2-Day Thatched Roof Craftsman Visit in Ouchijuku and Trekking

2 day

E-Ticket

Day Trip

Group Tour

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

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. 

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

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. 

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). 

Even though this post town was busy during the Edo period a new national road, the National Highway 121 was constructed far to the east, affected the town drastically due to it. However it could be a blessing of a sort since the buildings and the town itself was left alone preserving its history making it a very popular sightseeing spot in Japan. 

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. 

During this tour you will be able to get a hands on experience on how to make a thatched roof by a veteran craftsman. 

Kannon-numa Walking 

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. There are many paths which you can take to trek around the area, along the way you will find yourself the Dakekannondou Temple which has a lot of stories to tell.
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If you find a better price, we'll match it - just send the details to hertz-support@placepass.com.

Important Details

Included
  • Breakfast on Day 2
  • Dinner on Day 1
  • Taxi from Kannon-numa to Aizu-Tajima station
  • Local guide in Ou chijuku and Kannon-numa
  • Accommodation
Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Tokyo
  • Lunch
  • Local train fare (Aizu-Tajima to Yunokami-onsen, and Yunokami-onsen to Aizu-shimogo) *Approx. 1,500 yen
Departure Point
Asakusa Station
9:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Make sure to bring comfortable clothes for trekking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.