US $293.00 Visiting Snow Monkey Park in Nagano
Located in Northern Nagano, Snow Monkey Park offers visitors rare opportunity to observe the wild Japanese Macaques in their natural habitat. Visitors can enjoy observing them at very close distance throughout the year.
The town of Obuse is famous for chestnuts confections and there are many traditional shops offering delicious chestnut treats and delicacies. The historic town is also renowned as the beloved town of Edo Period painter Katushika Hokusai.
US $152.60 Manga,Animation...explore Japanese OTAKU culture in Akihabara
Do you know Pikachu? Ghibli movies? Japanese Animation/Manga are now well known all over the world and fascinate not only kids but also grown-ups. They have become a part of Japanese culture.
“OTAKU (diehard fan) of Manga” guide will show you what the authentic Japanese Animation/Manga world is and how Japanese OTAKU love that world in Akihabra which is famous as a sacred place for OTAKU. Let’s explore the main street (Chou Dori) and back streets.
You are not interested in Animation/Manga? Akihabra is also famous for Video Games, Trains, Cosplay, Trading cards, animal cafes or Kawaii(cute) things. Let me know what you are fascinated in. Moreover, this area is lined with shops offering electrical equipment, ranging from tiny one-man stalls specializing in an electronic component to large electronics retailers. If you are looking for something unique, why don’t you walk with me in Akihabara world!
US $332.00 Authentic night picnic at greatest fireworks show
Japanese fireworks is one of traditional summer features. Why don't we go to the fireworks show bringing delicious take-out supper? We can go to a gorgeous department store and buy some authentic food before the show. And we head for the place by train which makes your trip be something special at night in Tokyo. There must be masterpieces of fireworks on Japanese style. Looking up the fantastic sky and Enjoy tasty the meal you bought!
US $108.40 Korakuen Gardens and Kagurazaka Walk
We will visit Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens which was originally built by the Mito branch of Tokugawa clan in 1629. It is designated as cultural heritage of the state. This gardens consists of pond, a paddy field, artificial hills, full moon bridge and so on.You can find seasonal beauty there.
Next we will enjoy walking Kagurazaka where narrow alleys remain old days' atmosphere. You will visit a familiar temple of its area called Bishamonten.
Various kinds of stores line up, so you can find your favorites from longstanding stores to 100yen shop.
If you like sweets, it must be fun to try to eat traditional japanese sweets!
US $189.00 Immerse yourself in Japanese culture in half a day
This tour offers you a glimpse of fundamental Japanese culture. Fukagawa is a historical neighborhood near central Tokyo and has a great collection of sightseeing spots.
(1)Enjoy a stroll through a beautiful circuit-style Japanese Garden with stepping stones at Kiyosumi Gardens.
(2)Experience Fukagawa Edo Museum, which is a life-size recreation of the town in the early 19th century.
(3)Observe a spectacular fire ritual at Fukagawa Fudodo.
(4)Visit Tomioka Hachimangu shrine. The shrine itself is not only serene and beautiful, but also has unique aspects such as memorials of sumo wrestling, and a display of huge portable shrines.
US $124.00 The State Guest House & Tea Ceremony
Akasaka Palace provide accommodation for state and official guests of the Japanese government. We will see main building and main garden. This is a rare chance to see the palace which is currently in use. The building itself is the only neo-Baroque European-style in Japan. But you will see Japanese motifs in its elaborate works. With its splendid appearance, its gorgeous and luxurious interior decorations will make you astonished. In the main garden you can buy original souvenirs and have a rest while viewing the Palace in front.
Next you will enjoy strolling along the Japanese garden with more than 400 years history. In a tea ceremony room you will drink Matcha with a Japanese sweet.
US $72.00 Visit the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace, remains of Edo Castle
If you are interested in Japanese history and culture, would you like to enjoy and immerse yourself in the samurai world of the Edo period?
The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace used to be Edo Castle of the Tokugawa Shogunate during the Edo period. The Edo period started in 1603 when Ieyasu Tokugawa established the Edo government in Edo (now Tokyo) and continued until 1868 when the Tokugawa Shogunate returned the political power to the Imperial court. Then Edo Castle became the Imperial Palace.
The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace was opened to the public in1968.
US $449.00 Kaleidoscopic Kyoto w/award-winning photographer
Ancient Artistic Kyoto Highlights Tour!
Since I've been a student in Kyoto for twelve years, I know the city very well.
Besides, I am an artistic person, I can take fantastic photos for you!
