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Small Sword Forging Experience Led by a Master Swordsmith (Full-scale Plan)

Small Sword Forging Experience Led by a Master Swordsmith (Full-scale Plan)

【OUTLINE】 Learn the history and process of Japanese sword making and make your own blade under the guidance of the master swordsmith. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・Visit the Traditional Swordsmith Museum ・Learn Japanese Sword Making from a high-skilled Japanese master swordsmith ・Create your own blade by heating, hammering, and folding the metals by your own ・Visit Seki City, the “Samurai Knife City”, the land of the greatest swordsmiths for over 780 years.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$521.64
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$521.64
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Nakasendo self-guided walking tour 2 days

Nakasendo self-guided walking tour 2 days

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Over the course of two days of an easy walk (self-guided tour) along the Nakasendo road and one overnight stay at a Minshuku (family run lodging), immerse yourself in Japan's folkloric landscapes between the villages of Nakatsugawa and Tsumago. During Japan's feudal period (1603-1868), the Nakasendo road was one of the five routes that linked the economic hub, Tokyo, to the imperial capital, Kyoto. Unlike the Tokaido road, which was replaced by today's Shinkansen train, the Nakasendo was saved from rampant modernization and still upholds an old-fashioned charm. Created by general Tokugawa in order to assert his political domination, the route spans a distance of 534 kilometers and includes 69 rest stops. Its name literally means "mountain road" and is a means of communication in case of a large flood on the Tokaido: the coastal road. Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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  • 2 days
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$741.13
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$741.13

Small Sword Forging Experience Led by a Master Swordsmith (Basic Plan)

Small Sword Forging Experience Led by a Master Swordsmith (Basic Plan)

【OUTLINE】 You can learn about the traditional techniques of sword making, including the historical background, at the swordsmith workshop with history. You can also work with a swordsmith to make a small sword according to the process of a real sword making. Lastly, you can take home your very own small sword. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・Forge a real knife at a historic blacksmith’s workshop ・Learn from a professional blacksmith ・The professional blacksmith will guide you in english ・Visit Seki City, the “Samurai Knife City”, the land of the greatest swordsmiths for over 780 years.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$452.88
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$452.88
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the Maze Satoyama Museum

the Maze Satoyama Museum

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A tour that gives you an opportunity to walk through the area through conversations and contact with villagers, and to learn about the differences between modern and urban people. I will provide it. Why don't you go around Maze Satoyama with us in search of many discoveries? After completing the "Maze Satoyama Museum" experience, you can experience the optional "Masuda-style old private house over 200 years old" starting from March 16. This old house is a family residence. Guide from outside storehouse to main residence. The course is a sliding door with an unusual swallow's doorway, sliding doors with bird pictures, with flower picture and with scenery pictures in the guest room, a chain mail and armor of unknown age, a gorgeous Buddhist altar. You are also able to have Gohei Mochi and Matcha tea services in the living room.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.40
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$56.40
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Private Tour - An Old Battlefield Tour! Experience the Battle of Sekigahara

Private Tour - An Old Battlefield Tour! Experience the Battle of Sekigahara

In 1600, the battle of Sekigahara, known to all Japanese, occurred in Sekigahara-Cho, Gifu Prefecture today. This battle marks the end of the Sengoku era, and the winner, Ieyasu Tokugawa, will unify the whole country, creating a peaceful era without war. Therefore, it was a very important battle, called "World Battle". This plan traces the battlefield around Sekigahara. First, at the Sekigahara History and Museum, you can learn about the history of the battle through exhibits and commentary. Then rent an armor and go to the place where General Mitsunari Ishida and General Ieyasu Tokugawa have set up! Also, visit the post town where the cityscape after the battle of Sekigahara remains.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.76
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$103.76
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Gero Peaceful Town Walking Tour

Gero Peaceful Town Walking Tour

It is a deeply localized walking tour held at Hagiwara town. Compared to Gero Hot Spring area, Hagiwara is smaller and non-crowded but has some historical spots to visit. Enjoy this activity to get to know more about Gero! Starting at JR Hida-Hagiwara station, you will visit a local shrine, sake brewery, sweet shop and some other great spots. Through the 3 hours gentle walking, you will be like a local person who knows the country town so much.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.90
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$79.90

Visit the Local Kabuki Theater

Visit the Local Kabuki Theater "Meijiza" and Experience Kumadori Makeup

Learn about the history of the local theater “Kashimo Meijiza” that has been in operation from 1894, and visit the back of the stage. Also, you can put on Kumadori makeup, learn how to act, and actually demonstrate on stage. ・Go up on the stage of the theater and get your picture taken as the main character ・Listen to the stories of the theater continuing from 1894 ・Visit a theater that has not changed since 1894, which you cannot normally enter. ・Put on the Kumadori makeup unique to Kabuki ・Learn the local Ji-Kabuki acting and actually perform it on stage
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.56
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Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Trail Day Hike with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Trail Day Hike with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kiso Valley, best known for the Magome and Tsumago traditional villages, is another beautiful spot in the Japanese Alps. With one of the most famous hiking paths in all Japan, we set foot there on our quest for traditional Japan. Magome and Tsumago are two beautifully preserved traditional villages. This value-packed Nakasendo trail day hike between Magome and Tsumago with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore both of the ancient post towns! It is about 8 kilometres (5 miles) long and has only gentle elevation changes which takes around 2 hours to easy walk at a leisurely pace. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.52
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$123.52
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Private Tour - Hike to Yoro Falls: Japan's top Waterfall/Spring Water Site!

