■Kamikochi: This is one of the best mountain resorts of Japan. You can view the beautiful valley surrounded by 3,000m-high mountains.
■Norikura Skyline: This is a road running the highest altitude in Japan. It leads to the summit of Mt. Norikura at 2,700m, a spot above clouds. Enjoy a scenic road trip.
■Shirakawago: This is a World Heritage “gassho-zukuri” farmhouse village. Hundreds and thousands of tourists come to visit the village for its unique scenery.
■Hida Takayama: This is an old post-station town from the Edo period, popularly called a “Little Kyoto”. Its quaint streets lined withhold houses attracts numerous tourists from home and abroad.
※For 2-year-old infant, hotel facility usage charge of JPY 2,500 is required. Please make sure to write in the Remarks of the reservation form when booking the tour, if you travel with the infant. (Please pay the hotel facility usage charge and the tour fee all together by credit card.)
*An optional Day-1 lunch is offered on request for 1,100JPY. The lunch is "makunouchi-bento″, a boxed meal containing various meat, fish, and vegetable dishes as well as rice. It is served in the coach and comes with tea. If interested please make a request upon making the reservation by 7 days prior to the departure. Please also note the number of box meals you would like to reserve. The payment will be settled by credit card together with the tour price. Those who do not place an order please prepare lunch independently before or during the tour at a service area etc.
(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
25 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).
Minimum number of participants for booking
Shirakabaso or or another hotel of the same class
1 room for 2-4 people
Breakfast : 1 / Lunch : 0 / Dinner : 1
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, a hotel facility fee (beddings and meals are not included.)
[Kamikochi Recommended Outfit] It is recommended to wear a pair of walking shoes, a rain wear and extra clothes that you can put on and off according to the weather and temperature of the day. As Kamikochi is a mountainous region at 1,500m above sea level, the weather is variable and the temperature is usually 5-10 degrees Celsius lower than Matsumoto, a town located at the foot of the mountains at 600m high. Kamikochi occasionally gets below zero especially in early spring or at the turn of the seasons. It even snows in early May and gets lower than 10 degrees Celsius in the middle of the summer.
※You may get on a shuttle bus to Kamikochi, instead of our sightseeing bus. As there is a traffic restriction for sightseeing buses in order to protect its natural environment. On the shuttle bus, a spare seat may be provided.
When the road to Kamikochi or Norikura Skyline is closed due to the weather conditions, landslide and other unforeseen circumstances, the tour visits Hida Takayama or Hirayu Grand Waterfall (Hirayu Otaki) instead.
Wearing clothes and shoes that let you move easily and comfortably 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.
(Act on the Protection of Personal Information has been revised since May 30, 2017.)
Customer information, such as name, age, gender and others may be forwarded to the hotels
or necessary organizations for the tour arrangement.
Completion of the tour reservation shall be deemed to agree upon above condition.