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16 Day Japan including 2 Days Nakasendo (Walk)

Single package:
$6,650
Twin package:
$5,250
Triple package:
$4,700
  • Limousine Bus Coupon
  • 14 Day Japan Rail Pass
  • JPY 1,500 Pasmo Card for use on the non JR trains
  • Full Day Tokyo Guided Tour
  • Ainokura & Shirakawago Tour
  • Kyoto Guided Morning Tour
  • 4 nights of accommodation at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel in Tokyo
  • 2 nights of accommodation at the traditional Japanese Ryokan Komanoyu inc breakfast
  • 2 nights of accommodation at the Hida Hotel Plaza inc b/fast
  • 2 nights of accommodation at the Hotel Granvia Hiroshima
  • 3 nights of accommodation at the Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo
  • 2 nights of accommodation at the Hakone Hotel inc b/fast

This self-guided tour combines Japan's main highlight destinations with a two night stay in the glorious Kiso Valley. The Kiso area offers spectacular views of the natural scenery where you can soak in the spiritual, tranquil atmosphere this area is so famous for.

Walk part of the ancient Nakasendo pilgrimage trail between the two post-towns Magome and Tsumago. Along the trail you will find spectacular views of Japan's countryside, English signage and a few small tea houses where you can take a break from the hiking if needed. The Nakasendo trail is easy to moderate level of difficulty and takes 2-3 hours to complete.

*inclusions shown in the bullet points - package does not include airfares

 

Day 08: Takayama - Shirakawago - Takayama
Shirakawago Village

Shirakawago Village

Make sure you visit the Jinya Mae and Miyagawa Morning Markets. Located on the banks of the Miyagawa River, these markets are open daily from 7am to 12 noon. Here you will find local farmers selling fresh produce and flowers. Local souvenirs, crafts and snacks are also available for purchase.

Return to Takayama Station and take a day trip to Shirakawago Village. Purchase a ticket from the Takayama Bus terminal in front of Takayama train station (JPY 4,300 return). Board the Nohi Bus to Shirakawago Village. (50 min one-way)

Shirakawago is a small historic village in Northern Gifu. This area is famous for its old farm houses which have been built with traditional thatched roofing. Ogimachi, within Shirakawago Village, has been registered as a Unesco World Heritage site, with over 100 gassho zukuri structures spread across a lovely mountain valley. Enjoy the atmosphere and scenery of this unique mountain village contained within in a beautiful mountain setting. Return to Takayama in the late afternoon.

For dinner tonight we recommend you walk in to town and try one of the many restaurants which specialise in the Japanese "hida beef" which is delicious in sukiyaki or grilled on a hotplate.

Stay: Hida Hotel Plaza - 2/2

Japan Package Tours will be happy to prepare you a personalised itinerary to suit your budget and preferences.
Contact us now for a no-obligation quotation.

 

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