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2 Day Japan Heritage Tour in Ashikaga and Kiryu from Asakusa

2019.02.28

Introduction

Kiryu is known for its silk industry in old histories. There Japanese women have made their living by sericulturing, reeling, texturing and the women were the bossez of the family unlike the other parts of Japan.
Walking in to the fabric factory and seeing their work in the town, you can imagine the old days in the period. In this tour, the local guide will show you around the town, stop by the fabric factory where you can try textiling or dying and feel the culture in the area. After the walking tour, visit “Hotokuji Temple” and try Zen meditation.
Discover yourself in the quiet temple. Zen meditation may not be available in the high seasons because the temple is also known for its beautiful view. The temple allows visitor to gong the temple buddhist bell. That would be a very rare experience.

On the second day, you will visit Ashikaga city. Ashikaga School is known as the oldest school of Japan. Ashikaga Orihime Shrine, a beautiful shrine located on the hill of Ashikaga city, Walking up to 299 steps, you will be able to see the Ashikaga city from the hill. After walking the Ashikaga town and enjoyed local food, you will enjoy wine tasting at Coco farm winery and back to Tokyo feeling a little tipsy.
If you are tired of busy cities and have some extra time, why don’t you visit Kiryu and Ashikaga and feel the deep Japan? The knowledgable local guide will assist your journey and help you learn and feel the Japanese culture.

Highlights:
- Easy access from Asakusa, Tokyo
- Friendly and informative local English speaking guide
- Traditional Japanese cuisine or French cuisine for lunch on day 1
- Zen meditation in the Houtokuji Temple
- Winery Tour and tasting in the Coco farm winery
- 1 night accommodation in Kiryu (Business Hotel)
*Zen meditation may not be available in the high seasons

Price per person:
20% off from this price if you book now!
Group of 2 persons: 64,600 yen
Group of 3 persons: 51,200 yen
Group of 4 persons: 46,000 yen
Group of 5 persons: 41,700 yen
Group of 6 persons: 38,500 yen

For more information please see below:

Tour Detail

Tour Style

This tour is a private tour

Group Size

Min. 2 persons
Max. 6 persons

Duration

2 days

Meeting point

Shinkiryu Station
*Train tickets from Asakusa Station to Shinkiryu Station will be sent to your hotel in Tokyo.

Map

Operating Day

Every day except for Monday

Tour Itinerary

-Day 1-
*Make your own way to Tobu Asakusa Station
9:40AM Deeparture at Tobu Asakusa Station
11:25AM Arrival at Shin-Kiryu Station
*Meet your guide at Shin-Kiryu Station
11:40AM-12:40PM Lunch (Japanese or French)
1:00PM- 2:00PM Fabric Factory tour and dying experience
2:00PM- 3:30PM Town Walking in Kiryu Historical Street
4:00PM- 5:00PM Zen Meditation in Hotokuji Temple
*Zen meditation may not be available in the high seasons
5:30PM Check-in at a hotel in front of JR Kiryu Station

-Day 2-
9:27AM Departure at JR Kiryu Station
9:42AM Arrival at JR Ashikaga Station
*Meet your guide at JR Ahikaga Station
9:45AM-12:00PM Ashikaga Town Walking
-Ashikaga Gakko ~The oldest school in Japan~
-Bannaji Temple ~
-Ashikaga Orihime Shrine ~
12:00PM-1:00PM Lunch at a local restaurant in Ashikaga
1:40PM-3:40PM Winery tour and tasting in the Coco farm winery
4:10PM Arrival at TOBU Ashikaga-shi Station
4:37PM Departure at TOBU Ashikaga-shi Station
5:54PM Arrival at Asakusa Station
*Tour concludes at Asakusa Station

What's Included

- English-speaking guide
- Express train ticket from Asakusa to Shinkiryu
- Express train tickets from Ashikagashi Station to Asakusa Station
- Local guide in Kiryu
- Lunch
- Zen meditation experience in Hotokuji Temple
*Zen meditation may not be available in the high seasons
- Accommodation in Kiryu
- Admission fees
- Transportation fees from/to Coco farm winery

What's not Included

- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Breakfast
- Dinner
- Train fee from JR Kiryu Station to JR Ashikaga Station(200yen)
- Drinks

Additional info

- Your express train tickets and information pack will be sent to your hotel in Tokyo
- Price for adults will applicable for children over 5 years old

Tour Tips

Booking process
1. Please contact us for availability through ‘BOOK IT’ button below.
2. We will check the availability and come back to you within 1 business day.
3. Payment request will be sent.
4. Reservation is done upon receiving your payment. Confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.

Payment
- Fees shall be paid through Credit Card. Currently no other payment method is accepted.

Cancellation Policy
Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 15 days prior to the program date.
Reservations cancelled less than 14 days before the program date will incur the following charges:
- Between 14 days and 8 days: 20% of the program charge

- Between 7 days and 2 days: 30% of the program charge

- The day before the date of travel: 50% of the program charge
- Less than a day or no show: 100% of the program charge

 *Time is in JST.