Travel on 06 May 2022
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This inspiring journey will take you on a discovery of old and new Japan, on this incredible value private tour you will spend time in Tokyo where tradition very much meets the modern world! Using Japan’s ultra-modern rail network, you will then travel to Matsumoto, considered the entrance to the Japanese Alps – Here you will discover the unique Black crow castle and Wasabi Farms still using traditional methods of farming.
The next stop is Toyama which will be the starting point of your Alpine Route trip. Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a unique and spectacular route through the Northern Japan Alps which is traversed by various means of transportation including cable cars, trolley-buses, and a ropeway. The main attraction of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is the magnificent scenery of the Tateyama Mountain Range, part of the Chubu Sangaku National Park.
The highest point along the route, Murodo offers a variety of hiking trails that cater both to serious hikers and to those looking for a leisurely walk. Other highlights along the route are the single-span Tateyama Ropeway that provides great panoramic bird’s eye views of the surrounding mountain scenery
The trip finishes in Takayama, where we catch local transport to Kanazawa, home of the Samurai and you will also visit Kenrokuen Garden, which is one of the top 3 gardens in Japan.
The last stop on your trip is Kyoto, where you will visit Tenryu-Ji Temple Garden, ranked first among the Five Great Zen Temples of Kyoto. Daikaku-Ji Temple, once the site of an Imperial villa but converted into a temple in 876, move on to Kinkaku-Ji and Ginkaku-Ji, arguably the most popular temples in Kyoto. The following day discover Kyoto Backstreet & Geisha districts before bidding Goodbye to Japan until next time!
Return UK flights (Economy)
4* Hotels with Breakfast
Japan Rail Pass & IC card
Tours included are private (unless mentioned) with a guide but will use public transport.
Matsumoto Half-Day Private Tourate Tour
Matsumoto Half-Day Private Tour
Alpine Route 1 Day Pass from Shinano Omachi to Tateyama Station
Takayama to Kanazawa via Shirakawago Sharing Tour by Bus
Classic Kanazawa (Best of Kanazawa) Tour
Arashiyama & Kyoto Full-Day Private Tour
Kyoto Backstreet & Geisha Half Day Tour
Prices are subject to change and availability