(My picture won the Gold Award of CONRAD Osaka Art Photo Contest among 367 entries, & Second Prize of Festival City Photo Contest; both works are used on their billboard, official websites, and SNSs.)
US $85.00 Nachi Waterfall The Destination Of Kumano Kodo
Tour will start from Daimonzaka Parking Area. After some explanations, we will walk Daimonzaka. Then we will visit Nachi Taisha (shrine) and Seigantoji (temple). We will take pictures at the Pagoda and proceed to the waterfall. You will have time for going to the upper stage where you can take closer pictures and drink special water (elixir of life) there. Guide will explain about each sites and related stories. We can have time for visiting Treasure House or have coffee/lunch if you like.
US $111.00 Kawagoe, the little Edo, trying Kimono and some activities on traditional Japan's culture
Would you like to learn about traditional Japanese culture? We can let you know by not only seeing and listening but playing some unique activities!
You can feel Japanese culture with "wearing, touching, throwing, stepping, washing and of course tasting!
Kawagoe town has many traditional spots like above.
Only seeing and listening to Kawagoe's atmosphere are absolutely enjoyable, but would you like to try doing something unique just within a short time?
You can get here from Ikebukuro station in Tokyo in about 40 minutes by local trains.
US $72.00 Quiet tour on Shinto shrine, Japanese landscape garden and Bonsai art in Saitama
You may be interested in Japanese art. But some famous area in Tokyo should be always crowded with other visitors. If you have about 1 hour in surplus to move, you can quietly enjoy some traditional Japanese culture and art without crowded people.
Next to Tokyo, we are in Saitama city where you can get from Tokyo in about 30 minutes by local trains, even directly.
One of the biggest stations in Japan is Omiya station from which you can get to a shrine, Japanese landscape garden, Japanese style food stall and cute zoo for free. Then you are taken to Bonsai art museum.
Visiting shrines in the morning is an important key because they still have natural power.
Like ones in Tokyo, all of them are wonderful but unlike in Tokyo, all except Bonsai art museum allow you to experience for free!
US $332.00 Pray and Play in Northern Side of Kyoto
You can pray in Shrine and play with Maiko girls in northern side of Kyoto. Firstly you get to famous Kitano-Tenmangu Shrine and find history of Kyoto. Afterwards, you can experience Zazen session in Buddhism temple. Also you can take public bath, which is called 'Sento' in Japanese. Lastly, you can play with Maiko girls for about 1hours.
US $72.00 Walk around the finest parts of Asakusa district in Tokyo
The Sensōji Temple is a Buddhist temple. It is the main feature of Asakusa and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tokyo.
The Asakusa Shrine is one of the most famous Shinto shrines in Tokyo and famous for its annual festival Sanja Matsuri, held in late May.
In Asakusa, there are many temples and shrines. In this tour, I can guide you to Sensōji Temple and Asakusa Shrine which are the spots that you definitely must visit when you go there.
The Sensōji temple is dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon. So the Sensoji is also known as Asakusa-Kannon and about 30 million visitors visit every year. It was established in 628 and it's the oldest temple in Tokyo.
US $72.00 Visit Meiji Jingu Shrine in Tokyo
The Meiji Jingu Shrine is the most important and popular Shinto shrine in Tokyo.
In this tour you can visit the iconic Meiji Jingu Shrine in the center of Tokyo.
The shrine was built in dedication to Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shōken in 1920. The shrine is located in a forest that covers an area of 730,000 m2, and the grounds of the shrine were planted with over 100,000 trees of 365 different species. You’ll probably be able to feel "a mystical serenity" in a forest while you make your way to the main shrine.
US $124.00 Stunning world of Shingon Esoteric Buddhism
Danjo Garan is another important area in Koyasan. The word Garan is derived from the Sanskrit and means a quiet and secluded place where Buddhist monks may train. It has served as the focal point of the study, training and rituals for Shingon Buddhist monks from the ninth century to the present day. Kodo Daishi expressed a three-dimensional Mandala world through the buildings of Garan. Inside the design is also three-dimensional expression of the Mandala of Shingon Buddhism. Kongobuji Temple is the head temple of 3600 Shingon Esoteric Buddhism. You can also see the largest rock garden in Japan.
US $124.00 Relax walk in Okunoin
Okunoin is regarded as the most sacred site in Koyasan. It's about 2km walk. You can enjoy this splendid atmosphere and feel that both body and mind have been cleansed to the very core. After lunch if you want to visit other inportant areas in Koyasan, you can buy Danjo Garan and Kongobuji temple tour at a reduced price of 100US$. You need extra 2.5hours for that.
