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Carve your own Jade Carvings, Jade Carving Workshop

Carve your own Jade Carvings, Jade Carving Workshop

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Take a break from hectic city life for a day with this jade carving experience in Tokyo. In a small group of no more than five people, you can design your own piece of jade then observe as a jade carver and jade sculptor with over 38 years of experience carefully carves your unique design into a stone of your choice. Later, it's hands on as you do all the hand finishing work yourself and transform your design into your very own work of art.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$112.50
Price varies by group size
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$112.50
Price varies by group size
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Custom Made Jade Carvings

Custom Made Jade Carvings

Want to purchase your very own Designed Wearable Jade Carving.  Design and then watch as your Design is drawn onto the stone color you selected, then see your Special Design take shape as Gordon carves your design into Reality, and is then Hand Polished to Perfection.  You go home with a Special Treasure that you personally saw created from the Jade Stone which will last a Lifetime Allow at least 6 to 9 hours for this Activity.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$280.01
Price varies by group size
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$280.01
Price varies by group size
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Rattan Weaving Experience in Saitama

Rattan Weaving Experience in Saitama

Learn about the craft of rattan weaving during this workshop in Saitama. Travel outside the heart of central Tokyo by train to try your hand at weaving a pair of rattan coasters. Get advice from a guide including step-by-step instructions. No prior experience is necessary. Browse the rattan shop after the workshop for expertly crafted pieces.
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  • 2 hours
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$49.50
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$49.50

Private Tour - The BONSAI tour

Private Tour - The BONSAI tour

Learn all about the Japanese bonsai trees on a private tour of the Omiya Bonsai Village. Visit several bonsai gardens to get a feel for the range of trees in Japan and stroll through the Omiya Bonsai Art Musem to see the mini trees from multiple angles. This tour is a great way to get a closer look at Japan’s bonsai culture and perhaps purchase one for your home.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.50
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$97.50
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Get to know the unique Japanese culture

Get to know the unique Japanese culture "TATAMi"! Factory tour and experience handmade tatami

You can see the tatami production site with the guidance of tatami artisans. We can manufacture interior mini tatami mats (size 20 x 20 cm, thickness 20 ~ 30 mm). After the experience, there is also a tea break service on the edge of the tatami mat. If you wish, there are souvenirs
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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$39.00

Private Tour - Ogawamachi: The Land of Washi Paper and Sake Brewing

Private Tour - Ogawamachi: The Land of Washi Paper and Sake Brewing

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Experience the traditions of Ogawamachi on this private half-day excursion. After meeting up with an informative local guide, explore traditional paper making at Saitama traditional crafts Hall and the UNESCO-designated Kadokura Japanese Paper shop. Then stop by three sake breweries and the facilities of an organic beer maker to taste delicious regional beverages.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$141.38
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$141.38
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Custom Carved Eternity Friendship Pendants

Custom Carved Eternity Friendship Pendants

As a Couple you can purchase very Special Jade Eternity Twists.  Choose a Twist Design then select the your Special Jade stone.. Then see your your Eternity Twists take shape as Gordon carves them both into Reality, and Hand Polished to Perfection ( or you can choose to polish yourself.) - You go home with Special Treasures that you both personally saw created from the Jade Stone which will last a Lifetime together. Allow at least 9 hours or more for this Activity
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$500.02
per group
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$500.02
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Metropolitan area Outer Underground Discharge Channel Tour

Metropolitan area Outer Underground Discharge Channel Tour

Find out what the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel is considered the world's largest underground river, running 50 m below Tokyo's surface is like. The facility stores floodwater in the underground tank, then discharges it into Edogawa river. This 1 hour tour covers the highlights of the facility, focusing on the main tank known as the Underground Shrine. Specialist Underground Shrine Concierges will be your tour guide and show you around in Japanese. Free smartphone app is available on apple store and google play. wear sneakers and close that you don't mind getting dirty. When the facility is in operation or being prepared for operation, the tour routes may be changed. After flood, water has been stored in the facility, the facility will be operational for several days in order to drain water. Even if the weather is fine on the day of the tour, participants may not be able to visit the underground pressure-adjusting water tank.
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  • 1 hour
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$9.75
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$9.75

