Tokyo Countryside Tours

So near to Tokyo but it is another world. The green moss has hidden the countryside from the city. The fauna are waiting to greet you. The wild deer, boar monkey and sometimes bear. The views are stunning. The people are very friendly. Come with me to the mountains. We will tour through rural Japan. A place with deep history going back thousands of years. All seasons show their magic in their full colors here. Escape from the tourist traps and go to where many Japanese go to get away from it all. A place frozen in time. A place magical in its beauty. A place where you can relax away from the hustle and bustle.
* Duration: 8 to 9 hours
* Starts: Toshima, Japan
* Trip Category: Tours & Sightseeing >> Bus & Minivan Tours




So near to Tokyo but it is another world. The green moss has hidden the countryside from the city. The fauna are waiting to greet you. The wild deer, boar monkey and sometimes bear. The views are stunning. The people are very friendly. Come with me to the mountains. We will tour through rural Japan. A place with deep history going back thousands of years. All seasons show their magic in their full colors here. Escape from the tourist traps and go to where many Japanese go to get away from it all. A place frozen in time. A place magical in its beauty. A place where you can relax away from the hustle and bustle.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Ogose-machi, Ogose-machi, Iruma-gun, Saitama Prefecture, Kanto

We will show the mountains, temples, shrines and waterfalls of rural Japan. We pay a visit to the Dragon Taming Temple were the monk has telepathy with the carp in his pond beside the temple. Enjoy the Japanese countryside.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kuroyama Santaki Trout Fishing, 1445-2 Kuroyama, Ogose-machi, Iruma-gun 350-0424 Saitama Prefecture

After visiting the Dragon taming temple we stop and take a walk to Kuroyama waterfall. We can stop to eat treat or the more delicious iwana fish after returning from the waterfall. The fish will be of extra cost.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Hanno, Hanno, Saitama Prefecture, Kanto

Enjoy the Bamboo temple deep in the mountains. It is an ancient temple dedicated to the Buddhist king Gozu, a king with the head of a cow and the body of a man. Throughout the temple complex are very timid wild deer and monkeys. The are watching you but are very Shi.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Ne-no-gongen, 461 Minami, Hanno, Saitama 357-0214, Japan

After the bamboo temple we visit Ne no gongen shrine nearby. It is at the top of the mountains and offers beautiful views for hikers. The shrine is for praying for healthy legs and backs.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Saitama Prefecture, Saitama Prefecture, Kanto

Enjoy Koma Shrine. The shrine of Korean kings of the Tang Dynasty.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Kawagoe Ichibangai Shopping Street, Nakacho, Kawagoe 350-0063 Saitama Prefecture

Finish your tour at Kawagoe, the old Tokyo, the old Edo.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mt. Dodaira, Ono, Tokigawa-machi, Hiki-gun 355-0366 Saitama Prefecture

Depending on the day, and if the mountain is accessible I can take you to the summit of Mt. Dodaira. This is by request only and there is also optional paragliding.

Duration: 50 minutes