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Rakan - the place of reconnection
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Reconnecting with ourselves

The Japanese people have appreciated the abundance of nature while in awe of her, and it has been so for the people of the mid-Izu peninsula. Over time, people have supported each other and have created a unique lifestyle. A stroll in a historic town or in rural nature reveals how these valuable indications are not always tangible, but present nevertheless.

Shuzenji with its hot-spring first found 1200 years ago, has prospered alongside Zen temples associated with rulers of the medieval period. The hot-springs have since continued to offer relaxation, and the Zen temples remain well respected. Known as “Izu’s little Kyoto,” Shuzenji shares a similarity with that of Kyoto in its classical streets and atmosphere.

Heading south from Shuzenj, we come to Mount Amagi, the highest peak in the Izu peninsula. Here at the foot lies Japan’s largest fields of best quality Wasabi.

Situated in a 200-year-old house is “Rakan'' run by chef Atsuko Kato. It is exclusively open to one group a day. All vegetables and rice are directly sourced from neighboring producers, including Amagi’s specialties such as Wasabi and Shiitake mushroom. Seasonal ingredients are cooked by Atsuko with the utmost care, and guests are welcomed like her own family. Enjoy Atsuko’s original cuisine, share conversation, and relax in a nostalgic setting among paddy fields. This is an experience of reconnecting with ourselves.


Rakan - the place of reconnection
Rakan - the place of reconnection - Explore Hakone
Rakan - the place of reconnection
Rakan - the place of reconnection
Rakan - the place of reconnection
Rakan - the place of reconnection
Rakan - the place of reconnection


1 hour walking tour in Shuzenji.

Full course private lunch in a 200-year-old Japanese house.


Nationally Certified Pro Guide
Lunch at the Rakan
Private transport during the tour
Public transport to Shuzenji

Meeting point will be Shuzenji station. Please cover your own train tickets.

Personal Expenses and Souvenirs

Prices (USD)

Price will change depending on your group size.

$500 for 1 person.

$600 for 2 people.

$250 for additional person.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelling 30 days or more before the tour: 0%

Cancelling between 29 and 21 days before the tour: 20%.

Cancelling between 20 and 14 days before the tour: 30%.

Cancelling between 13 and 7 days before the tour: 40%.

Cancelling between 6 and 3 days before the tour: 50%.

Cancelling 2 days before the tour: 70%.

Cancelling 1 day before the tour: 80%.

Cancelling within 24 hours or no show: 100%.


Once we've finished customizing your itinerary, we'll send an invoice via Paypal and you can pay with your credit card.


What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during this tour?

The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
1: Face masks required for guides in public areas.
2: Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

What is the policy on sanitization during this tour?

The policies on sanitization are:
1: Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
2: Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized (private vehicle).

What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during this tour?

The policies on staff health & safety are:
1: Guides required to regularly wash hands.
2: Regular temperature checks for staff.
3: Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms.