A Private Guided Daytrip to Soni Highland, One of the most beautiful unexplored areas in Japan

  • Program
    24,000 yen/person in case of 4 or 5 participants
    40,000 yen/person in case of 2 or 3 participants
    time period
    All year round
    Approx. 6 hours
    *The estimated time can be affected by the condition of the traffic jam
    Language Japanese,English

A Private Guided Daytrip to Soni Highland, One of the most beautiful unexplored areas in Japan

Soni village is located at the northeastern end of Nara Prefecture and is famous for extraordinary scenery of the unusually shaped columnar joint rocks, which is designated as a national natural treasure.

The area across Soni Highland is designated as a Muro Akame Aoyama quasi-national park.
Soni Highland is a grassland covered with Japanese pampas grass. From spring to summer, the area becomes like a large fresh-green carpet. In autumn, silvery and golden Japanese pampas grass glows reflecting sunlight.

Why don’t you take a road trip to the highland village in Nara with our local English speaking guide?

Program details
Program A Private Guided Daytrip to Soni Highland, One of the most beautiful unexplored areas in Japan
Program fee

Per person (4~5 participants):24,000 JPY
Per person (2~3 participants):40,000 JPY

Available time period

All season program

Required time Approx. 6 hours
*The estimated time can be affected by the condition of the traffic jam
Schedule 09:00 Meet with our guide at Kashihara Navi Plaza.
Take a chartered car to Soni highland.

10:15 Arrive in Soni highland.
Start a hiking around (Okame Ike pond)

12:00 Lunch at Farm Garden Susukino-kan
*If you wish, you can take a hot spring at Okame-no-yu.

15:00 Arrive at Kashihara Navi Plaza
*The time and the contents of the schedule can be changed without the previous notice due to the on-site condition

Requirements for participation Minimum number of participants: 2 people
Maximum number of participants: 5 people
Things to bring / required items Comfortable clothes and shoes for hiking
Included in this fee English speaking guide
Chartered car between Kashihara Navi Plaza and Soni highland
Lunch at Farm Garden Susukino-kan
Not included in fees Personal expenses
Entrée fee of a hot spring facility, Okame-no-yu
Drink at lunch time
Meeting location Kashihara City Tourism Exchange Center “Kashihara Navi Plaza”
Meeting location Detail Time to meet: 9:00
*Our guide will be waiting for you at Kashihara Navi Plaza.
*Kashihara Navi Plaza opens at 9:00.
Address of meeting location 1-6-8 Naizen-cho, Kashihara-city, Nara-prefecture

To Kintetsu Yamato Yagi Station
From Kintetsu Abenobashi Station…about 40 minutes with express trains
From Kintetsu Kyoto Station… about 50 minutes with limited express trains

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Pick Up Service Not available
Payment method Payment by credit card

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Language Japanese,English

Travel conditions, etc.:

Please refer below travel conditions


When a client cancels the Travel Contract for personal reasons, the following cancellation rates shall apply to the Tour Fare.

11 or more days : No charge
10 days to 8 days : 20% of the tour fare
7 days to 2 days : 30% of the tour fare
1 day : 40% of the tour fare
Prior to the starting time of the tour : 50% of the tour fare
After day of departure or in case of not showing up without
notice : 100% of tour fare

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  • Profile

    Nara Visitors Bureau is a DMC (Destination Management Company) based in this ancient city Nara. We offer various tours that are not just sight-seeing visits, but are cultural and historical experiences which you can feel, touch and taste the real Nara.


    Dive into Nara's must-see spots and discover the classic yet new charms of Nara!

    Company information

    Company:Nara Visitor's Bureau
    Address:3 Ikeno-cho Nara-city Nara-prefecture

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