[By Shinkansen] Kyoto and Hyogo Travel: Amanohashidate, Ine no Funaya & Miyama Village, Himeji Castle and Takeda Castle Ruins
Ine no Funaya (image)
Takeda Castle Ruins (image) *Photo by PN：天草りんご from Kyoto
Himeji Castle (image) *Photo by Mr. Anzai from Kanagawa
*Other tours including Amanohashidate, Ine no Funaya & Miyama Village, departing from different places are here: Day trip from Osaka >>> [Tour No. B0800] Day trip From Kyoto >>> [Tour No. B0805] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Travel to places often difficult for individuals to access: 1. Amanohashidate ("Kyoto by the Sea") One of Japan's three best scenic views together with Matsushima (Miyagi Prefecture) and Miyajima (Hiroshima Prefecture). 2. Miyama Kayabuki no Sato ("Kyoto in the Mountains" A popular place where you can see the unspoiled landscape of Japan with many thatched roof houses still exist. Listed on the Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings. 3. Ine no Funaya boathouse Funaya houses with boat garages are lined up along the Ine Bay. The oldest was built in the late Edo period. Listed on the Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings. 4. Himeji Castle A World Heritage Site also known as "Shirasagi-jo" meaning "White Heron Castle." Registered as UNESCO World Culture Heritage and selected as one of Japan's Top 100 Castles. 5. Takeda Castle Ruins The castle ruins, situated on the mountaintop at an elevation of 350 meters. Fog sometimes covers the castle ruins in the early morning when the sky is clear, and makes a fantastic view of the fog and the ruins that attracts many visitors. For this reason this place is also known as "Machu Picchu of Japan" and "The Castle in the Sky". ※As Takeda Castle is inaccessible by an ordinary coach, you will have to change to a microbus. After getting off a microbus, you will have to walk uphill about 15 min one way to the entrance of Takeda Castle. Please make sure to wear comfortable shoes. [Accommodation] Hotel & Resorts KYOTO-MIYAZU Relax at the A-rank hotel (the highest by our company standards). Enjoy a buffet dinner and breakfast. [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. *Tour exclusions: Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours.) *Items included in "Infant Price" (3-5 years old): bus seat, dinner on Day-1 and breakfast on Day-2. (No train seats, other meals or bedding. In case if needed please apply as for child.) [Attention] *From 20 May 2020, for the Tokaido, San'yo, Kyushu shinkansen rides between Tokyo and Kyushu, passengers are required to make an advanced reservation for the oversized baggage with overall dimensions of more than 160cm. Therefore, if you are planning to join the tour with the oversized baggage, please inform us no later than 45 days prior the departure date. If you book a tour within 44 days to the departure, there is a possibility that we will not be able to reserve a space in an oversized baggage area. Please consider reducing your luggage. If you bring oversized luggage on the tour day without making a reservation in advance, you will need to pay an additional fee JPY 1,000 (tax included) to pay on the train if space is available. If there is no space to store your luggage, you will not be able to ride the train and participate in the tour. *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. *Please wear comfortable warm clothing and walking shoes. *Depending on the road conditions on the day, the order of the itinerary may change. *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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Nagoya Station (Depart 8:40～10:00) [Shinkansen "Kodama", reserved seats] Kyoto Station Miyama (Stroll around Kayabuki no Sato village) Amanohashidate (Stroll) Ine no Funaya (Stroll) Miyazu (Overnight)
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Miyazu Wadayama (Transfer to a microbus) [Travel by microbus] Takeda Castle Ruins (Stroll) [Travel by microbus] Wadayama (Transfer to a sightseeing bus) Himeji Castle (Enter the castle tower) Kyoro Station [Shinkansen "Kodama", reserved seats] Nagoya Station (Arrive 20:00～21:45)
JR Nagoya Station Tourist Imformation Center front
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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