Shosenkyo-Gorge walk and experience Japanese culture

US $202.00 / Group

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Hi! I'm Miki Matsuura.

I will guide you!

Description of this tour

Escape from busy Tokyo just one and a half hours away by train. Shosenkyo Gorge is famous for steep cliffs along the river with odd shaped huge rocks. Enjoy walking the trail, get a power from Sengataki Waterfall. We'll visit a cozy cafe where you can enjoy trying a kimono on and experience Matcha green tea making. After, we'll go to local public hot spring in town.

Welcome to Yamanashi! I’ve lived in more than ten places in Japan and have enjoyed different cultures of each region. Among them, Yamanashi is “No.1” with a lot of attractions changing with the seasons.
Despite being only one and a half hours from Tokyo, we enjoy a rich life close to nature.
Do you like wine? Yes, we have excellent wineries with the longest history of Japanese domestic wine.
Do you like fruits? Yes, we can enjoy picking peaches, grapes, persimmons etc. depending on the seasons.
Are you interested in taking photos at beautiful temples and shrines? Yes, we have many historic temples and shrines with a quiet sacred atmosphere.
Of course, Yamanashi’s No.1 attraction is Mt.Fuji, but if you’d like to escape from the crowded city and famous jammed tourist spots, let me show you around hidden spots at your pace to release your stress!!


Sample Tour Timeline

09:00 AM
JR Kofu station

Meet at the ticket gate of Kofu station.
The bus to the Shosenkyo Gorge leaves at 9:15 or 9:45.
Bus fare: 900yen/person.

09:00 AM
JR Kofu station

Meet at the ticket gate of Kofu station.
The bus to the Shosenkyo Gorge leaves at 9:15 or 9:45.
Bus fare: 900yen/person.

10:30 AM
Shosenkyo Gorge trail

Enjoy hiking along the river to the Sengataki Waterfall. The spectacle of huge rocks and the sound of the rapid stream will welcome you. We'll have lunch during the walk. Either bring Bento(box lunch) bought at the station or eat at a small Japanese stall style restaurant beside the river.

10:30 AM
Shosenkyo Gorge trail

Enjoy hiking along the river to the Sengataki Waterfall. The spectacle of huge rocks and the sound of the rapid stream will welcome you. We'll have lunch during the walk. Either bring Bento(box lunch) bought at the station or eat at a small Japanese stall style restaurant beside the river.

12:00 PM
Experience tea making at cafe

We'll visit cozy cafe after walking. Try a kimono on and make your matcha, whisking powdered green tea with hot water. Enjoy photo taking!! Fee for tea and kimono:2000yen/person. Then go back to the town by bus(900yen/person).

12:00 PM
Experience tea making at cafe

We'll visit cozy cafe after walking. Try a kimono on and make your matcha, whisking powdered green tea with hot water. Enjoy photo taking!! Fee for tea and kimono:2000yen/person. Then go back to the town by bus(900yen/person).

02:00 PM
Hot spring bath

Enjoy hot spring bath in Kofu city. This area is abundantly blessed with hot spring water. So there are many types of public hot spring to choose from. Some of them are filled with the local atmosphere but don't worry!! I'll give you a lecture on the manners of a public bath. Experience the real Japanese life!! Fee: 400~1000yen/person depends on the bath we visit.
*If you'd like to visit a different place, please ask me for an alternative plan when you make a reservation(visiting a winery, shopping etc.).

02:00 PM
Hot spring bath

Enjoy hot spring bath in Kofu city. This area is abundantly blessed with hot spring water. So there are many types of public hot spring to choose from. Some of them are filled with the local atmosphere but don't worry!! I'll give you a lecture on the manners of a public bath. Experience the real Japanese life!! Fee: 400~1000yen/person depends on the bath we visit.
*If you'd like to visit a different place, please ask me for an alternative plan when you make a reservation(visiting a winery, shopping etc.).

03:00 PM
JR Kofu Station

Go back to the station.

03:00 PM
JR Kofu Station

Go back to the station.

Additional Details

Where we meet

JR Kofu station

What's included
Things you need
  • Lunch
  • Matcha Tea making experience in kimono(2000yen/person).
  • Admission fee for hot spring(approx. 400-1000yen/person).
  • Transportation fee(approx. 2000 yen/person by bus or approx.10000yen/taxi).
Notes:

1)Please wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes. 2) Most of the places don't accept credit card, so please prepare Japanese Yen in cash. 3)Most of the public hot spring baths don't allow guests with tattoos in Japan. Please send me a message if you have any question. 4)The schedule may change in case of bad weather condition or transportation problem. 5)Please reserve this tour two days in advance.

Guest Requirements

We'll walk a hiking trail for about 30-40min.

Cancellation Policy

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