HOKURIKU: 8 Days, 7 Nights from $1855

Nagano Snow Monkey
Kurobe
Tojinbo
Maruoka Castle
Higashi Chayagai
Shirakawago
Nagano Snow Monkey
Kurobe
Tojinbo
Maruoka Castle
Higashi Chayagai
Shirakawago

HOKURIKU: 8 Days, 7 Nights from $1855

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The Hokuriku shinkansen (bullet train) runs from Tokyo through Japan's central mountains,  carrying passengers through the Japan Alps and to the fascinating cities of the Japan Sea side of the country. The Hokuriku shinkansen now allows Japanese and visitors to Japan alike to enjoy all Japan has to offer- from the capital in Tokyo to traditional villages in the countryside.

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INCLUDED:

Hotel: Tokyo (1 night), Nagano (1 night), Unazukionsen or Shinhodaka (1 night), Takayama (1 night),
Kanazawa (1 night), Yamanaka Onsen (1 night), Kyoto (1 night)

Transfer: Round trip airport transfers by airport bus/van

Train: 2nd class trains- Tokyo-Nagano-Yudanaka, Yudanaka-Nagano, Nagano-Kurobe
Unazukionsen, Shin Kurobe-Unazuki Onsen, Unazuki-Keyakidaira (round trip), Unazukionsen-Dentetsu Toyama,
Toyama-Takayama, Awaraonsen-Kyoto

Bus: Yudanaka-Kanbayashionsenguchi (round trip), Takayama-Shirakawago-Kanazawa,
Kanazawa-Yamanaka Onsen, Yamanaka Onsen-Eiheiji-Tojinbo cliff-Awara Onsen

Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Others: English speaking assistant at Narita airport

BREAKFAST SUPPLEMENT Per person/package: ¥11100

ITINERARY:

(B):Breakfast (L):Lunch (D):Dinner

Day 1 TOKYO (ARRIVAL)

Arrive at Narita (Tokyo International Airport)
You will be met by a NTA representative and helped to board an airport bus.
Transfer to hotel by bus.

Day 2 TOKYO - NAGANO

Make your own way to Tokyo Station.
Take a bullet train to Nagano and change to a local non-reserved train for
Yudanaka. From Yudanaka station, take a local bus to Kanbayashi-onsenguchi and
30min walk to Jigokudani snow monkey park.
Transfer back to Nagano and visit Zenkoji Temple.
Make your own way to your accommodation.

Day 3 NAGANO - UNAZUKIONSEN (D)

Take a bullet train to Kurobe-Unazukionsen and change to a local non-reserved
train for Unazukionsen.
Enjoy Kurobe Gorge Train rides, while watching dynamic view of Kurobe Gorge.
Make your own way back, and enjoy hot spring bath and traditional Japanese dinner at your ryokan.
(The itinerary for this day will change depending on the season. Above is the summer itinerary)

Day 4 UNAZUKIONSEN - TAKAYAMA (B)

Transfer to Toyama by a local train and take a limited express train to
Takayama.
Enjoy sightseeing in Takayama on foot.
Suggested sites: Yatai Kaikan /Jinya House / Kusakabe folk museum
Make your own way to your accommodation.
(The itinerary for this day will change depending on season. Above is the summer itinerary)

Day 5 TAKAYAMA - SHIRAKAWAGO - KANAZAWA

Make your own way to Takayama Bus Terminal
Take a Nohi bus to Shirakawago.
Sightseeing in Shirakawago Village.
Suggested Sites: Gasshozukuri traditional farmhouse / Nagase House / Minka-en
Take a Nohi bus to Kanazawa.
Upon arrival, make your own way to your accommodation

Day 6 KANAZAWA - YAMANAKA ONSEN (D)

Enjoy Sightseeing in Kanazawa using public transport.
Suggested Sites: Kenroku-en / Seison-kaku / Kaga Yuzen Traditional Industry Center / Omicho Market / Higashi Chaya-gai
Transfer to Yamanaka Onsen by bus.
Enjoy walking Kakusenkei Gorge and open air bath viewing gorge.

Day 7 YAMANAKA ONSEN - KYOTO (B)

Take a local bus to Eiheiji Temple.
After sightseeing, take a local bus to Tojinbo. Enjoy walking Tojinbo and back to Awara Onsen Station.
Transfer to Kyoto by limited express train.

Day 8 KYOTO-OSAKA (DEPARTURE)

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

Special notes: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability and season. This tour is operated by Nippon Travel Agency.