Hida no Sato Light-up in the Snow, Hida Takayama, Shirakawa-go & Kanazawa


Why you should join this trip ① Explore a traditional Japanese thatched roof village under a blanket of snow and lit up to create a magical world. ② Stroll around the thatched roof village of Shirakawa-go, a World Heritage Site, during the day. ③ Look forward to trying the prized local Hida beef for lunch on Day 1. ④ Dinner features all-you-can-drink for an hour with dishes including snow crab and steak. ⑤ Enjoy a ride on the JR Takayama Line and enjoy the snowy landscapes. ⑥ Wander around the quaint historic streets of Hida Takayama known as ‘Little Kyoto’ ⑦ Visit the leading attractions of Kanazawa: Higashi Chaya District (a former entertainment district famous for geisha), Kenrokuen Garden (one of the top 3 gardens of Japan. Enjoy viewing the unique spectacle of the trees wrapped in rope to protect them from the snow) and Omicho Market (enjoy lunch at this popular market.) ⑧ Solo participants welcome! Price is the same for 1 guest in a single room. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Additional information] What's 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. What's not included Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours.) What's included in Infant Price (3-5 years old) Bus seats only (no meals or bedding) [Attention] Itinerary *Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. *The order of the itinerary is subject to change. *This tour is operated with a mix of Japanese and foreign passengers.。 *A Japanese-speaking sightseeing guide accompanies the trip. There is a separate tour conductor that speaks English or Chinese, however they do not translate what the sightseeing guide is saying. *Seat allocations for Shinkansen: 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. You may also be placed in a smoking carriage. *The amount of snowfall with vary, so there is no guarantee of snowy landscapes during the JR Takasaki Line train ride or at Hida no Sato illumination. *The JR Takasaki Line ride will last around 20 minutes and the seats are non-reserved. You may not be able to sit down. Hida no Sato illumination *There is no guarantee of snow at the Hida no Sato illumination if the weather is not favorable. The event could be cancelled in particularly bad weather (there will be no refund in this event.) *Dinner on Day 1 will be after the illumination event around 19:30. *The roads and paths around the site will be slippery so please wear shoes with a strong grip. *Temperatures can get to freezing point so please wrap up warm. *Please bring flashlights. *Gloves, hats and waterproofs are also recommended. Accommodation *The hotels will predominantly be single rooms so even if you applied for 2~4 persons per room, you may be placed into single rooms. *The water at the large public baths are replaced at certain times, so there will be periods when you cannot use them. Other *For the smooth operation of the group tour, we are responsible for allocating the seating for the transportation (bus, trains etc.) used during the tour and at facilities where seats are designated. *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. *The tour end point may be different from the starting point, depending on traffic. Please ask a staff member on the day for details.


Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 1
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Shinjuku (Depart 7:30~8:00) [Limited Express Azusa (Non-smoking carriage)] Matsumoto Matsuri no Mori, Hida Takayama (Hida beef lunch) Hida-Furukawa JR Takasaki Line local train Takayama Hida Takayama (Stroll) Hida no Sato (Visit the illumination event) Kanazawa (Overnight) *Dinner features all-you-can-eat buffet (60 mins)

  • Hotel: Hotel Crown Hills Kanazawa

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Kanazawa (Depart 9:00) Higashi Chaya District (Stroll) Kenrokuen (Visit) Omicho Market (Lunch) Shirakawa-go (Visit the World Heritage Site) Matsumoto [Limited Express Azusa (Non-smoking carriage)] Shinjuku station (Arrive 21:06~22:07) *Time may differ based on road conditions.

location Shinjuku Station south entrance


Departure place

Shinjuku Station south entrance

Meeting Time



  • English

  • Chinese (Mandarin)

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

1 Person(s)

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