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2-Day Thatched Roof Craftsman Visit in Ouchijuku and Trekking

  • E-Ticket
  • Private Tour
  • Live Guide

For 1 night and 2 days enjoy the great nature that Aizu has to offer with this tour! From Tokyo time slip back to the Edo period in Ouchijuku. A once flourished post down where feudal lords and soldiers stayed at, the building and the atmosphere really gives the feeling that you went back in time! While at the Ouchijuku village you will be able to have a hands on experience of making thatched roof with of course with the help of a professional thatched roof craftsman. On the next day you will arrive at Kannon-numa, where you will be able to trek around the area. The Kannon-numa Pond is very beautiful area filled with varities of flowers, trees, and wild birds.  The walk around the pond is especially beautiful that you would want to take a picture.

Itinerary Details

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Day 1 Day 1

Stop At: Tokyo

This is 1 night 2 days package tour from Tokyo. Please feel Japanese local atmosphere, and enjoy trekking in spectacular nature. 

Stop At: Ouchijuku

With this tour for the first day you will be traveling from Asakusa station to Aizu-Tajima station. Ticket will be sent to your staying hotel in Tokyo 23 wards. After you arrive Aizu-Tajima station, please take local train towards Yunokami-onsen station. Pick up service will be provided from Yunokami-onsen station to Ouchijuku. 

Stop At: Shimotsuke

Ouchijuku, once a flourished post town during the Edo period (1603 - 1868) where feudal lords and soldiers would stop by at this area during their travels. Restrictions were set by shogunate that required travelers to make their travels on foot so as a result these post towns were developed to help these travelers with food and accommodations. The main road was once called the Aizu West Road or the Shimotsuke Kaido which was an important road due to its connection from the Aizu Wakamatsu (Castle town in Fukushima Prefecture) and Imaichi (Tochigi Prefecture). 

Stop At: Ouchijuku

When visiting the Ouchijuku village you will notice the thatched roof of the building. Usually a thatched roof in Japan can be up to a meter thick and are all hand woven from thick reeds that comes from communal grasslands. They are woven into matts that are tied on to the beams of the house by straw ropes. What makes these roof different is that they are no nails used. Usually the thatched roofs are replaced every 30 or 40 years. As many as 500 people will take part in replacing a single roof. 

Stop At: Kannonnuma Forest Park

At the Kannon-numa Pond Forest Park, you can enjoy many varieties of flowers, trees, and wild birds throughout the year. The walk around the pond is very beautiful and a great place to take pictures with you and the nature. It is especially beautiful when the weather is nice since the pond reflects our world like a mirror giving a gorgeous atmosphere to the area.

Day 2 Day 2

Stop At: Ouchijuku

When visiting the Ouchijuku village you will notice the thatched roof of the building. Usually a thatched roof in Japan can be up to a meter thick and are all hand woven from thick reeds that comes from communal grasslands. They are woven into matts that are tied on to the beams of the house by straw ropes. What makes these roof different is that they are no nails used. Usually the thatched roofs are replaced every 30 or 40 years. As many as 500 people will take part in replacing a single roof.