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Akita Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
Akita Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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from: $101

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Akita! Akita City is located in Northwest Tohoku, stretching along the coast facing the Sea of Japan. Akita is mostly known for snow, onsen (hot springs) and great sake. Bordered by the sea and mountains, this peaceful city is home to major local festivals as well. Staying Akita is the easy way to immerse yourself in Japan's cultural past here. Your guide will start your day with a morning pickup at your hotel. Let us know what special requests you have for the day and we will customize your itinerary in advance! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Discover Nyuto Onsen on a guided eBike Tour
Discover Nyuto Onsen on a guided eBike Tour
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from: $55

Hop onto eBike (Electric bikes) and let a native Akita local guide show you the treats that Nyuto Onsen village area has to offer. The tour will last about 2 hours. We’ll start in Kyukamura and go through the beautiful beech forest to see the stunning beauty of greenery. Visit some onsens and learn facts that what is Onsen culture in Japan (NOT bathing), feel full of nature here as Nyuto Onsen village is in the national park. Then try 100% natural hot spring water foot bath, have coffee time in the forest. Electric Bikes are not like motorcycles, they are simply bicycling with an electric pedal assist so no special riding skills are necessary. The riding pace is at low speed so we can enjoy the views. We take many short breaks for pictures and stories. Our electric bike tour is the best way to explore Nyuto Onsen village! NOTICE -Guest is 150cm (4.92 feet) tall and up can attend. -No bicycles for kids / Child seats -Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes you can ride in.

Shirakami Sanchi Day Hike with Government-Licensed Guide
Shirakami Sanchi Day Hike with Government-Licensed Guide
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from: $85

The Shirakami area offers endless hiking options for those wanting to explore Akita’s great outdoors. From beginner-level paths to advanced, rugged trails, visitors can choose from a variety of hikes that fit their ability and schedule. Although all trails are marked, hiring guides is recommended. It is about 4.5 kilometres (3 miles) long and has only gentle elevation changes which takes around 3 hours to easy walk at a leisurely pace. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a three-hours 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.

Cycling and Food Tour with Guide from Akita
Cycling and Food Tour with Guide from Akita
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from: $140

This is an Akita-style food cycling tour where you rent a bicycle at Lake Tazawa, go to a farm near the lake to get food, and enjoy a BBQ at a campground! Every sight you visit are places that cannot be reached without a local guide. If you're lucky, you'll even get to meet some of the local farmers in the process of getting your ingredients. Usually, they are working on the farms but if you get to meet them, their story will surely entertain your trip! Nonetheless, you will be able to get the fresh-est veggies that local farmers produced! Once you are back with a basket full of vegetables, your barbeque dinner will begin! The campsite will be ready with the locally sourced meat. For the options menu, wild game meat and locally produced beer can be added to your barbeque table! Everything on this tour is local! Please enjoy your barbeque as well as the magnificent sunset view of Lake Tazawa.

Kakunodate Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
Kakunodate Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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from: $81

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Kakunodate! Kakunodate is a former castle town which flourished during the Edo period. Known as the “Little Kyoto of Tohoku”, the town is home to a district consisting of samurai residences and traditional architecture popular with both domestic and international tourists. The samurai residences lining the town's most famous street are nationally protected Traditional Buildings. Your guide will start your day with a morning pickup at your hotel. Let us know what special requests you have for the day and we will customize your itinerary in advance! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Odate local farm stay experience
Odate local farm stay experience
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from: $259

Travel to the country town of Odate in Akita prefecture by local bus from Morioka station. Experience a night with a local family in their house. Depending on the season and weather, there will be a variety of activities organized by the family for you to participate in, such as making dinner together, farm activities etc. Depending on the numbers, you may stay in separate farm houses.

