Highlights of Sado Island & Seafood Kaiseki Dinner with 1 Red Snow Crab and Turban Shell
Tarai Bune, a traditional Japanese fishing boat (image) *Photo by PIXTA
Meoto Iwa or the Married Couple Rocks (image) *Photo by PIXTA
An open-air bath (image)
Toki Forest Park (image)
Sado is said to be a miniature copy of Japan. A numerous cultural heritage remains there. It is also a place where you can fully enjoy the charm of Japan such as the sea and mountains. [Sightseeing] ・Toki Forest Park・・・Get up close and personal to the Japanese crested ibis.♪ ・Myosen-ji Temple・・・Visit a famous temple with five-storied pagoda related to Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism. ・Ogi ・・Tarai Bune (Tub-shaped Boat) ride. Only experienced in Sado! (approx. 10 mins) ・Nishimikawa Gold Park・・・Panning for gold: Let's try to make a fortune! ・Sado Kinzan Gold Mine・・・Tour of the tunnels. Learn about the history of the gold mine that flourished once. ・Kitazawa Flotation Plant・・・A modern industrial heritage site that once extracted gold and silver from the mines. [Meals] Japanese Kaiseki set course dinner featuring red snow crab and turban shell! Enjoy authentic Sado cuisine using local ingredients. [Additional Information] *Tour inclusions: 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 seat only. (Breakfast may be included only if it is buffet style at the hotel.) ※If train seat, meals, bedding are needed please apply as a child. [Important] *Niigata Station~Niigata Port: journey taken by taxi (4 people). You may share a taxi with members of other groups or your group may be split up into different taxis. Furthermore, a bus may be used instead. The journey will be approximately 15 mins. *This tour's train schedule is decided by the present schedule as of the end of 2019. Therefore, due to the schedule revision of the railway company in the middle of March every year, the departure and arrival times for the outbound Shinkansen may be different than stated on the itinerary. *When the jetfoil is cancelled or delayed due to bad weather, you will ride a car ferry and the tour itinerary may have to be changed including some shortenings/omissions of sightseeing places. *For those worried about seasickness, it is recommended to bring medicine for motion sickness. *You will join a beginners course for gold panning experience. You will be standing on the ground, and pick the gold dust by hands soaked in water. *Wearing clothes and shoes that let you move easily and comfortably is strongly recommended. *Depending on the road conditions on the day, the order of the itinerary may change. *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 included. Although the tour conductor can speak English or Chinese, they are not an interpreter for the guide. *When allocating Shinkansen seats, even if you booked as a group, you may be separated. Even customers who booked for two may not be seated next to each other or sat on the same row. *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 8:24～9:28) -- 【Shinkansen "Toki" / reserved seats in a regular non-smoking car】 - Niigata Station -- [Taxi or bus] -- Niigata Port -- [Car ferry・2nd class cabin / approx. 150 mins] -- Ryotsu Port -- ①Toki Forest Park (See Japanese crested ibis / approx. 40 mins) -- ②Myosen-ji Temple (A famous temple related to Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism / approx. 15 mins) -- Shiizaki Onsen (Overnight) ※③Relish a seafood Kaiseki dinner with 1 whole red snow crab and turban shell etc. ④Enjoy Sado Okesa (folk song) show at the hotel.
Hotel: Hotel New Katsura【C-rank】
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Shiizaki Onsen -- ⑤Obata Sake Brewery (Visit and sake samples tasting / approx. 25 mins) -- ⑥Ogi (Tarai Bune boat ride / approx. 10 mins) -- Nishimikawa (⑦Gold panning experience / approx. 30 mins) -- Meotoiwa Rocks (⑧ Take photos of the beautiful naturally-formed rocks. ⑨Watch the salt making process / approx. 20 mins) -- ⑩Sado Kinzan Gold Mine (Tour of the tunnels / approx. 40 mins) -- ⑪Kitazawa Flotation Plant (An industrial heritage that supported the gold and silver mines of Sado / approx. 15 mins) -- ⑫Gyokudo Kamamoto (Visit a pottery / approx. 15 mins) -- Ryotsu Port -- [Jetfoil / approx. 65 mins] -- Niigata Port -- [Taxi or bus] -- Niigata Station -- 【Shinkansen "Toki" / reserved seats in a regular non-smoking car】 -- Tokyo Station (Arrive 20:12～21:52) ※Shinkansen "Max Toki" may be used for round trip. ※Depending on the congestion on the roads, actual travel time might be different than above average time stated.
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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