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Green Tea Picking and Kawagoe Walking Tour Combo from Shinjuku

Green Tea Picking and Kawagoe Walking Tour Combo from Shinjuku - Sayama, Japan

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Sayama, Japan

From USD
$96.94

On this full-day group tour, you'll start with a brief introduction and history of green tea. You will then have the opportunity to pick the tea and make your own green tea with your just-harvested leaves ... More info ›

On this full-day group tour, you'll start with a brief introduction and history of green tea. You will then have the opportunity to pick the tea and make your own green tea with your just-harvested leaves. Along with your freshly brewed green tea, you will get to enjoy green tea leaf tempura! After this special green tea experience, your tour escort will take you on a stroll around Kawagoe with your group. Kawagoe is one of the historical towns near Tokyo, known as Little Edo. Here, you can enjoy local snacks and beer. There will be a maximum of 10 people per group.

You will first meet your tour escort at Seibu-Shinjuku station in Shinjuku at 8:45am. From there, you will take a 40-minute train ride to Sayama city in Saitama prefecture. Upon arrival, a green tea master will welcome you at the tea field and teach you how to pick up green tea leaves, as well as the history, type of green tea and more. After instruction, you will experience picking green tea leaves. Then you will actually roll your fresh tea leaves harvested by you and enjoy drinking green tea! They will also cook green tea leaf tempura for yourself. This is an experience only offered at the green tea field because it's so fresh! Green tea in Sayama, called Sayama-cha, is known as one of the greatest green teas of Japan along with Shizuoka-cha and Uji-cha.

After lunch, you will go to the city of Kawagoe. This town, known as Little Edo, is home to many traditional buildings and local streets. You will have a chance to taste local snacks and local beer. If time allows, visit a local temple and shrine. 

Your tour will end at approximately 5pm, where you will then take a ride on the JR train to go back to Tokyo. If desired, you may separate from your group in Kawagoe.

Tour itinerary: 
8:45am: Meet with your tour escort at Seibu-Shinjuu station
9am: Take an express train to Sayama-shi station
10am - 12pm: Tea picking and green tea tasting 
12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch 
1:30pm - 4pm: Stroll in Kawagoe 
5pm: Take train back to Tokyo

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Private Washi Paper Making and Sake Brewery Tour from Tokyo

Private Washi Paper Making and Sake Brewery Tour from Tokyo - Hiki District, Japan

Duration: 1 day
Location: Hiki District, Japan

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$133.84

Let's visit Ogawamachi to make your own Washi paper (traditional Japanese paper) and visit a historical sake brewery.

On this tour, your English speaking tour assistant will meet you at the lobby of your accommodation in Tokyo or at Ogawamachi station (Tobu Tojo line). You will visit Ogawamachi in Saitama where Washi paper (traditional Japanese paper) was registered as an UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2014 ... More info ›

Special Offer - Book for 2 passengers by December 31, 2017 to save 50% off our previously offered price! (this special offer is available only if you select 2 passengers at checkout.) - Book Now!

Let's visit Ogawamachi to make your own Washi paper (traditional Japanese paper) and visit a historical sake brewery.

On this tour, your English speaking tour assistant will meet you at the lobby of your accommodation in Tokyo or at Ogawamachi station (Tobu Tojo line). You will visit Ogawamachi in Saitama where Washi paper (traditional Japanese paper) was registered as an UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2014. Ogawamachi is also the hometown of delicious sake, and you will visit a sake brewery that is known for its highest consecutive record winning Gold Winner sake brewery in Saitama prefecture. Your tour assistant will support your party by taking to all the places and translating at each location (no history/culture guide)

Ogawamachi is in the west area of Saitama prefecture, and is known for its traditional Japanese washi paper industry. During the Edo period, as the number of residents and merchants increased so did the consumption of paper in Ogawamachi. Hosokawa-shi flourished in this area, producing high quality paper for many purposes, from religious scripts, architectural purposes, to fans and umbrellas.

The key ingredients to making great sake is using high quality rice and water. The water used at the sake brewery you will visit is pumped from 130 metres underground. You will get a free taste of this water as well as a free sake tasting as part of the guided tour! 

