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SAMPLE ITINERARY: Explore Matsumoto, Magome and Tsumago 2 Day Private Tour

TAILOR-MADE TOURS: Exclusively for your own group
Tsumago Post Town
Tsumago-juku Post Town, Nagano Prefecture
Magome-juku, Nagano Prefecture
Magome Post Town
Magome Post Town, Nagano Prefecture
Kiso Valley
Kiso Valley, Nagano Prefecture
Matsumoto Castle, Matsumoto
Matsumoto Castle, Matsumoto City
Place of Stay: Narai-juku
Day 1   Tokyo~Matsumoto~Narai
Dep. hotel
not provided
bus Set off from your hotel in Tokyo
bus arrive at Lake Suwa (60min), bus
Matsumoto Castle (60mins)
, bus Narai Post Town
Stay at a Japanese Inn in Narai.
Place of Stay: none
Day 2   Kiso Valley~Tokyo
Dep. hotel
not provided
bus Proceed to Nagiso (drive along the Kiso Valley),
bus Magome Post Town (hike on the Nakasendo Trail)
bus Tsumago Post Town

bus return to Tokyo hotel or send to Haneda airport.

Alternative attractions:
From JPY 158,000 (~9 Pax)
From JPY 212,000 (~18 Pax)

Vehicle maximum seating up to 9 and 18 passengers. Limited bags storage.
With 9 hours of sightseeing daily.

OPTION (Additional fee required)
Optional English-speaking tour guide
Arrangement for accommodation for the tour guide will be necessary.
Vehicle with driver, highway toll fees and taxes. Parking fee is not required for attractions listed.
Tour guide, meals, activity, admission tickets(Matsumoto Castle entrance fee) and your own accommodation.

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Additional Information

Admission fees and activities: Not included. It falls under personal expenses.
Note: This is a customized tour as such you can arrange the tour according to your requirements. We will use our model itinerary in the above if you do not have your own itinerary. If using your own itinerary, it is subject to verification of its feasiblity.
Drivers: Japanese drivers will be used for microbuses and larger vehicles. For full-size vans and smaller vehicles, English-speaking driver is available on request.
Tour Guide: Professional tour guide is available for hire on request. Fees starting from 8 hours hire going at 28,500yen
Hours of hire: Minimum of 9 hours is required to complete the itinerary. Maximum of 12 hours hire is permitted. Rate quoted is the starting rate for 9 hours hire.

Plan includes:

Vehicle with driver. Driver's own accommodation. Estimated highway tolls and taxes.
Plan does not include: Use of vehicle parking facility and personal expenses such as meals, admission tickets, are not included.

Payment method:

Prepayment is required. Using credit card or payment through the bank.
FAQ: Please click here for the frequently asked questions
Cancellation Policy: ● More than 15 days notice: no cancellation fee required
● 14 days to 8 days notice: 20% cancellation fee,
● 7 days to 3 days notice: 30% cancellation fee,
● 2 days or less notice: 40% cancellation fee
● 1 day before trip: 50% cancellation fee
● Actual day or No Show: No refund possible.

Description: The above tour we have designed is suitable round the year, catering to a wide variety of interests from culture, nature, sights and cuisine. The tour will bring you to Matsumoto city, a castle town which centered around the Matsumoto Castle, a national treasure of Japan. Located in the central part of the Japanese archipelago, Matsumoto is a city surrounded by the Northern Japan Alps which are over 3000 meters in altitude to the west, and the Utsukushigahara Pleateau, which is 2000 meters in altitude to the east.
After Matsumoto, we will travel to Kiso Valley. During the Edo period from the 16th century to the 18th century there were five central highways leading to Edo or present Tokyo. Built along these highways were numerous post towns and checkpoints. However towards the end of the Edo period, the checkpoints across the country, along with many relics from the feudal times including samurai estates and castles were broken up and destroyed marking a new age of change and modernization. One of these old highways connecting Edo to Kyoto was called the Nakasendo running through the Japanese Alps and along the Kiso valley. Mainly because of its unfavorable terrain thus resulted in a much slower pace of development. Home to the town of Magome, and the neighbouring town of Tsumago, are two of the best preserved Post-towns from the Edo period. These days the locals go to painstaking lengths to maintain their towns, preserving the old charm of the Edo era.


Others: For multiple-day hire with overnight stop(s) outside of Tokyo, covering other cities for trip length of minimum 2 days up to maximum 7 days can also be arranged on request. Customers are required to formulate your own itinerary by listing out the attractions you are planning to visit and the cities you will be stopping at for the night.

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