Tours & activities in Takashima
Half Day Guided Harie Tour and Sake Brewery Tour: morning or afternoon
Take a short trip from Kyoto on a local train and explore the village of living water, Harie. This small village has been recently known for its unique lifestyle, with each home having its own crystal-clear water spring called "Kabata", which is used as both a well and a kitchen sink. Your English speaking guide will meet you at Shin-Asahi Station and take you on a tour of the village. At the village, one of the residents of Harie will also take you to the villagers residence where "Kabata" is still used in there daily life and explain about the culture. You can only see a real life "Kabata" if you book this tour, since you will need permission from the local residence to enter their homes to see it. After the Harie tour, the guide will also take you to a local sake brewery. The tour concludes at the Shin -Asahi Station. We have morning tour and afternoon tour. The morning tour starts at 10AM and the afternoon tour starts at 12:30PM.
Price from 94,23 EUR
Farm to Table Local Cooking and Cycling Tour: Lake Biwa and Rice Terraces
On this tour, you will be visiting the Takashima area on the northwest side of Lake Biwa that offers exceptionally charming views of both the lake and mountains. In this rare and exclusive experience, you will also stand along side the farmer's wife and assist as she prepares a simple and amazing multi-course lunch. During lulls in the preparation, step outside to enjoy the most commanding views of the picturesque rice terraces, taking your leisure to stroll among them. Those with an interest in photography will particularly enjoy the vantage points this access provides.
Price from 185,08 EUR
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Small-Group Virtual Tour of Takashima
In our virtual tour, we provide several topics to know more about the Japanese countryside and its life, beliefs, rituals, and respect for nature.We also make some demonstrations of Japanese traditional music, song, and/or dance. After this virtual tour, you might want to visit our beautiful countryside, Takashima.
Price from 13,12 EUR
Knowbyheart, Japanese culture, Sake, Sweet, traditional scenery...
The 150 years-old Kawashima is located at Takashima in Shiga prefecture, which is about one hour from Kyoto. The owner, Mr Kawashima, hosts the brewery tour, in which you will have a chance to taste the local sake, “Matsuno Hana” and experience Takashima’s traditional culture and nature. Takashima is well-known for its unique water culture called “Kabata” which is an ancient method to use the natural spring water for daily life. This tour is exclusively designed for our guests.In the Kawashima brewery, you will enjoy Japanese traditional cultures in their special room, the inner room or the room apart from the main building, which is only opened for exclusive guests. NoticeWe use public transportation. Enjoy breathtaking landscapes from the bus and train window and relish the tranquil countryside on foot.However, please note that it is subject to availability and change. A taxi may be an alternative for transfer. The fare is approximately 4,000-5,000 yen for one way.
Price from 471,09 EUR
Shirahige Shrine Kayak Tour
You can kayak on the largest lake in Japan, Lake Biwa. A kayak guide will accompany you, so you can enjoy it even for the first time. The destination is Torii on Lake Biwa. It is the property of the oldest shrine in Lake Biwa. Experience good memories at GOODTIMES TOURS!
Price from 46,32 EUR