Nagano Rice harvesting & Onsen Experience Limited Version of Sep. 29

US $475.00 / Group

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Hi! I'm Yoko Yoshizawa.

I will guide you!

Description of this tour

I host this tour to bring my guests from Tokyo to the areas in Nagano and return the back way together on the day after the whole experiences. We'll get on Shinkansen from Tokyo to Sakudaira and change to the local train to get to Yachiho. At the destination, you soon notice the beautiful air with green scenery! Its a highland area. You also see maintains in the distant. It's good to have a light lunch and pop up antique shops, Japanese painting art museum, Sake museum as much as we like in time for joining in the rice harvesting experience at the sake brewery I often make a visit to. It's so wonderful to look at the golden rice fields, ears of rice bowing low for heavy grains in the sunshine. The local people also join in the rice harvesting experience. So, we can enjoy the joy of the harvest with local people as this season has finally come since the planting. We also enjoy eating and drinking sake with local people at the brewery. In 50 minute's location after the experience, we alone visit an onsen with a bath outside to forget stiff shoulders with soaking in it. This tour is for one time only on September 29 in this autumn, very, very limited so to wait until the next year!

I'm Yoko, a national certified tour guide and a sake kikisake-shi with passion in Japanese and English. I'm mainly based in Tokyo for conducting tours and sake tasting activities with the professional sense. It covers the central areas to suburban districts in the city to visit. Tokyo is mixed with very edge things and old-fashioned familiar culture and they are nicely coexisting. It keeps having lots of wonders so I really love the big city. I also love to travel to outside of Tokyo throughout Japan to seek for locals, meeting people, enjoying cuisines and drinks, culture and tradition and views with nature. I feel so fantastic when coming across special findings with good surprise!


Sample Tour Timeline

08:30 AM
The tour starts with the meet-up at JR Tokyo Station.

Meeting place: Marunouchi South Exit

08:30 AM
The tour starts with the meet-up at JR Tokyo Station.

Meeting place: Marunouchi South Exit

09:00 AM
Heading to Nagano by Shinkansen and local train from Tokyo.

Transporting by Shinkansen is very comfortable and arrive to the destination fast more than we expected. We also change to a local train.

09:00 AM
Heading to Nagano by Shinkansen and local train from Tokyo.

Transporting by Shinkansen is very comfortable and arrive to the destination fast more than we expected. We also change to a local train.

11:00 AM
We get to the Yachiho area, Minami-saku, Nagano.

Fun visiting to one place to another at the local street in the high plain and have a light lunch.

11:00 AM
We get to the Yachiho area, Minami-saku, Nagano.

Fun visiting to one place to another at the local street in the high plain and have a light lunch.

01:00 PM
Visiting at a sake brewery to spend time in the rice fields.

In addition to rice harvesting experience, we join in a celebration party with the local people to enjoy food and drink.

01:00 PM
Visiting at a sake brewery to spend time in the rice fields.

In addition to rice harvesting experience, we join in a celebration party with the local people to enjoy food and drink.

05:00 PM
We leave from the Yachiho area by local train and taxi.

In only 50 minute distance, a nice ‘onsen’, hot spring with open-air bath is accessible. Of course, we visit.

05:00 PM
We leave from the Yachiho area by local train and taxi.

In only 50 minute distance, a nice ‘onsen’, hot spring with open-air bath is accessible. Of course, we visit.

06:00 PM
Arriving to the onsen facility near to the mountain side.

It’s good to take deep breath in cool clear air while taking a bath outside. We may feel like saying ‘yoo-hoo’. Dinner also.

06:00 PM
Arriving to the onsen facility near to the mountain side.

It’s good to take deep breath in cool clear air while taking a bath outside. We may feel like saying ‘yoo-hoo’. Dinner also.

08:00 PM
We leave from the onsen by taxi and local train to return.

The return way would let us feel fast to move, compared to the going way.

08:00 PM
We leave from the onsen by taxi and local train to return.

The return way would let us feel fast to move, compared to the going way.

09:00 PM
Arrival to Sakudaira, Nagano for the entrance to Shinkansen.

While we make ready, the bullet train comes into the truck.

09:00 PM
Arrival to Sakudaira, Nagano for the entrance to Shinkansen.

While we make ready, the bullet train comes into the truck.

09:30 PM
Getting on the Shinkansen, we go back to Tokyo.

We enjoy being comfortable with a nap, chat and so on, feeling relaxed for good energy we had during the experiences in the tour.

09:30 PM
Getting on the Shinkansen, we go back to Tokyo.

We enjoy being comfortable with a nap, chat and so on, feeling relaxed for good energy we had during the experiences in the tour.

11:00 PM
We arrive at Tokyo Station after the tour through a day.

The tour ends up.

11:00 PM
We arrive at Tokyo Station after the tour through a day.

The tour ends up.

Additional Details

Where we meet

The tour starts with the meet-up at JR Tokyo Station.

What's included
  • Cotton gloves
  • Onsen admission fee
Things you need
  • Transport expenses(approx. US $150.00)
  • Outdoor Shoes
  • Food and drink at a party (souvenir included) approx. US$20
  • Dinner(approx. US $20.00)
  • Lunch(approx. US $10.00)
  • Admission fee(approx. US $5.00)
Notes:

The day trip is estimated as 14. 5 hours. Costs not included in the tour charge is calculated per person.

Guest Requirements

Not under age 20 due to this tour include some sake tasting.

Cancellation Policy

Any trip or experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.