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2023-24 Winter Tour
Tour Code: WIN24P-JPN10
Tour Highlights
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Tour Highlights

Tateyama Kurobe:

Spring Scenery: In spring, the hiking trails lead through the snow-capped mountains. It is really rare to be able to step on such snow horns in early spring. The spectacle of the 18-meter-high snow wall is breathtaking. It is recommended to visit the snow wall in June. The snow wall is still 10 meters high in late June. Because there are fewer visitors in June, you can enjoy the fun of sightseeing. In addition, Tateyama in June is warmer and the weather is stable. Looking at the blue sky above the bus, the mountains protruding from between the snow walls are also coated with a layer of silver. Walking on the endless snow field, you may even find a white ptarmigan! In Tateyama, the Thunderbird is known as the “Messenger of the God”.  It is said that when you meet a thunderbird, you will meet happiness. It is open from the late May to June, You can visit around Sanxun Lake as normal.

Summer Scenery: When the broad-leaved trees sprout, the Kurobe Reservoir gathers snowmelt water, and the sightseeing flood discharge begins, it is the best season for various natural activities such as mountain climbing and hiking. At Murodo, the highest point of the climbing route, it takes about one hour to go around the beautiful curry lake. The peaceful lake mirrors the reflection of mountain, which will make you unforgettable for a lifetime. In Murodo, where the temperature is 12 or 15 degrees lower than that on ground, even in July, there is still a lot of residual snow. You can touch the snow or walk on it. 

Autumn Scenery: Yellow, orange and red leaves, it takes about one and a half months from September to early November, and gradually changes color from the top to the foot of the mountain. The Tateyama Alpine Route is a tourist attraction with a very large difference in altitude. In the meantime, you can see the lush greenery at the foot of the mountain, the maple leaves in the middle of the mountain, and the snow-capped mountain top.

Winter Scenery: At the highest point of Tateyama, the first snow will fall in late September, and the snow will melt and disappear after about 2 or 3 days. From early to mid-November, the snow in Murodo starts to pile up the snow until spring.


Day 1

USA / Tokyo, Japan


Today, we will take luxury flight to Japan [Tokyo].

Day 2



After arrival, drive to enjoy a sumptuous dinner.

<Dinner>  Traditional Japanese Style Garden Cuisine

<Hotel>  Asakusa View Hotel or similar

Day 3

Tokyo-(226km, 3hrs)-Nagano-(127km, 2hrs)-Hotaka Ousen


Matsumoto Castle: With a history of more than 400 years, known as the “Five National Treasures of Japan” with Himeji Castle, Inuyama Castle, Hikone Castle, and Matsue Castle. It is also called Black Castle or Shenzhi Castle. This castle is the oldest surviving five-layer and six-story wooden tower.

Hodaka Onsen: located in the center of Nagano Prefecture, Azumino at the foot of the Northern Alps. In 1972, hot water was drawn from the famous hot spring. There is a spring station, you can purchase 150 liters of hot spring for $100 yen. Here is the “Azumino Wasabi filed Springs Group” selected as one of the 100 most popular waters. It is a wasabi producing area, and you can watch wasabi processing at “Daioh Wasabi Farm”. It is also a well-known producer of apples and buckwheat.

<Breakfast> Hotel buffet

<Luncht> Matsumoto gourmet Shinshu soba

<Dinner> Local kaiseki cuisine (The highest level A5 Okuhida Beef Suki)

<Hotel> Hotakasou Yamano Hotel or similar

Day 4

Hodaka Onsen - (15km, 20min) –Kamikochi-(64km, 1.5hrs)-Omachi Onsen


Kamikochi: Located in the upper reaches of the Azusa River in Nagano Prefecture, surrounded by the 3000-meter-level spikes. The Japanese called it “Kamisatoji” in ancient times, that is, the place where the gods live. The beautiful of the scenery here is like a fairyland on earth.

