Satoyama feast cuisine and Art
What we'll do
”Satoyama” is one of Japan's proudest natural landscapes.
”Satoyama” is a place that has been passed on as a treasure house of diverse flora and fauna and as a beautiful landscape through agriculture and forestry, which were once part of people's daily lives.
This tour offers visitors a chance to enjoy local cuisine in Tamba Sasayama City in Hyogo Prefecture, a popular Satoyama in the Kansai area.
The town is also home to many artists. Watchmakers, potters, jewelry artists, photographers, etc. Most of them moved here from the city because they liked the satoyama here. Let's visit their studios!
Your guide will meet you at the JR Sasayamaguchi station.
It takes about 1.5 hours from Shin-Osaka to JR Sasayamaguchi Station by new rapid train for about 1,200 yen.
From JR Sasayamaguchi station, we will take a hired taxi to the sightseeing spots.
(Transportation fares for a guide and guests are not included.)
( Guide lives in Osaka so please add 2400 yen for a round trip transportation fee for a guide )
- Price per person (tax included)
- 27,500 JPY - / person
- Max participants
- Up to 5 people
- Hosted in English
- Things you need to know before the tour
*The tour fee shows for two or more people. The fee for a single participant will be 40,000 yen.
*The tour fee doesn't include transportation expenses,admission fees and meals/drinks.
Please pay for you and for a guide on the spot.
transportation: better to hire a private car ( I will quote accordingly before your order )
meals/drinks: Satoyama Lunch ( Deluxe course menu ) JPY5800〜 ,Boar meat hot pot for Dinner Please ask.
*The starting time of the tour and the itinerary can be customized.
*The guide is booked for up to 6 hours. Extensions are possible at extra cost.
1Town around Sasayama castle
Sasayama Castle Town, where old-fashioned streets remain and the atmosphere is full of history.There are cafes, grocery stores, and accommodations with a nice atmosphere.
2Local Cuisine Maekawa
The owner, who was born and raised in this area, cooks using a variety of local ingredients. You will be amazed at how delicious and beautiful the food is!
Each dish is carefully prepared and healthy!
3Visit Artist's studio
Many types of artists live in Tamba Sasayama and work in their workshops. If you make a reservation in advance, you can have them show you how they work.
Potters, sword smiths, watchmakers, glassworkers, accessory makers, etc. live here.
4Botan-nabe, a specialty of Tamba Sasayama City
Botan-nabe is the Japanese hot pot dish using wild boar meat.It is rarely seen in urban areas, but is a specialty in the Satoyama.
Botan-nabe with fresh meat is a special winter treat
Unique & Flexible local tour specialist
Hi my name is Hiromi. I am a wife and mother of two kids. I have been working for tour companies since 2001. When I worked in Tokyo, I went on business trips to more than 40 countries. During my business trips, I had opportunities to explore foreign cultures by meeting and communicating with the locals and I enjoyed it a lot. My trips inspired me to decide to introduce my hometown, Osaka, to foreigners. So I moved back to Osaka with my family and now I am a tour guide of Osaka. So far, I have guided various types of tourists ranging from just married couple to big size family. I can not only guide you around famous tourist attractions in Osaka but also take you to hidden gems in Osaka since I was born and raised in Osaka. Also I can guide you to Kyoto and Nara. Please visit my tour page for more details. In case of time conflicts with another group of tourists, please check my availability first via email. I am looking forward to hearing from you!