You will first visit a local Hosokawa-shi workshop in Ogawamachi, where you will meet a Master of Hosokawa-shi making, designated by the Prefectural Government of Saitama. The history of washi craftsmanship in this Ogawamachi area dates back to the 8th century, and later it prospered as a specialty place for washi craftsmanship. At the workshop, you will learn how traditional washi paper is made through a guided demonstration tour. Then, you will be able to experience making your own washi paper using traditional tools and materials! Durability is a major feature of Hosokawa-shi paper. 

You will then have lunch at the nearby Yasuragi Peace House (10 mins from Washi place), a rural village house a that is more than 100 years old, serving various hand-made udon noodle dishes!

After a delicious lunch, you will head to the Matsuoka Sake Brewery, established in 1851. You will be taken on a guided tour around the brewery and learn about the sake brewing process. You will have the chance to taste the “mother water” of the sake, in this brewery the water used to make the sake is pumped from 130 metres deep underground. At the end of the tour, after learning everything you need to know about the sake brewery process, you can enjoy a sake tasting (“Kampai!”). There are also non-alcoholic products such as the popular Daiginjo ice-cream.

You will then return to the Hosokawa-shi workshop to pick up the dried washi paper you made earlier! Size is about 30cm x 45cm. The tour will conclude at Kawagoe station; however, you are free to wander around Kawagoe.

Special Offer - Book for 2 passengers by December 31, 2017 to save 50% off our previously offered price! (this special offer is available only if you select 2 passengers at checkout.) - Book Now!

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Experience Edo Castle Town: Kawagoe Walking Tour

Experience Edo Castle Town: Kawagoe Walking Tour - Kawagoe, Japan
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Duration: 4 hours
Location: Kawagoe, Japan

From USD
$82.77

The best tour for the people who cannot be satisfied with only Tokyo! To feel the atmosphere of Edo in "COEDO" (small-Edo) Kawagoe city in Saitama prefecture. It's only about 30-minutes train ride from Tokyo.

This tour starts at Dream Street, which is filled with the atmosphere of Taisho era after meeting at Hon-Kawagoe Station ... More info ›

The best tour for the people who cannot be satisfied with only Tokyo! To feel the atmosphere of Edo in "COEDO" (small-Edo) Kawagoe city in Saitama prefecture. It's only about 30-minutes train ride from Tokyo.

This tour starts at Dream Street, which is filled with the atmosphere of Taisho era after meeting at Hon-Kawagoe Station. Admire the Edo-style houses pf Kawagoe Ichinagai Street and marvel at the 350-year-old Spatiotemporal Bell. 

Plus, you'll explore Snack Street, replete with shops selling typical Japanese food and drinks. The tour concludes with a visit to Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine.

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The Art of Fan Making

The Art of Fan Making - Saitama, Japan

Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Saitama, Japan

From USD
$103.92

Learn to Make Traditional Uchiwa Paddle Fans from a 5th Generation Master

  • Apprentice for a few hours in the authentic method of “Ogose” style bamboo-fan making
  • Taste fresh plums from one of Japan’s most famous plum groves, the Ogose Plum Forest
  • Your handmade Ogose-Fan doubles as a take home, one-of-a-kind souvenir

Flower blossoms, like memories, are fleeting and delicate. But what if you could capture the ineffable beauty of both in one object? Well, you can! At the Fan Workshop in Ogose (Saitama), learn to create stunning uchiwa (paddle fans) using bamboo, rice paper, and pressed flowers ... More info ›

Learn to Make Traditional Uchiwa Paddle Fans from a 5th Generation Master

  • Apprentice for a few hours in the authentic method of “Ogose” style bamboo-fan making
  • Taste fresh plums from one of Japan’s most famous plum groves, the Ogose Plum Forest
  • Your handmade Ogose-Fan doubles as a take home, one-of-a-kind souvenir

Flower blossoms, like memories, are fleeting and delicate. But what if you could capture the ineffable beauty of both in one object? Well, you can! At the Fan Workshop in Ogose (Saitama), learn to create stunning uchiwa (paddle fans) using bamboo, rice paper, and pressed flowers. Under the masterful guidance of Mr. Shimano Hiroyuki, you will spend about an hour creating a beautiful and functional memento of your time in Japan. Afterwards, take time to explore the rural horticultural town, and soak in the beautiful natural surroundings of Saitama prefecture — you’ll hardly believe that such a peaceful, timeless place exists so close to the bustle of Tokyo!

