For 10,000 years
one with the Mountains

What is Yamaura?

A culture in tune with
the land and its seasons,
a wisdom that embraces
even the coldest winter

What is Yamaura?

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.

What is Yamaura?

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.

What is Yamaura?


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    Chinotabi is suspending all reservations until further notice

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Our Adventures

  • Manufacture and CraftsFoodFarming and Everyday lifeFarming and Everyday life

    Miso Making over an Open Fire(Currently Suspended)

    Price: JPY 7,000 Duration: 4h
  • History and CultureManufacture and Crafts

    Shinshu Saws: Smithy Guided Tour (Currently Suspended)

    Price: JPY 3,500 ~(tax excl.) Duration: 2h
  • Farming and Everyday life

    Rural Village Stay (Currently Suspended)

    Price: JPY 10,000 (tax excl.)~ Duration: 1 night (14:00~next day 9:00 OR 16:00~next day 11:00)
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Model Itineraries

  • History and CultureFood

    Journey into the frosty food tradition of the Yamaura

    Schedule: 2 days 1 night
  • History and CultureFoodFarming and Everyday lifeFamiliesCouples

    Authentic Rural Japan Experience [Yamaura Stay- Kiyomizu & Hanato] 3 days 2 nights

    Schedule: 2 nights 3 days
  • Nature and OutdoorFoodFarming and Everyday lifeFamiliesCouples

    Long stay at a crossroad village [Yamaura Stay- Shibumichi] 3 nights 4 days

    Schedule: 3 nights 4 days
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