Mine City Active Tourism Committee holds a trial tour MINE: Beauty and the Feast for East Asian residents in Japan from January 12 (Sat.) to 14 (Mon.) 2019 in order to improve its tourism attractions and foreign tourists friendliness. Approximately 30 participants go around the city from a cave to a small local bakery.
Mine city is the countryside of Yamaguchi prefecture, the western end of the main island of Japan. It has one of the countrys largest karst plateaus Akiyoshidai and limestone caves Akiyoshido. And the local communities maintain the traditional rural scenery. Some tourists from Osaka told me that the wind they felt in Akiyoshidai was amazingly refreshing. They had never felt like that in the busy city said Tsutomu Yamamoto, the president of Mine City Tourism Association.
(Akiyoshidai https://karusuto.com/spot/akiyoshidai/ )
The trial tour, therefore, is designed for foreign tourists to enjoy a rural stay as follows. GREAT NATURE: The participants will explore caves, karst plateau, and Satoyama (Japanese secondary nature) with the support of experts. FULL OF NON-TOURISTY THINGS: The participants will go to the places where ordinary tourists can not go. The activities such as caving in the yet-to-be-opened area, appreciation of a traditional dance for Shinto deities, mochi pounding with locals, quarry blast watching are not yet commercialized for tourists. MINGLING WITH LOCALS: The participants will have opportunities to feel the life in rural Japan by mingling with the hosts and guides from local communities. LOCAL FOOD: The meals will be made from the blessings of mountains such as wagyu (Akiyoshidai Highland Beef), trout, berries, burdock, mushrooms etc.
We welcome your coverage. Please contact us before you come. The nearest airports are Yamaguchi Ube Airport and Fukuoka International Airport. Refer to the flyers for the details.
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[About Mine City Active Tourism Committee]
Composed of Mine City Tourism Association and other tourism-related stakeholders. It is an organization to create new types of tourism in collaboration with local communities and the Akiyoshidai area, which is the quasi national park. This trial tour is conducted thanks to the subsidy from Yamaguchi Prefectural Tourism Federation.