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2-Day Cherry Blossoms &

      Traditional Japanese Culture Tour

Best season: mid-April ~ late April

This area, which is called Nishitama, is a neighborhood located to the west of the metropolitan area in Tokyo. There are mountains, rivers, good old Japanese culture and sound of nature instead of crowds, skyscrapers and bustle of a city. It's a part of a national park.
In such surroundings, people and nature coexist in harmony.
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Day 1  ~Viewing Cherry Blossoms and

             Visiting Traditional Folk House~

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1. Ryushuin Temple

The mountain temple was founded in 1363 and the highlight of this temple is spring. Many type of cherry blossoms, azaleas, and rape blossoms bloom and it's just like a flower paradise.

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2. Lunch at Local Restaurant

The restaurant offers homemade vegetables on a big plate with beautiful decoration. They also serve very local sake brand Kisho.

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

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3. Traditional Folk House 

There is one traditional house built in the early 18th century with a thatched roof on a mountain.

A small monorail car takes us to this historical architecture located at an altitude of 750 meters. This vehicle slowly goes up on a steep slope and it’s so exciting.

You will see the inside of the important cultural property and a life style of those days.

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4. Bathing Foot in Hot Spring

Awarded one of the best hot springs, "Seotonoyu" hot spring is good for your skin as it contains highly alkaline. 

Bathing foot in a hot spring gets your whole body warm without taking all your clothes off by promoting blood circulation. There are many nerves in foot as known as a second heart, so you can also expect relaxing and detoxification effects.

Day 2  ~Indigo Dyeing Workshop and

                                     Sake Brewery Tour~

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1. Shiofune Kan'nonji Temple

The 15-meter tall standing statue of Kannon Bodhisattva is one of the features of the Shiofune Kannonji Temple besides historical buildings designated as cultural properties, huge Japanese cedar tree designated as a natural monument.

As many as 17,000 azaleas bloom from mid-April to early May. A lot of people come to view the carpet of flowers.

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2. Lunch at Gallery Restaurant "Mayugura"

Remodeled old-style warehouse built about 100 years ago, this restaurant serve healthy and tasty dish of seasonal seasonal ingredients. There is an art gallery upstairs. 

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

*You can choose a western tea garden "Rose Town Tea Garden" for lunch, too.

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3. Indigo dyeing factory “Kosouen”

A Japanese indigo dyeing studio Kosouen has still continued dyeing in an authentic and traditional method. You will dye a handkerchief by soaking and rubbing the cloth repeatedly in a vat filled with indigo liquid. You will take it home as a souvenir.

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4. Ozawa Sake Brewery

Founded in 1702, Ozawa Sake Brewery is the oldest sake maker around this area, standing amongst the scenic beauty of the Tama River, Tokyo. Tour the brewery where over 300 years of sake-making traditions are passed down through generations.

*We will visit other sake breweries when this brewery is not available.

Inclusions

  - English-speaking guide

  - Transportation during the tour  (Train and chartered vehicle

  - 2 Lunch (Day 1 & 2)

  - 1  Dinner (Day 1)

  - Accommodation with breakfast

  - Admission fees​

  - Travel Insurance

Departure Point & Time