Journey to Satoyama woodland in Sasayama

Beautiful Scenery Food & Drink History Insta-worthy Outdoor Activities Shopping
71,500 JPY - / person
About 8 hours
Language: English

What we'll do

This tour would give you the experience unforgettable. Satoyama is a woodland area near the village and a well reserved place for rice field and vegetable farm. People can see the Japanese country side landscape in good old days. Sasayama is located only 70 min. away from Osaka. Taking a local train for a while, you would notice being surrounded by beautiful nature. After taking a walk, please enjoy the mesmerizing French food in a traditional Japanese house which was built 150 years ago. The chef uses the local food and delicately works to serve the wonderful meal. You'd be surprised at the series of dishes like art works. Let's also visit the street with the traditional merchant houses on both sides. They are from about 400 years ago. The new and old houses are well blended and give you a unique atmosphere. Groumet, beautiful landscape and history would be the main factor of this tour.

Meeting Place

Your guide will meet you at the central gate on the first floor of Osaka station. The central gate area is quite wide, so stay in the center of the central gate area near the ticket machines. Your guide will be standing with a name board.


Price per person (tax included)
71,500 JPY - / person
Max participants
Up to 7 people
Hosted in English
Things you need to know before the tour

The tour is held every day except Wednesday. In the case the French restaurant for lunch is already full with the reservation, the tour will not be held.
The tour fee includes
1. Public transportation from JR Osaka station to JR Sasayamaguchi station for return
2. Lunch
3. Chartered taxi to move around in Sasayama

What is included in the tour price
Transportation, Lunch


  1. 1
    Maruyama Village

    A small village of 12 thatched houses. Located in a middle of mountains and a river is running through the village. You can see the beautiful traditional farmers houses and they are well preserved. Let's visit a small shrine which is worshiped by the local people. Please enjoy the nice walk in the serene atmosphere.

  2. 2
    French restaurant "Hiwa no kura"

    Please enjoy the brilliant lunch at a French restaurant in Maruyama village. The chef uses the local food and applies a unique magic on the food. You'd be amazed by the beautiful harmony of the food he works on. The restaurant is in a renovated Japanese traditional house of 150 years. The French food served here would be the unforgettable memory in Japan.

  3. 3
    Kawaramachi old merchant town

    Let's go exploring the old traditional merchant street stretching about 600 meters. You'd feel like you made a time trip to "Edo era" about 400 years ago. Shops and cafes are lining along the street. Your guide will show you around the street and take you to the local shrine with beautiful vermilion gates if you have extra time. You'd forget the time passing being surrounded by the unique architecture.


Master of the way of Japanese incense

Hello! My name is Lee Yukiko. I am a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter. If you would like to experience authentic Japanese culture, joining my tour is the best! I am a KODO master (The way of Japanese incense) and a Japanese dancing master. I have the experience in Noh (Japanese classic performing art), Japanese flower arrangement and the way of tea. I can offer you the experience of KODO which you can seldom see or learn. The experience will never be forgotten. If you would like to have the experience quite magnificent and authentic, I can also take you to a Noh theater reserved all for you. Kimono, Japanese pottery, art are also my love. I'll be a very good person to go shopping with. I am cheerful and friendly and have a deep knowldge in Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara. Please ask me if you would like to spend a wonderful holiday and don't know where to go. I can arrange the tour only for you in accordance with your favorites. My happiness comes from your smile while traveling. I’m going to do my best with my ability of good cultural understanding and hospitality so that the tour will be a memorable one for all of you.

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71,500 JPY - / person