Hida Folk Village Winter Light Up, Shirakawa-go & Hida Takayama / From Umeda・Shin-Osaka

Highlights

★Visit the World Heritage Shirakawa-go during the daytime and the Hida Folk Village Winter Light Up at night★ 【Sightseeing】 ・Hida no Sato Winter Light Up・・・See snow-covered traditional thatched-roof farmhouses beautifully lit up to create a magical winter wonderland on Day-1. The atmosphere is totally different with day time. ・Shirakawa-go・・・Stroll in the village of gasshozukuri farmhouses registered as The World Heritage Site. ・Hida Takayama・・・Feel free to explore the historic streets of Hida Takayama also known as 'Little Kyoto' by yourself before the departure. ・Snow-viewing Local Train・・・Get on a train to enjoy a snowy landscapes from the train window. ・Sake brewery・・・Taste sake made from natural water from the Hida Mountains and special rice grown in Hida. 【Accommodation】 ・S-rank hotel (the highest by our company standards)・・・Stay in Hotel Associa Takayama Resort ・Open-air bath・・・Relax in the open-air bath overlooking mountains in the Japanese Alps. 【Meals】 ・Day-1 dinner・・・Have a very popular for Japanese dinner of 10 dishes using local specialty Hida beef. ・Day-2 breakfast・・・Relish a buffet breakfast at the hotel. ・Comfortable bus・・・Travel by bus with a spacious seats and enough legroom. Day-1 Optional Lunch *Makunouchi bento with tea: JPY1,100 per person (to eat on the bus). ※If interested, please apply at the time of booking or at least 7 days before the day of departure. ※Payment will be taken with the same credit card used to pay for the trip. ※There will be no refund if a customer cancels their order from 3pm one day before the tour day. ※If you are not interested in either of the options, then please bring your own lunch or buy it during breaks in the tour. [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 and hotel facility usage fee. (No bedding and no meals.) ※If meals and bedding are needed please apply as a child. [Attention] *There will be an alternative dinner option on Day-1 for those with allergies or cannot eat beef on religious grounds. Please contact us at the time of booking or not later than 7 days in advance if this applies to you. Unfortunately, you will not be able to choose what you have for dinner as it will be up to restaurant's choice. *There is no guarantee of snow. *Please wear slip-resistant shoes and waterproof socks. *It will get very cold during the night falling below freezing so please pack warm water-proof clothing and accessories. It is also recommended to bring a raincoat/poncho etc. in case of rain. *Please also bring a flashlight as there will be areas that are quite dark. *Dinner will be before visiting the light-up event, around 16:00. *On the official Hida no Sato homepage, it is said that the light-up period is until the end of February. Regarding March, the light-up event will be limited to group tours with advance reservations. *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. *The tour conductor will arrive at the meeting place via different departure points to pick up other guests. Although the tour conductor/sightseeing bus could be late to the meeting place due to road conditions, they will eventually arrive, so please wait at the designated meeting point. *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.

Itinerary

Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Umeda (Meet 8:15) Shin-osaka (Meet 8:40) Shirakawa-go (Stroll / approx. 70 mins) Miboro Lake (Have dinner of 10 dishes using local specialty Hida beef / approx. 50 mins) Hida no Sato (Visit the illuminated village of gasshozukuri farmhouses / approx. 50 mins) Hotel Associa Takayama Resort, Hida Takayama Onsen ※Stay at a 5-star hotel which has large communal bath overlooking mountains in the Alps.

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Hida Takayama Onsen (Explore Hida Takayama on your own before the departure by hotel's free shuttle bus) Takayama Station 〈Snow-viewing Local Train / approx. 9 mins〉 Hida-Ichinomiya Station Butai Toge Sightseeing Center (Try an onigiri rice ball made from Gin No Mikazuki rice, considered the best rice in Japan / approx. 50 mins) Jizoji Temple (A temple famous for healing cancer / approx. 40 mins) Tenryo Sake Brewery (Visit sake brewery and taste sake samples / approx. 40 mins) Shin-osaka (Scheduled 19:30) Umeda (Scheduled 19:50)



location Umeda

Detail

Departure place

Umeda

Meeting Time

08:15 AM

Destination

Gifu (Takayama)

Language
  • 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

25 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.