【Depart from Osaka (Umeda or Tennoji)】Snow Walls Otani, Shirakawago (World Heritage Site), Hida Takayama
■Go through the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, a mountain route of 2,000m elevation difference, using 6 kinds of mountain vehicles.
■Walk through the corridor between 16m-high gigantic snow walls, namely the Snow Walls Otani.
■Take a walk around the Shirakawago gassho-zukuri farmhouse village (World Heritage Site) that preserves an archetypal image of Japan.
■Visit Hida Takayama, a "Little Kyoto″. Enjoy a pleasant walk along quaint streets of a merchant town from the Edo Period.
*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.
Umeda (Meet [8:00]) or Ten'noji (Meet [8:00] )Shin Osaka (Only tours departing Umeda stop.)Hida Takayama (Take a walk [approx. 60min])Shirakawago (Take a walk [approx. 60min])Toyama Onsen (Overnight)
Breakfast : 0 / Lunch : 0 / Dinner : 1
Accommodation : Apa Hotel Toyama or Apa Hotel Toyamaekimae
Toyama OnsenTateyama<Tateyama Cable Car [approx. 7min])Bijodaira<Tateyama Kogen Bus [approx. 50min]>Murodo (Walk through the Snow Walls Otani [approx. 100min])<Tateyama Kogen Bus [50min]>Bijodaira<Tateyama Cable Car [approx. 7min])TateyamaTateyama Alpen-mura(Enjoy shopping [approx. 20min])Umeda or Tennoji (Disband [scheduled 18:30~20:15])
(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
Apa Hotel Toyama or Apa Hotel Toyamaekimae
1-3 people 1 room
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 and a hotel facility fee (meals and sleeping facilities not provided)
*In case the Alpine Route is expected to be extremely busy on the second day, the tour may depart from the hotel early in the morning.
*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.
*The time to stop at Murodo or other places may be shortened if there are bad road or other conditions.
2 single rooms might be provided in some cases to those who made a reservation with 1 room for 2 participants.
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.