Highlights of Akiota tour

① Tour the rice terraces selected as one of Japan’s top 100 rice terraces

The Ini Rice Terraces, which have been selected as one of Japan’s top 100 rice terraces, are a beautiful original Japanese landscape no matter what season you visit.

② Japanese cooking experience in a Japanese house

Experience cooking Japanese cuisine in a partially renovated traditional Japanese house, and enjoy your meal while looking out at the countryside.

③ Relaxing and Elegant Transportation by Chartered Car

You will be traveling by a chartered car, accompanied by a Hiroshima prefectural Government Licensed guide interpreter.

Schedule (Itinerary)

8:30Departing from Hiroshima Station Please gather at the Hiroshima Station North Exit (Hotel Granvia Hiroshima Station North Exit “Sightseeing Taxi Stand”) by 8:20.

From Hiroshima IC, head towards Aki Ota using the expressway.

From the hire car, you will enjoy the scenery that gradually becomes greener and greener from Hiroshima city.

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“Ini Rice Terrace” tourYou can admire “Ini Rice Terraces”, which was selected as one of Japan’s top 100 rice terraces, from the observation deck.

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house of beginningsMake Japanese food such as sushi and tempura at Hajimari no Ie, a country living experience facility run by Akiota Town.

Have lunch while looking out at the countryside from the living room. We hope you enjoy it.

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Yokohata Crafts
“Togouchi mounds”, designated as a traditional craft of Hiroshima Prefecture, have a history of about 200 years.

You will see a number of artistic works and demonstrations.

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Roadside Station

“Raimu to Gouchi”
Delicious food and crafts from Akiota Town are available. You can also purchase local products introduced on the tour.

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17:00Hiroshima stationArrival/Dissolution

*Times may vary depending on road conditions, etc.


Travel fee (tax included)

23,000 yen / 1 person

Minimum number of participants/5 people ●Maximum Capacity/8 people

*A tour conductor will not accompany you. A Hiroshima prefecture regional guide interpreter will accompany you.


Please select the date you would like to attend from the calendar below and proceed to the “Reservation page” to make a reservation.

If you select “Filter” on the top right of the calendar → “Menu” in the second column → “Trace rice terraces and Japanese cooking experience in Akiota Town”, only the dates listed in this plan will be displayed.

Common information

*Before applying, please be sure to check the information listed below.

1. About application
  A minimum of 1 person can apply for this tour. The event will be canceled if the minimum number of participants (5 people) is not reached.
  A Hiroshima prefecture regional interpreter guide will accompany you on the tour.

2. About travel fees
  Travel fees are the fees listed under Travel Fees in this catalog. The travel fee includes “transportation costs during the tour, entrance fees for each facility, experience fees, guide fees, lunch fees (excluding some products), and taxes.” 

3. Regarding meals
  Additional charges will apply for orders other than meals provided on the tour. If you wish to change the menu due to religious reasons, allergies, etc., please let us know at the time of tour reservation. Depending on the content, we may not be able to respond or may incur additional charges.

 4. Regarding rainy weather
  In case of light rain, the tour will be held, so please bring rain gear. In case of inclement weather, the event will be canceled the day before. 

5. Regarding children’s participation
  Children are welcome to participate, but please be careful not to disturb other guests in the facility. Regarding meals, we will also provide the same content to children. 

6. About smoking
  Smoking is prohibited inside each facility and vehicle.

*Created based on information as of August 1, 2023. When concluding a travel contract, we cannot rely solely on the information provided on this page. Regarding the contents and conditions of the travel contract, we will conclude the travel contract after we have informed you of the travel conditions (full text) that will be provided separately.

Cancellation fee

If a travel contract is concluded and the contract is canceled due to the customer’s convenience, the following amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

When concluding a travel contract, we do not rely solely on the guidance provided by this catalog.
The details and conditions of the travel contract will be finalized after we have informed you of the travel conditions (full text) that will be provided separately.

Cancellation fee (per person)
20 days to 11 days beforefree
10 days to 8 days before20% of the travel fee
7 days to 2 days before30% of travel fee
The day before40% of the travel fee
On the day50% of the travel fee
After departure100% of travel fee

If the customer requests to change the course or departure date within 20 days from the departure date, the above cancellation fee will apply.

Travel planning and implementation

Hiroshima Prefectural Governor Registered Travel Agency No. 2-391
Kimita Kotsu Ltd.
682-1 Higashiiri-kun, Kimita-cho, Miyoshi City


Hiroshima Prefectural Governor Registered Travel Agent Agency No. 83
KOI Planning Hometown Revitalization Institute Co., Ltd.

4-24, Kocho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi

Email: info@koi-kikaku.com

TEL: 082-542-2777

FAX: 082-542-2778

General travel business handling manager Takashi Arita

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