US $98.00 Koyasan, Mausoleum of Kobo Daishi
For twelve centuries, Koyasan has been a sacred mountain where Kobo Daishi Kukai’s teachings
Live on to this day. Kukai born in 774 is a high priest who established Shingon Buddhism.
Shingon Buddhism is esoteric Buddhism also called Mikkyo.
In Koyasan, there are three important sites.
One is Okunoin, a cemetery and the holy area that surrounds Kobo Daishi Kukai’s sacred Mausoleum.
Nestled in the woods with towering cedar trees, this cemetery contains more than 200,000
gravestones and monuments that make a unique setting for the background of 1.9 kilometer
approach to Kobo Daishi Kukai’s Mausoleum.
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 $78.50 Meiji Shrine -Memory of the sacred forest
Forest with 170,000 trees of 245 varieties in 700,000m2(175 acres), same as 15 baseball stadiums. The wooded entrance to the shrine instantly soothes the mood as visitors crunch softly forward over a graved walkway.
O-Torii, Biggest Wooden Torii in Japan. The two pillars are 1500-year-old Hinoki Cypress.
Meiji Jingu Garden includes a tea house, a fishing spot, bowers, a well and an iris garden where Emperor Meiji often visited.
About 8 million people visit the shrine especially during New Year
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 $169.50 Matsuyama Castle
Matsuyama Castle is one of only 12 castles in Japan which are still extant as they were in the Edo period. The castle is beautiful standing on a 132-meter-high hill. From the top floor of the main tower, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Matsuyama City, the Inland Sea, and the Shikoku Mountains.
You can also experience various kinds of strategies characteristic in Japanese castles by walking up to the main castle tower.
US $137.00 Visit Japanese castle and garden in Shizuoka
Enjoy a short visit to Shizuoka at Sumpu castle park, museums inside the castles and Japanese style garden. You can appreciate fine Japanese wooden architectures and experience going back in time about more than 400 years ago. You can taste green tea grown in Shizuoka at Sumpu park if you want.
This is the place where the first Shogun Ieyasu lived in the final stage of his life. You can both learn Japanese culture, Japanese style garden and enjoy green tea grown in Shizuoka region.
US $137.00 Visit World Heritage Site with Mt. Fuji
From JR Shizuoka St. or JR Shimizu St. you can easily go to one of the World Heritage Sites in Shimizu. There are more than 40,000 pine trees grove growing 7 km in length. This site has long been known for one of the scenic spots to Japanese people. Right after it was designated as World Heritage Site in 2013, tourist from abroad has been increasing. On a fine weather, you can take beautiful photos of the beach, pine grove as well as Mt. Fuji with its background. On your way back, you can enjoy rich sea food dish at a local fish market there.
US $169.50 Dogo Hot Spring (Dogo Onsen)
Dogo Hot Spring is the oldest hot spring in Japan, dating back three thousand years. Its main public bath house was bilt in 1894. On its centennial in 1994, it was designated as a national important culutural asset, the first hot spring facility to obtain this honor in Japan. The bathhouse in the animated movie "Spirited Away" was modeled after this building.
The hot spring water is alkaline. It is rich in minearls and cures rheumatism, skin diseases, cuts and muscular pain.
You can see the elegant bath for the Royal Family.
Please relax after your tiring trip and enjoy Dogo Hot Spring that has been loved many people.
US $169.50 Ishite-ji Temple
Shikoku island is well-known for the 88-Temple Pilgrimage. Its origin dates back to over 1200 years. Motives of making a pilgrimage differ depending on the individual. But it could be said that common factor would be to seek peace of mind or spiritual salvation. You can take part in the pilgrimage regardless of your religion.
Ishite-ji Temple is the 51st of the 88 temples. You can see many pilgrims at the temple in white costumes and sedge hats on carrying pilgrim sticks. It is said that Ishite-ji temple cures mind and Dogo Hot Spring cures body.
Please feel the atmosphere of Shikoku pilgrimage.
US $202.00 Visit a national treasure of Japan
Watch and touch Japanese culture and learn more about Japanese people and its history. You can enjoy fine view of Mt. Fuji and Kuno-zan Toshogu Shirne (National Treasure) for about 2 hours. In the shrine, the first Shogun (generalissimo) named Ieyasu is enshrined as diety. This shrine was built in about one year after his death according to his will. The tour needs 90 minutes bus or taxi ride from JR Shizuoka Station. You need to walk on stone steps in the shrine yard taking 20 utes, so comfortable shoes or sneakers are recommended.
