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Katsuura Fishing and a Stroll Around Otaki Castle (1N2D)

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Tour code : 003004K

From JPY 43,000

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Within reach of the Tokyo area, Katsuura City is known for its fresh seafood and vegetable market. It is one of Japan’s Great Morning Markets. The ports of Katsuura are famous for their big hauls of katsuo, a kind of skipjack tuna. This fish along with the local favorite called kinmedai (sometimes translated as Splendid alfonsino) are caught and brought to port every day by the local fishermen.

Those with a keen interest in fishing will enjoy a visit to Katsuura.

Trip HighLights

  • Fishing Trip departing from Katsuura Port – a port famous for its big hauls of fish!
  • Accommodation in traditional, family-run guesthouse.
  • A chance to try on armor at a castle linked to the mighty shogun.
  • Guided introduction to one of Japan’s Big Three Markets.

Quick Itinerary


Day One
7:45 Tokyo Station Bus departs from Tokyo Station

9:36 Katsuura Station, Chiba Prefecture Meet Guide

   Katsuura Morning Market  One of Japan’s most famous morning markets. Please ask your guide about the best local specialty lunch to try.

11:15  Fishing Trip Departing from Katsuura Port A fun day out on the open sea. Beginners welcome. Let’s see what we can catch!

Rods, bait etc. all included.

Evening  Minshuku Kanda close to the Morning Market 

(Or Similar)
Check in to accommodation. Try some of the best local seafood and veg cooked over hot charcoal for dinner. It's a local favorite known as robata-yaki. You can even use fish caught on your fishing trip.

Meals Included on Day One: Dinner ☑

 Day Two
10:45  Old Castle Town of Otaki-jo Keep  The former keep of a hardened battle commander during the time of the shogun – this area thrived under the protection of the castle.

13:15   Suit up at Otaki Castle  The history of shogun and samurai are everywhere in this region – now it’s time to try on some clothes from Japan’s fascinating past.

16:10 Tokyo Station Tour Ends at Otaki Station

 Meals Included on Day Two: Breakfast ☑

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Time Required Two Days
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Cancellations and modifications
If you would like to modify details, such as your traveling dates or the number of participants, please cancel your current reservation and make a new one. Cancellations can be made online through “My Page”. Please be aware that a cancellation fee may apply depending on the time of year.

■Cancellation period
[1)Within 60 days of receipt of payment. 2)Up to 8 days before departure]
Cancellation fee:None (free of charge)

[3 days before departure]
Cancellation fee:30% of the total tour fee

[the day before departure 1 day before departure]
Cancellation fee:40% of the total tour fee

[On the departure day On the day]
Cancellation fee:50% of the total tour fee

[After departure or in case of no-show]
Cancellation fee:100% of the total tour fee

About taxi drivers and sightseeing・Concerning your luggage
・For your convenience, we have arranged for taxis and mini-vans to allow you the comfort of traveling without being preoccupied about handling your luggage. Taxis will be available regardless of the number of participants however, due to space limitations, we ask you to inform us should you be traveling with more than 3 pieces per person (additional costs may incur). To respect your privacy, we work exclusively with experienced drivers who can only speak Japanese. For necessary information, we have prepared a separate document with useful phrases in English and other foreign languages.

・During the tour, large items such as suitcases and duffle bags will be kept in the trunk of the taxis. When getting on and off, please feel free to request access to your belongings from the driver at any time. However, we ask that you keep any valuable and fragile items as well as perishable food items with you at all times. Please acknowledge that we are not liable for any damages to your luggage in the event of an accident during transportation. We do not take responsibility for the damage, loss or theft of items due to negligence of the transportation company or its employees.

For customers joining tours during the winter period
・Over the winter season (December to March), it is not uncommon to see snow in Japan. Please understand that weather-related changes in the road conditions will also impact the tour schedule. If you need to catch a train or a flight to another city at the end of the tour, we advise you to give yourself extra time to work around any potential delays.

Itinerary Changes
・Tourist spots may sometimes need to be changed, or the length of travel time required may be different due to traffic conditions, etc. Please note that additional charges may be applicable if the arrival time is later than the end time specified in the itinerary.

Tour operation: regarding the minimum number of participants
・Tours may be canceled if the minimum number of travelers is not reached. In that case, an e-mail notifying customers to this effect will be sent up to 12 days before the start of the tour. Full refunds shall be issued for any canceled tours.

Fishing Trip Departing from Katsuura Port

Fishing Trip Departing from Katsuura Port

Have a reel good time out in the bay where the fishermen of Katsuura bring in their mighty catch!

This activity is fun even for beginners and those trying fishing for the very first time.

According to the skipper, passengers can net horse mackerel, flounder, snapper and whiting throughout the year. Please remember to bring sun protection and be aware that spending time on the open sea may cause queasiness.

Minshuku Kanda close to the Morning Market

This minshuku is a traditional, family-run guesthouse. It is well known for its robata-yaki cooking where the best local seafood and veggies are cooked over hot charcoal. The proprieter of Kanda, affectionately known as Tora-san is ready to welcome you to this quiet part of Chiba Prefecture with warm hospitality and delicious robata-yaki.

Old Castle Town of Otaki-jo Keep

Old Castle Town of Otaki-jo Keep

Otaki Castle was built at the end of the sixteenth century by Honda Tadakatsu. Honda was entrusted by the first Shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu to construct the castle after years of loyal service. Honda was said to have been in over one hundred battles.

The jokamachi of Otaki Castle refers to the streets and districts that built up under the protection of the castle itself. Today, there are pleasant old fashioned houses and sake brewers to call in to.

Suit up at Otaki Castle

Suit up at Otaki Castle

These are not tailor-made Italian suits – far from it. Try on some armor like the great samurai warriors of old who were garrisoned at the castle!

Ladies can try and some old fashioned kimonos and other traditional wear. This is the best way to truly transport yourself back to the sixteenth century!

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*If children aged 2-10 years old would like the same meals as adult participants, please register them as Adults.