Northern Tohoku Adventure by Shinkansen: Lake Towada, Hakkoda Ropeway, Shirakami-Sanchi Mountains and Oirase Stream / Overnight at Hoshino Resorts Aomoriya
Oirase Stream (image) *Photo by 岩崎邦宏様 from Tokyo
Blue Pond "Aoike", Juniko (image) *Photo by 松島秀夫様 from Aichi
Ride on JR Gono Line (image)
Jawamegu Show at Hoshino Resorts Aomoriya (image)
Explore Tohoku Golden Route. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Northern Tohoku region. 1. Hoshino Resorts Aomoriya: Relax at the hotel for 17 hours. Enjoy a stroll in the park and a local entertainment show etc. 2. Hakkoda: View spectacular lush green mountains from the ropeway! 3. Lake Towada: Cruise on the mysterious lake with a deep history! 4. Lake Juniko in Shirakami Sanchi: Enjoy a sparkling blue lake surrounded by spectacular natural scenery. 5. Oirase Stream: Visit first thing in the morning to see the lush greenery along the rapids! 6. Gono Line: Board a local train on Gono line and view magnificent scenery! ★Hoshino Resorts Aomoriya (Komaki Onsen, Aomori prefecture) Within a vast field of 727,000㎡, a pond centered garden lies exquisitely like a detached palace. An outdoor bath, called "Uki-yu" stretches far across the wide pond, a modern design that truly gives you the feeling that you are floating on top of the water. Enjoy soaking in the hot water. An indoor bath, called "Hiba-yu" is made from the Aomori Hinoki cypress tree, which makes up what has been called one of the three most beautiful forests in Japan, is used in abundance on the ceiling, walls, and in the bathtub. The smooth feel of the wood and its refreshing scent give you the feel of taking an outdoor forest bath. [Additional information] *Items included – Transportation, accommodation, meal(s), admission fee(s) specified in the itinerary and taxes. None of these expenses will be refunded even if the participant does not use them for whatever reason. *Items not included – Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours). *Items included in "Infant price" (3-5 years old) - Bus seats only. Train seats, meals and bedding are not provided. ※If train seat, meals, bedding are needed please apply as a child. [Attention] Transportation *The train on the Gono line has non-reserved seats. The train may be fully seated on your tour day. The train journey section is subject to change. *Hakkoda Ropeway and Lake Towada sightseeing boat cruise may be cancelled according to the weather conditions on your tour day. *Seat allocations for Shinkansen trains: Due to the seating layout and reservation situation, even if you booked the tour as a group or a pair, your seats may not be next to or close to each other. Accommodation *Hoshino Resorts Aomoriya has difficulties to accommodate meal arrangements for those who have food allergies. If you have any food allergies, please do let us know in advance. *At Aomori Winery Hotel on Day-2: if you booked a room for 3 people, a twin room with an extra bed will be provided. If you booked a room for 4 people, a triple room with an extra bed or a Japanese-style room or two rooms will be provided. Itinerary *The order of the itinerary is subject to change according to the traffic or other circumstances on the tour day. *This tour is operated with a mixture of Japanese and foreign guests. However a staff member will give you the basic information, such as meeting place and time at each stop in English or Chinese, although they won’t give you detailed information on the places visited. *A Japanese-speaking guide is accompanied. Although the tour conductor can speak English or Chinese, they do not translate the guiding. *Please join the tour with comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Other *We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control (traffic, weather etc.) *A decision on whether to cancel the tour will be decided by 3pm Japan Standard Time one day before the tour date. We will inform you by e-mail. *The tour end point may be different from the meeting point. Ask the tour conductor on the day. *The amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information came into effect on 30 May 2017. Customer information (name, age, gender etc.) may be forwarded to the hotels or necessary entities for the purpose of making tour arrangements. This condition shall be deemed to have been accepted by the customer upon completion of the reservation.
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Tokyo Station (Depart 8:48～9:36) 【Shinkansen "Yamabiko"】 Morioka Station Komaki Onsen・Hoshino Resorts Aomoriya ※*Arrive at 15:00. Enjoy yourself in the hotel for 17 hours by experiencing horse-drawn carriage ride and a local entertainment show etc.
Hotel: Hoshino Resorts Aomoriya
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Komaki Onsen Oirase Stream (Stroll along the rapids / 40 mins) Lake Towada (Enjoy cruising on the mysterious lake / approx. 50 mins) Hakkoda (View lush green mountains from the ropeway / approx. 80 mins) Jogakura Bridge (View from the bus window) Owani Onsen Village・Aomori Winery Hotel ※Opened about 800 years ago. Relax at the open-air bath with a scent of Aomori Hiba (hinoki cypress).
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Owani Onsen Village Senjojiki (VIsit / 15 mins) Shirakami-Sanchi Mountains・Blue Pond "Aoike", Juniko (Visit / approx. 40 mins) Lake Juniko (twelve lakes) (Lunch of seafood rice bowl using local ingredients and rare Sakhalin taimen / For 21 June departure, lunch will be with Fukaura Maguro (tuna) / approx. 60 mins) Fukaura Station [JR Gono Line (Take a popular local train in Tohoku! Enjoy the superb views / approx. 30 mins)] Juniko Station Kitakami Station 【Shinkansen "Hayabusa"】 Tokyo Station (Arrive 20:20～21:23)
A tour conductor or staff of your preferred language will accompany the tour from the designated meeting place (at a designated airport in case of a tour with airplanes) and provides the participant with basic information necessary for the tour (such as meeting place and time at each stop etc) in your preferred language. Information on sightseeing in the areas of tour destinations will not be provided. However, brochures in your preferred language will be provided.
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*When the participants does not reach the number above, the tour will not be operated. If this is the case, those who have made a reservation will be informed of the matter by 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date (by 4 days prior to the departure in case of a Day-tour).
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