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Tour Code:JSSM002

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Hinohara Village
​Akiruno-City

1-Day Mount Hydrangea Walking
       & Visiting Hidden Folk House

Tour Date: Mid-June ~ Mid-July, 2024
(Except on Mondays and Tuesdays)

1. JR Musashi Itsukaichi Station 

Meet your English-speaking guide at the South Exit.

*You can choose the pickup or private transportation service from your hotel as an option. Please ask us for the additional fee if your group needs the service.

2. Traditional Folk House 

The house is said to have been built in the first half of the 18th century. It is like a 'time travel' journey, giving a glimpse of the way of life in those days.
Even more exciting than the house is the handmade monorail.
Initially used for transporting materials, the monorail has been converted into a passenger masterpiece.
It has a maximum gradient of 43 degrees and, due to the steep incline, takes about 10 minutes to climb the 450 m length.
The number of rails has been increased to ensure safe operation, but It will be surprised by the sheer gradient when riding it. It will be surprised at the steepness of the incline.

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3. Lunch at Local Restaurant

The restaurant is situated near the Kanotoiwa Rock trail. There is an outdoor terrace beside the forest and river, allowing you to savor your lunch while enjoying the fresh air.

*We will visit other restaurants when this restaurant is not available.

4. Kanotoiwa Rock

The area is famous as a power spot in western Tokyo. Kanoto-iwa, a natural monument of the Metropolitan Government, is an unusual sight with 100 m high rock formations rising on both sides, and the exposed strata from 250 million years ago are to have created the mysterious landscape.
The name 'Kanoto-iwa' comes from the feeling of a half-opened rock door. The Ontake Shrine is located in the direction of the extension of the backcountry, as seen through the gap from the lower part of the rock. Thus, it is regarded as the entrance to the Shinto shrine.
The door rock on the right (southeast side) is about 100 m high and 40 m wide at the top, while the gorge section is about 60 m long and 4 m wide at the valley bottom.
The clear stream of the Kanoto River runs down the narrow, corridor-like valley, echoing off the bedrock. There is a boardwalk along the stream, which can walk with chains. The return journey can walk back through a forest road tunnel, but the curved tunnel has dark sections for several meters, so care must be taken with footing.

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5. Mount Hydrangea

The story of Mr. Minamisawa, known as the "Flower Blooming Grandpa of Nishitama", began with a desire to
"make the place where his ancestors are buried more colorful". It took about 50 years of repeated grafting,
rather than planting, to create the Hydrangea Mountain, which now has more than 10,000 plants and attracts 
more than 10,000 visitors yearly to this beautiful mountain. The beautiful scenery of the satoyama is breathtaking, and visitors can fully enjoy the rain-colored 'hydrangeas'.

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6. JR Musashi Itsukaichi Station

Price per Person

  JPY ¥ 94,300 for single

  JPY ¥ 51,500  for a group of 2

  JPY ¥ 36,500 for a group of 3

  JPY ¥ 24,100 for a group of 4

  JPY ¥ 19,200  for a group of 5

Inclusions

  - English-speaking guide

  - Transportation during the tour 

  - Lunch

  - Admission fees​

  - Travel Insurance

Exclusions (Optional)

 - Hotel pickup and drop off

 - Gratuities

 - Transport by a chartered vehicle from your hotel or a private taxi from the meeting point

   *You can choose the pickup or private transportation service from your hotel as an option.

 Please ask us for the additional fee if your group needs the service.

Departure Point & Time

  - JR Musashi Itsukaichi Station South Exit at 9:30am

    ⇒Check the meeting point on a map

Return Point & Time

  - JR Musashi Itsukaichi Station at 3:45pm(approx.)

Cancellation Policy

  - If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  - If you cancel between 8 and 13 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure,

    there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

  - If you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Important Information

  - If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please let us know when you book.

  - Please note that the tour itinerary and order may change.

  - Due to weather conditions, natural disasters or any other special conditions, we could cancel tours.

    When we cancel the tour, we will refund all the tour cost you paid.

Participation is subject to confirmation of the following

 - You must not have been diagnosed with symptoms similar to those of the novel Coronavirus within two weeks of the date of participation

 - No close contact with a person infected with the novel Coronavirus within two weeks of the date of participation

 - Do not have a body temperature of 37.5°C or higher, or cold symptoms, and do not feel ill on the day of participation

 

 

[Our countermeasures against COVID-19]

If you have traveled to or had close contact with an infected person in the past two weeks, or have symptoms similar to those of infection, please refrain from participating in the experience and cooperate in taking your temperature, disinfecting, and filling out your personal information on the day of the experience.  

 - Practice good health and hygiene measures such as wearing a mask in crowded areas and washing/sanitizing your hands, even if you are vaccinated.

 - Maintain physical distancing.

Tour Code : JSSM002

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