Saitama | 5.0h
Explore Japanese Ancient History in Yoshimi
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Ancient graves, ancient craft and local cuisine.

Yoshimi is a town located right in the center of Saitama Prefecture. On this tour you will be visiting a unique National Historic Site; the Yoshimi Hundred Caves. The caves are known to be ancient tomb graves from the Kofun Period (250-538 AD), and are just as exciting as visiting Egyptian pyramids! You can even walk through the caves to explore them. Another part of this tour is having a go at making an ancient craft. The lucky charm that you make here can be taken home as a souvenir of your trip. At the end of the tour, your otomo tour guide will introduce you to a delicious dish, using the local speciality; strawberries. You will not find a unique tour like this elsewhere!

Highlights

・Visit the unusual site of Yoshimi Hundred Caves! This unique grave is actually still little known to the Japanese, let alone visitors from abroad.
・Have a go at making a magatama, an ancient craft, and take it home with you as a souvenir of your travels.
・Taste the delicious local food too!

Attractions

・Yoshimi Hundred Caves: Visit the uniquely shaped ancient graves. If you are lucky, you might see the glowing moss that grows on the walls of the caves!
・Yoshimi-machi Reserve Cultural Assets Center: Make an ancient lucky charm!
・Rakuraku-an (Roadside station Ichigo-no-sato Yoshimi): Taste the delicious local food of Yoshimi.

Notes

・This tour includes a lunch/dinner venue.

Expenses Not Included

The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 2000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.

Meeting Point

In front of the tourist information center outside the Ticket Gate Exit of the Tobu Tojo Line, Kawagoe Station

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