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Easy to go! Playing with snow in Niigata 1 Day tour


Niigata
8 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

We'll visit Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort by taking a two-stories bullet train from Tokyo station.
Only 90 minutes ride, you can see the beautiful snow field in Niigata prefecture.
Unbelievably, you can directly access from the bullet train station to Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort and it's the easiest way to enjoy snow!

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with SAYURI.

  • Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort in Echigo-Yuzawa, Niigata
  • Playing with snow (you can choose some snow activities such as snow shoe tour)
  • Sake tasting (if you prefer, you can try Japanese sake tasting at
  • Local souvenir and crafts stalls (if you prefer, we can have time for shopping to find unique and cute local souvenir at the )

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What to Expect

Gala Yuzawa snow Resort is directly connected the bullet train station and you can access the resort straight after your arrival there!
If you don't have any snow gears, don't worry!
You can rent all the thing you need to play with snow. (Gloves and knit caps are only for sales)
If you have Japan Rail Pass which cover Niigata area, you can visit here without paying extra money.
Another unique point of this tour is the bullet train we take.
Only in this Joetsu Shinkansen route, you can experience the two-stories bullet train!
It'll stop its operation until the end of March 2020, so you have to try it before it disappears!

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Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo or Tokyo station
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo or Tokyo station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick up in Tokyo area

What‘s not included

round-trip transportation fee from Tokyo to Echigo-yuzawa (for yourself and guide/about JPY13140 per person), lunch (for yourself and guide/about JPY1500 per person), round-trip gondola fee (for yourself and guide/JPY1800 per person), rental snow gear fee(Jacket and pants set JPY3000/Sled and rubber boots set JPY1500 per person), snow activity fee if you join one of them (snow shoe tour / JPY2,000 per person)(sled slope and playing in the snow / JPY1,300 per person)(snowmobile sleigh tour / JPY500 per person)etc.
Please pay for these fees on the spot.
For the rental and activity fee for children, please ask me.

Important

Only available in winter season (Gala-Yuzawa snow resort will open from 15th December in 2018 to 6th May in 2019.) Please note that if the snow is not enough, this tour will be cancelled.Ask me the availability before booking.

I mainly guide you around Tokyo and Kanagawa area but I also can guide you around Echigo Yuzawa and its suburbs area (Niigata prefecture) if you come during my stay in Niigata.
Echigo Yuzawa is located 1 hour and a half from Tokyo by Shinkansen train and it's famous for Onsen (hot spring) ,ski ground,tasty Sake and rice!

This tour is for winter season , during the operation term of Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort only.
It is announced that the resort will open from 15th December in 2018 to 6th May in 2019.
However, it completely depends on the snow resort's condition.
So please understand that if there's less and less snow, this tour will be cancelled before the snow resort season ends.
When you visit snow resort (and especially if you are thinking about to try skiing and snowboarding), I strongly recommend you to buy insurance.
Some fees such as transportation fee, lunch fee, rental gear fee, activity fees are not included in tour price.
Please refer to them at the price section. read more

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Kevin Kevin United States ( Couple )
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4 months ago

“ Great guide that exceeded expectations. ”

We really enjoyed and appreciated having Sayuri as a guide on our trip to Tokyo. Originally what made her our first choice is her history with Niigata that we wanted to visit. Due to our traveling situation we did not have time to make the Niigata trip and had to schedule a custom tour for the Tokyo areas that interested us just a a day or two in advance. Sayuri took our list and worked on the best way to see most of the places based on the time we set aside an provided us multiple updates. When she provided the final tour itinerary she also provided an estimate expected fees and the travel fee. She arrived at our meeting place slightly early and was patient with us while we stored our bags. Sayuri spoke English well with a Japanese accent which made communication easy. We got to see a lot... read more

SAYURI:

Dear Mr.Kevin, Thank you so much for your warm message! I'm so happy to hear that you could enjoy your stay in Japan even though a chilly weather of our tour day. It was my pleasure to assist your stay. I hope that you'll come to Japan again so that I can show you beautiful rice fields in rural area next time! Best regards, Sayuri

Sybil Sybil Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Tokyo highlights ”

Sayuri put together an excellent tour that gave us a taster for a wide range of sites in a reasonably concise time! She was very accommodative of our kids interests and it was great to have a guide on hand to help us navigate the subway system and to answer all the little questions that we had.

SAYURI:

Hi, Ms.Sybil! I'm glad to hear that you were satisfied with the tour even though it's a short time. I'm also very happy to see your kids enjoy Gudetama character so much!! Now, you've already known how to use subway system and you can be like Japanese locals after your long stay in Japan:) I hope that you and your family have a lot of fun experiences in Japan! Sayuri

Scott Scott United States ( Solo )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ A Very Memorable And Fun Day With Sayuri. ”

First and foremost, she has this down to a science. She was able to compile a spectacular day, within a very short time period that I had there. She made my time there so enjoyable, and navigated the city with ease. With all the construction going on with the 2020 Olympics, she maneuvered us around the city without a minute lost. Tokyo's train system is efficient, however can be very confusing. I don't think I could've seen a fraction of the things I saw without her there to guide me. She is also a very warm, intelligent, and friendly person. By the time I was leaving, I felt we had been friends for ages.

SAYURI:

Hi, Mr.Scott! Thank you for your warm message! I'm so happy to know you were satisfied with the tour even though it's very short time. The places we visited during the tour (Asakusa, Harajuku and Shibuya) were must-to-see places to know both historical aspects and metropolitan aspects of Tokyo effectively. I hope that your experiences during the tour will be your priceless memories of Japan! Thank you again and hope to see you again:)

Mary Mary United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ The Best Guide ”

Sayuri was a great guide for my 2 sons. Very helpful, would highly recommend her to anyone who's thinking of booking a guide for a tour, etc.

SAYURI:

Ms.Mary, thank you for your kind message! It was my pleasure to be able to assist your two sons. I hope that theis stay in Japan will be filled with a lot of wonderful memories! Sayuri

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