Experience the warmth of rural Japan on this adventure for the whole family

Family Adventure: Treasures of Japan's Heartland

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Family Adventure: Treasures of Japan's Heartland

A family tour with amazing insights into Japan’s traditions, with unparalleled local connections



  • Visit some of the best rural regions and old capitals of Japan
  • Meet free-roaming animals - Japanese deer and macaques
  • Explore the peaceful countryside of the first capital of Japan
  • Harvesting seasonal vegetables with local farmers
  • Pottery making experience at one of the ancient kilns in the rural community
  • Scenic boat ride along the Hozu River down to Arashiyama in Kyoto
  • Make your own paper lantern at the oldest studio in Kyoto
  • A thrilling Taiko drumming lesson with a famous professional team

Our tour offers a fascinating insight into the Kansai area, heartland of Japan's culture and history. It offers a whole range of experiences from the urban sights of imperial Kyoto to rural immersion in the communities of Asuka and Sasayama. Our family adventure draws on Oku Japan's strong links with local people and the individuals we know personally. We include destinations and experiences which will delight children - Japanese drumming, feeding the free-roaming deer of Nara Park, creating their own pottery and paper lantern. But all of these are fun for adults, too! The scenic boat ride along the Hozu River complements these destinations and activities. Sharing wonderful moments with local people, families will create memories to be cherished forever. We want families to enjoy unique opportunities for family bonding, experiencing the warmth of rural Japan.

  • Child rates: JPY275000 / GBP1940 / USD2550 / CAD3440 / AUD3440 / EUR2200
  • Suitable for children aged 5 and upwards.
  • Child rates apply to those under the age of 18 at the time of travel. Single room occupancy is not available to those paying child rates.


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