Trek through the autumn foliage of Joshin’etsu National Park and visit Yonako Falls, a sacred mountain faithdestination. Learn more about the historic Ōzasa Trail and the area’s history in the Suzaka, the town of warehouses.

"Autumn Trekking at Yonako Falls: a Sacred Site of Mountain Ascetic Practices”
◆Gomataki Fire Ritual and Trek tothe Kimyōsan Stone Buddha Group and Enjoy the View of Yonago Falls from Ukishima

Yonako Falls is the group of sacred waterfalls Fudō Falls and Gongen Falls, which flow with a thunderous roar into the serene valley. They originate from Mt. Nekodake and Mt. Azumaya respectively,and both mountains are objects of worship at Fudōji temple. As part of this special program, you will participate in the Gomataki incense offering ceremony at Fudōji Temple at the base, and then, with special permission, visit the designated area by vehicle to explore the 'Kimyosan Stone Buddhas' and enjoy autumn foliage trekking, all while taking in the colorful spectacle of the cascading waterfalls.

◆Immerse yourself in the Nostalgic Culture of Suzaka, the Town of Warehouses

Suzaka flourished with travelers on the Ōzasa Road and those visiting Yonako Fudōson. It played a significant role in its era.
*Lunch featuring fermented cuisine handed down for generations at Kōjiya Hondō Jōzōho
*Lunch with a special Edo-period menu at the Tanaka Honke Merchant's Mansion
*Casual dinner arranged by an online concierge
*Participation in a community event with local residents at the Guesthouse Kura

  • 長野県
  • 北部

Price

【Shirafuji plan】

1 person

Adults・Children same amount 350000Yen

【Suzaka Onsen Kojoso plan】

1 person

Adults・Children same amount 150000Yen

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Plan Details

Duration 2023/10/11(Wed)~2023/11/9(Thu)
October 11th, 18th, and 25th, 2023, and November 9th, 2023.
Excluded Dates Other than the above
What is included in the travel/plan price ・guide fee, three lunches, two dinners, two breakfasts, two nights of accommodation, taxi fare, social event fees, and hot spring bathing fees, among others.
Minimum number of people for reservation 2 person/people
Minimum number of travelers 2 person/people
Maximum number of applicants 10 person/people
Tour Conductor No
Start Time 10:30
Tour Time 3days
Reservation Deadline 14 days in advance
Payment Method CreditcardVISAmastercardjcbamericanexpressdiners
- Tour itinerary -

Day 1:
 Morning: Depart from JR Nagano Station by taxi to Suzaka City.
 Noon: Lunch at Kōjiya Hondō Jōzōho (Featuring fermented cuisine using Hatcho miso).
 Afternoon: Visit Yonako Fudōson Hombo Takizan Itokuin Fudoji Temple and Okunoin (Learn the history of Fudo Buddhism, the Yonako Kodo Trail and Ōzasa Road, and participate in the Gomataki fire ritual).
 Evening: Taxi ride to Kojōsō (Hot spring bath).
 Evening: Check in to your hotel (Shirafuji or Kojōsō) and have dinner

Day 2:
 Morning: Breakfast
 Morning: Depart from Shirafuji/Kojōsō. Taxi to the vicinity of Mt. Yonako Fudōson Okunoin (entry into an area not accessible by regular vehicles). Upon arrival, trek with mountain guide to explore the 'Kimyōsan Stone Buddhas' and see the vibrant autumn foliage surrounding the scenic overlook as you gradually approach the spectacular cascading waterfalls.
 Noon: Lunch (Vegetarian bento box; vegan option available). Lunch will be enjoyed amid the autumn foliage, at a former mining site adorned with various hues.
 Afternoon: Proceed to the inner sanctuary of Yonako Fudōson. Take a break at the Nekodake Mountain Lodge. Guided exploration around Okunoin (Stone monuments, Okunoin area, Gongen Falls), and go to the parking area.
 Afternoon: Return to Suzaka. Taxi to Kojōsō (Hot spring bath).
 Evening: Return to hotel
 Night: Dinner in Suzaka city (Choose from facilities on the map).
 Night: Social event with local residents at Guesthouse Kura (Sake tasting included).

Day 3:
 Morning: Breakfast .
 Morning: Depart from hotel by taxi for Tanaka Honke Museum. Take a guided tour by the head of Tanaka Honke and learn about the affluent merchant culture of Suzaka.
 Noon: Lunch (Experience Edo-period special menu at Tanaka Honke).
 Afternoon: After lunch, taxi to Nagano Station to end the tour

: Suzaka Onsen Kojōsō or Shirafuji in Suzaka City

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JR Nagano Station

- Important Points -
  • Items to Bring: Comfortable Clothing, Sturdy Walking Shoes (Trekking shoes recommended), Rain Gear, Drinks
    The amount includes meal expenses. Please inform us in advance if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions.
    The times indicated on the itinerary are approximate. Please understand.
- Cancellation Fee -

In cases where the customer cancels the contract after the contract has been completed, 1 customer will be charged a cancellation fee from their travel fee at the following rates. In cases where multiple people are participating and a portion of the customers cancel their contracts, we will charge the remaining customers a fee based on the difference according to the change in the number of people (around 1 vehicle/1 room per person) using transport and accommodation facilities.

After the start of the trip and without notice the day of the tour 1 day before 7-2 days 20-8 days
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- Plan Provider Company -

Nagano Tourism Organization
131-4 NakagosyoOkadamachi, Nagano City
Registration of Travel Services:Governor of NaganoTravel Services Type 2 436
Certified General Travel Services Manager:Takeshi mitsui

Contact Phone Number:026-219-5274

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Plan Contents

【Yonako Fudoson Hombo Takizan Itokuin Fudoji and Okunoin】

Explore the history of Fudō Buddhism, learn about the Yonako Kodo Trail and Ōsasa Road, and participate in the Gomataki fire ritual.

【Trek to the Kimyōsan Stone Buddha Group and Enjoy the View of Yonago Falls from Ukishima】

This time, We'll be guiding you on a trek around the Kimyōsan Stone Buddha Group and Ukishima, allowing us to savor the breathtaking autumn scenery of Yonago Falls from a different perspective. This area holds the traces of the ascetic practices of the venerable priest Tansho, who was the founder of Manryuji Temple, and his disciples. It is a place of religious significance, featuring rock caves and a sacred stone seat known as the 'Iwakura,' used for Gomitaki fire rituals. Ukishima stands at a height of 2.9 meters with a diameter of 8 meters and a circumference of 14 meters, presenting a flat rock surface. On Ukishima and within the rock caves, you'll find stone sculptures and ritual objects, including Jizo statues meticulously carved by Tansho during his 12-year meditation retreat.

【Trek to the Kimyōsan Stone Buddha Group and Enjoy the View of Yonago Falls from Ukishima】

【Stay at SUZAKA City 】

Your stay can be enjoyed at Suzaka Onsen Kojōsō or at Shirafuji.
We also offer a unique lodging experience at "Shirafuji," a one-day-only accommodation plan utilizing a national tangible cultural property in Nagano's Suzaka. You can experience the traditional Japanese lifestyle spanning 140 years and the strong influence of Western culture from the Meiji era, both in the privacy of your exclusive rental space. This allows you to immerse yourself in the beautiful Japanese way of life that has continued for over a century and the richness of life in Suzaka, Nagano.

Photo:Shirafuji

Tanaka Honke Museum

The Tanaka Honke, established in the mid-Edo period and serving as a supplier to the Suzaka Domain, proudly displays ancestral artworks, ceramics, and other precious treasures. On the final day, a special lunch.

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