Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route "Snow Wall" & Takato Cherry Blossoms/ From Tennoji・Namba Parks

Highlights

Only 8 departure dates for this special tour that combines a visit to the "Snow Wall" on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and Takato Castle Ruins Park to see cherry blossoms! 1. Travel along the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route using 6 different modes of transport: ① Electric Bus ② Cable car ③ Tateyama Ropeway ④ Trolley bus ⑤ Highland Bus ⑥ Cable car 2. Walk between the very impressive "Snow Wall" at the highest point of the route at 2,450m above sea level! The walls can get as high as 20m when there is heavy snowfall* *The height of the "Snow Wall" will depend on the amount of snowfall and time of the year. 3. See the beautiful Takato-Kohigan cherry blossoms at Takato Castle Ruins Park, considered one of the best cherry blossom viewing spots in the entire country. Stroll among 1,500 trees that are dotted around the park. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [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: bus seat, hotel facility usage fees (but no meals or bedding) and the transport fares for the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. Day 1 Bento Lunchbox (Optional ) ・Makunouchi-style bento box (fish, meat, vegetables, egg, pickles etc.) will be served on the bus ・Tea included ・Price: JPY1,100 ・If interested, please contact us at least 10 days before the departure date. Please pay by credit card. ・If you order a bento and then cancel your booking with less than 24 hours to go before departure, you will not receive a refund for the bento. ・If you are not interested, then please bring your own lunch or buy it during a break in the journey. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Attention] Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route 1. You may have to carry your luggage around as you travel the route so rucksacks rather than suitcases are recommended just in case. 2. Passage through the route may be suspended due to snowstorms or snow removal work etc. In addition, any of the various transport used along the route may not be operating on the day. 3. Please wear shoes with strong grip as surfaces will be slippery. Furthermore, please wrap up warm as temperatures at this altitude will be 10℃~15℃ lower than at sea level. 4. Please listen to your tour conductor carefully about meeting times and locations etc. 5. Please follow the instructions of the member of staff when walking between the snow walls. 6. The roads around the route are likely to be very congested. There is a chance that our return time to Osaka is significantly later than scheduled. 7. Departure from the hotel on Day 2 could be quite early in the morning, meaning that a bento breakfast could be served on the bus instead of at the hotel. Takato Castle Ruins Park *The best period to see cherry blossoms each year is usually mid-April. *The park is quite big and there are a few hills so please wear comfortable walking shoes. *Depending on how busy the park is, we may have to transfer onto a shuttle bus at a nearby parking lot. This will be shared with members of the public so you are not guaranteed a seat. Other *There may be rooms with no bathroom included. Please use the large public baths. For rooms with three guests or more, an extra bed will be provided. *The return journey may start from Gohyakkoku rather than Tateyama. In that case, we will take the Toyama Chiho Railway and travel to Gohyakkoku (approx. 40 mins). The fare will be paid by us. *The order of the itinerary is subject to change. *This tour is operated with a mix of Japanese and foreign passengers. *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
  • Tennoji (Meet 7:25) Namba Parks (Meet 7:40) Komagane (Shopping/20 mins) Takato Castle Ruins Park (Stroll/70 mins) Azumino (Shopping/20 mins) Central Inn Hakuba or similar standard hotel in Kitaazumi District (Overnight)

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Departure from the hotel on Day 2 could be quite early in the morning, meaning that a bento breakfast could be served on the bus instead of at the hotel. ------------------------------------------------------------ Kitaazumi District, Nagano Ogizawa [① Kanden Tunnel Trolley Bus/15 mins] Kurobe Dam (Walk 15 mins) Lake Kurobe [② Kurobe Cable Car/5 mins] Kurobedaira [③ Tateyama Ropeway/5 mins] Daikanbo [④ Tateyama Tunnel Trolley Bus/10 mins] Murodo (The highest point of the Alpine Route at 2,450m! "Snow Wall" walk/60 mins) [⑤ Tateyama Highland Bus/50 mins] Bijodaira [⑥ Tateyama Cable Car/5 mins] Tateyama station Tateyama (Shopping/20 mins) Namba (Schedule 20:55) Tennoji (Schedule 21:15) *The tour end point may be different from the boarding place, depending on congestion. Please ask a staff member on the day for details.



location Tennoji

Detail

Departure place

Tennoji

Meeting Time

07:25 AM

Destination

Toyama, Toyama, Hokuriku

Language
  • English

  • Chinese

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