The area nearby JR Enzan station called Kosyu(甲州) is the hometown of a famous samurai warrior: Shingen Takeda. It is just 1.5 hours by express from Shinjuku station. Here, you can find various kinds of onsen, wineries, fruit orchards, temples, hiking route with magnificent view towards Mt.Fuji and museums. If you stay in Tokyo more than 3 nights, switch one night to stay here!
Feel free to personalize this offer with Kaori.
In this tour, you can see, taste, feel, hear, and learn the beauty of Japanese traditional culture. This is the place to meet demands of Japanese culture enthusiasts such as samurai lover, sake lover, onsen lover and so on.
I presume, it is not ranking in high position in western guide books, however this area definitely is a famous tourist destination among Japanese old people.
Here is an example for itinerary,
Model Course 1:
10:00 meeting up at your hotel in Tokyo
10:00-12:00 transfer to Enzan station by express.
12:00-14:00 soba making and lunch
14:00-15:30 sightseeing temples and local town nearby enzan station
15:30-17:30 winery visit & tasting
18:00 arrive at Onsen lodge - enjoy onsen and dinner
(22:00 short tour to enjoy the night view of Kofu)
10:00 leave onsen lodge to Nishizawa valley
10:30-12:30 Hiking in Niahizawa valley
13:00 Lunch nearby Erinji temple
13:00-15:00 Ernji- temple and stroll around the area
16:00 come back to Enzan station and take express to Tokyo
18:00 dismiss at your hotel in Tokyo
・hotel pick up in Tokyo
・transportation fee (for you and your guide) please see the list below for reference.
・accommodation fee (for you and your guide) please see the list below for reference.
・entrance fee (for you and your guide) please see the list below for reference.
・other activity fee (for you)
・7,000 yen/person from Sjinjuku-Enzan by an express (return ticket)
・taxi hiring upon requests (per vehicle, up to 7 person) : 4H 28,000 yen～, 6H 31,760 yen～ 8H 44,540 yen～
* price ranges according to season, and capacity
・bus (return from Enzan station)
Erinji temple 540 yen
Nishizawa valley 960 yen
Shyouseinkyou valley 1,600 yen (incld train from enzan st. to kofu st.)
Hottarakashi onsen 200 yen
・8,000 yen- 40,000 yen / per night, per person including dinner and breakfast, and onsen, excluding tax.
* guide will stay in an economy hotel near guest's hotel up to 10,000 yen.
・You can choose western-style hotel without onsen too. Please tell your requests for accommodation.
・Guide will suggest best 3 hotel in this area according to your requests and itinerary. Then you should book rooms by yourself by using external websites. The guide will support hotel booking by inquiring things to hotel upon your requests.
・winery visit free ~ 3,000 yen including tasting
・Erinji temple : 300 yen for temple, 700 yen for both temple and gallery.
・Asama shrine : free
・Hottarakashi onsen : 800 yen + extra if you rent bath towel
・Peach picking 1200 yen per half an hour
・Grape picking 3,000 yen~
・Soba cooking ~3,000 yen + 2.600 yen for lunch set (price for activity per person will be half if no. of participants are more than 3)
please inquire for other activities.
For a customized tour, I recommend you to book in at least 7 days advance for the best preparation. However, if you already are in Tokyo, please just message me. I will see what I can do.
・As the distance between each tourist spots is far, we will use taxi from points to points. You can do car hiring for hours if you want. Please see the price list below.
・We can also use public transportation only to make your trip economic. You simply need to take more time and bit of energy.
・Recommended length of duration to spend in this area is 2 days but I can also create itinerary If you want one day visit from Tokyo. Please do not hesitate to ask for that.
・You can choose accommodation with private onsen basin attached to your room. Even though you are not get used to share bath with strangers, please do not worry. read more
Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email
After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.
Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.
No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.