07:20 – 07:30
Check-in Counter on the 3rd floor of Keio Plaza Hotel’s Main Tower in Shinjuku
5 minutes on foot from Shinjuku Station West Exit (JR Lines, Subway), or 1 minute on foot from Tochomae Station B1 Exit (Toei Oedo Line) http://www.keioplaza.com/map/index.html
Please arrive by 7:20. The guide or a staff member will conduct check-in.
The bus will depart at 7:30 and head to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route for sightseeing. [Via Chuo/Nagano Expressway – approx. 4 hr. 20 min.]
Hida Takayama (120 min)
Take a stroll through the historic Kamisan-no-machi and Kamini-no-machi areas, known as “Little Kyoto.”
Sightseeing at Shirakawago (90 min)
Designated as a World Heritage Site in 1995, Shirakawago is the largest extant Gassho Shuraku (steep-roofed village) and is registered as one of the 106 Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings of Japan.
[Via Tokai-Hokuriku/Hokuriku Expressway – approx. 1 hr.]
18:00 – 19:00
Check in at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Toyama
This is a city hotel located 6 minutes by streetcar from Toyama Station. The hotel is near the downtown area, providing convenient access to sightseeing spots. Dinner is not included in the tour booking charge, so participants are free to have meals at their choice of restaurant.
Depart from Daiwa Roynet Hotel Toyama
After breakfast, the tour will depart the hotel at 8:00.
Head to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route via bus.
From Tateyama Station to Bijodaira Station (7 min)
Head to Bijodaira by cable car.
(Luggage may be left inside the bus.)
Bijodaira Station to Murodo Station (50 min)
Head to Murodo by Tateyama Highland Bus.
Sightseeing in Murodo (80 min)
At 2,450 m, this is the highest point on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. Towering 3,000 meter-tall mountains including Mt. Tsurugi, the most distinctive peak of the Japan Alps, and Mt. Tateyama are visible from this spot.
Please enjoy lunch on your own (not included).
*For tours departing between mid-April and late June, a Snow Corridor Walk is included.
*For tours departing between late June and mid-October, a visit to Kurobe Dam to see the water discharge is included.
*Tours departing in October can enjoy the sight of autumn leaves from Daikanbo and more.
*Tours departing in November can enjoy the freshly fallen snow.
Murodo Station to Daikanbo Station (10 min)
Head to Daikanbo Station by trolley bus.
Daikanbo Station to Kurobedaira Station (7 min)
Take the ropeway to Kurobedaira.
Kurobedaira Station to Kurobeko Station (5 min)
Head to Kurobeko Station by cable car.
Kurobe Dam Sightseeing (60 min)
The dam is 186 meters tall, making it one of the tallest in the world.
The group will walk from Kurobeko Station to the Kurobe Dam Station.
Kurobe Dam Station to Ogizawa Station
Take the trolley bus to Ogizawa.
Return to Shinjuku via bus.
[Via Chuo Expressway – approx. 4 hr. 20 min.]
20:30 – 21:30
Near Shinjuku Station West Exit
Tour ends upon arrival.
Please head to your next destination on your own from Shinjuku Station.