Tohoku New Year's Tour: Yamagata Atsumi Onsen, Juhyo Snow Monsters in Zao & Mogami River Cruise


Accommodation Stay at our upscale-rank hotel "Takamiya Bettei Kuon" in Atsumi Onsen area, Yamagata during the New Year's season. 1st night: Approximate arrival time is 15:00. 2nd night: Approximate arrival time is 16:30. Take plenty of time to relax and enjoy hot spring at the hotel for 2 nights in the row. *For dinner, relish a Japanese-style set meal including seafood from the Sea of Japan and local dishes of Shonai city. (Contents of the meals will be different each day.) Sightseeing 1. Mogami River Cruise: Take a heated boat down Mogami River. 2. Juhyo Snow Monsters in Zao: View illuminated Juhyo snow monsters from the ropeway. Juhyo are frost covered trees nicknamed as 'snow monsters'. 3. Sankyo Rice Warehouses in Sakata: Rice warehouse buildings from 1893 is a symbolic site of Shonai as a major rice production area of Japan. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Additional information] *Items included in Infant price - Bus seats only. *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). [Attention] *Juhyo and/or snowy landscapes may not be possible depending on weather conditions on the tour day. *The order of the itinerary is subject to change according to the traffic or other circumstances on the tour day. *Sightseeing places and roads during the New Year's season are very crowded. When traffic is very congested, the time at the sightseeing place may be changed or visit might be omitted. *You will ride a free shuttle bus from Atsumi Onsen Station to the hotel (approx. 20 mins). Depending on the congestion situation, you might be sharing the same bus with other passengers, also the middle (auxiliary) seat may be provided. (There will be no seats for infants in the shuttle bus.) ※Depending on the shuttle service hours, you might need to wait for the bus at the station. The tour group might split to few buses depending on the bus type. You may also wait some time until the check in. *There is a possibility that the room with no bathtub or no shower will be provided. Any room requests for the hotels cannot be accepted. *If Zao ropeway ride will be suspended due to bad weather or other reasons, that portion of the tour will be refunded at the group rate. The best time to see Juhyo is usually from December to March. The amount of snowfall differs each season and there is no guarantee that you can enjoy snowy landscapes and frost covered trees. There will be no refund in a case if you will not be able to see Jyuhyo and snow. *Please join the tour with comfortable clothes and non-slip walking shoes. *Sightseeing outside will be very cold. Please prepare warm clothes and accessories. *There is a possibility that Shinkansen "Max Toki" will be arranged from Tokyo to Niigata. Also, depending on the bullet train schedule, you might need to wait 1-2 hours in Niigata when transfer to the limited express "Inaho". *Due to the structure of the seats in Shinkansen, even if you booked the tour as a group or a pair, your seats may not be close to each other. *This tour is conducted together with Japanese participants. *A Japanese-speaking guide accompanies the trip. Although the tour conductor can speak English or Chinese, they do not translate the guiding. *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.


Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Tokyo (Scheduled departure between 9:12~9:28) [Shinkansen "Toki"] Niigata [Limited Express "Inaho"] Atsumi Onsen Station [Free shuttle bus to the hotel / approx. 20 mins] Atsumi Onsen (Overnight.)  ※Scheduled arrival is around 15:00.

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 1
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Atsumi Onsen Mt. Haguro(Visit a shrine / approx. 40 mins) Mogami River (Snow viewing river cruise / approx. 60 mins) Sankyo Rice Warehouses in Sakata (View contrasting black walls and stunning row of Zelkova trees) Atsumi Onsen (Overnight)

Day 3
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Atsumi Onsen Zao ( View snow monsters from the ropeway, stroll / approx. 90 mins) Fukushima Station [Shinkansen "Yamabiko"] Tokyo (Arrive between 18:36~19:28)

location Tokyo


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Tohoku, Yamagata

  • English

Language Support

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.

Minimum number of participants for operation

20 Person(s)

*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).

Minimum number of participants for booking

2 Person(s)

Cancellation policy Tour Condition
The prices may vary depending on number of participants and other conditions.