SATOYAMA @TOKYO is a neighborhood located to the west of the metropolitan area in Tokyo. There are no crowds, no skyscrapers and no bustle of a city, but mountains, rivers, good old Japanese culture and sound of nature. In such surroundings, people and nature coexist in harmony.
The one of the most remarkable aspects of this region is the distance from the central Tokyo. You will enjoy cultural experiences, visiting historic sites and even outdoor activities like hiking, cycling and river rafting as a day trip from downtown hotels in Tokyo.
All our tours include transport by chartered vehicle or public transportation and English speaking tour guide. Check out the details of this tour.
10:30 Viewing 17,000 azaleas at a temple
As many as 17,000 azaleas bloom at this temple from mid-April to early May when the Azalea Festival is held and a lot of people come to view the carpet of flowers. You can see also historical buildings designated as cultural properties, huge Japanese cedar tree designated as a natural monument and the 15 meter tall standing statue of Kannon Bodhisattva known as a Goddess of mercy.
14:00 AIZOME（藍染：Japanese Indigo Dyeing）Workshop
A Japanese indigo dyeing studio KOSOUEN has still kept dyeing in an authentic and traditional method.
You're going to dye a handkerchief by soaking and rubbing the cloth in a vat filled with indigo liquid. You can make your own handicrafts and take it home as a souvenir.
There is a showroom in this studio where we can buy their original products.
16:00 SAKE Brewery Tour & Sampling
5 sake factories are located in this area because of the fresh and clean water from rivers. All the breweries are founded over 120 years ago and the oldest one was established in 1702. 2 buildings are nationally registered tangible cultural properties.
Enjoy taking one of the guided brewery tours and knowing how to make SAKE and the historic storehouses KURA.
And sake sampling is also available to find your favorite one and buy it as a souvenir.
17:30 Traditional Japanese Full-course Dinner
Savor an amazing Japanese cuisine at a traditional authentic architectural-style restaurant. They serve seasonal local food on unique serving dishes made of natural materials like bamboo, large leaves, or sometimes fruits. You can enjoy the taste and the pretty appearance.
*The schedule is subject to change.
・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.
Departure & Return details
Meets at 青梅駅 Oume station (JR line) in Tokyo at 9:00am Concludes at 拝島駅 Haijima station (JR line) in Tokyo 7:30pm (approx.)
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.
We can arrange hotels and a historic ryokan (Japanese-style inn) in this area. If you don’t want to rush in the morning or you want to stay overnight and relax in onsen (hot springs), feel free to contact us for more information.