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From Osaka: 5-Day UNESCO and Alpine Route Tour to Tokyo

Product ID: 384009
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Visit Tokyo via the UNESCO sites and Alpine Route. From west to east, this well-coordinated tour brings you from Osaka or Kyoto to Kanazawa, Shirakawago village, Hida-Takayama, Alpine Route, Mt. Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, and the final destination, Tokyo.
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  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Shirakawago
  • Admire panoramic views, volcanic lakes, and cedar forests along the Alpine Route
  • Wander through old towns in Takayama
  • Take in panoramic views from Mt. Fuji 5th Station
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Day 1: 

After the departure from Osaka/Kyoto, travel by air-conditioned bus to Kanazawa. On the way, a bento-style boxed lunch (compatible with Halal), is provided on the bus. Arrive in Kanazawa City at 1:30 PM, and enjoy free time to explore the city. One of the must-see places recommended is the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (admission fee not included in the tour). Here you can see Leandro Erlich's "Swimming Pool" installation art and other interesting pieces. At approximately 3:40 PM, the bus takes you to the Observation Deck which commands a panoramic view of Shirakawago village. After viewing the village from afar, get a chance to explore its old streets and admire the 100-year-old thatched houses. At 5:40 PM the bus departs for the final destination of the day, Takayama.

Day 2:

Start the morning with breakfast at the Takayama country hotel and spend the day exploring the city. Visit the Miyagawa morning market which is held every day and offers local fruits, vegetables, and traditional foods. Admire Edo-era houses on Sanmachidori street and visit the Takayama Jinya government office, which was established by the Edo government to directly control their territory, a reminder of Japan's samurai period. Lunch is at a designated restaurant where you can choose a meal from a pre-selected menu. Overnight in Takayama.

Day 3: 

On the third day, enjoy an Alpine Route day tour. This tour is not accompanied by a tour attendant, requiring you to visit each point by yourself. Here you can explore the Kurobe Dam, head to Kurobedaira and Daikanbo for panoramic views, check out the volcanic late at Murodo, and surround yourself in the cedar forests of Bijyodaira.

Please keep in mind that the express bus for Ogizawa Station departs once a day at 7:40 AM from Takayama Station. At the end of the day, the last express bus for Takayama Station departs Toyama Station at 6:55 PM. Overnight in Takayama.

Day 4:

Have breakfast at the Takayama country hotel and depart the city at 8:45 AM. The first stop of the day is a national treasure, Matsumoto Castle. Next, climb to Mt. Fuji 5th station. On the way, Kamameshi (clay pot rice) is provided for lunch. Arrive at Mt. Fuji 5th station at 3:30 PM and enjoy views from 2,300 meters above sea level. At 4:10 PM, the bus leaves for the final destination of the day, Lake Kawaguchi. Overnight in Lake Kawaguchi.

Day 5:

Enjoy the day exploring Lake Kawaguchi. Take a cruise on the lake or walk along a panoramic ropeway to see incredible views of Mt. Fuji. The bus departs at 5:00 PM for Tokyo.
  • Alpine Route day tour on day 3
  • Bus fare
  • Pickup and drop-off at designated meeting points
  • English-speaking tour attendant (not a guide)
  • Breakfast on days 2 and 4
  • Lunch on days 1, 2, and 4
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Admission fees

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• You will have to book your own accommodations both in Takayama and Lake Kawaguchi
• Choose between drop-off in Shinjuku or Ikebukuro in Tokyo. 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 are 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
• The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art is closed on Mondays
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Shinki Bus Tours Co., Ltd.

Product ID: 384009