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Iiyama: Nostalgic Satoyama Experience

Off the Beaten Path
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How about exploring Japan's countryside "satoyama", where people live in harmony with nature? A trip to Iiyama would be an unforgettable experience for you. The lake Hokuryu is a heart-shaped serene lake in a deep forest. You'll enjoy taxi driving along the Chikuma river, where you'll find many photogenic landscapes. Visiting a doll museum or some temples in Iiyama will also soothe your mind.

Nagano Tour Guide - Emi F.
Emi F.
5.00 / 5
(7 reviews)
10:00 AM

Meeting Point

Iiyama Station

- Your guide will meet you at the Shinkansen gate. We rent an e-bike if weather is fine.

10:20 AM

Shojuan Temple

Iiyama has many Buddhist temples. We visit one of them.

11:30 AM

Lunch

Guide recommends the best restaurant you'll like. Would you like to try eel rice?

12:40 AM

Takahashi Mayumi Doll Museum

You will encounter cute dolls, all of which reflect local people's everyday life. You must be impressed with their comical expressions, clothes and lifestyles. All are peaceful and nostalgic.

02:00 PM

MIchinoeki Chikumagawa

Stopping by at the roadside station must be interesting. You will see various fresh products from nearby farms. Riding an e-bike to the roadside station along the Chikuma river must be also exciting.

03:00 PM

Returning to Iiyama Station by e-bike or by local train

We head for Iiyama Station, enjoying beautiful satoyama landscapes.

04:00 PM

Iiyama Station

Your guide sees you off at the Shinkansen gate.

Ending Point

Iiyama Station

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Guide fee, Guide transportation fee (between Nagano and Iiyama)

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What‘s not included

E-bike rental fee (your group and your guide) ¥2,500/person, Takahashi Mayumi Doll Museum (your group) ¥650/person, Lunch

Tour Important Information

E-bike rental fee (you and your guide) ¥2,500/person, Takahashi Mayumi Doll Museum (your group) ¥650/person

Please buy overseas travel insurance in case of emergency.

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Basically, I am available on weekdays. But if you are planning to have a long tour including the weekend, please let me know. I think that I can be flexible. In addition to the guide fee, you are requested to pay my transportation to the meeting spot. Thank you for your understanding.

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Nagano Tour Reviews

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Stanley R.

5 / 5
May 22, 2024

Matsumoto Half Day Tour

Nagano
3 hours 30 min

Customized

May 2024, Nagano and Matsumoto

Emi was wonderful and the best guide we could have asked for. She was nice, flexible, great sense of humor, and very accommodating. She was very knowledgeable about history, the region, the customs and the local cuisine. We truly enjoyed all of her recommendations and her going out of the way to ensure we bought the best souvenirs. We enjoyed both of our days with her, and if we come back, we would definitely book her services again!

Stanley R.

Your family was wonderful guests to me, too. For the two days, I enjoyed your company very much. You had already learned many things about Japan, so your curiosity and great love for Japan has made me develop as a guide a lot. My dotted knowledge and experiences in my life were woven into loving silk strings through you. In that sense, you are beautiful silkworms, lol! I greatly thank you for everything, and I hope that you'll have many wonderful family trips. :)

Great trip to snow monkeys/ Nagano!

Emi was a wonderful guide! She is very knowledgeable about the Nagano area. We truly enjoyed our day visiting the snow monkeys. Emi gave me frequent updates on weather, how to prepare, and was available for any questions. We then explored Nagano, ate local food, and went to a sake brewery. This was one of my favorite days in Japan! Thank you, Emi-san for a memorable experience!

Hayley N.

Thank you very much for your wonderful review! I really enjoyed accompanying you. We detoured on the way and I cannot forget the soba lunch with you! Thank you for the warm-hearted memory. I wish you a merry Christmas and a new year filled with good health and happiness.

Anne A.

Anne A.

5 / 5
Nov 4, 2023

Nagano Town Walk

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3 hours 30 min

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Wonderful Tour

Emi was amazing! I initially booked the incorrect start time and she was more than willing to change it for us. She was thoughtful, well-prepared, and very knowledgeable. She customized the tour to meet our needs. I would highly recommend booking a tour with Emi, you won't regret it!

Anne A.

Thank you very much for choosing "Nagano Town Walk”. You kindly allowed me to do what I most wanted to do as a local guide. I was "super happy” walking with you two and showing my hometown around. Nothing would be better to me than my guests enjoyed my hometown! I won’t forget our pleasant walks before and after dusk. I sincerely appreciate your high recognition.

$360/ per group

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