2013 Backroad of Japan

Price : $2598~
City : Japan , Nagoya , Shirakawago , Kanazawa , Matsumoto , Takayama ,
Duration : 8 days 7 nights
Tour Code : JP-F1302
Tour Type : Escort

HOKURIKU REGION is located in the northwestern part of Honshu, and lies along the SEA of JAPAN.
Our annual tour to this region focus on fabulous attractions and places, designed to offer unforgettable experiences that will put a smile on your face.









The village of SHIRAKAWA GO, a historic village, famous for the farm houses, built in a very unique architectural style called Gassho. The oldest one was built more than 300 years ago.
Takayama is best known for the craft of carpentry. Although there were shogunates who wanted to conquer Takayama, the high altitude and separation from other areas of Japan kept the area isolated, and Takayama developed their own culture over a 300 year period.


-Kenroku En
One of Japan’s three most famous garden, and is registered as Japanese National Historical Heritage, and the garden was also rated higher to a National Site of Special Scenic Beauty, which is equivalent to a National Treasure. Kenroku-en means a garden combining six attributes. Six attributes are spaciousness & seclusion, artifice & antiquity, water courses and panoramas. For a garden to have 3 or 4 attributes is very difficult, and to have all six in one garden is a prefect garden. The garden has strolling style landscape, incorporating unique designs with ponds, hills, cottages, tea houses, and streams connecting several ponds,hills and tree to achieve a perfect scenery for every season.


-Tateyama Kurobe Alpen Route
A 22.9 miles long mountain route with a spectacular scenery between TATEYAMA,TOYAMA and OMACHI, NAGANO. To travel through the route, it takes 7 different transports with 5 different modes, namely funicular, bus,trolleybus,aerial tramway, and walking.
The route has been built very carefully, so as not to damage the nature around through Tateyama of Hida Mountains, including the Kurobe Dam. This arch shaped dam is 610 ft in height, and 1614ft in length is the largest dam in Japan.


Day 1. 10/30/2013(Wed) NAGOYA

Day 2. 10/31/2013(Thu) NAGOYA – GUJO HACHIMAN – TAKAYAMA
Breakfast at hotel
Full Day Tour by chartered car
You will meet an English Speaking Guide at hotel lobby.
8:30am Depart for a tour by chartered car
*Nagoya Castle
*Gujo Hachiman
Lunch at local restaurant
*Hands-on Food Sample Experience
6:00pm Welcome Dinner at your hotel

Day 3. 11/01/2013 (Fri) TAKAYAMA – SHIRAKAWA – KANAZAWA
Breakfast at Hotel
[Your luggage will be sent to Kanazawa (1piece of luggage per person)
Please prepare your over-night bag for tonight.]
You will meet in English Speaking Guide at hotel lobby.
8:00am Full Day Tour on foot and local transfer
*Morning Market
*Takayama Jinya
*Yatai Kaikan & Sakurayama Nikkokan
12:50pm Board Nohi Express Bus to Shirakawa
1:40pm Upon arrival, half day walking tour
*Wadake or similar
4:50pm Board Nohi Express Bus to Kanazawa
6:05pm Arrive at Kanazawa and walk to hotel

Day 4. 11/02/2013 (Sat) KANAZAWA
Breakfast at hotel
Whole day is free at leisure
[1 Day Free Bus ticket will be provided]

Day 5. 11/03/2013 (Sun) KANAZAWA – TONAMI
Breakfast at hotel
You will meet an English Speaking Guide at hotel lobby.
8:30am Full Day Tour by chartered car
*Gold Leaf Shop – you can learn how to make gold leaf
*Kaga Yuzen Traditional Industry Center
*Hands-on Activity! Dying your own Handkerchief
Lunch Sushi Lunch at local restaurant
*21st Century Museum of contemporary of Art
Proceed to Tonami
6:00pm Arrive at your hotel
Dinner at your hotel

Breakfast at hotel
[Your suitcases will be sent to Tokyo by takkyubin (arrive next day)
Please prepare overnight bag for 2 days]
You will meet an English Speaking Guide at hotel lobby.
7:45am Full Day Kurobe Alpine Route by chartered motor coach
9:20am Cable Car Ride to Bijodaira
9:30am Highland Local Bus to Muro Do
Take Group picture with panoramic view
12:00pm Japanese Lunch at Hotel Tateyama
1:00 pm Trolley bus in Tateyama tunnel
*Kurobe Dam
Take Trolly Bus to Ougisawa
4:00pm Take local bus to Shinano Omachi
5:12 pm Take local train to Matusmoto (1hr)
6:09pm Upon arrival, take taxi to hotel
7:00pm Dinner at local restaurant

Day 7 11/05/2013(Tue) MATSUMOTO – TOKYO
Breakfast at hotel
You will meet by English Speaking Guide at hotel lobby
8:30am Half Day Tour by local transfer
*Matsumoto Castle
Board Express Bus to Shinjuku
Walk to your hotel
6:30pm Shabu Shabu Dinner with all you can eat
Return to hotel

Day 8 11/06/2013(Wed) TOKYO
Breakfast at hotel
Free time until your departure time
Board Airport Limousine Bus to Airport
Fly back to USA

Departure City
Single Supplement
Minimum Pax
Price option
10/30/2013 ~ 11/06/2013
Package Inclusive
Nagoya : 1 Night Hotel Central Int'l Airport or Similar
Takayama: 1Night Takayama Ouan Similar
Kanazawa : 2Night Kanazawa Miyako Hotel Similar
Tonami: 1 Night Tonami Royal Hotel Similar
Matsumoto: 1 Night Matsumoto Hotel Kagetsu or Similar
Tokyo: 1 Night Keio Plaza Hotelor Similar

10/31 Chartered car (Hotel – sightseeing – Takayama hotel)
11/1 Transfer(Hotel – sightseeing – Kanazawa hotel)
11/2 1 Day Free bus ticket
11/3 car (Hotel – sightseeing – Tonami hotel)
11/4 Chartered car (Hotel – sightseeing)
Cable car
Highland Local Bus (Bijodaira – Muro Do)
Trolley bus (Kurobe dum - Ougisawa)
Local bus and Train (Shinano Omachi - Matsumoto)
Taxi (Matsumoto station - Hotel)
11/5 Local transfer (Hotel – sightseeing)
Express bus(Matsumoto- Shinjuku)
11/6 Airport Limousine bus (Hotel – Airport)

13 meals (7 breakfasts, 4lunches, and dinners)

English speaking guide & Assistant
English Speaking Guide included throughout the tour.

Admissions and fees
Admissions and fees for sightseeing as it indicated in the itinerary.

Luggage Transfer
11/2 Takayama - Kanazawa
11/5 Tonami- Tokyo
* 1 peace per person.
Pricing Notes
* Double occupancy based for hotel stay and if requested, single surcharge shall be added. * The itinerary is subject to change without prior notice.