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Autumn Leaves: 2-Day Niigata Autumn Tour including Naeba Dragondola and Ropeways

Day 1: The tour bus leaves Shinjuku at 8:50am starting the four hour journey to Niigata Prefecture. You will arrive at the starting point of the Hakkaisan Ropeway. Ride to the observation deck, which boasts 360-degree panoramic views from an altitude of 3,763 feet (1,147meters) and stretch your legs. The beautiful Mt. Hakkai is popular with visitors and hikers, especially during autumn. After an hour it's time to pop back on the bus where a bento lunch box is provided for you to eat on the bus. When you book, please make a note of your preferred meal option in the Special Requirements box. Choose between a seafood option of sea urchin, crab, and salmon roe, or a pork and maitake mushroom option. With content tummies, you’ll continue to Lake Shakunage to see the autumn scenery and the leaves reflect off the lake. Enjoy a 20 minute photo stop here, before visiting nearby Ikazawa Gorge for more autumnal scenery for 30 minutes. Sightseeing is over for the day and the bus heads to Naeba Prince Hotel where hot springs and an extensive Japanese and western food buffet await. Day 2: After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll visit Tashiro Ropeway at an altitude of 7,135 feet (2,175 meters). Arrive at the mountain station and you’ll be greeted with sweeping views of the emerald green Lake Tashiro against a mountain backdrop of Mt. Naeba. Walk to the Naeba Dragondola and enjoy a 25-minute through the hills, soaking up views of the autumn leaves all around. A spot of shopping is up next in the ski resort town of Yuzawa for half an hour and then enjoy more fall foliage from your bus window as you pass along the Mikuni mountain pass. Relax over a lunch of matsutake mushrooms in a restaurant in the Mt.Tanigawadake area, then resume your journey to Yubiso Park, a beloved vantage point by the locals to see autumn colors. You'll soon see why as the park faces the Yubiso River with the Tanigawa Mountain Range in the background. Admire the scenery from the bus as it drives through the Okutone Yukemuri Kaido road heading for the final stop on the tour at Naramata Dam, where you get great panoramic views of Okutone from the watchtower Having seen many autumn leaves highlights in Niigata inside 2 days, the bus returns to Tokyo arriving in Shinjuku around 18:40.

$350 Private & Custom Tours

Niigata 1day Customized Private Walking Tour (7H)

This tour will allow you to explore Niigata more efficiently in one day.   In this tour, you can choose 3 or 4 places to visit for 7-hour sightseeing tour. We mainly use public transportation networks like Niigata city loopline bus service ( one-day ticket JPY 500 ) and taxi if necessary. The places of choices are as follows:  ●Pia Bandai Fish and vegatable market with restaurants popular for locals and tourists.  ●"Imayotsukasa" sake brewery There is a guided brewery tour and after the tour, you can try some of the sake right here in the brewery!  ●The Niigata Saito Villa Built about 100 years ago, this gorgeous villa and Japanese style garden attracts visitors all year round. You can enjoy green tea and sweets with the beautiful Japanese style garden. JPY 300 Closed on Mondays, from Dec.28-Jan.3  ●Minatopia with Former Niigata Customs House There are also Former Daishi Bank building and Niigata City History Museum by the Shinano River.  ●Former Ozawa Family Residence Authentic machiya-style house with beautiful garden from the Meiji Period. JPY 200 Closed on Mondays, from Dec.28-Jan.3  ●Honcho Market Located on the bustling Furumachi ( old town ) district, vendors sell all kinds of food with reasonable prices. * vendors are less on Sundays  ●Niigata Senbei Okoku ( Roast your own) Niigata is Japan's foremost senbei producer. To make these rice crackers, you pound the rice, knead the powder, and grill while applying say sauce, salt, and other flavorings. At Senbei Okoku you can learn about the process, watch it in action, and then do it yourself (1,000yen ~ 1,500yen). Gifts and dining are also available.   ●Hakusan Shrine Located near Furumachi, this shrine is very popular to visit among the people live there, it’s famous for the prosperity of descendants and business. There is a park named Hakusan Park. You can enjoy walking. When you are tired, you can take a rest at Enkikan with Japanese tea and sweets.  ● Nuttari Terrace Street This new street started in 2015 with unique shops, including Izakaya, ceramic art studio, coffee shop, bakery, deli, accessory shops, and bookstore etc. You will spend a pleasant day feeling a modern  but nostalgic asmosphere.  Please choose places you'd like to visit and let us know about your request. Let's have a wonderful time in Niigata!!