US $72.00 Cycling and hiking to KUNO-ZAN Toshogu Shrine
Cycling on the KUNO beach line and hiking to the KUNO-ZAN Toshogu Shrine (National Treasure) on rental bicycle. From the top of the KUNO mountain, you can observe a fine panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. 30 minuets bicycle ride and 20 minutes hiking on the hill will be a good memory of your travel in Japan. Optional hotspring bathing can be provided if you want. In case of rain, we will visit the shrine on a free shuttle bus and enjoy hotspring bath in bathing suits.
US $98.00 Visit a historical site and enjoy our local specialities
Let's visit two hitorical sites in Shizuoka and learn history of Japan. At the end of the tour, you can enjoy our local specialilies at ASTY inside JR Shizuoka station where you can taste a variety of food including our local dishes. You can choose Japanese, Chinese, Italian or American food. Local 'IZAKAYA' where you can taste local food and drinks in the evening. Of coiurse, you can taste popular Japanese RAMEN noodle, SOBA (backwheat) noodle or chicken rice in omlet which is very popular aomong young women and teenagers.
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 $345.00 Nabana-no-Sato lights show and flower garden park
Nabana-no-Sato is famous for great led lights illumination show. Nabana-no-Sato is chosen "Best attraction 2017" by foreign tourists ranking. It is a large oasis where rich nature and various facilities exists in harmony. You can also enjoy seasonal flowers in the vast spread of a flower field, an open-air hot spring and footbath. There are many restaurants and souvenir shops in this park. At night, you would have unforgettable memories in the appreciation of led light show (14th Oct. － 6th May).
US $267.00 Ginza Back Alley Walking
Ginza is one of most famous shopping streets in Tokyo and so modern, but when you enter into traditional back alleys there, you can find exciting spots, for example, small Inari shrines enshrining foxes, casual restaurants beneath train line rails, a very curious spot on a back alley penetrating a tea shop, and interesting old houses and buildings which were built about a hundred years ago.
At the end of the tour, you can enjoy a sumo-wrestler’s pot dish at an Izakaya (traditional Japanese pub) in which a creek runs.
US $306.00 Hakone Day Trip by Public Transportation
This is a typical day trip in Hakone by public transportation.
Some sightseeing sites in Hakone near Tokyo will please you fully.
You can enjoy a ship designed like a Viking one on a lake, then reach to the hot springs and volcanic craters area by riding on a rope-way and finally eat boiled black eggs which are said to let you live seven years longer each.
You can also enjoy historical venues and interesting museums there.
US $267.00 Tokyo Bay Water front
There are so many famous sightseeing spots in Tokyo. But if you get bored with too much well know places, shall we go to Tokyo Bay water front ?
1. Unique tram riding
2. Amusement, shopping and lunch seaside complex building
3. Feeling sea breeze and watching seagulls
4. Bay and river cruises
5. Old temple, Asakusa
Upon coming spring and summer, Tokyo Bay area and Sumuda River Cruise will let you feel fresh. Yurikamome tram is fun to ride from Shinbashi to Odaiba. Amusement spots like Madame Tussau wax-made dolls, Lego land, Sega and Gundam robot playland will attractyou. After lunch, a futuristic HIMIKO cruiser takes you to Asakusa area by passing through Tokyo rainbow bridge on the sea. Why don’t we enjoy water front ?
US $293.00 History, Origami, Spirit of Japan in Kuwana
Kuwana is proud of its long history, has its days as the centre of transportation in this area. So you can find many spots reminding you of Japanese traditional streets and architectures, such as shrines, old houses and beautiful garden. From Nagoya to Kuwana, it takes about 20 minutes by train. You can also experience a traditional craft, paper crane folding by using special handmade washi paper and try Japanese drums and gongs for festival. Kuwana is also well known by Kuwana clams shellfish as the top brand.
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.
US $163.00 Visiting Koushoji-temple ･･･relaxing in the quiet temple in the woods.
Koushoji-temple was constructed in 1686, being proud of long history.
You would be impressed by some old buildings, in particular the splendid 30m high five-storied pagoda which is constructed only by wood in 1808.
As soon as you entered the temple precinct, you would be welcomed by the big Buddha statue. At the bell tower you can have a chance to hit a large Buddhist bell. You would enjoy a fresh air, walking around the temple in the woods, so be refreshed and relax to get energy.
US $267.00 Watch Early Morning Sumo Training
Sumo is Japanese national traditional sport, and it has long history and unique style and culture. View some live action at the Sumo Stable in Tokyo, where you can get a close-up view of Sumo training! Get an exclusive photo opportunity with Japan's sumo wrestlers after their training! Vibrant and fascinating!