Private Tour - Hike to Yoro Falls: Japan's top Waterfall/Spring Water Site!

An hour away by train from Nagoya is a city called Yorocho famous for its beautiful waterfall and tasty spring water. You can hike to Yoro Falls and experience some unique Japanese culture. You will forget to breathe, once you reach the majestic Yoro Falls. The high-quality spring water is chosen as one of the 100 Best Spring Waters in Japan; there is even a legend that the water can rejuvenate. You should not miss out on the 100-year historic soda pop made using this spring water, and Nagashi somen (noodles flowing in running water). Experience unique modern art, and visit a shop with more than 120 gourd art items. A perfect plan for getting refreshed in the forest along beautiful streams!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.70
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$108.70
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Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way toexplore both of the ancient post towns! You can travel between Magome and Tsumago by infrequent direct bus. Nakasendo was one of the two highways during the Edo period connecting Tokyo with Kyoto, running through the Kiso Valley. Travelers at that time walked along the highway, stopping at "post towns" for rest. Some of those post towns have been well preserved and show tourists today exactly what Japan was like hundreds of years ago. Stunning forests, beautiful villages and traditions, we would love to recommend it to everyone interested in Japanese nature and history. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.52
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Savor Japanese culture while Cycling on the famous Nakasendo Road

Savor Japanese culture while Cycling on the famous Nakasendo Road

Uncover the secret treasures hidden in the history of Nakasendo Road in this exciting cycling escapade. During this tour, you will experience various activities rooted in Japanese tradition at historic, Japanese temples around Ochiai-juku. This tour is a must-go for those who love want to learn about Japanese culture while going on a fun, outdoor adventure! ・Explore the historical post towns Magome-juku and Ochiai-juku while learning about Nakasendo Road's rich local history.and enjoying the beauty of your surroundings ・You will be able to bask in Mother Nature's serene tranquility while taking part in cultural activities at local temples in Magome-juku. ・Because you will mainly be going downhill on a mountain bike, even beginner cyclers can have a lot of fun in this tour! ・Take insta-worthy pictures at key spots that aren't easily accessible. Spots include the beautiful stone pavement of Ochiai Juku and a place that offers a stunning, panoramic view of the Kiso River.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$116.84
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Explore Kiso Valley : Magome - Tsumago Mountain Trail Walk

Explore Kiso Valley : Magome - Tsumago Mountain Trail Walk

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Nakasendo was formerly known as the Higashisendo and connects Kyoto and the eastern provinces including present day Tokyo. It was one of five highways created within a 7 year period from 1601 along with the Tokaido, Nikko, Oshu, and Koshu. This tour is a 5 hour mountain trail walk that traverses along a 9km trail that connects the two most beautiful post towns along the Nakasendo - Magome-Juku and Tsumago-Juku. Both towns still retain their medieval flare. Your guide will show you the commercial town in the Tono region that flourished when the highway was active. From cobbled roads going through Magome-Juku, the view of Mt. Ena, a quaint teahouse on a mountain pass, and beautiful mountain village scenery around Tsumago-Juku, there is no doubt that you will feel like you've been transported back to medieval Japan.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$132.56
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$132.56
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Nakasendo Cycling Tour and Bamboo Charcoal Art Workshop

Nakasendo Cycling Tour and Bamboo Charcoal Art Workshop

The town of Tarui is home to Tarui-juku, an old post town on the Nakasendo Road. Being surrounded by nature, you can enjoy cycling while enjoying historic townscape such as Nangu Taisha Shrine. You will cycle along the riverbed of the Aikawa River, going through the countryside, and explore Nangu Taisha Shrine, filled with spiritual energy. You can also learn about Chikkatan art from Mr. Kurita, a craftsman who made bamboo charcoal into the original art, and the regional-brand product of Tarui Town. An English-speaking guide accompanies you throughout the plan. ・Cycling through Tarui-juku, a post town on the Nakasendo Road, you can see the famous spring recited in many Japanese poems ・Enjoy cycling in the countryside where the good old Japanese landscape remains ・Learn about the bamboo charcoal art from Mr. Kurita, the only craftsman in Gifu of Chikkatan, a brand product of Tarui Town ・Visit and explore Nangu Taisha Shrine, a spiritual site, that may bring you a monetary fortune
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.56
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Gujo Odori town Walking Tour

Gujo Odori town Walking Tour

【OUTLINE】 Gujo Hachiman in Gifu hosts Japan’s famous Bon Odori "Gujo Odori" one of the longest dance from July to September. This tour features a guided walk around town while enjoying the dance. Arriving at the Gujo Hachiman Museum, you will not only have the chance of witnessing the actual stage but alsoto experience traditional dance, visiting the tower where BGM is housed as well as the golden opportunity of exploring a specialized geta shop. This tour will be guided by a local guide. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・Guided walking tour to Gujo Odori, the longest bon-odori folk dance festival in Japan. ・Experience the rich history of Gujo dance, which has been passed down for 400 years. ・Listen and talk with local residents in Gujo. ・Visit the dance venue, the traditional house structures, and specialized geta shop, etc. ・Take in the scenery of the water town also known as the Venice of Japan and get your camera snapping away!
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$137.52
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$137.52
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Gero Sake Brewery Tour

Gero Sake Brewery Tour

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This tour is held at the tranquil town named Hagiwara, close to Gero Onsen. Through the 1.5-hour tour, you will get to know more about Japanese sake (Nihonshu). The enthusiastic brewer will show you how to make it step by step. Finally, you will enjoy tasting their special sake!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.60
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