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Private Satoyama Japanese Culture Tour from Shinjuku on a Local Bus
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Discover the local culture of Japan as explore an off-the-beaten path that starts from Tokyo. Visit a historical thatched roof temple, see a massive Buddha statue, and enjoy a sake brewery tour with a personal English-speaking guide.

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The Japanese word "satoyama" refers to both a place and a concept. The area between the foothills of a mountain and flatlands is called satoyama, as is the concept of a sustainable way of life that emphasizes harmony among different forms of life.

On this tour, you will get to see the rustic charm of Japan as you visit a town with a laid-back atmosphere. Your taste buds will delight in local flavors and you'll get to taste test different types of sake, too. Throw your cares to the wind and experience rejuvenating power of satoyama.
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Adult/Child (Age 5 & over) (3 persons)
USD 332.43
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Adult/Child (Age 5 & over) (4 persons)
USD 284.67
USD 284.67
USD 380.20 25%off
USD 380.20 25%off
Adult/Child (Age 5 & over) (5 persons)
USD 236.91
USD 236.91
USD 380.20 38%off
USD 380.20 38%off
Adult/Child (Age 5 & over) (6 persons)
USD 189.14
USD 189.14
USD 380.20 50%off
USD 380.20 50%off
  • Duration: 10.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Lunch / Admission / English-speaking guide / Transport by local bus and taxi / One drink during lunch
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  • 08:00 Check-in at Shinjuku Station East Exit
  • Train to Satoyama
  • 10:00 Thatched Roof Temple
    02 Pay a visit to a historic temple that was founded in 1373. The temple has an iconic thatched roof that can be found in many historical Japanese architecture. Stroll through the temple grounds to enjoy the wonderful seasonal scenery.
  • 12:00 Lunch
    03 Enjoy a delicious Japanese-style lunch with a modern twist made with local ingredients.
  • 14:00 Houkouji Temple
    01 Make your way to the grand Buddha statue standing at 12 meters tall at Houkouji Temple. The Rokuya Daibutsu Buddha is known to be larger than the Great Buddha of Kamakura and is the second largest Buddha statue in Japan.
  • 16:00 Sake Brewery
    04 Known for its fresh waters, the local town you will visit has many breweries and you will be able to stop by one of them during this tour! Check out a brewery that has been running for more than 120 years. Sample different types of sake or purchase a bottle on your way out.
  • 18:30 Tour Ends at Shinjuku Station
Notes
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    • If the tour is cancelled by the tour operator due to weather conditions or natural disasters or other reasons, you will be refunded for the tour cost.
    • Allergies and dietary restrictions may be considered if indicated at the time of booking. However, please note that it will not be guaranteed.
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a minimum of 2 and maximum of 6.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 23:59 local time, 14 business days to 23:59 local time, 8 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 23:59 local time, 8 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
From USD 189.14
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Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 10.5 hour(s)
Availability Daily
Meal Lunch
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Private Satoyama Japanese Culture Tour from Shinjuku on a Local Bus