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.
Spending a luxurious time in Tokyo doesn’t mean only staying at high-end hotels of metropolitan Tokyo. KABUTOYA RYOKAN (兜家旅館) is a historic Japanese-style inn located in a mountain of Tokyo which reaches an altitude of 750m above sea level. The traditional Japanese architectural structure which has the exterior with a thatched roof and the interior with IRORI fireplace would totally rest your mind.
While staying in the room with a scenic view, you can choose optional tours to enjoy fully mountain resort during the daytime.
At dinner time, you will enjoy char-grilled dishes and local wild vegetables while sitting around an IRORI fireplace.
◇Day1 ◆◆◆Authentic Ryokan Experience◆◆◆
Meet a guide at Shinjuku station & take a train to SATOYAMA TOKYO area afternoon.
After arriving at a station in SATOYAMA TOKYO, you will head to KABUTOYA RYOKAN (兜家旅館) by chartered vehicle.
Traditional Japanese-style Room with IRORI Fireplace & Luxurious Country Dishes for Dinner
IRORI fireplace is a traditional open fireplace in Japan to make charcoal fire cooking while keeping the room warm. But it’s really rare nowadays and hard to find a ryokan with that. In addition to that, a scenic view and a bathtub filled with hot spring will relax you enough.
In addition to the bathtub in your room, there is another bathtub which is made of rock for all guests. Spa is also available at extra charges. They can give you a hamam-style (Turkish bath) spa, which is wrapping your body by herbal steam. Of course body, facial and scalp massages are on their list.
◇Day2 & Day3 ◆◆◆Feel Traditional Japanese Culture & Histories◆◆◆
Enjoy cultural experiences and outdoor activities during the daytime. You could also stay at the ryokan and spend a pleasant day. During the ryokan stay, complimentary drink is available.
Choose 2 experiences from SATOYAMA Experiences or 1 activity from One Day Excursions each day.
SATOYAMA Experiences (You can choose 2 Experiences a day)
・WASHI (和紙:Japanese traditional paper) hand making Experience
・AIZOME (藍染：Japanese Indigo Dyeing) Experience
・NINJA (忍者) Experience in an old SAMURAI residence
・Photo shooting with wearing KIMONO (着物) in an old samurai residence
・SAKE brewery tour & sampling sake
・Excursion in a lime stone cave
・Visiting the second tallest Buddha statue (12 meters) in Japan
・Visiting a historic temple with a thatched roof
・Visiting a historic temple with 15 meter tall statue of Goddess of mercy
・Visiting an ornamental combs and hairpins museum
・Bathing foot bath & mini walking for a beautiful river view
・Mini walking the path to the falls (designated 100 waterfalls in Japan)
・Savoring MATCHA (抹茶:Japanese green tea) & WAGASHI (Japanese sweets)
・Tea Break with a beautiful scenic view at an western tea garden
・Afternoon tea lunch with a beautiful scenic view at an western tea garden
・Seeing antique cinema billboards on cinematic road
・Viewing beautiful cherry blossoms (early April)
・Viewing about 17,000 azaleas in a temple (during mid-April & early May)
・Viewing about 10,000 hydrangeas in the hydrangea mountain (during mid-June & mid-July)
・Going to riversides for watching fireflies at night(during mid-June & mid-July)
・Take a short walk to see red & yellow leaves of autumn（late Autumn）
*The best seasons vary depending on the year.
One Day Excursions (Only 1 activity a day from this list）
・Forest Therapy® Road Walking & Soba Noodles Hand Making
・Mini hiking at Mt. Mitake & visiting a historic temple
Enjoy the last moment spending your time leisurely in the middle of nature.
After relaxing, you will go back to the metropolis Tokyo or more excursions in Japan.
Mr.Okabe ≪the landlord of 兜家旅館 KABUTOYA ryokan≫
・The 19th head of Okabe family
・Forest therapy manager
・DJI Drone Specialist
・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.
*We take a train to SATOYAMA @TOKYO area from Shinjuku, and on the return trip guide services end after guiding you to a train bound for Shinjuku station.
**Hotel pick-up is available with an additional charge. Please contact us for details.
*Please contact us for details of personal trip and child rates
・Transport by chartered vehicle during the stay ・English speaking tour guide ・SATOYAMA Experiences ・All meals ・Accommodation
・Hotel pick-up from your hotel outside SATOYAMA area (additional charge) ・Gratuities (optional)