Tama Area, a region in western Tokyo, has recently become a real hot spot among tourists. A variety of activities/events such as hiking and Soba making to be experienced in this beautiful area, full of nature and only 60-90 minutes drive from central Tokyo, will provide unforgettable memories for all participants.
Mt. Takao hiking
Mt. Takao was designated as a three-star mountain by France’s famous Michelin Green Guide Japan. This natural recreation area offers beautiful scenery and attractive hiking opportunities. The place is also well equipped with chair lifts and cable cars, which allows you to enjoy the footwork as well as scenery viewing. The whole tour, which can be completed within 90 minutes, is highly recommended as a wonderful team-building activity.
Soba making experience
Soba making is also getting very popular as an attraction for incentive tour participants, who can learn all the basic procedures step by step: how to knead, roll out and cut the buckwheat dough. Many participants are impressed to know the complicated process of Soba making which requires considerable efforts, and after doing it themselves, they have a reason for feeling that the handmade soba made by their own hands tastes so delicious.
Sake brewery tours
At the Ishikawa Brewery in Tama, an English-speaking guide will take guests on a popular tour to view the Japanese sake manufacturing process in approximately 50 minutes. The participants can enjoy sake tasting at the end of the tour. In accordance with the growing trend of enjoying sake and food at the Brewery, they also provide an opportunity to drink sake and locally brewed beer either in Japanese or Western cuisine restaurants located on the premises. A private party for up to 100 people can be organized on the second floor of the beer factory as well. The wooden Japanese-style buildings of the Brewery, surrounded by great nature will also fascinate the participants. There are nine sake breweries in Tokyo, including the Ishikawa Brewery; most of them will accept incentive group tours. For more details, please contact the Business Events Team at the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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