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.
10:00 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.
12:00 Soba Noodles
Lunch at a local reataurant where you can enjoy Soba noodles which are made from buckwheat flour and deep fried local vegetables which are fresh and delicious.
14:00 Nippara Limestone Cave
This big cave is one of the most famous limestone caves in Japan, and it keeps the temperature at 11℃ inside all year. Enjoy viewing the illuminated beautiful cave and feeling the mystical atmosphere.
16:00 Sake Brewery Tour
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 is 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 how the factories are. And sake sampling is also available to find your favorite one and buy it or two on the spot.
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 a guide & concludes at 新宿駅 Shinjuku station in central Tokyo at 8:00am & 9:00pm (approx.).
*We take a train to SATOYAMA @TOKYO area from Shinjuku, and make a tour by a chartered vehicle. On the return trip, guide services end after guiding you to a train for Shinjuku station.
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.