Ceramic Plate Creating Workshop in Saitama

Ceramic Plate Creating Workshop in Saitama

Leave Japan with a souvenir that has more meaning than something you bought in a shop—and get a taste of authentic Japanese craftsmanship—with this ceramic plate workshop experience. Under the guidance of award-winning artists, create your original ceramic plate by shaping a clay slab on which you can freely engrave patterns and press various molds to express your creativity.
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  • 2 hours
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$45.00
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$45.00

Bonsai Museum & Bonsai Experience

Bonsai Museum & Bonsai Experience

Bonsai is one of the traditional arts which represent Japan. The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum is a must place for Bonsai /Japanese Garden lovers. At Bonsai village Bonsai classes are held for the beginner(reservation needed). Opened in 2010  as the first bonsai museum, Omiya Bonsai Museum consists of Collection Gallery, Bonsai Garden and Bonsai Terrace on 2F. At Collection gallery Bonsai culture is introduced through monthly displays of bonsai pot, stone, and seasonal Bonsai. Collection gallery leads to Bonsai garden displaying 60 seasonal Bonsai outside. Some can be viewed from all angles and photographed. After the museum we walk around the very calm Bonsai village spotted with houses having pretty garden where pine trees and other flower trees are neatly well kept. Among them there are 5 Bonsai gardens where Bonsai are created by each owner, displayed inside and sold, the staff will explain about how to take care Bonsai.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.51
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$175.51
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Private Tour - Make Your Very Own Japanese Doll in the Town of Dolls

Private Tour - Make Your Very Own Japanese Doll in the Town of Dolls

Truly beautiful and elegant Japanese dolls and great local food. Iwatsuki, a town which produces more Japanese dolls than anywhere else in Japan, is located to the east of Saitama city, and is known as the Town of Dolls. Japanese dolls are artistically valuable for their gentle features and beautiful costumes. On this tour you will see Japanese dolls from every decade of the past 400 years, and also get the chance to make your own doll! With your otomo tour guide to help you with translating, you can choose your favorite color and pattern for the kimono to dress your doll in. Do not forget to try Iwatsuki's local soul food; tofu ramen as well. The local restaurant you will be visiting on this tour became famous for serving the best tofu ramen in Saitama.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.75
Price varies by group size
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$87.75
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* ◆ Paper making experience ◆ * Single-sheet original decoration 1 piece (30cm × 42cm) course

* ◆ Paper making experience ◆ * Single-sheet original decoration 1 piece (30cm × 42cm) course

◆ Tokigawa Branding Studio ◆ Handmade Washi Tanino ◆ Our studio is located in Sankai, blessed with the abundant water source of the Ikugawa River. Handmade Japanese paper has been made for a long time in this area located in the northwestern part of Saitama prefecture. Handmade Japanese paper is made mainly of natural materials such as mulberry, and craftsmen make it carefully one by one. Handmade washi, born from the harmony of people and nature, is tough, friendly to the environment and people, And because it has a beautiful texture, it fits into your life in a wide range of applications. ◆ Paper making experience ◆ It is a girder made of bamboo and kayago, and scoops the underwater fibers of the boat. We entangle the fibers of the mulberry evenly and make paper of appropriate thickness. You can decorate the made washi with colored paper. Then, paste the dehydrated paper on a paper or iron plate and dry it. During the time until the finished work dries (about 1 hour), you can also take a walk around the area and guide you to a restaurant (excluding extra cost)
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.50
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$19.50

Private Tour - Places Related to Japanese Gods and Mythical Creatures

Private Tour - Places Related to Japanese Gods and Mythical Creatures

This is a great pick for travelers interested in spirituality, and ancient Japan. Enjoy the company of a private guide who provides fascinating insights that you likely wouldn’t discover alone. Learn about Japanese gods, ancient myths, and local rituals. Visit multiple shrines, including Hikawa Shrine, Sessha Monkyakujin Shrine, and even Omiya Park Zoo, where you’ll see animals featured in old Japanese myths. A highlight of the tour is trying out an ancient craft—carving a magatama pendant.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.75
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$87.75
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Samurai ・ samurai song and dance Traditional Japanese performing arts experience

