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From Osaka/Kyoto: 4-Day Bus Tour Towards Tokyo

Product ID: 383870
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Departing from Osaka and Kyoto, this tour visits Kanazawa, Shirakawago village, Hida-Takayama, Mt. Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, and the final destination, Tokyo. On the way, the bus stops by Matsumoto Castle as well.
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Duration: 4 days
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  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Shirakawago
  • See the old town in Takayama
  • Visit Mt. Fuji 5th Station
  • Stop by Matsumoto Castle
Full description
Day 1: After the departure from Osaka/Kyoto, the bus first takes you to Kanazawa. On the way, a bento-style boxed lunch, which is compatible with Halal, is provided. Arriving in Kanazawa City at 1:30 PM, you will have free time to explore. One of the must-visit places is the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (admission fee not included). You will be able to see Leandro Erlich's famous 'Swimming Pool' installation art and many other interesting works (the museum is closed on Mondays). After that, the bus takes you to the observation deck, arriving at 3:40 PM. It commands a panoramic view of Shirakawago Village where you will head to next. Strolling through the hundred-year-old thatched houses, gain an understanding and appreciation of how the residents lived in the past. The bus leaves at 5:40 PM for the final day 1 destination, Takayama. Overnight stay. 
Day 2: On day 2 there will be free time all day. First, breakfast is provided at Takayama country hotel. Explore Takayama with a Sarubobo Bus 1-day ticket. Miyagawa morning market is held every day, where you can buy local fruits, vegetables, and other foods. Sanmachidori is an old street where houses from the Edo era still stand. Takayama Jinya is a government office, which was built by the Edo government to directly control their territory and is a marker of the samurai period. Lunch will be at a designated restaurant where you can choose a meal from a pre-selected menu.

Day 3: Have breakfast at Takayama country hotel. Afterwards, depart from Takayama at 8:45 AM. The bus heads first to a national treasure, Matsumoto Castle. Enjoy its exceptional beauty and take some photos. After that, the bus takes you to Mt. Fuji 5th station. On the way, Kamameshi (clay pot rice) is provided for lunch. Arriving at Mt. Fuji 5th station at 3:30 PM, you are at about 2300 meters high. Enjoy a view of the upper part of Mt. Fuji and the landscape below.The bus leaves at 4:10 PM for the final destination of day 3, Lake Kawaguchi.
Day 4: At Lake Kawaguchi, you can enjoy free time all day. You may choose to ride on an excursion ship on the lake or head up the Mt. Fuji Panoramic Ropeway (cable car). The chance to see the whole of Mt. Fuji across the lake is a fun and unforgettable experience. The bus leaves for Tokyo 5:00 PM.
  • Sarubobo bus 1-day ticket on day 2
  • Bus fare
  • Pickup and drop-off at designated meeting points
  • English-speaking tour attendant (not a guide)
  • Breakfast on day 2 and day 3
  • Lunch on day 1, day 2, and day 3
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional meals
  • Accommodations (you need to arrange this by yourself)
  • Admission fees

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What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Unaccompanied minors
Know before you go
• You will have to book your own accommodations both in Takayama and Lake Kawaguchi area.
• You will have a choice of drop-off points in Shinjuku or Ikebukuro. The tour will not return to Osaka/Kyoto.
• Children must be accompanied by an adult.
• Infants are free provided they do not occupy seats.
• Infants' meals not included
• If the road to Mt. Fuji 5th Station is closed, the bus will be diverted to 4th Station or the Oshino Hakkai route.
• The tour attendant will not provide in-depth commentary for each stop and will only provide basic information on the bus.
• You will be provided with flyers with basic information about the tour and destinations.
Organized by

Shinki Bus Tours Co., Ltd.

Product ID: 383870