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.
Day 1 BONSAI Tour
・Visit one of the most famous Bonsai museums.
・Lunch at the bonsai restaurant.
・Visit world famous bonsai masters' gardens
Enjoy bathing in ONSEN（温泉：a hot spring） inside the hotel.
Day 2 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 Lunch at a Restaurant
14:00 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.
15:30 Visiting a Historic Temple
In this SATOYAMA area, there are many shrines and temples with history.
Enjoy experiencing Japanese culture and history.
16:30 Concludes at JR OME Station
・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.
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.