- Trip Outline
～Enjoy Japanese Food Culture in Kamikatsu～
Explore Mt. Irodori and Enjoy Dinner with Irodori Experience
Fitness Level: ★☆☆☆☆
Skill Level: ★☆☆☆☆
Price: From ¥6,400~
～To tourists considering travel to Kamikatsu ～
Kamikatsu is a small town with a population of under 1500. In 2003, the town made " The Zero Waste Declaration" with aim of producing no garbage. Heartland Japan introduces this trip to Kamikatsu and numerous "Kamikatsu A-ha! Experiences", exclusively to responsible travelers with a mind to "experience Kamikatsu as it is and to learn about and enjoy the town through the trip.
Leaves of various colors adorning dishes are one of the specialty products of Kamikatsu, and is one of the cultures spawned out of the Japanese aesthetic sense. The leaves of Kamikatsu, which are sold under the "IRODORI" brand, are valued in traditional Japanese restaurants throughout the country. This business model has gained nationwide attention, whereby elderly people using computers are able to work actively, as they grow, harvest, ship and sell seasonal leaves, flowers and mountain vegetables, etc.
An experience where you get to know Kamikatsu's unique industry and enjoy an artistic sense as you decorate your meal.
■Number of participants（Min./Max.）
No age limit
1hr＋IRODORI Experience Dinner
■What is included
►Breakfast (0), Lunch (0), Dinner (1)
■What is NOT included
►Insurance（Please arrange travel insurance in your own country.）
►Other items not listed in "What is included in this program"
►International remittance and transfer fees for application, making alterations, or cancellation of this tour will be at the customer's expense.
■What you need to bring, what to wear, etc.
►Drinks, water etc. (water bottle)
►Clothes that are easy to move in
►Comfortable walking shoes
►Sunscreen, insect repellent, etc.
・The number of eateries is limited, so advance booking is necessary.
・In order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus infections, some shops are either closed or operating with shortened business hours.
・There is no convenience store or supermarket in the town.
If customers apply only for the experience, they will have to arrange the transportation to the site by themselves.
・ From Tokushima Station: Approx.1 hour by car, 1.5 hours by bus
・ As the number of buses operating is limited, other transportation such as volunteer taxis are convenient. (Requires registration and booking in advance.) If you wish to book the experience and the transportation as a set, please inquire to Heartland Japan.
3. Responsibilities as travelers
When visiting Kamikatsu, please double check your travel gear, and as a zero-waste traveler, take the actions required to not have to dispose of garbage.
・Prepare to bring reusable water bottles, chopsticks, etc.
・When having meals, consider the amount you eat so as to minimize leftover food as much as possible.
Choose Heartland Japan for a special Kamikatsu-stay plan exclusively for you.
►A very delicious and beautiful dinner. There were many kinds of dishes, and the serving sizes were perfect!
► Learn the industry of Kamikatsu with IRODORI leaves.
► The IRODORI leaf harvesting and decoration experience as a set is a special experience menu exclusively offered to hotel guests only.
► Special dinner course served in a "Yusanbako", small multi-tiered boxes with a handle ,a tradition handed down in Tokushima.
Access: Tsukigatani Hot spring Tsukinoyado
|16:00||Gather in the lobby, and leave for Irodori bridge(on foot).|
|16:15||Stroll around Irodori Bridge, harvest leaves|
|17:00||Return to the hotel (on foot).|
|18:00〜||IRODORI Experience Dinner|
※The starting time set for dinner is just a rough guideline.
※ If you wish to visit the hotel's biomass facility, it can be arranged before strolling Mt. Irodori (Prior booking required).