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Nishio Special Tour

Discover Nishio’s history and take a peaceful brake in an authentic Japanese Tea Room

  • ¥8,000 (2 Participants) 
    Duration:2 Hours
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    The Japanese south-central city of Nishio, also called as the Mikawa’s Little Kyoto, is along with the worldwide known city of Uji (Kyoto), one of the top cities of matcha production.

    First we will enjoy a brief tour around the Nishio’s Historic Museum followed by a pleasant walk through the historic park, accompanied by our local guide.
    Later on, we will make our final stop at an authentic Japanese Tea Room used many years ago by the Japanese nobility, where we will enjoy a wonderful Matcha tea experience.



Little Kyoto Nishio tour (with a drink of matcha) and the Iwase Bunko, the first old book museum in Japan

  • ¥12,000 (4 Participants) 
    Duration:5 Hours 50 min

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    The Mikawa region of Aichi prefecture, which was a crossroad of different cultures, people, and goods between east and west. Nishio city is also known as “Little Kyoto of Mikawa,” Nishio Castle, which was the castle of the Nishio Domain’s , which yields 60,000 koku of rice during the Edo period. It is said to have started from Saijo Castle, which was built by Ashikaga Yoshiuji in the early Kamakura period. The historical park, which conveys the majesty of the castle town, has rebuilt and restored a part of Nishio Castle, where you can enjoy the nature of the four seasons and think about history while looking at historical buildings. It is still a place of relaxation for its citizens.

    “Iwase Bunko”, Japan’s first old book museum, preserves and publishes about 80,000 books in a wide range of fields and eras, from classical books including important cultural properties to modern practical books. We have a unique exhibition where you can learn while experiencing the long history and rich culture of Japanese books.



Unique Matcha Experience in Nishio: Matcha Tour and Matcha Making Experience

  • ¥7,000 (2 Participants) 
    Duration:2 Hours
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    Discover the world of Japanese tea with this amazing experience with a local English-speaking guide.
    From the production process to tasting, you will be able to learn everything you need to know about Nishio’s matcha.



Special Matcha Experience (Tea picking, visiting a factory & casual tea ceremony)

  • ¥10,000 (2 Participants) 
    Duration:3 Hours
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    Nishio competes with Uji for production of matcha. Matcha is part of the samurai culture.

    It is a tea that has been used in “tea ceremony,” and it is a cultural event that the Japanese value as a special tea even today.

    The freshly picked tea leaves of the year are steamed and dried, called “tencha”.

    Matcha is ground in a millstone and powdered. There is no process of rubbing tea leaves like sencha, and it is made with the same careful cultivation and manufacturing method as gyokuro.

    Nishio’s tencha was awarded the best in Japan at the National Tea Fair in 2019.



Unique Matcha Experience : Matcha Tour &Tasting & Casual Ceremony

  • ¥8,000 (2 Participants) 
    Duration:3 Hours
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    Nishio is known for being one of the major production areas of matcha along with Uji (Kyoto) and Kyoto proper.

    The 97% of picked tea leaves is used for Matcha related products in Nishio. Tea ceremony is as part of the samurai culture and Matcha has been used for it. We appreciate Matcha as special tea even today.

    In Nishio, the matcha used for the tea ceremony is hand-picked one by one so that it does not mix with the leaves of the previous year to maintain high quality. The freshly picked tea leaves of the year are steamed and dried, called “tencha”. Matcha is finely ground powder of Tencha leaves by a stone grinder. and Macha is used in tea ceremony.There is no process of rubbing tea leaves like sencha, and it is made with the same careful cultivation and manufacturing method as gyokuro.



Sakushima Art Tour (Let’s enjoy nature and art with your five senses)

  • ¥19,000 (2 Participants) 
    Duration:8 Hours
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    Sakushima is the largest manned island in Mikawa Bay, Sakushima prospered in the olden days of sail boats, during the Edo period,when merchant ships named Sengokubune traveling along the Mikawa Bay would dock at its port while waiting for a favorable wind.

    The town center flourished with the bustling sea activity including fishing. But in recent years the population has declined and only 250 people live here.

    Sakushima started the island revitalization project in 1995. They made use of rich nature of the island for the art installations

    Today, Sakushima has become a popular destination where approximately 100,000 tourists can come to seek out the nature, art and gourmet food of the island.



