For 10,000 years
one with the Mountains
A culture in tune with
the land and its seasons,
a wisdom that embraces
even the coldest winter
Explore the breath-taking
natural beauty of the region.
Hike in silent mossy forests immersed in a sacred atmosphere,
Trek to the summits of the Yatsugatake and
enjoy the spectacular view of Mt. Fuji and the three ranges of the Japanese Alps,
Cycle along the foothills of the mountains
through lovely rural villages and terraced rice fields.
Delve into the awe-inspiring and
characteristic local culture.
Cook with the village grannies and prepare unique dishes such
as rustic mochi with perilla sauce or elegant colorful agar cakes,
Spend a day with a famer helping with the harvest,
preparing preserves and eating delicious fresh vegetables,
Visit a producer’s or artisan’s workshop,
observe up-close the technique of a smith and make your own Japanese knife.
History and CultureNature and Outdoor
Suwa Taisha Spiritual cyclingPrice: JPY 5,000 (tax excl.)~ Duration: 3h
Nature and Outdoor
Guided Farming Village Ride (Yatsugatake Cycling)Price: JPY6,000 Duration: 2h (9:30-11:30 or 13:30 -15:30)
History and CultureManufacture and Crafts
Shinshu Saws: Smithy Guided TourPrice: JPY 3,500 ~(tax excl.) Duration: 2h
Nature and OutdoorFoodFamiliesCouplesSummer
Summer Highlights - explore the Yatsugatake mountains and the villages beneath-Schedule: 2 days (1 night)
Nature and OutdoorFoodAutumn
Autumn Highlights - autumn colors and savory food-Schedule: 2 days (1 night)
History and CultureFarming and Everyday lifeSpring
Spring Highlights -a journey into history, gastronomy and spirituality-Schedule: 2days (1 night)