Retreat

The best of Soni village – Sunset tour (charter)

Bask in the evening glow of the Soni Highlands.

Start out at the verdant Kintsuwa shrine and make your way to the stunning Soni Highlands in time for sunset.
*Sunset time varies by season (please enquire for current schedule)

Season
Mar〜Dec
People
At least 2, and at most 6
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

11:30
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

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.
*Additional charge

  • 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ファームガーデン

Lunch option 3: Farm Garden

Enjoy curries, pastas, salads & soups made with plenty of seasonal vegetables.
*Additional charge

  • 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 vegan meals)

  • 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.

  • 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.
*Additional charge

  • 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.

  • ねころんカフェねころん
13:30
金強神社金強神社

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.

13:45
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.

14:00
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.

14:30
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

16:00
曽爾高原夕陽の曽爾高原曽爾高原

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.

18:00
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

Application Formお申し込み

    Once we receive your enquiry we will contact you about exact tour fees, payment and other information regarding availability and options.

    Visitor information

    Please fill in all sections of the form below

    Full name
    Sex
    Date of birth (YYMMDD)
    Post code
    Address
    Email
    Phone number

    Which tour are you interested in?

    Preferred date
    Number of adults
    Number of children U13
    Number of infants

    Please select your lunch preference (prices will vary depending on the restaurant). Please contact us for more information.
    Would you like to apply for a one-day travel insurance? (additional fee charge +600 JPY / person)
    Are there any special considerations regarding allergies or health reasons?

    Requests and questions

    Please feel free to send us any requests or questions you might have.
    Please check all the details above are correct before sending.

    Thank you for contacting us.

    We will endeavour to reply to your message as soon as possible.

    Due to time differences and public holidays, there may be a short delay. We thank you for your understanding.

    【キャンセル料について】
    ・旅行開始日の20日前~8日前 : 旅行代金の20%
    ・旅行開始日の7日前~2日前 : 旅行代金の30%
    ・旅行開始日の前日 : 旅行代金の40%
    ・旅行開始日の当日 : 旅行代金の50%
    ・旅行開始後及び無連絡不参加 : 旅行代金の100%

    その他、ツアーにより規定が異なる場合がございます。
    詳しくは各ツアーご案内時にお渡ししている「ご旅行条件書」をご確認ください。