07:30 – 09:00 Pick-up Service
This tour can be joined from various meeting points mainly located
at major hotels throughout Tokyo.
09:00 Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal (120 min)
Depart Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal and head to Mt. Fuji by bus.
(Chuo Expressway or Tomei Expressway)
Fuji Visitor Center (20 min)
Learn about the historic eruptions, nature, and culture surrounding
Japan’s most iconic mountain, Mt. Fuji. There are many videos
and panel displays to interact with and enjoy!
Remarks: If Fuji Visitor Center is closed or the tour is behind schedule due to traffic,
Fuji Visitor Center may be omitted from the itinerary.
Mt. Fuji 5th Station (30 min)
Start the ascent up Mt. Fuji via the Fuji Subaru Line. Climb 2,300 meters (7,546 ft)
above sea level for breathtaking views from above the clouds.
Remarks: The tour will not be cancelled or refunded even if Mt. Fuji is not fully visible
due to weather conditions.
Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch.
Lake Ashi Cruise (15 min)
Go for a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi. The crater lake was born
from a powerful volcanic eruption nearly 3,000 years ago and provides postcard views of
Mt. Fuji from various angles.
Mt. Komagatake Ropeway (50 min)
Spend a total of 50 minutes including a 7-minute cableway ride up to the peak from Hakone-en.
Remarks: Hakone Komagatake Ropeway may be omitted from the itinerary
due to heavy traffic. The tour will not be cancelled or refunded in such cases.
Peak of Mt. Komagatake
Take a cableway ride up to the spiritual Hakone Shrine Mototsumiya (original shrine)
that nestles at the mountaintop.
Yumoto Fujiya Hotel
08:00 – 09:30 Yumoto Fujiya Hotel
Go to Odawara Station by taxi or bus
From Odawara Station to Nagoya Station (140 min)
Head to Nagoya via the Kodama Shinkansen
Remarks: A JTB representative will take you to your designated train,
but will not board the train with you.
From Nagoya Station to Takayama Station (150 min)
A guide will be waiting at Nagoya Station.
Take a JR limited express train to Takayama
14:00 – 14:30 Takayama Station
Sightseeing around Takayama City on foot
Yatai Kaikan (Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall) (30 min)
This popular facility displays some of the colorfully decorated festival floats used
in the famous Takayama Festival.
Kusakabe Heritage House
*The tour departing on January 7, 2015 will visit Yoshijima Heritage House instead. (20 min)
Enjoy a visit to this historical Japanese-style townhouse
and view a range of exquisite folk art and traditional handicrafts.
Kami-Sannomachi (30 min)
Located in Takayama’s old quarter, this street is lined with Edo period buildings,
and provides visitors a glimpse into the past.
17:30 – 18:30 Hida Hotel Plaza
Enjoy a relaxing hot spring bath at the Hida Hotel Plaza.
08:30 Hida Hotel Plaza
Takayama Morning Market (30 min)
Spend some time sightseeing around the Takayama Morning Market.
From Takayama to Shirakawa-go (50 min)
Take the expressway bus from Takayama Station to Shirakawa-go
Shirakawa-go Observatory Deck
Enjoy an elevated view of the World Heritage-registered thatch-roofed village of Shirakawa-go.
Great for photography!
Wada Residence (traditional thatch-roofed farmhouse)
Visit a World Heritage-registered thatch-roofed farmhouse
and experience the history and culture of the local area.
Remarks: If Wada Residence is closed due to heavy snowfall or other operational concerns,
Nagase Residence or Myozenji Temple will be visited instead.
From Shirakawa-go to Kanazawa (75 min)
Take the expressway bus from Shirakawa-go to Kanazawa
15:15 – 18:30 Hotels in Kanazawa
08:30 – 09:00 Hotels in Kanazawa
Kenroku-en Garden (60 min)
This beautiful garden is considered one of the top three Japanese gardens
and offers amazing seasonal views all year round.
Kutaniyaki Pottery Kiln (30 min)
Visit a kiln where a traditional kind of Japanese pottery from this region is produced.
Pottery can be purchased on site.
Former Samurai Residence (Nomura Residence) (30 min)
Visit a former samurai residence and see some beautiful traditional Japanese gardens.
Omicho Market Enjoy lunch on your won at the Omicho Market
*New addition to the tour as of 2015 (60 min)
Try some delicious sushi and seafood dishes at Kanazawa’s most lively fish market.
13:00 – 14:00 Arrive at Kanazawa Station
Remarks: A guide will take you to your designated train,
but will not board the train with you.
From Kanazawa Station to Kyoto Station (145 min)
Take the JR limited express train to Kyoto
16:30 – 18:00 Drop-off Service
A taxi drop-off service is available to most major hotels in Kyoto City