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This tour takes you to the scenic Japan Alps to visit Takayama, an elegant city of craftsmen famed for its streets lined with old merchant shops and sake breweries. You also visit Shirakawago, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Kanazawa, a charming old castle town, famous for its cultural heritage and the beautiful Kenrokuen garden.
Detailed Itinerary

Arrive at Narita (Narita International Airport) or Haneda (Tokyo International Airport).
You will be met by an English speaking assistant and helped to board an airport bus.
Transfer to hotel by bus. (Travel Time 85min.)

Guided sightseeing in Tokyo (9:00 - 17:00) using public transport.
You can select your own itinerary

Your main suitcase will be transferred directly from Tokyo to Kyoto.
Please leave your main suitcase with the porter / bell desk by 7:30 AM.
You will need to keep with you the luggage that you need for your nights in Takayama, Shirakawago and Kanazawa.
Transfer to Takayama with your guide.
Tokyo to Nagoya by bullet train, Nagoya to Takayama by express train (Travel Time 300min.)
Sightseeing in Takayama using public transport.
Yatai kaikan / Jinya House / Kusakabe Folk Museum

Transfer to Shirakawago by local bus with your guide. (Travel Time 60min.)
Sightseeing in Shirakawago hamlet.
Nagase House / Minka-en
Stay overnight at a Minshuku (small traditional Japanese house) in Shirakawago.
(Private bathroom, towel and toothbrush are not available at Minshuku.)
Dinner at the Minshuku

Transfer to Kanazawa by local bus with your guide. (Travel Time 90min.)
Sightseeing in Kanazawa using public transport.
Kenroku-en / Shima House / Nomura Samurai House / Kaga Yuzen Traditional Industry Center

Transfer to Kyoto by express train by yourself. (Travel Time 120min.)
Upon arrival at Kyoto Station, you will be met by an English speaking assistant.
Transfer to your hotel with the assistant.

Guided sightseeing in Kyoto (9:00 - 17:00) using public transport.
You can select your own itinerary

Transfer to Kansai International Airport by airport shuttle van. (Travel Time 90min.)
Pick up time is about 4hours prior to the flight. Exact time of pick up will be notified to you on Day 7.


Hotel: Tokyo (2nights), Takayama (1night), Kanazawa (1night) and Kyoto (2nights)
Minshuku: Shirakawago (1night)
Meal: breakfast at all places & Dinner at Shirakawago 

Guide & assistant: Private guide (Except day 1 & 8) and English speaking assistant (Day 1)
Others: Round trip airport transfer by airport bus/van, Local transfer and admission fees (when with guide)
Train: Ordinary class reserved seat (Day 3 and 6)
Luggage: Tokyo – Kyoto (one item per person)


Airport tax
Beverage during dinner
Anything not mentioned in Inclusions


Black Out: 12JUL-10AUG

For early and late arrival flights, there will be supplement cost (Before 8:00 or after 20:00).

Hotel Standard Superior Deluxe
Tokyo Shinjuku Washington Grand Prince Hotel The Prince Sakura Tower
New Takanawa
Kyoto Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hotel Granvia Kyoto STD Hotel Granvia Kyoto SUP
Hachijo Main Bldg (STD)
Osaka Hearton Hotel Nishiumeda Hotel Granvia Osaka Sheraton Miyako Hotel
Takayama Hida Hotel Plaza Hida Hotel Plaza Associa Takayama Resort
Shirakawago Minshuku (gasshozukuri)without toilet and bath
Kanazawa HOTEL MYSTAYS Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel Hotel Nikko Kanazawa
Hakone Yumoto Fujiya Hotel Hakone Pax Yoshino(B/D) Hakone Kowakien TEN-
(western room B/D) YU(B/D)
Mt. Koya Henjokoin (with toilet, without bath)
Kumano Ryokan in Kawayu Onsen or Yunomine Onsen (Japanese room with dinner and breakfast)
Hiroshima Hotel New Hiroden Hotel Granvia Sheraton Grand Hotel Hiroshima
Miyajima Miyajima Seaside Hotel Hotel Miyarikyu Iwaso
(Japanese room with (Japanese room with (Japanese room with
dinner & breakfast dinner and breakfast) dinner and breakfast)

Trip Highlights


Departure Period
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