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2-Day Sake Breweries and

           Cultural Workshops Tour

Dates: 16 - 17 Oct. 2019

This area, which is called Nishitama, 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 there are mountains, rivers, good old Japanese culture and sound of nature. It's a part of a national park. In such surroundings, people and nature coexist in harmony.
*This is a trial package tour that is sponsored by local governments so that the date is limited and the price is special deal. Please answer the questionnaire after the tour.

Day 1 ~Sake Breweries, Indigo Dyeing

            and Japanese traditional Culture~  

  Date: 16 Oct. 2019          Meeting time: 9:30am

1. Meet at JR Ome Station

Meet a guide in front of JR Ome station in Tokyo. 

It takes about an hour from Shinjuku by train.

Check the meeting point on a map

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2. Indigo dyeing factory “Kosouen”

A Japanese indigo dyeing studio Kosouen has still continued dyeing in an authentic and traditional method. You will dye a handkerchief by soaking and rubbing the cloth repeatedly in a vat filled with indigo liquid. You will take it home as a souvenir.

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3. Tamura Sake Brewery

Tamura Sake Brewery has a beautiful garden surrounded by historic buildings. We hold a lunch party on the garden with their own sake.

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4. Ishikawa Sake Brewery

Established in 1863, Ishikawa Sake Brewery is a distinguished sake maker that brews beer, too. Take a brewery tour and have some samplings.

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5. Shiofune-kannonji Temple

The 15-meter tall standing statue of Kannon Bodhisattva is one of the features of the Shiofune Kannonji Temple besides historical buildings designated as cultural properties, huge Japanese cedar tree designated as a natural monument.

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6. Mt. Mitake Cable Car

Take a ride on the steepest cable car in the Kanto region which gains 407m of elevation over a distance of 1,107m..

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7. Shukubo lodging

Stay at a Shukubo lodging that is originally for pilgrims. Mt. Mitake has long been worshiped as a sacred mountain and there are still more than 20 Shukubo remained. Experience real Japanese culture like sleeping in a futon on tatami mats, taking in a hot bath and eating local food.

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Day 2 ~Sake & Soy Sauce Breweries and Washi Paper~

  Date: 17 Oct. 2019          Ending time: 4:30pm

1. Ozawa Sake Brewery

Ozawa Sake Brewery stands amongst the scenic beauty of Okutama, Tokyo. Tour the brewery where over 300 years of sake-making traditions are passed down through generations.

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2. "Hinode Washi" Paper Making Workshop

Washi is Japanese traditional paper that is designated an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Washi paper is tough, long-lasting and it feels very nice. On this workshop, we can learn how to make washi papers from scratch and make handmade craft works. After that, we will take a lunch break and appreciate Japanese court music Gagaku.

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3. Soy Sauce Brewery "Kondo Jozo"

Kondo Jozo - Soy sauce brewery produce their products by traditional methods that has been handed down for about 100 years. Tour the brewery and learn how to make soy sauce and get bottles of soy sauce at their shop.

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4. JR Haijima Station

We will see you off at JR Haijima station. 

Check the end point on a map

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     Tour Conditions

Inclusions

・English-speaking guide

​・Transportation during the tour

・Breakfast(Day2)

・Lunch (Day1, 2)

・Dinner (Day1)

・Accommodation

・Admission fees

・Travel Insurance

Exclusions

・Transportation to meeting place and from end point

Meeting Place & Starting Time

JR Ome Station (JR青梅駅) at 9:30am

  ⇒Check the meeting point on a map

Duration

2 Days

End Tour

JR Haijima station (JR拝島駅) at 4:30pm

 Check the end point on a map

Cancellation Policy

▷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.

Important Information

▷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.

Price (/person)

JPY ¥ 89,800 ⇒ ¥ 29,800

Approximate Transportation Expenses

From JR Shinjuku Station to JR Ome Station by train - - - JPY ¥800 /person

From JR Haijima Station to JR Shinjuku Station by train - - - JPY ¥470 /person