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2-Day Thatched Roof Craftsman Visit in Ouchijuku and Trekking

  • E-Ticket
  • Day Trip
  • Group Tour
  • 48 hr

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

Day 1: Day 1

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

Pass By: Ouchijuku, Ouchi, Shimogo-machi, Minamiaizu-gun 969-5207 Fukushima Prefecture
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. 

Pass By: Shimotsuke, Shimotsuke, Tochigi Prefecture, Kanto
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). 

Pass By: Ouchijuku, Ouchi, Shimogo-machi, Minamiaizu-gun 969-5207 Fukushima Prefecture
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. 

Pass By: Kannonnuma Forest Park, Nagurasawa, Shimogo-machi, Minamiaizu-gun 969-5335 Fukushima Prefecture
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.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Day 2

Pass By: Ouchijuku, Ouchi, Shimogo-machi, Minamiaizu-gun 969-5207 Fukushima Prefecture
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. 

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.