Day trip

Gotemba: Guided Zen Temple Visit & Artisanal Craft Class

Activity provider: Arigato Travel K.K.

Gotemba: Guided Zen Temple Visit & Artisanal Craft Class

Activity provider: Arigato Travel K.K.

From US$ 522 per person

Experience Zen in the city of Gotemba, beside Mount Fuji. Savor the taste of a traditional soba noodle dish for lunch, visit a Zen temple, tour a local brewery, and make your own artisan souvenir.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Tea and cafe local experience with stories and flavors that will inspire you
  • Try the local foods and craft beverages.
  • Connect with the stories of historic town at the base of Mt. Fuji
  • Personalized Zen experience with an expert in an unforgettable location
  • Traditional craft experience at a multigenerational master, indigo artist’s studio
Full description

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.

  • Lunch Food stop and some drinks included
  • Zen experience with an expert
  • Dining in a local restaurant
  • Craft experience at a multigenerational master indigo artist studio
  • Local English - speaking guide
  • Hotel pick up NOT included
  • Gratuity
  • Transportation costs
  • Additional drinks or food (not included but possible to purchase at guest expense)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet up point: Gotemba Tourism and Welcome Center Address: 1940-10 Niihashi, Gotemba, Shizuoka 412-0043 静岡県御殿場市新橋1940-10 Google Map Link: Access: Gotemba Station Please note we can only wait an additional five minutes after the starting time and then the tour will depart. In addition to our limited five-minute grace period, please note that we cannot give directions or contact the guides on the phone once the tour begins. This is to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for all guests on the tour, And also to respect our relationships with restaurants.

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Product ID: 411427