Rural Discovery Tour - 7 days

Discover the Hospitality of Rural Japan

Our Rural Discovery Independent Tour will introduce you to rural Japan and her people while staying with a Japanese family. Of course you will see some amazing sights but the point is to sit down and talk with Japanese people, learn how Japanese live, and experience something beyond traditional sightseeing. Our rural home-stay tour will give you stories that you will remember long after your photos have faded.

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
  • 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

This video was produced by Susan Macaulay, Creator & Curator of (Amazing Women Rock), when she visited Fukiko’s guest house in 2008.

Speak to your Japan Expert

As with all of our Custom tours, changes can be made to this tour.
We will keep perfecting your itinerary until you’re completely happy and ready to book

Custom tour
Open - Independent Tour
7 days, 6 nights
Minimum of 2 guests
Per Person prices starting at US$ 2,740~ double occupancy for two travelers
Breakfasts: 5 Lunches: 2 Dinners: 3
You will be met at Kansai International Airport, Itami Airport or Shin-Osaka by a member of our staff who will take you to your first destination and hotel. In Kameoka you will be guided by your host family. Also detailed materials as well as support from our experts in Japan will be available for this independent tour.
Home-Stay in Kameoka
Age restrictions: Participants should be at least 12 years old. Everyone younger than 20 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Why Rediscover Tours?

Japan Experts
Rediscover Tours is “People and Culture”
Slow-paced and In-depth
Varied Japanese-style Accommodations
Varied Japanese Cuisine
Rediscover Tours offers visitors a rare chance to truly get to know the Japanese people and to intimately experience the Japanese culture.