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Winery & Samurai & Onsen! – One-night trip to Yamanashi.


Yamanashi
2 days
up to 11 people
English ( Professional ), Japanese ( Native ), French ( Beginner )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

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!

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Kaori.

  • You can choose what you wants to do from this list. Or please let me know about your members, arrival time and departure time then I can suggest an itinerary for you.
  • Onsen Lodge - There are various onsen lodges from economy to premium. Most of them have their own spring free-flowing for 24 hours.
  • Wineries - there are many wineries and where you can try tasting. Some of which won international award in wine competition for koshyu wine.
  • Erinji temple - a temple at the bottom of Mt.Kentoku from 14th centry. Nobunaga set a fire on this temple when he destroyed Takeda dynasty. A famous phrase from a priest who was lost in this fire 'I never feel hotness after all the training to control mind and body.''
  • Asama shrine - An ancient shrine from 9th century, It was built to calm down the anger of God when Mt.Fuji erupted.
  • Soba making - You can try to make soba in an old house of Koshyu area.
  • Hottarakashi onsen - a public hot spring where you can enjoy the magnificent view over Mt.Fuji.
  • Keitoku-temple - a shrine where the last warrior of Takeda family teminated his life.
  • Amakusa house - a traditional merchant's house, where you can learn traditional lifestyle of commonors in old days.
  • Zabo - The most luxurious lodge in this area, one of the best among I ever stayed. Cozy, traditional facilities with best locations along river. Food and the quality of onsen are incredible.
  • Nishizawa Valley - a beautiful valley with succession of water falls and emerald green water. 2 hours route and 4 hours route.
  • Syousenkyou Valley - a dynamic and mystical valley with unique rocks and rivers. there are rope-ways and tourists attraction around waterfall.
  • Mt.Kentoku - A symbolic mountain in this area, hiking route is thrilling for medium-advanced level.
  • Mt.Daibosatsu - a hiking route best for beginners with 360 view. 4 hours from the bus station close to mountain peak.
  • Fruits picking - In this area, you can try cherry picking (July), and grape picking (end of July-Sep), peach picking (August), Pair picking(August)).
  • Sake brewery - There are two small sake brewery in this area. Also, if you are interested in Suntory Whisky Factory or A brewery for a renowned sake '七賢' we can visit by hiring taxi. (Both situates in Hakusyu, which is 1-2 hour drive from this area))
  • Kosyu zoo - the 4th oldest zoo in Japan. Good for kids!

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What to Expect

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:

Day 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)

Day 2

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

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Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo, or JR Enzan station.
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo, or JR Enzan station.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

・guide fee
・hotel pick up in Tokyo

What‘s not included

・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)

■transportation fee■
・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


■accommodation fee■
・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.

■entrance fee■
・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.

Important

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

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

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.

Can I add more people to my booking?

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.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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