Walk
Yokohama, the first harbor city opened to overseas in mid 19th C. Since then, She has been the window to show Japan and to welcome foreign cultures from overseas.
Through transaction of goods and information, both Japanese and foreigners have tried to understand each other.
You may discover the trail of this international fusion through Yokohama city walk and how this reaction has affect the Japanese culture.
Stepping into the past, present and future within a day is possible through this excursion.
The guide is Hamako= Native of Yokohama is enjoying life and open minded to any visitors to show everything in Yokohama.
Welcome to Yokohama!
US $124.00 Yokohama Sankeien Garden-enjoy scenic beauty and serenity
Sankeien Garden is Japanese-style garden where you will meet the elegance of four seasons and historic charm. It is filled with large ponds, lush seasonal nature, and one of Japan’s largest collections of historically significant architecture. You can also experience authentic tea ceremony during the tour.
US $124.00 Yokohama Bay Area – cruising and walking
Yokohama is an international port city that continues to grow and develop to this day, ever since the Port of Yokohama opened 150 years ago. This half day tour you can fully enjoy the charm of Yokohama bay area while cruising and walking.
US $65.50 Shinyokohama Ramen Museum
Do you love Ramen? If so, this museum is definitely one of must-visit places. You can taste ramen from many famous ramen restaurants selected from throughout Japan and learn about everything related to ramen. The museum replicates a retro 1958 townscape.
US $202.00 Highlight of Harbour City Yokohama―visiting historical monuments and study the development of modern Japan after opening of the country to foreign nations
You will visit the following spots(1 to 4) plus your choice of one out of two options A or B .
1. Hilltop park overlooking the harbor area, visiting also one or two of old foreigner‘s residences. Also a visit to the foreigners’ cemetery.
2. Yokohama Marine Tower(One time world tallest light house; now observation tower)[not climbing; observing from the seaside park opposite the tower]
3. Grand Pier for big vessels with an unique rooftop in the shape of ship-deck .[just overlooking it from the seaside promenade]
4. World famous China Town(Exotic view of streets and innumerable Chinese restaurants)
A. Silk Museum where you can learn all about silk industry which provided No.1 export goods for modern Japan. Also, an excellent exhibition of the history of Japanese kimono costume and coloring techniques of silk textiles[Admission \500 per person] or;
B. Red brick warehouse buildings converted into a market place; plus visit, by a pleasant promenade passage over the water, to an amusement quarter around The Landmark Tower
US $306.00 Strolling “Kamakura “
Visiting ancient city “Kamakura 50 km far from Tokyo, you can experience Japanese Shintoism and Buddhism that are the backbone of Japanese people. We stroll shrines and temples and through this tour, you can learn and understand how these religions have affected in forming Japanese characteristics.