Shirakawa GO and Satoyama culture

Japan still remains a place full of mysteries. A culture completely different from ours with an incomprehensible writing system and customs that for many people are exotic. All of that contribute to make it difficult to approach this world, but at the same time makes it fascinating and intriguing.

This tour will help you understand the concept of “Satoyama (里山)“, Japanese mountain village, visiting Shirakawa GO, one of the places that has kept the spirit of ancient Japan. In addition you will be able to experience firsthand some of the typical Japanese costumes such as tea preparation and Japanese calligraphy, Shodo.
* Duration: 8 hours
* Starts: Shirakawa, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Japan still remains a place full of mysteries. A culture completely different from ours with an incomprehensible writing system and customs that for many people are exotic. All of that contribute to make it difficult to approach this world, but at the same time makes it fascinating and intriguing.

This tour will help you understand the concept of “Satoyama (里山)“, Japanese mountain village, visiting Shirakawa GO, one of the places that has kept the spirit of ancient Japan. In addition you will be able to experience firsthand some of the typical Japanese costumes such as tea preparation and Japanese calligraphy, Shodo.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Shirakawa, Shirakawa, Fukushima Prefecture, Tohoku

In the morning we will visit the old village of Shirakawa GO
Starting at 14:00 we will take part in a Shodo class, a Japanese calligraphy course.
Japanese style tea preparation method will be illustrated. It will then be served with typical local sweets and during the tasting a brief lesson will be held on the basics of Japanese culture.
Bus to Takayama station, end of tour