◆Alpine Route: Using six different kinds of vehicles, go over mountains for an elevation difference of about 2,000m along the 90km mountain route.
★Walk through Snow Wall Otani, only-in-winter attraction!! Amazed by over 20-meter tall snow wall.※Limited time only by 22th June 2017（schedule might be changed）.
◆Visit Shirakawago World Heritage "gassho-zukuri″farmhouse village.
◆Take a walk around Hida Takayama, an old castle town known as a "Little Kyoto″, and have snacks and light meals.
Shinjuku Station (Depart [7:30-8:00])<Limited Express Train "Azusa″non-smoking seat>Matsumoto StationOgizawa (Travel along the Alpine Route using various means of transport)Kurobe DamLake KurobeKurobedaira (Go on an aerial tram journey)DaikanboMurodo BijodairaTateyamaEtchu Tonamino Onsen (Overnight)
Etchu Tonamino OnsenShirakawago (The World Heritage "Gassho-zukuri″ farmhouse. Admission ticket to traditional farmhouse "Kanda House" is included! / approx. 60 min) Hida Takayama (Take a walk around the old castle town known as a "Little Kyoto″*Relish Japanese set meal including Hida Beef dish [100min])Matsumoto Station<Limited Express Train "Azusa″non-smoking seat>Shinjuku Station(Arrive [21:00~22:36])
(For the actual tour language of your preferred departure day, please look at the booking form. If you make a booking within 7 days to the departure, we may not be able to arrange your preferred language support. In such case, you will be guided by Japanese speaking tour director with an itinerary in your preferred language.)
The Scope of Language Support
A tour conductor or staff of your preferred language will accompany the tour from the designated meeting place (at a designated airport in case of a tour with airplanes) and provides the participant with basic information necessary for the tour (such as meeting place and time at each stop etc) in your preferred language. Information on sightseeing in the areas of tour destinations will not be provided. However, brochures in your preferred language will be provided.
Minimum number of participants for operation
15 persons *When the participants does not reach the number above, the tour will not be operated. If this is the case, those who have made a reservation will be informed of the matter by 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date (by 4 days prior to the departure in case of a Day-tour).
Expenses for transportation, accommodation, meal(s), admission fee(s) specified in the itinerary and taxes. * None of the expenses will be refunded even though the items concerned are not used by a participant for personal reasons.
Items not included
Expenses for transportation, meal(s), admission fee(s) not specified in the itinerary, personal expenses during the tour (telephone, laundry or beverages etc.) and optional tour fees.
Items included in "Infant price"
A coach seat, breakfast and dinner for infant,
On the Alpine Route, the tour travels through the mountains using a number of vehicles. Please come with clothes, shoes and bags that enable you to walk easily and comfortably. Putting your belongings in a backpack is particularly recommended.
Travelling along the Alpine Route might have to be discontinued in the case of bad weather or other conditions. In such a case, vehicle fares for the non-travelling zone will be refunded.
Snow Wall Walk will be held between April 15th and June 22nd (scheduled). It may be cancelled in case of dangerous situations such as snowstorm, snow removal work, etc.
Groups of 3-4 might be provided with a Western room (twin/double regular beds) and sofa beds.
Flower blooming time varies slightly according to weather.
Visiting spots might be very cold. Bringing thick winter clothes is strongly recommended.
According to traffic conditions etc, the order of the itinerary may have to be changed.
Please note that the tour is for Japanese citizens and basically operated in Japanese. The accompanied staff gives you the basic information (such as meeting place and time at each stop) in English or Chinese, however, she/he does not gives you the detailed information of visiting places.
We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to traffic, weather or other circumstances that are beyond our control.
If we have to cancel the tour for typhoon, heavy snow, or other circumstances beyond our control, we decide the matter by 3pm Japan time one day before the departure and inform you about it by e-mail.
The place that the tour disbands may be different from the one that it meets. For the actual place, ask the tour conductor on the spot.