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INAKA NO ARUKIKATA: The Real Encounter in Okuizumo area

I'm Sameera, and I invite you to experience the essence of rural Japan with "INAKA NO ARUKIKATA: The Real Encounter." Join me on May 4th and 5th for a two-day journey through the Okuizumo area, where we'll immerse ourselves in local life, connect with residents, and engage in cross-cultural exchange.
With nearly 9 years in the area and over 20 years in Japan, I bring a unique perspective to bridging cultural divides. Together, we'll explore local culture, interact with locals, and enjoy meaningful dialogue amidst breathtaking landscapes. Don't miss this chance for authentic encounters and lasting connections in rural Japan.

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  • Pay What You Feel: Guests have the freedom to determine the value of their experience, paying according to their satisfaction.
  • Flexible Participation: Join us for the whole journey, which could be the best experience, or select the attractions that interest you the most.
  • Intercultural Exchange: Engage in meaningful conversations and cultural exchanges while traveling, fostering deeper connections and understanding.
  • Embracing Diversity: Discover the secrets to living happily and harmoniously in Japan alongside like-minded friends who share similar experiences and challenges.



Day1 11:00 a.m. Meet at Kaneyoshiya rental space and kitchen
noon Enjoy Sri Lankan curry for lunch
1:00 p.m. Introduction session
2:00 p.m. Stroll through Okuizumo, exploring the area
5:00 p.m. Check-in at Tsukaru and Onsen time
7:00 p.m. Dinner and exchange stories with fellow members
Day2 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Start the climb up Mount Sentsu
Enjoy Nita rice onigiri lunch at the mountain top
1:30 p.m. Visit local specialty shops for shopping
2:30 p.m. Final session with Sri Lankan tea


  • Tour Type

    Local Immersion and Exploration with multinational environment

  • Tour Area

    Okuizumo Region

  • Price

    Guests can decide, tip-based

  • Date

    May 4th and 5th

  • Meeting time and place

    At 11:00 AM,Kaneyoshiya rental space and kitchen

  • End of Tour

    Around 3:00 PM, Next Batters Box co-working space

  • Eligible participants

    This tour is open to all individuals over 20 years of age interested in local exploration, community interaction, and cross-cultural communication. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor, everyone is welcome to join.

  • Maximum number of participants

    The maximum number of participants may vary depending on the activity. We will allocate accommodation slots on first-come,first-served basis. Accommodation is limited to 10 people due to room availability.

  • Language

    The tour will be conducted in both Japanese and English, catering to participants who wish to communicate in either language. We encourage language exchange and welcome participants looking to practice and improve their Japanese or English skills.

  • Transportaion

    Please be aware that this tour does not provide transportation to the meeting point or within the tour itself. Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation. However, we understand that not everyone may have access to a vehicle. Therefore, we encourage tour members to connect with each other to organize carpooling. Once connected, participants can discuss and coordinate transportation arrangements among themselves.

  • Accommodation

    During the tour, accommodation will be provided at Tsukaru boutique guest house. Please note that you will be required to share a room with a tour member of the same gender. If you have any specific preferences or requirements regarding room sharing, please inform us in advance, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.


  • meals(1 breakfast, 2 lunch, 1 dinner)
  • accommodation
  • addmision fee for Tatara Museum
  • cordinating fee for 2 days


  • Personal expense
  • Transportation
  • Cost of drinks during meals
  • Alcoholic beverages


Application Deadline

2024/04/21 17:00


On April 20th at 8:00 PM, we will host a brief orientation session where we will address transportation concerns and facilitate connections among participants. This will also be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about the tour.

Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements: This tour involves a moderate level of physical activity, particularly during the mountain hike component. Participants should be in good health and able to endure a 1.5-hour ascent up a 1143-meter mountain. It’s essential to wear appropriate footwear and clothing for hiking, and participants should be prepared for changes in weather conditions. If you have any concerns about your physical ability to participate, please consult with us before booking the tour.

Cancellation Policy for “ThoughINAKA” [INAKA NO ARUKIKATA: The Real Encounter in Okuizumo area]

Cancellations made before the application deadline are free of charge. Cancellations made after the application deadline up to the day before the tour will incur a cancellation fee of 5000 yen. Cancellations made on the day of the tour or no-shows will incur a cancellation fee of 10000 yen. To cancel your participation, please inform us via email or phone before the specified deadlines.

Travel planning and implementation

Tabikala Co., Ltd. 
Registered Travel Agency with the Governor of Shimane Prefecture: Region – 106 
Shimane Governor-registered travel service arrangement business: No. 5 – Other 

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions:

Payment: Payment for the tour can be made after the tour concludes and must be settled in cash or credit card. Detailed payment instructions will be provided during the tour.

Cancellation Policy:

Free cancellation is allowed until the application deadline.

Cancellations made after the application deadline until the day before the tour will incur a cancellation fee of 5000 yen.

Cancellations made one day before the tour or no-shows will result in a cancellation fee of 10000 yen.

Eligibility: This tour is open to individuals over 20 years of age who are interested in local exploration, cultural exchange, and community interaction.

Maximum Participants: The maximum number of participants may vary depending on the activity. Accommodation is limited to 10 people due to room availability.

Accommodation: Participants are required to share a room with individuals of the same gender during the tour.

Booking Confirmation: Upon receiving your application, we will promptly send you a confirmation email to acknowledge receipt and confirm your participation in the tour. Please ensure that the email address provided in your application is accurate to receive important updates and details regarding the tour. If you do not receive a confirmation email within [specified time frame], please contact us at [contact email] for assistance.


If you're interested in this tour or activity and would like to learn more about it, please feel free to contact us.

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