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Experience Rural Japan Alongside the Locals.

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Yamagata city/Murayama area

Okitama area

Sakata city, Tsuruoka city, Shonai area

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Active and Artisanal in Yamagata City

An easy, one-day guided cycling tour exploring the traditional side of Yamagata City. Ride to a Japanese garden, a minor holy mountain to explore a hidden shrine, and the artisan district Hirashimizu for a weaving experience.

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Be a Shinto Miko Shrine Maiden For a Day

Experience being a miko, a shrine maiden, for a day at a largely revered shrine. Wear traditional miko clothing, learn about shintoism, create your own lucky amulet and participate in a formal
ceremony, then enjoy a local lunch.

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Dawn Reflections of Rice Paddies Hike

Around the end of May, rice fields of the Okitama region are filled with water. This hike aims to see the sunrise colors the surface of the rice fields and scattered villages below and travel to the summit of Mt. Kumano.

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Discovering Sendai: Anime Expo Special Edition Tour

Boasting deep history and tradition and surrounded by nature, Sendai is a dynamic and fascinating city. On this tour, hit top sightseeing spots and sites of special interest to anime/manga fans. Try hands-on cultural and creative experiences, and enjoy the atmosphere of this vibrant northeastern city.

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Discovering Yamagata: Anime Expo Special Edition Tour

Surrounded by the misty green mountains of northeastern Japan, hit the sightseeing highlights of Yamagata City and nearby areas on this specially crafted tour. Includes hands-on cultural experiences, a visit to a mysterious mountain temple, and a stay in a hot springs village near Mt. Zao.

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Farm to Bar

Experience the fruit kingdom of Yamagata Prefecture. Meet a Yamagata farmer and visit their orchard to harvest fresh fruit, then head to a cocktail bar where the bartender will craft an original cocktail or mocktail just for you!

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Hidden Outdoor Okitama Tour

Interact with the abundant nature of the Okitama region- experience a hot air balloon ride, canoe in picturesque gorges and enjoy a night walking tour through the traditional Akayu onsen district.

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Highlights of Sendai Tour Package

Sendai is a dynamic and historically significant city bursting with culture, history, nature, and tradition. On this tour, hit Sendai’s top sightseeing destinations, experience hands-on cultural, culinary and crafting experiences, and get to know the tradition and culture of this fascinating city.

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Montedio Soccer Tour

Appreciate the annual Sakata Fireworks Festival to its fullest; observe the creation of fireworks by the firework artisans, add the finishing touches of the fireworks for yourself, and watch the spectacular Sakata fireworks display above the Mogami river.

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Rebun Gastronomy Tour

Discover a different side of Japan and experience the vibrant food culture of the island of Rebun, Hokkaido. Immerse yourself in the northern panoramas and get to know the region’s fishing, culinary and cultural history through the experiences of local residents.

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Samurai Story

Cultivate your mind, body and spirit as you experience firsthand how the samurai arts and traditions live on in the present day. In this private eight-day tour, participate in personalized experiences led by masters, whilst being supported by English-speaking guides knowledgeable in martial arts.

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The Arcadian Journey

Embark on a journey to experience the unspoiled wilderness of the Okitama region in rural Yamagata, Japan. Visit the places written about generations past, enjoying the sights, locals, cuisine and culture of the land.

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Yamagata Cycling: Goma Fire Ritual

Tour around Yamagata City by e-bike, enjoy learning about the history and culture and create pottery in the Hirashimizu artisan hamlet. After pottery, visit a local restaurant for a lunch of Yamagata soba.

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Yamagata Cycling: Nature and Craft

Tour around Yamagata City by e-bike, enjoy learning about the history and culture and create pottery in the Hirashimizu artisan hamlet. After pottery, visit a local restaurant for a lunch of Yamagata soba.

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Yonezawa Package Tour: Anime Expo Special Edition

Specially designed for fans of anime, this 3-day 2-night tour covers points of interest in northeastern city Yonezawa, hands-on experiences with traditional crafts and arts, and a pilgrimage to locations featured in the 2024 anime film My Oni Girl, created by highly-acclaimed Studio Colorido.

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