Over the course of two days of an easy walk (self-guided tour) along the Nakasendo road and one overnight stay at a Minshuku (family run lodging), immerse yourself in Japan's folkloric landscapes between the villages of Nakatsugawa and Tsumago. During Japan's feudal period (1603-1868), the Nakasendo road was one of the five routes that linked the economic hub, Tokyo, to the imperial capital, Kyoto. Unlike the Tokaido road, which was replaced by today's Shinkansen train, the Nakasendo was saved from rampant modernization and still upholds an old-fashioned charm. Created by general Tokugawa in order to assert his political domination, the route spans a distance of 534 kilometers and includes 69 rest stops. Its name literally means "mountain road" and is a means of communication in case of a large flood on the Tokaido: the coastal road. Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
You can experience Japanese beautiful nature in Kamikochi.Guide can explain not only about nature but also history and cultures of Japan.this tour is private tour.Not less than 2 person.You need hiking shoes.Winter season we can not this tour ,because we can not enter the Kamikochi area.you can change our start time please let us know.Off corse we can arrange other your private tour.(e.g. Shirakawa-go, Inside Takayama city,etc..)we have to take public transportation(by bus) on our way to Kamikochi.(Including this fee)If you need chinese guide ,please request us when reserve our tours.
Leave the crowds of tourists behind and spend a day snowshoeing in the Japanese Alps. This all-inclusive tour takes you to the powder snow field in Chubu Sangaku National Park. Snowshoe for 2 hours through the forest and hills of this gorgeous park, then enjoy the ropeway ride up the mountain with panoramic views of snow-crowned mountaintops. Your guide takes care of your gear, route and comfort.
Snow scooting is a great alternative for beginners to snow sports who haven’t tried skiing or snowboarding before. Take the stress out of organizing transfers by having hotel pickup and drop-off included. Once you to get the ski resort, you’ll be under the guidance of an ex-professional snow scoot rider. Enjoy a fun and relaxed ride that gives you access to incredible views of the Japanese Alps.
An hour away by train from Nagoya is a city called Yorocho famous for its beautiful waterfall and tasty spring water.You can hike to Yoro Falls and experience some unique Japanese culture.You will forget to breathe, once you reach the majestic Yoro Falls. The high-quality spring water is chosen as one of the 100 Best Spring Waters in Japan; there is even a legend that the water can rejuvenate. You should not miss out on the 100-year historic soda pop made using this spring water, and Nagashi somen (noodles flowing in running water).Experience unique modern art, and visit a shop with more than 120 gourd art items.A perfect plan for getting refreshed in the forest along beautiful streams!
Hida Takayama snow area is Tokai Japan's most popular ski area, attracting all kinds of snow enthusiasts – from beginners & families to expert. We have free pick up and drop off service from Takayama be welcomed with genuine Japanese hospitality to Japan's ultimate winter playground.You’ll spend time exploring near mountain and enjoy a barbecue lunch,and since this 7-hour Takayama Arkopia Snow Resort Adventure only has nine guests per guide!You'll enjoying our delicious local chicken BBQ rice udon wheat noodle and french fry!
Nakasendo was formerly known as the Higashisendo and connects Kyoto and the eastern provinces including present day Tokyo. It was one of five highways created within a 7 year period from 1601 along with the Tokaido, Nikko, Oshu, and Koshu. This tour is a 5 hour mountain trail walk that traverses along a 9km trail that connects the two most beautiful post towns along the Nakasendo - Magome-Juku and Tsumago-Juku. Both towns still retain their medieval flare. Your guide will show you the commercial town in the Tono region that flourished when the highway was active. From cobbled roads going through Magome-Juku, the view of Mt. Ena, a quaint teahouse on a mountain pass, and beautiful mountain village scenery around Tsumago-Juku, there is no doubt that you will feel like you've been transported back to medieval Japan.
This tour fits best for those who just want to forget the time and relax in a quiet location. Laying on a swinging hammock, listening to the sounds of the winds and leaves, birds singing, having some coffee and deserts, reading a book, etc. etc... You can enjoy your own time. You will visit a 22-meter high (72 feet) waterfall and see Gandate, the gigantic wall made of lava flow, along the way, so you will also enjoy the power of nature.
You can enjoy wonderful hiking in nature-rich Takayama.You can be very satisfied because you can experience great mountain view on top of Ropeway. (Not include Ropeway fee)Upon request, you can go to special hot spring.(but you need additional fee)Of course you can change our start time.Please bring the following few luggage.Towel for hot spring / shoes for hiking / rainwear (if you need)we do this tour by English guide.Please let us inform when you need other language guide.If it's raining possible to do our tour.Not less than 2 person.we can arrange other your private tour. (e.g. Kamikochi, Inside Takayama city, etc ..)
Calling all onsen lovers! First timers too! An onsen tour surrounded by nature, relax your mind and body.Take a bus to the mountain ranges of Okuhida in Takayama City, Gifu prefecture. One of the most prominent onsen areas in Japan, there are many public open-air baths that can be visited easily.Catch a bus that runs every hour to visit three onsens, Hirayu, Tochio and Shinhotaka in one day! Each have very different water quality and scenery. Compare all three! You'll feel like an onsen guru!If it's your first visit to an onsen your guide will explain to you the bathing steps.The two storey ropeway is also a highlight! Enjoy the magnificent view from the clouds, an altitude of 2000m!
