This 3 days/2 nights tour allows you to experience some of the most popular places in central Japan in a short amount of time. The tour takes you from Tokyo into the heart of old picturesque Japan, where you can spend a couple of days immersing in its traditional lifestyle.
ItineraryDay 1: Tokyo - Hida TakayamaStop At: Mt. Fuji 5th Station, Narusawa-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture, Koshinetsu, ChubuYour first stop is Mt Fuji (11:20 am - 12:00 pm). Upon arriving at Mt. Fuji 5th Station, spend the following 40 minutes discovering and soaking in the breathtaking views of Japan. A well-known symbol of Japan standing at 3776 meters high, the spectacular Mt.Fuji has made the subject of literature and art throughout Japanese history. Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Fuji-Q Highland, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, Koshinetsu, ChubuLunch at La ville de Gaspard et Lisa Town in Fuji Q Highland Area. After lunch you'll have a brief stop at Observation Deck of Lake Suwa before arriving at Hida-Takayama.Duration: 50 minutesMeals included: • Lunch: Lunch is western style set lunch. For vegetarian meals please requested 1 week before the departure date at the latest.Accommodation included: Country Hotel Takayama or equivalent Day 2: One day at Hida Takayama Stop At: Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Tokai, ChubuStart the day walking around the Takayama Morning Market, where you can enjoy a wide variety of delicious and creative local specialties, such as freshly squeezed orange juice served in orange peel cups or freshly brewed coffee in cookie cups. Enjoy a leisurly day exploring the area at your own pace.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Shirakawago, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun, Gifu Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu*IF OPTION 1 IS SELECTED*Join a 1 Day bus tour (10:20 am - 4:10 pm) that will take you Shirakawago, a World Heritage site with Gassho style houses said to have stood for over 300 years. The village was once considered a wild and unexplored region, with a natural environment that limited the interaction with neighboring areas. This made for unique cultural practices and lifestyle, all which can still be experienced today. Meeting time: 10 AM at Nohi Bus Terminal (next to JR Takayama Station)Duration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Country Hotel Takayama or equivalentDay 3: Hida Takayama - TokyoStop At: Kametaya Sake Brewery, Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, Koshinetsu, ChubuYour first destination is “Kametaya” Japanese Sake Brewery. Have a quick tour at Japanese Sake Brewery while sampling the goods as well!Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Lake Kawaguchiko, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture, Koshinetsu, ChubuMake a second stop at Lake Suwa Observatory, before heading for Lake Kawaguchi. Spend the couple of hours there exploring the surroundings and relaxing by the lakeside.Duration: 2 hours 40 minutesMeals included: • Lunch: You'll have lunch at service area where you can choose which meal fit to your preference. No accommodation included on this day.