Visit Shinto Shrine and Taste Locally Brewed Sake

Experience traditional Japanese food, clothing, and housing
Karuizawa, Japan
7 Hours
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
English / Japanese
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Starts at JR Nagaoka Station
What's Included

  • Tour of a Shinto shrine
  • Dress in traditional clothing
  • Big Japanese lunch
  • Taste and compare sake from 16 local breweries
  • Visit a fish farm in beautiful Nishikigoi
What's excluded

  • Taxi fare (approx. 3,000 to 4,000 yen/person) at the destination
What to Expect

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture on a tour of a Shinto shrine. Here you'll experience traditional Japanese food, clothing, and housing. The tour will take you to a purification ceremony at a 1,300-year-old shrine where you can take photos. 


Next, the tour will take you Kamogawakan, a popular Japanese restaurant in Nagaoka for lunch. Be sure to try some locally brewed sake! Afterwards, you'll visit the fish farm of Nishikigoi.



  • Meet at JR Nagaoka Station
  • Arrive at the shrine
  • Purification ceremony
  • Wear clothes of Shinto priest or shrine maiden
  • Commemorative photos
  • Lunch
  • Visit the fish farm of Nishikigoi 


Things to note: 

  • Meeting point: Ticket gate of JR Nagaoka Station / 2-7, Jonai-cho, Nagaoka-shi, Niigata-ken 940-0061
  • Access: It takes 1 hour and 50 minutes by Joetsu Shinkansen from JR Tokyo Station
  • Language support: English (guide by staff, menu)
  • Items to bring: Please wear clothes and shoes easy to move in
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • The tour may be cancelled due to natural disasters or traffic accidents. In this case, you will be notified and receive a refund
Terms & Conditions:

This tour's advertised price and net rate does not nclude the Japanese Consumption Tax.

Cancellation Policy:

  • 7 to 4 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price
  • 3 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour price
  • The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour 100% of the tour price
  • Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation
  • The cancellation fee includes handling charges

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