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Exploring Gotemba: Zen Experience and Hidden Gems

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Duration
6 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 10 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
Explore Gotemba, a town at the base of Mt Fuji; try the local food, experience zen, and enjoy the culture of Gotemba.
Highlights
6-hour tour of the Gotemba Area.
Sample local foods and craft beverages.
Personalized Zen experience with an expert in an unforgettable location
Connect with the stories of the historic town at the base of Mt. Fuji
Traditional craft experience at a multigenerational master, indigo artist’s studio
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
An easy day trip outside of Tokyo, Gotemba is a historic town located at the base of Mt. Fuji. Although it’s famous for its impressive outlets, there’s a lot more to discover in Gotemba besides shopping. Spend the day discovering the hidden gems of one of the friendliest cities in Japan. The tour includes a lunch of the local Shizuoka-style soba noodles, a visit to a zen temple, and trying many local foods. During the experience, our expert guide will tell you all about the history and stories of Gotemba. You’ll get a good feel for the town as we walk to and from each location, and enjoy a variety of experiences. During the visit to the zen temple, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in a personal zen experience. The peaceful surroundings and unique experience will leave you feeling refreshed and inspired. We’ll also take a trip to an indigo dying studio, and make a craft with the help of a multigenerational master craftsman. You’ll sample a variety of food and drinks, and get a chance to chat with locals at the various locations. And of course, no trip to this area is complete without sampling some of Shizuoka's famous green tea! Enjoy a day of walking and unforgettable experiences in Gotemba!
Inclusions
Lunch Food stop and some drinks included
Zen experience with an expert
Dining in a local restaurant
Craft experience at a multigenerational master indigo artist studio
Local English - speaking guide
Exclusions
Transportation costs
Additional drinks or food (not included but possible to purchase at guest expense)
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Meet-up details will be sent to your provided email upon booking is confirmed. If you don't receive details, please contact us.
Remarks
Please wear shoes that are comfortable for walking We look forward to seeing you soon!
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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A coastal prefecture located in central Japan between Tokyo and Osaka, Shizuoka is home to Mount Fuji (the highest mountain in Japan), beaches and hot spring resort towns, and a thriving agriculture industry producing some of the most delicious and highly coveted produce in Japan.
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Earliest available date: June 10, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals