A Unique opportunity to discover the rural side of Japan and share good time with a Japanese person
This is a Unique opportunity to discover the rural side of Japan, in Kameoka (near Kyoto). Fukiko will provide you with a variety of experiences that only she can give. She will cook traditional Japanese dishes for you using fresh ingredients from her organic garden. If you like; she can dress you in one of her beautiful kimonos, Fukiko likes Kimonos very much and owns a fantastic collection. You will also have a chance to meet a Maiko (a geisha in training). Fukiko will also tell you the fascinating story of her family and ancestors.
A stay with Fukiko will introduce you to the Japanese traditions, the strength of the Japanese people, the dedication to excellence… but you will also learn about yourself and how to enjoy life in a traditional Japanese way.
Fukiko’s main rules:
-The house is a non-smoking area
-Guests will stay for a minimum of 2 nights
-No child under 12 is allowed
The opportunities are endless…
● Learn to cook traditional Japanese dishes
● Explore the village by bicycle or on foot, visit Izumo Daijingu Shrine and the Anao Temple which usually do not welcome tourists
● Experience a traditional tea ceremony, try Japanese ikebana (flower arrangement), write Japanese calligraphy, and try to play the Koto (traditional Japanese stringed instrument) with our local cultural experts and artisans
● Enjoy a hands on experience with Fukiko in her organic garden
● Ride riverboats through the Honzu River Gorge, an ancient trade route to Kyoto
● Tour a local sake brewery, a tofu maker, a pottery studio, a antique shop
● Relax at the Hiyoshi Hot Springs, treat yourself to a Shiatsu massage
● Bonsai workshop
● Visit the world’s best whetstone excavation site
● Journey through rice paddies and farmlands to the historic mountain village of Miyama
The tours featured throughout our website are intended to give you ideas for what's possible when you travel with us. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created individually by one of our specialists to match your tastes and budget.
It was our first trip to Japan. Working with Jeff was a pleasure. His knowledge of the country and local contacts were very helpful. Choice...
Working with Jeff at Rediscover Tours was a wonderful experience. He helped me plan a 10 day trip of a lifetime to Japan with my mother...
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Years after years we have selected the best specialists about Japan. They have at least lived a minimum of 10 years in the country. They are here to answer all your questions and to make your tour just the way you want it.
Jeff was born in a south suburb of Chicago named South Holland and lived in Japan for 14 years. He now lives in Commerce Township, Michigan with his wife Yoshimi, son Shota, and daughter Mina. He enjoys playing with his kids, volunteering with his daughter’s marching band, cycling and training & teaching Aikido.
Michiyo was born in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido Prefecture though currently lives in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture. Her main passions in life is traveling all around the world and enjoying their cultures.
Noriko was born in Nagoya. During her childhood she moved around Japan following her father’s office transfer. She especially liked her time in Shizuoka, facing Mt Fuji. She now lives in Minoo (in the suburb of Osaka). Noriko graduated from Hiroshima university. She’s been to Malaysia, Thailand and Europe (Germany and Bulgaria). Her hobbies are hiking, reading and surfing.
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