1. Gotemba: Guided Zen Temple Visit & Artisanal Craft Class
On the full-day (6 hours) tour, you will discover the best local and hidden experiences. Try local specialties in two different locations around the Gotemba area. Explore and connect with the spirit of one of Japan’s friendliest cities. For lunch, enjoy a special soba noodle dish, a variation on one of Japan’s most popular foods. Then you will visit a special zen temple, unlike anything you can see in other parts of Japan. And immerse yourself in your own zen experience. After you are fully relaxed and inspired we will visit a local brewery and winery spot and try some craft beverages. Feeling refreshed it will be time to visit a master artisan and make your own traditional and all-natural indigo-dyed souvenirs to bring back with you as a special memory from your unforgettable journey. The expert guide will share the stories of this dynamic community opening the door for you to experience local hospitality and create lasting memories. While visiting 5 delectable food stops guests can try local foods special to Gotemba City and taste some of Japan’s most famous green teas.