1 Day Home-Visit and Satoyama Experience near Tokyo
IntroductionFujino has the traditional Japanese rural landscape and art sanctuary.
Take a short trip from Tokyo and visit a local family in relaxing country side.
You can experience farming, preserved food cooking, swimming in the river, goats, sheep, or chicken breeding etc.. in this unique Satoyama and learn Japanese original life style. Local family will be welcoming you!
Satoyama is the woods and forest where the nature and humans live together in close synergy. Satoyama are often inhabited by a variety of species adapted to and rely on these landscapes to survive, and to nurture their own culture. They play an important role in sustaining and enhancing biodiversity.
Satoyama represents Japan’s beautiful ancestral homeland. You can think of Japan's children visiting their grandparent's for the summer holiday.
About Art Sanctuary
Many artists live in Fujino as the basement of their art work attracted by the nature of Fujino. There are lots of art events held in Fujino. "Green Love Letter" is a symbol of the art, which is a huge love-letter seen in the green mountains. You will have fun finding many art works dot along the area. It takes more than 3 hours if you walk around the forest, but a local guide will take you to the highlight of the art road in 1 hour where many arts can be found.
What you can expect
・ Guided walking tour in Fujino Art Sanctuary
・ Get pickup by car and move to local home
・ Make lunch using local ingredients with host family
・ Lunch with host family
・ Satoyama Experience
*Examples of Satoyama experience: Walking Satoyama, farming, preserved food cooking, swimming in the river, goats, sheep, or chicken breeding and etc..
*The contents differs depending on the the host and seasons.
*You can not choose the kind of Satoyama Experience.
Price per Person:
1 person: 20,400yen/person
4 persons: 8,900yen/person
5 persons: 8,200yen/person
6 persons or more: 7,700yen/person
*Child must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.
*Children under 4 years old are free.
Tour Style- There will be an English assistance.
- This private program date can be arranged upon your request.
Group SizeMin. 1 person
Max. 15 persons
Tour Itinerary10:10AM Meet with an English assistant at Fujino Station
10:10AM-11:00AM Art Sanctuary walking tour
11:30AM- 1:30PM Making lunch with local host family
1:30PM- 3:00PM Satoyama Experience
3:30PM Drop off at Fujino Station
Please make your own way from/to Fujino Station by public transportation.
◆From Shinjuku Station to Fujino Station
8:17AM Shinjuku Station・・・Take Chuo Line for Takao
9:41AM Takao Station
9:54AM Takao Station・・・Take Chuo Main Line for Matsumoto
10:07AM Fujino Station
◆From Fujino Station to Shinjuku Station or Tokyo Station
3:43PM Fujino Station・・・Take Chuo Main Line for Tokyo
4:51PM Shinjuku Station
5:05PM Tokyo Station
What's Included- English assistance
- Lunch Fee
- Satoyama Experience
What's not Included- Transportation Fee
- Hotel pickup/drop off
Tour TipsThe contents differs depend on the the host and seasons.
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.
Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 3 days prior to the program date.
Reservations cancelled less than 3 days before the program date will incur the following charges:
- Between 2 days: 50% of the program charge
- Cancellation made less than 1 day or on the tour date and no show: 100% of the program charge
*Time is in JST.