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Tokyo Miso Soup Cooking Class

Tokyo Miso Soup Cooking Class - Saitama, Japan

Duration: 2 hours
Location: Saitama, Japan

From USD
$149.90

Learn to Make Japanese Miso Soup in Several Styles 

  • Try different variations of Japan’s famous “Miso Soup”
  • Cook using fresh and healthy ingredients such as seaweed, tofu, and Chinese white radish
  • Learn Japanese healthy eating and lifestyle tips from your host

Miso soup is an interesting dish: it is quite easy to make, and yet, or maybe because it is so easy to make, there are infinite variations of the dish. This experience will focus on the creation of miso soup in a variety of styles, such as Kanto (Tokyo area) style, Kanazawa (Ishikawa prefecture) style, Morioka (Iwate prefecture) style, Amakusa (Kumamoto prefecture) style, and Chizu (Tottori prefecture) style ... More info ›

Learn to Make Japanese Miso Soup in Several Styles 

  • Try different variations of Japan’s famous “Miso Soup”
  • Cook using fresh and healthy ingredients such as seaweed, tofu, and Chinese white radish
  • Learn Japanese healthy eating and lifestyle tips from your host

Miso soup is an interesting dish: it is quite easy to make, and yet, or maybe because it is so easy to make, there are infinite variations of the dish. This experience will focus on the creation of miso soup in a variety of styles, such as Kanto (Tokyo area) style, Kanazawa (Ishikawa prefecture) style, Morioka (Iwate prefecture) style, Amakusa (Kumamoto prefecture) style, and Chizu (Tottori prefecture) style. You will cook up delicious soup using various healthy ingredients such as “wakame” (Seaweed), tofu, daikon (Chinese radish), clams, and miso (a soybean paste), which will be served in gorgeous vessels made from traditional materials, such as lacquerware or cedar. While the making will be fun, participants will also surely enjoy tasting their creations as they go.

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Overnight Miyamotoke Japanese-Style Hotel Experience in Chichibu Including Private Hot Spring Bath and Farm-to-Table Meals

Overnight Miyamotoke Japanese-Style Hotel Experience in Chichibu Including Private Hot Spring Bath and Farm-to-Table Meals - Saitama, Japan

Duration: Flexible
Location: Saitama, Japan

From USD
$229.90

If you are planning a get-away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, come visit the rural town of Chichibu in Saitama Prefecture, located only 1.5 hours away from Tokyo by train. You will stay overnight at Miyamotoke Ryokan, a traditional Japanese style hotel nestled in the unique atmosphere of a rural Japanese town ... More info ›

If you are planning a get-away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, come visit the rural town of Chichibu in Saitama Prefecture, located only 1.5 hours away from Tokyo by train. You will stay overnight at Miyamotoke Ryokan, a traditional Japanese style hotel nestled in the unique atmosphere of a rural Japanese town. The current owner of Miyamotoke Ryokan, Kazuteru Miyamoto, is the 12th member of the Miyamoto family to own the ryokan, and is also a former sumo wrestler. Enjoy the hospitality of the Miyamotoke Ryokan which features high quality accommodation, great service and amazing food with the freshest farm-to-table ingredients!

Take the train to the rural town Chichibu (approx. 1.5 hours by limited express train from Ikebukuro Station in Tokyo) and check in to Miyamotoke Ryokan anytime between 3pm and 6pm. "Ryokan" means traditional Japanese style hotel in Japanese. At Miyamotoke Ryokan, every detail comes together to provide you with the most memorable and comfortable experience of a Japanese rural town.

Experience the traditional Japanese style room with tatami floor and hot spring spa. This package offers the premium room type "Inkyo-no-ma" that includes a private hot spring bath (semi-outdoors), access to communal hot spring, and two meals (dinner and breakfast). The Japanese style farm-to-table meals feature the freshest ingredients from their own private farm and there is no better way to appreciate the delicate taste of authentic Japanese cuisine. Start your dinner with a complimentary welcome drink (you will have 50 different kinds of alcohol to choose from).

The current owner of Miyamotoke Ryokan, Kazuteru Miyamoto, is the 12th owner of the family who is also a former sumo wrestler. Stop by the bar "Kura Bar" located on the 2nd floor and learn the history of this unique ryokan as well as Chichibu City. The Miyamotoke Ryokan is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting get-away from Tokyo and you can either stay at the ryokan and enjoy the relaxing hot spring spa or go out and explore the city. The convenient location of Miyamotoke Ryokan offers easy access to a lot of the city's must-see attractions.

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