You will get a feel for how Japanese villagers lived in the Edo period when you see their houses preserved in their original condition, along with the tools and furniture that they used. You can also participate in seasonal activities, arts and crafts, or try out some old-fashioned toys.Your guide, a native English-speaker and long-time resident of Hida Takayama, will give you an in-depth explanation of the Folk Village and the exhibits there.After visiting the Folk Village, you will hike up the mountain behind it to the site of an old castle. From the top, you can see the whole of Takayama, as well as the mountains beyond. Your guide will point out edible plants and other interesting points along the way.After your hike, you can head down the hill to browse the shops or get refreshments.
1 hour by bus from Takayama City, there is a village called "Shirakawa-go", which has such a traditional Japanese atmosphere.Shirakawa-go, which was registered as a World Cultural Heritage in 1995 and nominated 3 Michelin stars, is now a very popular area for tourists.On this tour, the otomo guide will introduce the highlights of each spot that usually tourists will miss!If you have a chance to visit Shirakawa-go, you will be able to overlook the entire village and the mansion boasting the best history in the village ♪If you want to enjoy 100% of the charm of Shirakawa-go, this is the plan you would recommend!!
It’s a fun activity that includes walking, lying down, running up and down and sliding on the field of snow!What fun to run around in the field of snow!What fun to go downhill on a sleigh!How breath-taking to take in the scenery of the Northern Japanese Alps and Mt. Ontake!How extraordinary to have coffee out in the snow field!Anything you do here will turn out special!
You can enjoy wonderful hiking in nature-rich Takayama.You can be very satisfied because you can see Big beautiful water fall and Big tree (more than 1000 years old) in just 1 hour.(but you need additional fee)Of course you can change our start time.Please bring the following few luggage.Towel for hot spring / shoes for hiking / rainwear (if you need)we do this tour by English guide.Please let us inform when you need other language guide.If it's raining possible to do our tour.Not less than 2 person.we can arrange other your private tour. (e.g.Kamikochi, Inside Takayama city, etc ..)
Adventure seekers—this is the tour for you! Admire Japan’s amazing scenery and take part in an exhilarating activity at the same time. You won’t have to worry about purchasing gear in advance, as all equipment rental is included. A guide will accompany you teach you about the Japanese mountaineering and river trekking activity known as shower climbing. You’ll also enjoy taking part in canyoning, and conveniently, a tasty lunch is included.
This 1-day tour is the combination of biking through the surrounding of the village and hiking through a breathtaking forest. Easy E-bike ride onto the mountain brings you to the beautiful hiking spots with an abundant number of waterfalls. Our friendly and knowledgeable guides will take you to the deep into the mountain which you wouldn't visit without guide. Let's get off the bike and walk into the trail along the beautiful and peaceful waterfalls. Local lunch and coffee boiled with fresh spring water is included.
Shirakawa-go, a world heritage site that you should see once when you visit this region.And hiking to enjoy nature-rich Takayama. many hot springs and you can go to various places all day long.Please bring few luggages.Towel for hot spring / shoes for hikingwe do this tour by English guide.Please let us inform when you need other language guide.You can change our start time.Not less than 8 people. (We can not accept more than half person child.e.g.we can not accept 3 adult 5 children / 2 adult 6 children)If you want to do this tour few people (3-7 person.Not less than 3 person),we can do this tour by using public bus with guide.In this case we can include your bus fee in this tour but we can not guarantee that every place we can go.Because bus schedule is not so much and we have to take bus more than 4 hours for complete this tour.
You can enjoy wonderful hot spring in nature-rich Takayama.You can be very satisfied because you can enjoy put in the nature beautiful hot spring. Upon request, you can go to special hiking course.(you need additional fee)usually japanese people put in hot spring naked but we can take you to place where you can put in nature hot spring with swimsuit.Of course you can change our start time.Please bring the following few luggage.Towel for hot springwe do this tour by English guide.Please let us inform when you need other language guide.If it's raining possible to do our tour.Not less than 2 person.we can arrange other your private tour. (e.g.Kamikochi, Inside Takayama city, etc ..)
If you look for something very unique and special in the countryside in Japan, this is it. This 1-day tour is to bike up Mt.Anbo. E-bikes(Electric-bike) enables you to visit more deep local spots in Hida Furukawa, and makes you comfortable to ride on a hill.Our friendly and knowledgeable guides will take you to the hidden gems such as the top of the mountains where you can have the stunning view of Japanese Alps. Local lunch and coffee boiled with fresh spring water seeing the great landscape is special experience only here.
The scenic park is located right in the middle of town. Depending on the season, there are a variety of edible plants and mushrooms that have long been important to the local cuisine. If you are lucky, you may see some wildlife, including serows, flying squirrels, and sometimes even bears.The tour ends in a lovely playground favored by local children, where the concession stand serves the best yakitori chicken in town. You can get ice cream, beer, or other refreshments after your hike.While the hiking is not too strenuous, there is a lot of climbing up and down. We recommend wearing sturdy shoes and bringing some water with you.
This is a private tour suitable for a family and couple who wants to enjoy biking at their own pace. Our friendly and knowledgeable guides try to do their best to accommodate things you are specifically interested in or you’d like to see.Our guides will take you to the neighbors around the town, and you will get into the secret farmers area, visit farmer's villa and have tea time with fresh water. You may have a chance to talk with friendly locals. Also magnificent landscape will wait for you there.You will make our way to the town, and cycle through the old preserved town, which you find the contrast between farmers area and town area.All this experience is the one you would never know on your own.
Hida-Osaka spreads at the west foot of Mt. Ontake, an active volcano. Gandate Park is the symbolic site to learn about the history of the volcanic activities of Mt. Ontake 54,000 years ago. On this tour, you can feel the power of the earth, and at the same time, you will learn how people in Hida-Osaka has lived with the gift of nature.