Samurai ・ samurai song and dance Traditional Japanese performing arts experience

Samurai ・ samurai songs and dance Samurai song & dance Experience traditional Japanese performing arts Traditional Japanese Performances Experience Enjoy SAMURAI Song "SIGIN" & dance "GINBU" Please experience the Samurai song "Psalms" and the Samurai song "Samurai" by all means. Please enjoy "Psalms" and "Samurai Dance", which is said to be the martial arts of Japanese heart singing voice.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.00
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$78.00

[Samurai song & dance ] Traditional Japanese Performances Experience

[ Samurai song & dance ] Traditional Japanese Performances Experience

Samurai song & dance Traditional Japanese Performances Experience Enjoy SAMURAI Song「SIGIN」& dance「GINBU」 Time required  2hours 30 minutes *Pick up at Okegawa station (Takasaki line)  【20 minutes】Tea time (green tea) Enjoy the green tea and sweets you usually drink at home in Japan  【20 minutes】Wear Kimono and Hakama。We have various those. Of cource I will heip to wear those.Those is a Japanese traditional costume that is commonly regarded as the most formal attire for men at present.  【20 minutes】 Sing SHIGIN Wear Kimono and Hakama。katana[sword]  【20 minutes】 Dance GINBU  【20 minutes】 Take pictures  【40 minutes】 Have lunch   Japanese local casual restaurant, very popular!    Please choose one of them, Katsudon(pork cutlet on rice) or Japanese     noodle Soba with Ikaten(squid Tempura).    Lunch fee includes the tour fee 8000yen.  *Our staff take you to Okegawa station by bus.  *In case you want to go to Kawagoe, we take you to the bus terminal.  
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

Omiya 1-Day Moss Ball workshop & BONSAI TOUR

Omiya 1-Day Moss Ball workshop & BONSAI TOUR

Enjoy making "Kokedama" moss ball after visiting The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Bonsai nurseries, the Bonsai restaurant. ~ Highlights of this tour ~ ・Meets at JR Toro station in Saitama. *Hotel pick-up and drop-off are extra charge. ・Visit The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum ・Visit Bonsai nurseries ・Lunch at the Bonsai Restaurant Omiya ・"Kokedama" Moss Ball Making Workshop ・Short walk at the Omiya Park ・Concludes at JR Omiya station
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.31
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$144.31

Private Tour - Relaxing, Trendy and Kawaii Stuff in Tokorozawa

Private Tour - Relaxing, Trendy and Kawaii Stuff in Tokorozawa

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Feel beautiful and relaxed from the inside out! otomo has created a tour, conducted in Saitama Prefecture, to make our guests feel relaxed and beautiful from the inside out. You will begin the tour with a visit to a herb garden. You can touch and smell the herbs and even try dishes that use herbs for seasoning. Herbal scents make us feel relaxed, and this tends to show in our expressions. After feeling refreshed and relaxed, move onto Tove Jansson Akebono Children's Forest Park which is a Moomin-themed park! Wander into the world of the Moomin family and their friends and take photos in unique locations and some hidden locations that your tour guide will show you. At the end of the tour, treat yourself to a delicious cheesecake.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$126.75
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$126.75
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Bonsai Tour with a local Expert Guide !!

Bonsai Tour with a local Expert Guide !!

This tour goes around Omiya Bonsai Village which is well known as the hometown of Bonsai !! We visit "Bonsai museum" and a couple of nurseries. You can learn Japanese Bonsai culture and how bonsai works. Also, your guide teaches techniques of looking and feel Bonsai. You also have a chance to learn how you can grow Bonsai. Please enjoy going through Bonsai art world !! < Bonsai museum > The Saitama City Bonsai Museum is the world's first public bonsai museum, opened in 2010. It collects about 200 pots of bonsai, bonsai tray, water stones, and ukiyo-e, etc. There is a bonsai garden, usually displayed 60-70 bonsai. Some bonsai can be viewed from all angles, so you can enjoy their different views from both the front and back.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
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$150.00
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Private Tour - Nagatoro's Exquisite View Over a Float Down the River