Towards silent unexplored pond, Naganuma Guided Walk
Towards silent unexplored pond, Naganuma Guided Walk
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from: $29

This tour goes through varied sceneries such as untouched forest mixed with broadleaf and coniferous trees and quiet marshland. As you explore the forest,the hidden pond of Naganuma suddenly appears.It is superb relaxation spot surrounded by primeval flora. With no wind, the pond’s surface reflect the woods like a mirror. At the entry point of this tour, you will be able to see steam spouting through the rocks in the Fuke-no-yu Onsen. We also have a coffee break. After walking, take a day bathing of Fuke-no-yu Onsen recommended. * From Apil to May, we will take a stroll wearing snowshoes as snow still remains. Not only the mountain trails but discover the deep primeval forests that are normally inaccessible.

Akita Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
Akita Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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from: $81

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Akita! Akita City is located in Northwest Tohoku, stretching along the coast facing the Sea of Japan. Akita is mostly known for snow, onsen (hot springs) and great sake. Bordered by the sea and mountains, this peaceful city is home to major local festivals as well. Staying Akita is the easy way to immerse yourself in Japan's cultural past here. Your guide will start your day with a morning pickup at your hotel. Let us know what special requests you have for the day and we will customize your itinerary in advance! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

[Akita·Odate] Experience a rural life! Stay at a farm and enjoy making local specialty Kiritampo, farming activities
[Akita·Odate] Experience a rural life! Stay at a farm and enjoy making local specialty Kiritampo, farming activities
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from: $159

Stay at a farm and get know real Japanese rural life! During your farm stay in Odate, you can learn how to cook Kiritampo, Odate's traditional rice dish, experience farming, and relax in a local hot spring. Communication with locals is also one of the highlights of the farm stay. After the stay, you'll already begin planning your next trip back! Depending on your requests and schedule, you can also experience farming. Please enjoy your "second hometown" here with us!

Fluffy New Snow and the Earth beating, Goshougake Oyunuma Snowshoeing Tour
Fluffy New Snow and the Earth beating, Goshougake Oyunuma Snowshoeing Tour
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from: $22

“Goshougake Nature Research Route” is a walking trail by Goshougake Onsen, where you can observe geothermal activities associated with volcanoes. The snowshoes route leads you through fluffy new snow at an altitude of 1000m. The sight can make you want to dive into the snow right away! At the destination Oyunuma, you can see close up the whizzing steam rising up. It is a rare spot where you can feel with allbody and soul the planet Earth itself. We also have a coffee break. After walking, take a day-time bathing of Goshougake Onsen recommended. *The short course is suitable for beginners and those that are not confident in their physical ability. *The long course is the scenic route with more up-down trails. Recommended for the more adventurous and those that want to fully immerse in the snow experience.

Northern Wilderness Immersion: Bushcraft & Trekking with the Matagi
Northern Wilderness Immersion: Bushcraft & Trekking with the Matagi
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from: $547

Learning the ancient ways of the indigenous Matagi people and experiencing their profound spiritual relationship with nature. Basing yourself in a wonderful, remote lodge for two-nights, Oriyama-san will take you out trekking in the mountains and valleys for the day, where its natural bounty is revealed. Dining will be a cornerstone of your experience, be it surrounding a bonfire out in the wilderness or feasting on Matagi staples such as ‘Kiritampo-nabe’, or more adventurous local game, back at the lodge. This is an experience for those interested in exploring Japan's natural world and culture on a deeper level than most, learning from 13,000 years of Matagi life in this region, and in sharing their environment in both gratitude and respect. The Northern Wilderness Immersion includes two-nights’ accommodation in a remote, luxury lodge, entry to a private outdoor onsen, all meals for the duration of your stay and a full day in the wilderness with Oriyama-san and an interpreter.

Floating sky tent! Relaxing time in Japan
Floating sky tent! Relaxing time in Japan's deepest lake!
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from: $64

We will meet at the Tazawako Campground. After the registration, the staff will explain the precautions to be taken at the tent site, and then you are free to go! You can read a book, take a nap, invent your own way to spend your time! And if you discover an interesting way to spend your time, please let us know too (lol)!

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