Retreat

Best of Soni Village – Sunrise tour (charter) *All participants must be over 13 years old

Snug amongst the trees, Kintsuba shrine is the perfect place to start the day.

From there take a stroll in the Soni Highlands and check out the local produce at Farm Garden.
*Choose from a selection of lunch options (prices vary)
*Special guide ¥1000 per group
*Please enquire for return bus tickets from Nabari station.

Season
All seasons
People
At least 2, and at most 5
Language
Japanese / English
Experience
Available
Activity
Hard activities
Guide
Guide included (Upgradable to a paid guide)
Tour conductor includes
Pick up
Available
Meal
Luch1Times
Grouped price

8,000/person

  • 2 people32,000
  • 3 people36,000
  • 4 people38,000
  • 5 people40,000

※Not intended for children 13 and under.

Scheduleツアースケジュール

9:00
絆の里会館

Arrive at Kizunano sato center

Meet your guide and we will take you to Kintsuba Shrine by car.
*Kizunano sato center is a 3 minutes walk from Taroji bus stop.

*Please contact us if you would like to purchase a round-trip bus ticket from Taroji bus stop to Nabari station

9:30
金強神社金強神社

Pass through the Torii gate of Kintsuwa shrine

Kintsuwa Shrine is quietly nestled in the mountains. This important site has long been the site of local traditions such as rice cake throwing as well as religious ceremonies. You can enjoy a spot of forest bathing as you breathe in the sweet forest air.

9:45
金強神社金強神社

Arrive at the clearing

Halfway up the mountain is a clearing where you can enjoy panoramic views of Mt. Yoroi. Take in the beautiful scenery of Soni Village below from between the basalt pillars that make up the sheer rock face.

10:00
金強神社でボディワーク

[Option] Meditative bodywork session (15mins)

Only with special guide (¥1000 per group). Perfect for those wanting to escape the stress of city life. Practice breathing exercises to calm your mind and relax your body.

10:15
ヒダリマキガヤ群生地ヒダリマキガヤ群生地

Visit Nara’s natural treasure: a grove of rare hidarimakigaya trees

Hidarimakigaya are rare throughout Japan but on this site they grow in large numbers. Learn about Soni Village’s ‘superfood’: kayanomi (Japanese nutmeg), as well as its history in the village and modern uses. The rocks and mosses along the route are like something out of a storybook.

11:30
TAWATAWATAWA

Lunch option 1: Soni Kodama Resort -Tawa-

A traditional country house renovated in a modern Japanese style. Here you can enjoy traditional o-banzai dishes prepared with local ingredients accompanied by rice cooked the old-fashioned way.

  • そに木霊リゾート垰TAWA
きららきららきらら

Lunch option 2: Auberge in the forest ki-ra-ra

Enjoy an elegant French meal accompanied by fantastic views from our mountain Auberge.
*Prices may be subject to change

  • きらら森のオーベルジュ星咲きらら
ファームガーデンファームガーデン

Lunch option 3: Farm Garden

Enjoy curries, pastas, salads & soups made with plenty of seasonal vegetables.
*Prices may be subject to change

  • ファームガーデン曽爾高原ファームガーデン(レストラン・物産店)
ツーセブンツーセブンツーセブン

Lunch option 4: 2.7 Inn

Famous for its curry and offal udon made with local fruits and vegetables. (Reservation required for vegans)
*Prices may be subject to change

  • ツーセブン民宿2・7(ツーセブン)
豊栄

Lunch option 5: Hoei Inn

Very popular with locals for its delicious broth in their udon dishes (the recipe is secret!). You can also try a sashimi set meal. Enjoy the taste of old-fashioned home style seasonal cooking.
*Prices may be subject to change

  • 民宿 豊栄

Lunch option 6: Restaurant Doi

Featured many times on TV! Enjoy game meat prepared by local hunters.
Choose between boar, pork or chicken hotpot and BBQ.
*Prices may be subject to change

  • 土井お食事処 土井
ねころんねころんねころん

Lunch option 7: Cafe Nekoron (Fri, Sat, Sun only)

Nestled deep in the countryside like something out a picture book is Cafe Nekoron. Tuck in to a brown rice lunch made with seasonal local produce prepared by the warm and friendly owner.
*Prices may be subject to change

  • ねころんカフェねころん
12:30
ファームガーデンファームガーデン

Souvenirs at Farm Garden

Pick up some Soni village produce and souvenirs or try the rice flour bread.

13:00
日本ボソ手前(展望台)[2-3月]山焼き後の曽爾高原[10-11月]黄金のススキが美しい秋景色

Strolling in the Soni Highlands

Feel the change of the seasons as you walk in the gleaming grassy plains. Learn about the history of the highlands and hear the legend of O-kame pond and the conservation of the pampas grasses and other things only the people of the area know about from a local guide.

14:15
絆の里会館

End the tour at Kizunano sato center

*Please contact us if you would like to purchase a bus ticket from Taroji bus stop to Nabari station

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