Ishikawa Prefecture by Hokuriku Shinkansen: Highlights of Okunoto / Wakura Onsen Stay
Shiroyone Senmaida (image) *Photo by PIXTA
Noto Railway (image)
Ganmon rock formation (image)
An open-air bath at Wakura Onsen Kinpaso (image)
Dinner on Day-2 (image)
Kiriko Art Museum (image)
Lunch on Day-2 (image) *Need to choose one no later than 5 days in advance.
[Sightseeing] 1. Amaharashi Coast・・・Superb views of Toyama Bay and Tateyama Mountain Range. *Due to the poor visibility or depending on the weather, you might not enjoy the views fully. 2. Noto Satoyama Satoumi Museum・・・Learn the history and culture of Noto Peninsula. 3. Notojima Bridge ※View from the bus window. 4. Wajima Morning Market・・・Operating for over 1000 years in the same spot. ※For departures on 22 September, the market is closed so the visit will be omitted.) 5. Wajima Kiriko Art Museum: View traditional Kiriko lanterns. 6. Wajima Lacquerware Studio・・・Visit. 7. Shiroyone Senmaida (A 1004 Rice Paddies in Shiroyone)・・・See the tiered rice terraces, registered as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems, against the backdrop of the Sea of Japan. 8. Okunoto Salt Farm Village・・・The technique that is used for more than 500 years is a must-see. 9. Rokkosaki Lighthouse・・・The northernmost point of Noto Peninsula 10. Mitsukejima Island・・・A picturesque solitary island in the sea, also known as "Gunkanjima Island". 11. Chirihama Nagisa Driveway・・・View from the bus window. ※When there is bad weather or high waves, driving on the beach is not permitted. 12. Ganmon rock formation at Noto Kongo coast・・・Ride a scenic sightseeing pleasure boat on a special route. 13. Yase Cliff, Yoshitsune's Boat Hiding Place・・・A narrow gorge where Minamoto no Yoshitsune hid 48 boats. 14. Sojiji-soin Temple・・・Our limited project! Special visit and Zazen meditation experience while listening to the guidance of the monk (Japanese only). 15. Noto Railway・Satoyama Satoumi Sightseeing Train・・・Ride the whole distance between Anamizu and Nanao stations with the attendant's guiding (Japanese only). ※Depending on the seats location in the train you might not enjoy the views fully. [Gourmet] Choose a lunch plan on Day-2 ①Seafood rice bowl ②Noto beef rice bowl ③Crab rice bowl ・Please let us know which plan you would like at least 5 days before the tour. Each member of your group can choose their own preference. ・If you do not choose an option at least 5 days before the tour, then ①Seafood rice bowl will be served. ・You cannot change plans on the tour day. [Accommodation] Day-1: Wakura Onsen Kinpaso ・Rooms with ocean view. ・Relax in the open-air bath and lounge overlooking Nanao Bay. Day-2: Royal Hotel Noto, Hakui (Designated as our A-rank hotel (second highest rank by our company standards) ・Japanese Kaiseki dinner featuring Noto beef and Noto fugu. [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 seats only (Meals and bedding are not included.) ※If train seat, meals, bedding are needed please apply as a child. [Important] *Seat allocations for Shinkansen trains: Due to seating arrangements, even if you booked the tour as a group or a pair, your seats may not be close to each other. *At Kinpaso (hotel on Day-1), bedding is set after the rooms are cleaned so by the time of check-in, the futon mattresses will already by prepared. *At Royal Hotel Noto (hotel on Day-2), rooms booked for 3 people will include an extra bed in the twin room or a Japanese-style room will be allocated. Rooms booked for 4 people will be a Japanese-style room. *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. *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 "Tanigawa", non-smoking car] -- Echigo-Yuzawa Station -- 【Travel time: approx. 4 hours】 Amaharashi Coast (Stroll / approx. 20 mins) -- 【Travel time: approx. 40 mins】 Noto Satoyama Satoumi Museum (Visit / approx. 30 mins) -- Wakura Onsen (Overnight) ※Relax in the open-air bath with a spectacular view overlooking Nanao Bay.
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Wakura Onsen -- [Notojima Bridge, Noto Twin Bridge / view from the bus window] -- 【Travel time: approx. 50 mins】 Wajima Morning Market (Stroll / approx. 50 mins ※For departures on 22 September, the market is closed so the visit will be omitted.) -- Wajima Kiriko Art Museum (Visit / approx. 30 mins) -- Wajima Lacquerware Studio (Visit / approx. 20 mins) -- Shiroyone Senmaida Rice Terraces (Stroll / approx. 20 mins) -- Okunoto Salt Farm Village (Visit / approx. 30 mins) -- Suzu (Selectable lunch / approx. 40 mins) -- Rokkosaki Lighthouse (Stroll / approx. 40 mins) -- Mitsukejima Island (Stroll / approx. 20 mins) -- 【Travel time: approx. 60 mins】 Hakui (Overnight) ※Japanese Kaiseki set meal with Noto beef and Noto fugu will be served for dinner. Enjoy watching the starry sky at night.
Hotel: Royal Hotel Noto
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Hakui (Depart 9:00) -- [Chirihama Nagisa Driveway / View from the bus window] -- 【Travel time: approx. 70 mins】 Ganmon rock formation at Noto Kongo coast (--Ride a chartered sightseeing boat on a special route and enjoy the scenic views) -- Yase Cliff -- Yoshitsune's Boat Hiding Place (Together with the Yase Cliff / approx. 20 mins) -- Sojiji-soin Temple (Special visit ※Guiding will be in Japanese only. / Short Zazen meditation experience is also available / approx. 50 mins) -- Anamizu Station -- Noto Railway・Satoyama Satoumi Sightseeing Train (Ride / approx. 60 mins ※Guiding will be in Japanese only.) -- Nanao Station -- 【Travel time: approx. 90 mins】 Toyama Station -- [Hokuriku Shinkansen "Hakutaka", non-smoking seats] -- Tokyo Station (Arrive 19:00～21:16) ※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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