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From Osaka: 7-Day UNESCO and Alpine-Route Bus Tour to Tokyo

Product ID: 384022
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Travel to Tokyo via various UNESCO sites and the Alpine Route. From west to east, this well-coordinated, 7-day tour takes you through Kanazawa, Shirakawago Village, Hida-Takayama, the Alpine Route, Mt. Fuji, and Lake Kawaguchi.
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  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shirakawago
  • Travel along the Alpine Route
  • Sightsee through old towns in Takayama
  • Visit the Mt. Fuji 5th Station
Full description
Day 1:

After departure from Osaka/Kyoto, your bus takes you to Kanazawa. Along the way, a bento-style boxed lunch is provided on board. After arriving in Kanazawa City at 1:30 PM, you are given some free time. One of the must-see places recommend is the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art. There you can see the famous Leandro Erlich's "Swimming Pool" installation art, and any other interesting installations. Overnight in Kanazawa.

Day 2:

Enjoy Kanazawa until your departure at 2:30 PM. Breakfast and lunch vouchers are provided, which can be used at designated restaurants. The bus then takes you to the Observation Deck, which provides panoramic views of Shirakawago Village, your next destination. Once in the village, stroll through old and charismatic thatched houses, gathering a feel for how those in the past lived. The bus later leaves at 5:40 PM for the final destination of the day: Takayama.

Day 3:

Enjoy free time all day, exploring Takayama with a one-day bus ticket. Visit the Miyagawa morning market, and explore the old street of Sanmachidori, where houses from the Edo Era still stand. Breakfast is provided at the Takayama Country Hotel, and lunch is enjoyed later at a designated restaurant where you can choose a meal from a pre-selected menu. Overnight in Takayama.

Day 4:

On the fourth 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 5:

Enjoy breakfast at the Takayama Country Hotel, and depart from Takayama at 8:45 AM. From there your bus takes you to Matsumoto Castle, where you can enjoy its exceptional beauty. You then travel to Matsumoto City, an old town boasting plenty of places to visit. You can also choose to take a bath in a hot spring to refresh yourself at the Asama Onsen Resort, just 19 minutes away by local bus. Overnight in Matsumoto.

Day 6:

After departure from Matsumoto at 11:45 AM, kamameshi (clay pot rice) is provided for lunch on the bus. You then have free time at Lake Kawaguchi, where you arrive at 2:20 PM.

Day 7:

Make the most of your free time until your departure. Take a scenic cruise or walk along a panoramic rope-way, which provides spectacular views of Mt. Fuji. After that, your bus takes you to the Mt. Fuji 5th Station, which sits at about 2,300 meters above sea level. At 4:10 PM, your tour finally concludes with your bus departing for Tokyo.
  • Takayama 1-day bus ticket on day 3
  • Alpine Route day tour on day 4
  • Bus transportation
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • English-speaking tour attendant (they are not a guide)
  • Breakfast on days 2, 3, and 5
  • Lunch on days 1, 2, 3, and 6
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Any meals outside of those mentioned
  • 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 are required to book your own accommodations in Kanazawa, Takayama, Matsumoto, and Lake Kawaguchi
• This tour ends in the Tokyo area and does not return to Osaka
• 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
Organized by

Shinki Bus Tours Co., Ltd.

Product ID: 384022