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Harie the Village of Living Water near Lake Biwa



Take a short trip from Kyoto on a local train with Lake Biwa view and explore the village of living water, Harie. This small village has been recently known for its unique lifestyle, with each home having its own crystal-clear water spring called "kabata", which is used as both a well and a kitchen sink.
Your English speaking guide will meet you at Shin-Asahi Station and take you on a tour of the village.
At the village, one of the residents of Harie will also take you to the villagers residence where "kabata" is still used in there daily life and explain about the culture.

After the Harie tour, the guide will also take you to a local sake brewery. The tour will conclude at the Shin Asahi Station and you are free to explore around Lake Biwa if you like.

-Admission fee for guided walking tour in Harie
-Knowledgable local guide
-Friendly English Speaking Guide
-Local sake brewery tour

Price for person:
1 person: 15,600yen
2 persons: 8,900yen
3 persons: 6,700yen
4 persons: 5,600yen
5 persons and more: 4,900yen

For more information please see below:

Tour Detail

Tour Style

This tour is a private tour.
There may be other participants during the guided tour in Harie.

Group Size

Min. 1 person
Max. 10 persons


4 hours

Meeting point

Shin Asahi Station
*1 hour by train from Kyoto Station


Operating Day

Everyday except Monday and Dec. 28th-Jan. 3rd

Tour Itinerary

Morning Tour
8:58AM Depart at Kyoto Station
10:00AM Meet at Shin-Asahi station
Walk to the village
10:20AM-12:00PM Guided Tour in Harie
12:10PM-1:00PM Brewery Tour and Sake Tasting in Sake Brewery
Walk back to Shin-Asahi Station
1:25PM Drop off at Shin-Asahi Station
1:31PM Depart at Shin-Asahi Station
2:34PM Arrive at Kyoto Station

Afternoon Tour
12:30PM Meet at Shin-Asahi Station
Walk to the village
12:50PM-2:30PM Guided Tour in Harie
2:40PM-3:30PM Brewery Tour and Sake Tasting in Sake Brewery
Walk back to Shin-Asahi Station
4:00PM Drop off at Shin-Asahi Station
4:13PM Depart at Shin-Asahi Station
4:57PM Arrive at Kyoto Station

What's Included

-Admission fee for guided walking tour in Harie
-Professional English Speaking Guide
-Sake brewery tour
-Sake tasting

What's not Included

- Foods and Drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Transportation fee

Additional info

- Minimum age is 20 years

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.

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

Cancellation Policy
If you cancel more than 3 days in advance, there are no cancellation fees.
If you cancel 2 days in advance, you will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.
Any cancellation that occurs less than 1 day in advance will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

 *Time is in JST.