Omachi Onsen: The hot spring is located on the banks of the Kashima River where melted snow from Kashima Gundake and Yadake flows into. It is along the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Trail, one of the few true alpine trails in the world. In 1964, hot spring water was drawn from AKuzu Onsen in the west of Omachi City where is a quiet hot spring village surrounded by peaceful forest.

<Breakfast>Buffet Breakfast at hotel

<Luncht> Kamikochi Cuisine

<Dinner> Special Shinshu Buffet

<Hotel>  Ryokusuitei Keisui or similar

Day 5

Omachi Onsen-(16km) –Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route-(22km, 1.5hrs) -Kanazawa


Kurobe Tateyama: Known as the roof of Japan and the Japanese Alps. Three major sacred mountains in Japan are Mount Fuji, Mount Haku, and it.  The 90-kilometer Alpine Mountain Road is called “Alpine Road”. The entire route is 2500 meters above sea level. The Japanese pay attention to harmonious coexistence with nature, so all private vehicles are prohibited driving from the Alpine Road. Several types of pollution free electric transportations are allowed to travel, such as mountain climbing cable, plateau buses, tunnel trolleybuses, and aerial cable cars. The whole journey are required to transfer 6 times. The order of the introduction will not be the same due to the different directions of entry and exit.

<Breakfast> Hotel buffet

<Luncht>  Sanroku Nabe Kama Rice

<Dinner> Japanese-style Buffet

<Hotel>  Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel or similar

Day 6

Kanazawa-(25km, 1 hr) –Gokayama-(14km) –Shirakawa go-(48km, 1hr) – Kanazawa


Gokayama: Most of the house in this area are “gasshozukun. In order to prevent snow accumulation, the roof is formed with a 60 degree slope and no nails to be used. It has been designed as a world heritage site

Gasshang Village, Baichuan Township: More than one hundred gassho houses, is like an open-air museum. It is a sightseeing spot that even Japanese people like very much. Of course, you can’t miss it!

Ogimachi Castle Ruins Observation Desk: Climb up to see the wonderful heritage site.

<Breakfast> Hotel buffet

<Luncht> Hobaba Miso Grill + Rock Fish

<Dinner> Kaga Kaiseki Cuisine

<Hotel>  Kanazawa Tokyo Hotel or similar

Day 7



Kanazawa City: The first vassal lord built in 1583 and had ruled for 280 years. It is occupies a rather vast area, which has three layers of inner city defense facility.

Kenrokuen: Located in the center of Kanazawa, a Japanese –style garden on a high platform. The construction project, whether the scale or the degree of artistic completion has earned the reputation of Japan’s three famous gardens.

Omi Town Market: More than 280 years history, it sells fresh seafood and daily necessities.

District Walk-Through: To make a gold foil chopsticks as your own souvenirs in the tea house.

<Breakfast> Hotel buffet

<Luncht> Self Arrangement

<Dinner> Six courses of Yuzo

<Hotel>  Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel or similar

Day 8

Kanazawa  (104km, 2hrs)  Takayama-(48km, 1hr)  Gero Onsen


Takayama Jinya Old Road: (Cherry blossom season early to middle of April) After the Kanemori family moved in, Takayama became the direct jurisdiction of the Tokugawa shogunate who set up an office here to Manage the administration of the Hida area. This office is called “Takayama Jinya”, where officers issue orders and handle the tribute matters. Now, in Japan, the building of Daikansho (local government) has been preserved, and this is the only one.

Kamisanzhicho: It is a three-minute walk from the Jinya, This ancient area is known as the Alpine Little Kyoto, consists of several streets where includes shipping stores, bridges, and traditional hotels. Under the protection of nature and history, the exterior architecture and interior furnishings of the each houses have been preserved. Most of precious ancient buildings are more than a hundred years old.

