MUST-DO

[2days 1 night] Guided Komoro Castle, Hokkokukaido Komoro Post Town; and Nunobiki Kan’non “Haiku” Walk

During this 1 night, 2 day trip, you can explore the unique 400 year-old history of Komoro Castle (one of Japan’s top 100 castles) and Hokkokukaido Komoro Juku post town from the Edo Period (1603-1868) on Day1, and trace the footpath of Zenko-ji Temple pilgrims at Nunobiki Kan’non on Day 2. Day 2 walking to Nunobiki Kan'non, you can try making "haiku" Japanese poet! Your tour will be led by a friendly local English-speaking guide who loves to spend time with travelers!

[2days 1 night] Guided Mt. Asama Ancient Pilgrim Trek

Mt. Asama (2,568m) is one of Japan’s 100 most famous mountains and has been place of worship and pilgrimage since ancient times. This is a special special tour, guided by local professional mountaineers, where you can re-trace the history of Mt. Asama and the paths that pilgrims once took to reach this holy mountain.

Harvesting & Local Food Cooking

This is a great fun program especially for families! . Located in highland with one of the highest sunny weather rates in Japan, Komoro is known for a good production site of variety of highland vegetables, fruits, buckwheat, potatoes etc. In this program, you can enjoy harvesting seasonal ingredients and cook these with a guidance of local cooking teacher. The item for harvesting and cooking menu will be suggested from us according to your interest and seasonal factors.

Guided Nunobiki Kan’non Walk

Trace the footpath of Zenko-ji temple pilgrims at Nunobiki Kan’non with a friendly local guide. Nunobiki Kan'non Temple, an ancient temple on the Zenko-ji Temple Pilgrim Road that is said to date back to the early 8th century. During the walk up to Nunobiki Kan’non, which takes 1.5 hour to the top, visitors can see various ancient pilgrimage remnants including statues of Buddha, as well as sights of breathtaking natural beauty. Enjoy, also, the local legend which has been told for hundreds of years!

Guided Mt. Asama Animal Tracking

This special program, guided by a professional mountaineer, follows the tracks of Asama's mountain wildlife in order to learn about their lives and habitat. Mt. Asama (2,568m), located in Jyoshin’etsu National Park, is one of Japan’s 100 most famous mountains, and is also known for its rich vegetation and wildlife, including Japanese serows that live only in Japan. This program is highly recommended for those seeking a unique mountain trekking experience.

Guided Mt. Asama Ancient Pilgrimage Trek

Located in Jyoshin’etsu National Park, Mt. Asama (2,568m) is one of Japan’s 100 most famous mountains, and has been a place of worship and pilgrimage since ancient times. “Asama” is said to be an archaic Japanese word meaning “fire”. As its name suggests, this volcanic mountain has occasionally erupted since prehistoric times. This is a special program, guided by a professional mountaineer, where you can re-trace the paths that pilgrims once took to reach Mt. Asama.

Komoro Castle Guided Tour

Komoro Castle, with 400 years of history, is one of Japan’s top 100 castles, as well as one of the country’s top 100 cherry blossom viewing spots. The castle is also Japan's only ana jiro (literally, “castle in a hole”). Although the castle structure no longer stands in the compound, you can enjoy the remains of this natural fort continue to provide a fascinating geological perspective.

Hokkokukaido Komoro Juku Guided Tour

Wander the Komoro Juku post town on Hokkokukaido Road from Edo Period (1603-1868) with a friendly and knowledgeful local guide! You can take in the unique atmosphere while perusing local stores selling items such as miso, shoyu, Japanese antiques and kimonos.