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What To Expect
Don't restrict your historical experience to just the main sites that people visit. See Takayama, known as "Little Kyoto" and its preserved historical structures and environment. Mingle with the locals at the thatched roofed village of Shirakawa-go, a World Heritage site. Visit Kanazawa, home of Kenroku Garden, one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan, and admire the ceramics at Kutaniyaki.
Board a shinkansen for Nagoya. Transfer to a limited express for Takayama, an ancient, tranquil city also known as "Little Kyoto". Stroll through Takayama, visiting Yatai Kaikan Hall, where colorfully decorated traditional festival floats are displayed, Kusakabe Folkcraft Museum, formerly the residence of powerful merchants under government patronage, and the streets of Kami Sannomachi, where there are preserved traditional Japanese wooden houses.
Go for a scenic drive by Lake Miboro and along Shokawa River to Shirakawago, designated in 1995 as a World Heritage site. See unique structures called Gassho-Zukuri, or joined-hands farmhouses. Continue to Kanazawa.
See Higashichaya Street, Tentokuin Temple, former samurai residence, Kenrokuen Garden before heading back to Tokyo.
Tourist Class: Hakone Hotel Kowaki-En (Standard room) in HAKONE day 1; Hida Hotel Plaza (Standard room) in TAKAYAMA day 2
*Hotels are subject to availability and may be substituted with similar accommodations if not available. This will be confirmed on your voucher.
Tips and gratuities
Pick ups are available from selected Tokyo hotels.
Rates quoted are for the listed hotels and are subject to change depending on availability.
A holiday surcharge is applicable for days before holidays and the following 2016 departure dates: 10 January, 10 February, 20 March, 28 April to 04 May, 17 July, 10 August, 18 and 21 September, 09 October, 02 and 22 November and 22 December. Please inquire.
Children 5 years old and below are free of charge, provided they sit on an adult's lap. If they need a seat, they will be charged (child rates).
We recommend wearing comfortable shoes suitable for the walking tour on Day 1.
Bring an overcoat or wear warm clothing for the winter season from October to February.
Please inform us where you will be staying before/after this tour when make a booking.
This tour is offered for travelers from overseas only.
Lake Miboro may be skipped due to heavy snow during winter.
Baggage carriage is not included. Please carry your baggage on your own. However, trains do not have areas for storing large pieces of baggage. We recommend leaving large pieces of baggage at your hotel in Tokyo while you travel by train.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
3 days / 2 nights
4 hours and 30 minutes
2 days / 1 night