Recommended Route

6:00 A.M.

Asamike-sai & pray to Akimiya shrine

Asamike-sai(breakfast oering ritual to god) which Shinto priest oer breakfast to god every 6 o’clook for 365days.

E-38-秋宮

7:00 A.M.

Breakfast

9:00 A.M.

Take a walk to Harumiya, Manji-no-Sekibutsu

ere is a wondrous atmosphere which makes you feel relaxing. Have a break by the Togawa river side.

9:30 A.M.

Jiunji Temple

Approach to the temple is covered by moss which makes the surrounded atmosphere mysterious. Admirable garden with cider tree is also worth looking at.

11:00 A.M.

Honjin at Shimosuwa

11:45 A.M.

Let’s try Mochiman at Shintsuru

Shintsuru is established in 1873 and their signature confectionary called “shio-yokan (Salty sweet bean jelly)” is pretty popular. But we also recommend “Mochiman”

E-39-新鶴

0:00 P.M.

Lunch

1:00 P.M.

Take a walk to Formely Yazaki-Shoten and Mitamachi shopping street

Formely Yazaki-Shoten

Yazaki Shoten used to be a prosperous raw silk wholesaler. is shop’ s building is located by the Mitamachi street which was developed for transferring silk material etc during the rise of silk manufacturing business.

Mitamachi shopping street

Nostalgic shopping street that numbers of shops and studios are increasing recently.

E-40-旧矢崎商店

Bike rental

You can rent motor-assisted bicycle JPY100 per hour. Mortor bicycle will be big help for looking around the town with ups and down. We also recommend you to ride lake side of Lake Suwa.

E-41-レンタル自転車

2:00 P.M.

Harmo Museum

Japan’ s leading museum which carries many art pieces of simple style painting like Henri Julién Felix Rousseau. ere is a teahouse inside and visitor can enjoy the tremendous view of Lake Suwa and Mt. Fuji.

E-42-ハーモ美術館

3:00 P.M.

Break time for tea etc

There are various type of café you can enjoy tea and coffee.

4:00 P.M.

Return the bike and visit Mikotsuru

Mikotsuru is an only Sake brewery in Shimosuwa. Enjoy taste local sake made from the coldness of winter and clear water of Shimosuwa. Sake tasting is free charge. We also recommend Mikotsuru brand sake for souvenir.

E-43-御湖鶴

6:00 P.M.

Dinner and enjoy bathing hot spring.

9:00 P.M.

Enjoy the night of Suwa

You can visit local bar (Masuya Guest House, Taro Café etc) and enjoy chit chatting with locals.