Zen Experience and Gotemba Local Hidden Gems & Culture Tour

Enjoy a full day of food, zen experiences, and local culture in this beautiful and historic area near iconic Mt. Fuji

Cultural Experience

Local Zen, Culinary and Craft Tour

5 days a week Mon-Friday

Starts promptly at 10:45 am

Mt Fuji Area

Gotemba, Shizuoka

Gotemba is a hidden gem and yet it is an easy day trip or wonderful overnight excursion from Tokyo!

On our full-day (6 hour) 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.


Enjoy a local  lunch from a small hidden gem restaurant. Then you will visit a special zen temple unlike anything you can see in other parts of Japan. Immerse yourself in a personalized zen experience.  After you are fully relaxed and inspired, we will visit a small local brewery and winery where you can try some craft beverages. Feeling refreshed, it will be time to head back to town and visit a family business with generations of tea expertise and then visit with a master artisan. You will make  your own traditional and all-natural, indigo-dyed souvenir to bring back with you as an unforgettable memory from your journey.


Our expert guide will share the stories of this dynamic community opening the door for you to experience local hospitality and create lasting memories. 


We will visit various interesting and  delectable stops and try  local foods special to Gotemba City while tasting some of Japan’s most famous green teas. 


Minimum of 2 guests, Solo travellers please email us.

Tour Highlights:

  • 6 hour tour of the Gotemba Area.
  • 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
  • Tea and cafe local experience with stories and flavors that will inspire you

Changes to tours and spots we visit may occur due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in this case.

We have a strict policy about starting our tours on time. This is to protect the enjoyment of all our guests and restaurant partners. We are sorry to say that if you are not able to arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will start regardless and no refund will be provided. We are also unable to accommodate meeting up in any of the food stops once you’ve missed the start of the tour.

Tour Schedule:


5 days a week  (Mon-Friday)
Meeting Time Frame 10:45 – 10:55 am
Start Time 10:55 am
End Time 16:55 pm

View The Photos

48,000 Yen / Person

I will never forget my Zen experience. And the views of Mt. Fuji if you get a clear day are unbelievable.

C. Shannon

April 2021


Tour Details


Meeting Location

Meet up point: Gotemba Tourism and Welcome Center



1940-10 Niihashi, Gotemba-City, Shizuoka [MAP]

静岡県御殿場市新橋1940-10 (9:00 – 17:00)

Access: Gotemba Station


There are a few different ways you can come to the meeting place. And this city is easy to reach on a day trip or overnight stay from Tokyo.


Our guide will be at the meeting place 15 minutes before start time holding an “Arigato Japan” sign.


We suggest wearing comfortable shoes as there will be walking involved.


Please let us know if you have any questions. Should you have any difficulty in finding the place, you may reach us at info@arigatojapan.co.jp

You may also like

Allstar Food Tour

Japanese Street Food Tour

Tokyo’s #1 Family Food Tour

Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho, Kabukicho and Golden Gai Food Tour

© 2020 by Arigato Japan Food Tours