Kyu-Karuizawa & Kamikochi
Taisho Pond (image)
Kappa Bridge (image)
※This tour is available on other departure dates with different tour page. 8/12 Departure 9/21 Departure 10/10 Departure +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Day-1: Explore Kyu-Karuizawa for 2,5 hours, the main entertainment center of the resort town of Karuizawa. Stroll through the trendy streets such as Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori full of chic restaurants, cafes and shops. Day-2: Visit Japan's premier mountain resort Kamikochi. Take a stroll while watching the crystal clear river and surrounding mountains within 3-hours stay. Buy sweets unique to Kamikochi. Kamikochi is a mountain resort designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty of Japan and a Special Natural Monument of Japan, located at 1,500 meters above sea level in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture. Advice when exploring Kamikochi ■Kappa Bridge… Built in 1891 on the River Azusa, Kappa Bridge is the symbol of Kamikochi. It is a wooden suspension bridge located at the centre of Kamikochi in a five-minute walk from Kamikochi’s coach terminal. The view of Hotaka Mountains, Mt Yake, the River Azusa, and willows from the bridge is stunningly beautiful. ■Taisho Pond… A pond that suddenly appeared on the morning of June 6, 1915 after eruption occurred at Mt. Yake. A large amount of mudflow ran down damaging the River Azusa and the submerged forest created a mysterious landscape. Kamikochi Recommended Outfit It is recommended to wear a pair of walking shoes, rain wear and extra clothes that you can put on and off according to the weather and temperature of the day. As Kamikochi is a mountainous region at 1,500m above sea level, the weather is variable and the temperature is usually 5-10 degrees Celsius lower than Matsumoto, a town located at the foot of the mountains at 600m high. Kamikochi occasionally gets below zero especially in early spring or at the turn of the seasons. It even snows in early May and gets lower than 10 degrees Celsius in the middle of the summer. Also, there are some days when sightseeing buses cannot enter Kamikochi due to bus control regulations. On those days, we will switch to the shuttle bus and take you to Kamikochi. There may be occasions when you have to use an auxiliary seat. ●Upon arrival to Kamikochi, you can choose a place to get off out of 3 possible stops: 1. Taisho Pond 2. Kamikochi Imperial Hotel 3. Kamikochi Bus Terminal Model Walking Course Taisho Pond → Kappa Bridge (walking distance about 3.5km / approx. 70 mins) ※The walking distance and time will vary depending on how you would like to spend your time. You can get on the bus only at the Bus Terminal after stroll. [Accommodation] Hakuba Esquina【C-rank】or a similar class hotel. Accommodation will be decided by our company. [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 meals, bedding are needed please apply as a child. [Important] *Lunch is not included. Please prepare lunch by yourself in advance or buy it at the service areas on the highway. *When sightseeing place(s) is crowded or the traffic is congested, the time at the sightseeing place(s) may be shortened or the sightseeing place(s) may be omitted partially, or the tour end time may be significantly delayed. If traffic is particularly bad and the tour returns when public transport has already ended, any expenses related to this (extra accommodation, taxi fares, meals etc.) will not be covered. Furthermore, we cannot drop you off at a location other than the scheduled drop-off in Shinjuku. *Accommodation is planned to be in Hakuba Esquina. In case if a similar class hotel will be arranged, we will contact you in advance. *Please wear comfortable warm clothing and walking shoes. *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. *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.
- Breakfast: 0
- Lunch: 0
- Dinner: 1
- Light meal: 0
Shinjuku (Meet 7:50) Kyu-Karuizawa (Stroll / approx. 150 mins) Oginoya Nagano shop (Shopping / approx. 30 mins) Kitaazumi District・Hakuba Esquina or a similar class hotel (Overnight)
Hotel: Hakuba Esquina【C-rank】or a similar class hotel
- Breakfast: 1
- Lunch: 0
- Dinner: 0
- Light meal: 0
Kitaazumi District Azumino Swiss Village (Shopping / approx. 30 mins) Kamikochi (Stroll / approx. 180 mins) Shinjuku (Scheduled 19:00)
Shinjuku(Tokyo Metropolitan Underground Car Park)
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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