Regarding the Covid19 Situation

Due to the ongoing situation with the corona virus, please note that some of the locations  and experiences on our site will need to be confirmed with our local vendors manually. 

Please reach out to us in the reservation forums or contact page and we will try our best to arrange our experiences for you. 

Virtual Tours


The Hidden Japan has also started operating virtual tours either through live video or pre-produced video with live chat functionality.  Please feel free to reach out to us if you are interested in a live tour for yourself or your organization.

Your Guide to Japan's Hidden Gems

 Nestled among the mountains of North-eastern Japan, and far from the bustling neon lights of Tokyo and Osaka is the region of Tohoku.  

Virtually untouched by foreign tourism, this region remains pristine and overflowing with hidden gems to discover.  Come explore our side of Japan. 

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Discover The Hidden Japan


Lovely and easy to access cultural sightseeing locations

Nature and Outdoors

Discover pristine natural beauty and adventure 

Festivals and Events

Experience the charming and amazing events of Yamagata 

Tours and Experiences

Browse a variety of cultural and outdoor experiences made in special collaboration with the many amazing locals of the Japanese countryside.


Farmer Homestay Programs in Tsuruoka

Spend the night at a farmers home in Tsuruoka City before harvesting and cooking traditional crops together the next morning.

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