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Dep. Akihabara Station Food and Ceramic Town Walk

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

8 people


Englisch, Japanese


  Dep.:Akihabara Station

  Time period:2020/04/04-2020/11/30

  Operating days:Tue・Thu・Sat

Meal:Lunch included

  If you have any foods that you can’t eat due to religious or allergy reasons, please contact us in advance using the inquiry form.

 Reservation Deadline/2days before tour (0:00)

Reservation online can be done from 6 months to 2 days in advance. If you want to reservate further in advance or on the day before, please use the inquiry form to contact us directly.

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How to find the Akihabara Bus Station
How to find the Akihabara Bus Station

How to find the Akihabara Bus Station
Please use the bus headed to Mashiko Station that departs at 8:20 AM.
Since there is no reception staff at the Akihabara Bus Station, please show your reservation paper to the bus driver in advance and sit down in the designated area.

This bus will definitely depart at 8:20 AM, so please be sure to get on the bus in time.

The last stop of this Highway Bus is Mashiko Station.
The last stop of this Highway Bus is Mashiko Station.

The last stop of this Highway Bus is Mashiko Station. You will pass 8 bus stops on the way, but please don't get off beforehand. The bus usually arrives Mashiko Station around 10:30 AM. After you have arrived, please come to the MASHIKO Countryside Tours Information Desk in the Mashiko Station building.

Before the tour starts, we will inform you about precautions to take during the tour (for example traffic regulations).

Kashima Shrine
Kashima Shrine

Kashima Shrine
In Japan, the religions of Buddhism and Shintoism coexist and are fusioned together on multiple occasions. Let us inform you about Japanese spirituality way of thinking.
The Kashima Shrine was founded in the year 845 and it inherits the god of good fortune for martial arts. People come here to pray for winning battles or scoring high points at sport tournaments.

Seo Kouji Shop
Seo Kouji Shop

Seo Kouji Shop
This shop has been making homemade miso and kouji for around 120 years. We will inform you about Japans unique food culture while you can enjoy a tasting of these handmade products.

Tamachi Yatai Kaikan
Tamachi Yatai Kaikan

Tamachi Yatai Kaikan
During the Gion Festival, which lasts from July 23rd to 25th, huge stalls are walked around town. In the Tamachi Yatai Kaikan we are able to look at one that was built around 200 years ago and is still used today.

Akabane Manjuu Shop
Akabane Manjuu Shop

Akabane Manjuu Shop
This Japanese Sweets Shop was founded in 1924 and continues to produce handmade Japanese sweets until this day. You will be able to enjoy Daifuku here, so please enjoy this traditional japanese treat.

Higeta Aizome Koubou
Higeta Aizome Koubou

Higeta Aizome Koubou
Higeta Aizome Koubou has a long history of craftsmanship in Mashiko. Thatched roofs, indigo dyeing kilns and plant dyeing are all designated as cultural properties and have a 220 year history.

Kan'onji Temple
Kan'onji Temple

Kan'onji Temple
In the year 737, Kan'onji temple was founded by Gyouki. After that, from 782 to 805, Koubou Taishi Kuukai entered and the name of the mountain was changed to Mt. Ryoin in dedication to the Buddha.

In this temple, there is a huge Buddha statue made out of clay to honor Buddha. Also, you can see a very big Taiko Drum (Japanese drum) made out of clay.

Handmade Soba Ueno
Handmade Soba Ueno

Handmade Soba Ueno
This is the oldest established soba shop in Mashiko. Please enjoy a set of tempura and soba for lunch. *Halal and vegan option is available.

Halal food: Tenjuu (天重)

Vegan food: Vegetable tempura Soba (Without Dashi)

Tougei Messe
Tougei Messe

Tougei Messe
At this place, you can see the climbing kiln that famous potter Hamada Shouji used habitually. There is also his former house to be visited, which has a huge thatched roof on top. We will inform you more about Japanese architecture and pottery.

Free time
Free time

Free time
Customers who'd like to visit the Ceramic Art Museum can do it in this one hour of free time. You can also use it to buy souvenirs on the nearby pottery street.

The Bus Station of Tougei Messe will be our destination point.

The Bus Station of Tougei Messe will be our destination point. The Akihabara Highway Bus and Utsunomiya Bus as well as the Mashiko Station Bus on the other side will be departing from between 16:05 to 16:30. If you plan to go back to Akihabara, please be on time. For customers who plan to stay overnight in Mashiko, we offer a free transfer service to their chosen accommodation.


  • Tour Guide (English・Japanese)
  • Bus fee during the tour
  • Tasting fee for snacks
  • Lunch
  • Injury compensation
  • Water to drink

Tour's Location

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Q: Can I participate in a tour together with my children?
A: Of course! The distance we are going to walk will be about 1.7 km, but since we will stop for sightseeing and tasting in between, children will be able to take breaks.
If you are especially worried about small children or infants, please feel free to contact us in advance.

Q: Is there a parking lot nearby?
A: There is a free parking lot at Mashiko Station and one at Mashiko Farm Desk.

Q: How do I make a reservation?
A: You can use the application form on this site.

Q: What happens if it rains?
A: In case of little rain, the tour will be held.
In case of very bad rain, the contents of the tour will change (A DIY-Sushi-Experience and visit to the Ceramic Arts Museum will be done instead). In case of extreme weather conditions, we may decide to cancel, but will contact you in advance.

Q: Is there a cancellation fee?
A: We are sad about your decision to cancel. If you cancel your reservation before the day of the tour up until 17:00, there will be no cancellation fee. After that, a cancellation fee will be charged. Please refer to the cancellation policy for details.
Cancellation policy

Q: Can I join the tour later? Can I stop being part of the tour earlier?
A: There are some cases where it is possible. Please contact us in these instances.

Q: I don’t feel too confident in my physical fitness, can I still participate in a guided tour?
A: Since it is a leisurely walk while observing different sightseeing spots on a course with very little difference in height, people who don’t exercise regularly can participate and enjoy themselves just as well.

Q: What kind of clothes should I wear?
A: Please dress according to season. Comfortable shoes like sneakers are recommended.
During the hot summer, you are advised to bring hats, sunglasses and a towel. If you have clothes that are quick-drying, sweat will not make you feel uncomfortable.
In cold weather, please bring warm clothing such as gloves and knit hats, as well as windbreakers and fleece jackets.
Q: Can I do some shopping during the tour?
A: There will be a free time period at the end of the tour where you can freely enjoy buying souvenirs.

Q: Is there a place to store my luggage?
A: We will keep it at the MASHIKO Countryside Tours reception desk.

Q: Can I also take part in a tour on my own?
A: Of course! Please feel welcome to join.

Q: Are there bathroom breaks during the tour?
A: Naturally we will make bathroom stops during the tour. Please inform your tour guide in case you need an extra bathroom break before it’s too late.

Q: I am allergic to … / My religion forbids me to eat …
A: If you have any foods that you can’t eat, for allergy or religious reasons, please contact us in advance via the inquiry form. We will respond as soon as we can.

Q: Is insurance included?
A: We have an accident insurance based on the law. The insurance fee for that is included in the tour price.

Q: How do I pay?
A: When applying from the web, online payment will be made at the same time as the reservation. Please pay by credit card according to the online payment procedure displayed on the screen.
* If you cannot make a reservation online, please contact us directly. The only cards that can be used are VISA or MASTER CARD.

Q: The payment doesn’t work.
A: Please check again if your card is either VISA or MASTER CARD. If you can’t conclude the payment for other reasons, please contact us directly.
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