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Japan Rural Tours

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A Japan frozen in time. A green Japan. Serene and inviting. The Japan of deep history and culture. The Japan of friendly farmers. The Japan of ancient superstitions is on 45 minutes from Ikebukuro on the Tobu Tojo line. I pick up at 10:00 everyday from Sakado Station. I will be standing by the ticket gates with my Japan Rural Tours sign and guide you to my mini bus. We will drive through rice paddies to the Black Mountain Lake to enjoy grilled salted iwana fish. We move on to the Dragon Taming Temple. 1250 years old. Home to the resting place of Ota Doukan the samurai who designed Edo. The monk here has telepathic power with the carp in his pond. The sculptor’s of this temple has work for the imperial family for thousands of years. We head to the top of the mountains, stopping at scenic spots on the way. We enjoy lunch at the top of the mountains, admiring the glorious views. We head down the valley to the Bamboo temple. The monk here has a remarkable resemblance to the Star Wars Yoda and timid deer lurk in the forest, grazing but alert to the new arrivals. We head down the mountains to Koma Shrine, built by the Gokuryeo family after their defeat to the Chinese Tang armies. Time prevailing and for the willing, we can can finish the tour exploring a deserted , haunted hotel in the mountains.

This is not your conventional tour but it will wetten your taste buds to what Japan is really like. Hopefully it will give you a clearer understanding of Japan.

Meeting or Pickup Location: Sakado Station
Average Tour duration (minimum booking): 8 hours
Transportation provided, if any: Mini Bus
What is included in the Tour, Activity or Experience: Lunch
Tour Category:
Hiking
Biking
Water Activities
Historical Tours
Sightseeing
Walking Tours
Local Shopping
Local Food Tours
Wine Tours
Local Art Classes
Local Cooking Classes
Shows & Concerts
Cultural Tours
Adventure Tours
Aerial Experiences
Healing Experiences
Amusement Parks
Photography Tours
Camping
RV Rentals
Other Rentals
Local Language Lessons
Fishing Trips
Concierge
Meet Celebrity Tours
Wedding Experiences
Private Car Tours
Languages Spoken by Host:
English
Spanish
Chinese
Arabic
Hindi
Portuguese
German
French
Russian
Japanese
Turkish
Greek
Polish
Ukrainian
Tamil
Punjabi
Telugu
Ideal for:
Families
Couples
Singles
Wheelchair Accessible
Local cash needed, if any: Yes, for personal shopping.
Is the Tour or Experience Customizable: Yes.
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