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SAMPLE ITINERARY: Explore Matsumoto, Tateyama and Takayama 4 Day Tour

TAILOR-MADE TOURS: Exclusively for your own group
Kurobe Dam
Tateyama-Kurobe Dam, Toyama Prefecture
Shirakawa-go Village, Gifu Prefecture
Tsumago Post Town
Tsumago-juku Post Town, Nagano Prefecture
Matsumoto Castle, Matsumoto
Matsumoto Castle, Matsumoto City
Oshino Hakkai
Oshino Hakkai Village, in Fuji-Yoshida
Hakone Lake Ashi
Lake Ashi, in Hakone
Place of Stay: Omachi
Day 1   Tokyo~Matsumoto~Omachi
Dep. hotel
not provided
bus Pick up at Haneda Airport or set off from your hotel in Tokyo, bus arrive at Lake Suwa, bus Matsumoto Castle, on foot Nakamachi street, bus Proceed to Omachi Onsen
Stay overnight at Omachi-Onsen.
Place of Stay: Takayama
Day 2   Tateyama-Kurobe~Takayama
Dep. hotel
not provided
Check out of your hotel, bus Ogisawa by bus Kanden Trolley Bus (16min) to Kurobe Dam on foot 20 min on foot to Kurobeko Sta. by ropeway Kurobe Cable Car (5min) to Kurobedaira Sta. by ropeway Tateyama Ropeway (7min) to Daikanbo Sta. by bus Tateyama Trolley Bus (10min) to Murodo Sta by bus Tateyama-Kogen sightseeing Bus (50min) to Bijodaira Sta. by ropeway Tateyama Cablecar (7min) to Tateyama Station. bus proceed to Hida-Takayama
Stay overnight at Hida-Takayama
Place of Stay: Lake Kawaguchi
Day 3   Shirakwa-go~Kiso Valley
Dep. hotel
not provided
Check out of your hotel, bus Shirakawa-go village, bus Old streets of Hida-Takayama on foot Kusakabe Folk Museum, bus Proceed to Lake Kawaguchi
bus Stay overnight at Lake Kawaguchi.
Place of Stay: none
Day 4   Mt.Fuji~Tokyo
Dep. hotel
not provided
bus Mt.Fuji 5th station, bus Oshino Hakkai, bus Hakone Sky Gondola by ropeway Owakudani Boiling Valley, river cruise Lake Ashi Cruise,
bus return to Tokyo hotel or send to Haneda airport.
From JPY 304,000 (~9 Pax)
From JPY 396,000 (~18 Pax)
Please ask for actual quote as rate vary according to season
Vehicle maximum seating up to 9 and 18 passengers. Limited bags storage.
Maximum of 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(exclude 5th station toll fee) and taxes.


Tour guide, meals, parking fees, activity, admission tickets(Matsumoto Castle, rides along the Alpine Route, Kusakabe Folk Museum, Hakone Ropeway & Cruise entrance fee) and your own accommodations.

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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 21 days notice: no cancellation fee required
● 20 days to 15 days notice: 20% cancellation fee
● 14 days to 8 days notice: 30% cancellation fee
● 7-2 days or less notice: 50% cancellation fee
● 1 day before trip: 80% cancellation fee
● Actual day or No Show: No refund possible.

Description: Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine route involve using various means of transportation between Shinano-Omachi and Tateyama, taking approximately 5-6 hours crossing the hilly Northern Japan Alps. The route is operated only from late April to late-November, with the peak traveling time during summer and the season of autumnal leaves, from September through late-October.
On this tour, we will first make a stop at Matsumoto city, a castle town which centered around the Matsumoto Castle, a national treasure of Japan, before heading up to Omachi, the gateway of the Alpine route heading westward. We will stop for the night at Omachi so that we can get ready for the Alpine route early the following morning. You can enjoy crossing the entire alpine route without requiring any special equipments, just a pair of sneakers, an umbrella, and a cold weather outfit will be adequate.
On day 3, this tour will take you to Hida-Takayama, one of Japan's best preserved towns from the Edo era with quaint atmospheric streets in the old quarter and delicious local foods. Due to its remoteness up in the mountains many of its old traditions were preserved during the transitions of power in other parts of the country. Takayama, amongst other things is famous for its craftsmen, sake and beef. It is believed that craftsmen from Takayama worked on places and temples in Kyoto and Nara for its fine craftsmenship.
Your tour to Japan will not be complete without the visit to Mt.Fuji, on day 4, you will get to go up to the Mt.Fuji 5th station and you will also be exploring the surrounding areas of Mt.Fuji before arriving back in Tokyo in the evening.


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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