Welcome to Central Honshū

Japan's heartland in both geography and outlook, Central Honshū (本州中部; Honshū Chūbu) stretches out between the sprawling leviathans of Greater Tokyo and Kansai. The awesome Japan Alps rise sharply near the border of Gifu and Nagano Prefectures before rolling north to the dramatic Sea of Japan coast.World-class skiing, hiking and onsen can be found in the region's photogenic alpine uplands. All but one of Japan's 30... Read More

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$22.43 Cultural & Theme Tours

Japanese Food Sample Making in Nagoya

Try your hand at creating your own food sample art in Nagoya! On this tour, you will create food replica art at a food sample maker lab in central Nagoya. These replicas, familiar to showcases in front of restaurants in Japan, almost look like real food. During this program, you can make your own version of tempura using wax which is the original material food samples were made with, and after you are done, take it home as souvenirs. After your experience, you can also look at the craftsmen making various food replica art at the lab. They have various kinds of plastic food samples for sale as well.

$268.29 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Shirakawago and Hida-Takayama Bus Tour from Nagoya

Once you meet your tour operator at the designated meeting point, you will be traveling by coach bus and transferred to Hida-Takayama. In the quaint old streets of the small town that is also as known as “Little Kyoto,” you can take your time walking around for about 2 hours.Afterwards, your coach bus will pick you up and head to Shirakawago, the World Heritage renowned village that is famous for the farmhouses representative of the traditional Japanese architectural history. The construction method for the farmhouse so called “Gassho-zukuri” which refers to the shape of the roofing that looks like a person's hands put together for praying. You can walk around to take some pictures for approximately 90 minutes before heading to your accommodation at the Toyama prefecture. The next day, after your breakfast at your hotel, the coach bus will pick you up to take you to visit to the main destination, located in the Nagano prefecture. Once you reach Murodo, where the snow wall corridor is located, you can take your time to feel the cold, brisk air and walk around for about 80 minutes. Your last stop before heading back to Nagoya will be a 20 minute rest stop in Tateyama to do some shopping and relaxing.

$671.77 Private & Custom Tours

Private Kanazawa Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Your day begins with a 9am pickup from your hotel or another centrally located point in Kanazawa. Greet your driver — and guide, if selected — and plan your route. Your private tour is entirely customizable according to the interests of you and your travel companions.Recommended spots include:KenrokuenLocated next to Kanazawa Castle, the Kenrokuen garden is considered one of the top three most beautiful gardens in Japan. Visitors can enjoy a variety of trees and flowers that change colors throughout seasons.Kanazawa CastleKanazawa's symbolic icon, Kanazawa Castle was built in 1583. The well-restored castle is worth visiting to see the traditional skills of Japanese carpenters who carefully put the building together without the use of any nails.Omicho MarketLocated in the center of the city of Kanazawa, Omicho Market has been the largest fish market in Kanazawa since the Edo period (1615 - 1868). The market is filled with more than 200 specialty shops and is a great place to stop by for a fresh seafood lunch.Your tour concludes with a drop-off back at the original departure point.

$42.06 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Transfer: Tokyo Hotels to Yokohama Port

Your driver will meet you in the main lobby of your hotel and transfer you by private vehicle to Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal, located approximately 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Tokyo.When making a booking, you are required to provide your cruise ship details as well as your Tokyo hotel details: Name of departure ship Ship departure time Pickup hotel name and address Requested pickup time Though drivers will be briefed on your pickup point, we cannot guarantee an English-speaking driver. Local operator can provide an English-speaking assistant upon request for a fee of JPY 6,000.Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously when booked 15 days prior to your travel date and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!Price is per person, based on 8 adults per car/vehicle.

$335.34 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Arrival Airport Transfer: Chubu Airport to Nagoya

Avoid the last minute hassle of a taxi and simply arrange your private transfer prior to your trip. An experienced driver will meet you at the Chubu International Airport exit and take you to your designated destination.With this transfer service, you can forget about carrying your luggage with you in a country that you are not familiar with. Even if you've got a large group with a lot of luggage, there is no need to hassle with carrying everything with you as you can simply put everything into the car. There is no need to go looking for a large taxi at the Chubu International Airport to accommodate you. This transfer service can cover any size group from a single traveler to a group of 35 people. There are several car types in order to match your group size. With this service, you will have a comfortable and safe trip from the airport to your hotel.

$685.48 Private & Custom Tours

Private Nagoya Custom One Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

This is a private tour by a chartered vehicle. Using this service, you can charter your vehicle Limousine, Van, or Bus which is most suitable for your group and visit many attractive sightseeing spots. You don't have to hurry for any other tourist. This tour is only for your group!Tour route is flexible and can be arranged upon your request.Recommended spots:- Nagoya CastleIt is the castle that is a symbol of Nagoya, characterized by the golden shachihoko that's set up on the roof. - Tokugawa-En GardenIt is the garden where the Japanese traditional beauty was condensed with a residence trace of the Owari branch of the Tokugawa clan. It was destroyed during World War II but was restored to its original state and regained its beautiful figure.- Atsuta ShrineThe Atsuta Shrine is a Shinto shrine known to originally have been founded to house to one of the three sacred treasures "Kusanagi-no-tsurugi (sword)" from the biography from a Japanese myth, "Kojiki." It is a venerable Shinto shrine related to a myth and the Emperor.