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Wakamatsu Farms


Celebrates 150 years of Japanese history in California


This historic landmark farm in Placerville is the original site of the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony established June 8, 1869. It’s also the site of the first Japanese colony in the US. In celebration of this significant anniversary milestone a festival featuring Japanese food, art, music, performances, demonstrations and more will be held on the Farm. Docents and speakers will share their knowledge and experience honoring the past, present and future of Wakamatsu Farm and surrounding El Dorado County. Lunch will be on your own at the Festival. We will stop in downtown Placerville before heading back to Sacramento.


We will be visiting a working farm with unpaved roads and uneven ground. This trip is not recommended for those with mobility concerns.



Pickup Points

Since pickup times vary from trip to trip, please consult the trip-specific timed itinerary that is sent to you when you book. A detailed description of where each stop is located is also included with those documents. The motorcoach will make stops at all the locations, and upon returning to Sacramento, will drop you off in reverse order.

Day Trips Headed Westbound from Sacramento (SF, Napa, etc) and Eastbound on I-80 (Reno):

  • Citrus Heights at Antelope Rd & Lichen Dr
  • Arden Area
  • Downtown Sacramento

Day Trips Headed Eastbound on the Hwy 50 Corridor (Tahoe, Sierra Foothills):

  • Downtown Sacramento
  • Arden Area
  • Sports Leisure Office at 9812 Old Winery Pl (Near Hwy 50 & Bradshaw)

We do not share specific pickup information on our website, as we have found over the years that other travel groups tend to use our pickup points without ours or the property owner's permission, which reflects poorly on our company and hurts our ability to offer convenient pickup points to our clients. Accordingly, we ask that you not suggest our pickup points to other groups you travel with, as "the more the merrier" does not often apply to parking lots. Your understanding is appreciated.


Saturday, June 8, 2019

1 Day

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