Nature observation, tumulus, art, Kobo tour of Sakushima

  • ¥13,000 (4 Participants) 
    Duration:8 Hours

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    Sakushima is the largest manned island in Mikawa Bay, Sakushima prospered in the olden days of sail boats, during the Edo period, when merchant ships named Sengokubune traveling along the Mikawa Bay would dock at its port while waiting for a favorable wind.

    The town center flourished with the bustling sea activity including fishing. But in recent years the population has declined and only 250 people live here. Sakushima started the island revitalization project in 1995 with outdoor arts that they make use of the rich nature of the island. Today, it has become a popular destination and approximately 100,000 tourists can come to seek out the nature, art and gourmet food of the island.

    The history of Kobo on Sakushima began around the 5th year of the Taisho era when 88 small Kobo temples were built. Over time, many of them were abandoned and decadent.
    But the art project started to renovate them in 2009. With the help of art, they were reborn.
    Now you can experience 88 Kobo temples pilgrimages to follow the Kobo trails.

    The nature of Sakushima shows various appearances in each season. Plums and cherry blossoms bloom in spring, and hydrangea and marvel-of-peru bloom in summer.
    In fall, the chestnut tigers, known as migrating butterflies, appear and there are sasanqua roads in winter. Black kites, seagulls, and creatures living on the rocky shore coexist with the nature of the island, creating such a beautiful landscape that cannot be seen in towns.



Fishing Boat Cruise and Art Tour in Sakushima (let’s enjoy nature and art with all five senses)

  • ¥23,000 (2 Participants) 
    Duration:8 Hours
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    Sakushima is the largest manned island in Mikawa Bay, Sakushima prospered in the olden days of sail boats, during the Edo period,when merchant ships named Sengokubune traveling along the Mikawa Bay would dock at its port while waiting for a favorable wind.

    The town center flourished with the bustling sea activity including fishing. But in recent years the population has declined and only 250 people live here.

    Sakushima started the island revitalization project in 1995. They made use of rich nature of the island for the art installations

    Today, Sakushima has become a popular destination where approximately 100,000 tourists can come to seek out the nature, art and gourmet food of the island.



Experience Japanese traditional living with ingredients harvested from the nature of Sakushima

  • ¥19,000 (4 Participants) 
    Duration:8 Hours

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    Sakushima is the largest manned island in Mikawa Bay, Sakushima prospered in the olden days of sail boats, during the Edo period, when merchant ships named Sengokubune traveling along the Mikawa Bay would dock at its port while waiting for a favorable wind. The town center flourished with the bustling sea activity including fishing. But in recent years the population has declined and only 250 people live here.

    Sakushima started the island revitalization project in 1995. They made use of rich nature of the island for the art installations Today, Sakushima has become a popular destination where approximately 100,000 tourists can come to seek out the nature, art and gourmet food of the island.

    At the beach-side Nekko Juku,(root school) surrounded by nature, you can play all day while experiencing a traditional rustic lifestyle. The director Mr. Tani opened a school for developing character and personal progression in 2012. He handles the planning and operation of nature experience courses for children. Currently, Nekko Juku‘s activities center around providing a place to have experiences, while teaching the positive aspects of sustainable living and knowledge of how to use natural resources. This program, you can experience a traditional by wood-chopping, campfire-building, cooking rice in a clay pot, making Japanese dishes and miso soup for your lunch. This program provides a lively experience where you can feel a part of it.



Instant Miso Soup Making Experience

  • ¥6,500 (2 Participants) 
    Duration:2 Hours
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    What about having an amazing experience of making instant miso soup like Japanese Samurais did back in the day?

    Learn from our Nishio’s local guide the exciting history of miso and its making process step by step. You will first make a visit to our miso warehouse which has more than 100 years of history and afterwards, you will learn how to became an expert in preparing instant miso soup using our ingredients straight out from our miso warehouse.



Visit tour &Original miso dressing making experience at miso warehouse

  • ¥7,000 (2 Participants) 
    Duration:2 Hours
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    Aichi Prefecture is said to be the home of soybean miso with a history of 1200 years, and Nishio is one of the regions where soybean miso is actively produced.

    Miso Park (Hatoya) has a long history of more than 160 years, and continues to make miso using the traditional method using carefully selected ingredients and koji(malt).

    The current owner is the 9th generation, and it there is an ancestor who became the load of Nishio Castle in the past.