Gero Onsen: One of the three famous hot springs in Japan. There is a saying that in the Edo period, Lin Lushan, a scholar who served four generations of generals such as Tokugawa Leyasu, Hidetada, Lemisu, and Jiawang, wrote an article to praise: Among the hot springs, Kusatsu, Arima and Gero are the three most famous ports in the world.

<Breakfast> Hotel buffet

<Luncht> Shokado (local seasonal specialties)

<Dinner> Japanese banquet

<Hotel> Suimeikan Gero Onsen Hotel or similar

Day 9

Geno Onsen – (72km, 2hrs) - Nagoya


Tokugawa Tsubasa: It is the hermitage (Osone House) built by Guangyou, the second-generation feudal lord of the tree Tokugawa clans. He move here in 1695, so it was named Tokugawaki. In this pool-style Japanese garden, clear spring water flows from a waterfall along a valley into a pool that looks like the sea port, the epitome of Japan’s natural landscape. Fresh green and red leaves, peonies and iris, these plants and flowers can make people feel the joy of different seasons.

Nagoya Castle: In the 17th year of Qingcho (1612), it was ordered by Leyasu to build the castle for Tokugawa Leyasu’s son Yoshinao. The castle was burned down due to war. In 1959, reconstruction of the roof with the golden tiger (the mascot of the fish body) of Tiantianshou and Xiaotianshou, and the castle tower has been designated as a museum for the collection display.

<Breakfast> Hotel buffet

<Lunch> Fresh Cuisine with view

<Dinner>Nagoya Three-flavored Courses

<Hotel>  Nagoya Hilton Hotel or similar

Day 10

Nagoya / USA 


Today, ride to Nagoya International Airport (NGO) for homebound flight to US and ends this unforgettable happy trip.

<Breakfast> Hotel Buffet



Departure Date




Maple Viewing

Adult: $3,099
Single Supplement: $1,000up

Departure Date




Maple Viewing

Adult: $3,099
Single Supplement: $1,000up

Departure Date




Sakura Viewing

Adult: $3,199
Single Supplement: $1,100up

Tour Fare include:
Hotel, Transportation, Entrance Fee, Breakfast (8 meals), Lunch (6 meals), Dinner (8 meals)

Total Fare exclude:
Airfare, Personal expense, any expense not included in our itinerary, Tips (Tour Leader, Bus Driver, Tour Guide: US$12.00 per day), Visa Fee. Travel Insurance (If full payment paid 60 days prior to departure date, we offer travel medical insurance for US residents only)

In order to provide the most favorable price, the tour fare does not include credit card service fee. Payment method only accepts check or cash. Please note if the group members must pay by credit card, will be charged an additional 3.5% of processing fee.

** If you purchase air ticket on your own, your arrival time to the first destination and your departure time from last destination to U.S. must be the same as our group. If not the same, you must arrange your own transportation to meet group and to airport on the last day **

** Cancellations will only be accepted in writing; cancellation penalty is as following:
1). 120 days prior to departure: US$100 per person
2). 119 days to 60 days prior to departure: US$200 per person
3). 59 days to 30 days prior to departure: 35% of total tour fare
4). 29 days to 15 days prior to departure: 50% of total tour fare
5). 14 days to 3 days prior to departure: 80% of total tour fare
6). 2 days or less prior to departure and/or cancelled during the touring period: 100% of cost
(Tour fare is Non-Transferable to other names and/or other services)
For any train tickets, ferry tickets and admission reserved, if you cancel, we will check with local suppliers for cancellation penalty
For Airline tickets that is purchased and issued, if you cancel, airfare is Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable, we will check with airline for cancellation penalty
Hotel Twin Room Cancellation Policy: If your roommate cancelled, the share with party will occupy a single room, the cancelled party is responsible for single supplement incurred
The above term and policy will not apply to any special tours and/or customized tours, all special tours and customized tours will base on its own term and conditions

*Tour fare is per person in double occupancy
*Child Fee: 2-11 years old share bed with parents, otherwise will be count as adult fare
* Single supplement is for one person occupying one single room with one bed

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