Private Tour - Nagatoro's Exquisite View Over a Float Down the River

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Try the local street food and visit a power spot as well. Nagatoro in Saitama Prefecture is famous for its beautiful canyon. The layered rock formations, known as iwadatami, show us the long history of this planet and the power of nature. On this tour you will enjoy a boat ride through the canyon, taking in its fantastic scenery. Your otomo tour guide will also take you to a museum where you can learn about Nagatoro's natural environment. They will translate anything you need to know if you need help! Make sure you make the most of the local food too - we recommend you try the fantastic shaved ice! The Hodosan Shrine you will be visiting is a great tourist destination and was given a star by the highly trusted Michilen Green Guide.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.75
Price varies by group size
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$87.75
Price varies by group size
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Private Tour - A Day Surrounded by Traditional Architecture and Ukiyo-e

Private Tour - A Day Surrounded by Traditional Architecture and Ukiyo-e

This is a great choice for first-time visitors to Kamakura. Immerse yourself in local cuisine and culture by going on a comprehensive guided tour. Save hours of research time and enjoy insights and tips from your guide. Top sights you’ll visit include Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and the Great Buddha of Kamakura. A highlight of the tour is visiting Komachi Street, where you’ll discover local gourmet food.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.38
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$102.38
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Private Tour - An adventure in The World of Tea, Iruma

Private Tour - An adventure in The World of Tea, Iruma

Use your five senses to enjoy Iruma's delicious tea! Sayama tea, produced in Saitama Prefecture, is one of the three famous teas of Japan, and is characterized by its richness in taste and deep bitterness. Be prepared to use your five senses to fully enjoy sayama tea on this tour! First of all, you will be taken to see the green carpet of the largest tea plantation in the Kanto region of Japan. Then you will head to the tea museum where you can see, touch and smell tea, and also learn about the history of tea, how sayama tea is made, and what makes it unique. You will not miss out on anything with the help of your personal translator; your otomo tour guide! Finally, taste the tea. Tasting tea flavored food is just as fun as drinking tea!
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$136.51
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$136.51
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Private Tour - Time travel to a post town of the Edo period, Urawa!

Private Tour - Time travel to a post town of the Edo period, Urawa!

Having thrived as a post town when people mainly traveled on foot or rode a horse, Urawa still has a lot of spots where you can feel the vibe of the Edo period (17th-19th century). You will visit a rare shrine that worships a rabbit as a god. Travelers in the Edo period might also have prayed here for the luck of their trip. After praying to the rabbit god, you will try the ancient travelers' favorite food, Kabayaki, a fluffy grilled eel with traditional sauce! Afterwards, you will explore a nostalgic shopping arcade, and chill in a café renovated from an old Japanese house. Let’s go on a trip to a post town and enjoy the ambience of ancient travelers, of course with your otomo guide!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.50
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$97.50
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Tokyo Countryside Tours Temple Stay

Tokyo Countryside Tours Temple Stay

So near to Tokyo but it feels like another world. Come to the old Japan. The Japan that hasn't changed for thousands of years. Tour through the rice paddies and into the thick green, moss covered mountains beyond. Explore the ancients temples, dine on the iwana fish and stay with friendly Zen Buddhist monks, deep in the mountains. Enjoy delicious temple food and open your mind to the practice of Zen meditation. You will leave Japan refreshed. Memories of the true beauty of rural Japan.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$240.01
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$240.01
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 Romantic Tour In Saitama

Romantic Tour In Saitama

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Have you heard about the Kinchakuda Higanbana Fields? There are numerous spots perfect for seeing autumn leaves, and you shouldn’t miss the chance to view the fiery red Higanbana which are also called red spider lily in English. You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Why is Saitama famous for its "Bonsai"? Why does it attract visitors around the world every year? Did you know Hikawa Shrine has a history of 1,500 years and five deities are enshrined? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Saitama. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
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  • 2 hours
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$479.93
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