Hike like a Ninja and experience a Japanese traditional house from the Edo period

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Hike like a Ninja and experience a Japanese traditional house from the Edo period

Hike the field in Japanese traditional shoes, Jikatabi, that Ninjas also used to wear. After visiting Kaiganji Temple where beautiful stone Buddha statues are located, you can enjoy lunch at a cafe run inside a former-school building with a blend of Japanese and Western styles. You will then move to the traditional Japanese houses “Nakaya” and “Yushisha” that offer various workshop programs such as Japanese sweets cooking, rice planting, rice harvesting, bamboo craft or doll making, to experince the good old culture at a Japanese agricultural village.

Kaiganji Temple (Sudama town, Hokuto city, Yamanashi prefecture)

Kaiganji is a temple of the Rinzai school and known for the group of beautiful stone Buddha statues. You can feel the solemn, mystic atmosphere inside the temple, which is surrounded by nature.


Sandai Kosha Fureai no Sato (Sudama town, Hokuto city, Yamanashi prefecture)

Sandai Kosha means three generations of school buildings. Literally, this facility is composed of three former school buildings all wooden and in the modern-western style but built in different historical periods, Meiji, Taisho and Showa. Each building has been renovated into a tourist facility in which a vegetable market, a restaurant, cafe and an inn are run. The cherry blossoms in the school ground are in beautiful full bloom in spring.


Tsugane Gakko (Sudama town, Hokuto city, Yamanashi prefecture)

Gakko means school. This is a former school building in a pseudo-western style built in 1876 and currently used as a history museum. Materials related to schooling in olden times and the local history are exhibited here. The ground floor functions as a cafe and a gallery. Designated as a cultural property of Yamanashi prefecture.


Cafe Meiji Gakko (Sudama town, Hokuto city, Yamanashi prefecture)

You can enjoy coffee and lunch full of local vegetables at this cafe. The shaved ice served only in summer uses natural ice and is very popular.


Oishii Gakko (Sudama town, Hokuto city, Yamanashi prefecture)

This facility is one of the renovated school buildings in Sendai Kosha Fureai no Sato. It contains two restaurants (one for Japanese dishes, the other for the western dishes), a bakery, an agricultural and wine market, an inn and a public herbal bath.


Taishokan (Sudama town, Hokuto city, Yamanashi prefecture)

This facility is a renovated wooden school called Kyu Tsugane Gakko, built in 1925. Local people will be the instructors of all the programs such as local noodle (Hoto) making, soba making, rice planting and harvesting.


Kominka Nakaya (Sudama town, Hokuto city, Yamanashi prefecture)

This accomodation is a renovated traditional old house from the late Edo period. It offers meals around the hearth, agricultural experiences such as rice planting and harvesting as well as cultural programs including bamboo crafts and wood cutting.
Plan Detail
Meeting place Meet at Moegi no Mura, Finish at Nakaya or Yushisha
Duration 1 April ~31 October
Excluded dates Wednesday and Thursday in April, May, June and October
Timing 9:00〜17:00
Group size 2~10 people
Minimum no. of participants 2 adults
Price From 18,000 yen per adult
Contact for reservation Inquires to Yatsugatake Tourism Management
Tel: 0551-48-3457
Email: info@yatsugatake-tm.com
Application deadline 4 days before departure
Cancellation terms Up to 2 days before: Free, Day before: 20% of tour fee, On the day 50%, No contact before meeting time and no show: 100%
Special gift  Traditional Tabi shoes
Fees included in price Guides, lunch, workshops, Jikatabi shoes
Age Elementary school child and above
Weather Cancellation or route change may occur in the event of a bad weather
Other Route may change depanding on the road conditions
Moegi no Mura 9:00---9:40Kaiganji Temple/Hiking Trail11:40---12:00Tsugane Gakko (School) 13:30 ---14:00 Japanese traditional houses "Nakaya" "Yushisha" 16:30---17:00 Roadside Station Kobuchizawa
This is an outdoor guided tour recommended by the Yatsugatake Tourism Zone. For those involved in tourism, please feel free to use the Yatsugatake Tourism Zone for activities. We can also help answer any questions that you may have about local tourism spots or facilities. Please do not hesitate to contact us.