We’re here to connect you with this rural community
Have you been to Japan a few times already? If so, we’re sure that you’ve visited Kyoto and Osaka. Those cities are lively and stimulating, but would you like to see a different, quiet and relaxing side of Japan on your next visit? Would you enjoy a chance to meet the locals that live in rural areas, get to know them, and try cooking and eating dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients? We would like to offer some fresh ideas, and travel plans that you may not have considered.
We are a government-based rural tourism organization that can help you plan off-the-beaten-track tours in Japan’s Nara and Mie Prefectures. The area we cover lies across the borders of Nara and Mie: Nabari City, Uda City, Mitsue Village, Soni Village, Yamazoe Village, and Higashi Yoshino Village. We call this region East Nara & Nabari, or ENN.
We arrange cultural experience programs like the following, as well as provide information about the region on this website.
- Guided trekking tours
- Tour planning
- Guest house booking arrangements
- Cooking programs that use locally-sourced ingredients
- Cultural programs such as “Kumihimo” Iga braiding workshops, and “Kyogen” (traditional Japanese comic theater) experiences.
- School trips
*More program information and reviews will be posted soon.