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culture walk

Discover the good old town, Kokawa

culture walk

Discover the good old town, Kokawa

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Discover the good old town, Kokawa

culture walk

Discover the good old town, Kokawa

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We'll meet up at JR Kokawa station. 1. Yamasaki-Tei The Yamasaki-Tei's main building was built in 1917. There are a lot of verious attractions at this building of semi-Western style. This is a valuable building that tells a story of having been prosperous about Kokawa and modern Wakayama. 2. Chikara-zushi A Sushi-restaurant famous for Fruit-sushi. We go there for lunch. 3. Minaoka-Tei The Minaoka-Tei was built in the late of Edo period, has been preserved in very good condition. An officer of falconry for Kishu Domain was used to live at this building for supplying food for falcon. The Main building is registered as Kinokawa City's cultural asset. The information of falconry culture on disply at the detached of the buliding, which was built more 100 years ago. 4. Kokawa-dera Temple Kokawa-dera Temple is a Buddhist temple established in 770. It is the third temple of Saikoku Sanjusansho (the thirty-three Kannon temples sacred sites pilgrimage in Western Japan), which is Japan's oldest pilgrimage circuit possessing a history more than 1300 years. Kokawa-dera Temple garden is very famous an attractive rock garden.

Your host

Learn more about Liza

Liza

This experience is hosted by Yumi, Aya, Chiharu and me. We are the team that are working out how unoccupied houses can be effectively used, and loving this area more than any other place. Yumi and Aya are sisters, were born and grew up in the area so we know very well the wonderful places that are not in the big city. Chiharu has a license as a guide, also she and I are an organizer of Japanese culture experience, such as Japanese traditional tea ceremony, Japanese Home Cooking and more. I'm also an Airbnb host having a listing in Osaka so I enjoy having people over.

What's included

Food
Fruit sushi. Fruits
Drinks
water

Where you'll be

This experience is discover the good old town, Kokawa, in Kinokawa city. Unlike a crowded town in Kyoto, you can enjoy Kokawa town without stress, and quietly, even though there are historic temples, traditional Japanese old houses and beautiful Japanese gardens in this town. Furthermore Kinokawa city is famous for Fruits and is known as the "Fruit Kingdom".

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

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More tips

*Please book this experience 6 days in advance because Minaoka-tei must be booked 5 days in advance. *Lunch and a bottle of water are included.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Liza
Discover the good old town, Kokawa
New experience
€35/person
New experience
€35/person