Recommended Tour

Takimata Waterfall Trekking

A leisure trekking course of around 1.5 hours, along a serene nature trails. The trail goes deep into the Keihoku forests and leads you to a stunning 25 m Takimata waterfall, which you can admire, and swim in. 

 

A great trek to go on for all seasons!
 

Joshoko-ji Zen Temple Visit

As magnificent as the temples you find in Kyoto city, but without the touristic crowds. Joshoko-ji is a Zen temple with a beautiful Zen garden where you can even take time to practice meditation. 

Founded by the retired Emperor Kogon in 1362, the temple grounds are a sprawling 12,000 metres square which include the temple building, garden and a mountain. It was designated as a historical and natural conservation site of Kyoto. 

Entrance fee extra cost: JPY 500 per person

Yamaguni Shrine Visit

At the very core of Japanese people's philosophy lies Shintoism, a belief that gods exist in all natural elements in this world such as the mountains, rivers, lightning, wind, waves, trees, rocks.

The ancient Yamaguni Shinto Shrine, which is set against the dramatic backdrop of giant Cedar trees is a great place to learn about the indigenous Shinto religion of Japan and the way people lived in the old days. 

Miyama Thatched House Village

A visit to the mountainous village of Miyama that is famous for its traditional 400 year-old (approx) thatched-roof houses, fully preserved as they used to be. The visit also includes a scenic walk along the Yura river. In autumn, the Miyama village is the perfect place to admire the colourful autumn foliage. 

The natural environment and houses of Miyama have been kept so perfectly intact that it is as if you had travelled 100 years back in time to rural Japan.

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"Tailor-made" Tour

Customise your own experience.

See the real countryside of Kyoto.

trekking pass to Takimata waterfall

Get a deeper understanding of Japanese culture from artisans.

Making natto mochi

Discover the sea of Japan's real culture and try a real sea food!

Sea of Japan tour

Spend a relaxed and slow time with local people in the country village.   

Stay at a traditional thatched house