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Enjoy Bullet train and Sake 1 day tour

by SAYURI
1 day $ 188 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Bullet train ride from Tokyo station to Echigo-Yuzawa station (about 1 hour and 30min.)
  • Ponshu-kan :Tasting 5 kinds of Sake
  • Autumn season : Enjoying autumn colors in Echigo-Yuzawa or near area
  • Bokushi Street :Walking tour of good old Japanese town and enjoying local cuisine
  • Sake brewery : If you wish to see the process of making Sake,I can take you the Sake brewery.
  • Hot springs experience :There are a lot of local hot springs in Echigo-Yuzawa and if you wish to experience it,I'll take you.
  • Kaisan-do (Saifuku-ji) temple : You can see the richly colored sculptures on the ceiling made by Ishikawa Uncho,known as the Michelangelo of Japan.
  • Yuki Akari : I'll take you to the local market where is full of local food and handmade crafts suitable for souvenirs.
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188.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person(Adult).
$ 37.60

Overview

Echigo-Yuzawa is one of the famous area for hot springs in Japan.
Also,Niigata prefecture is full of tasty local cuisines and beautiful nature.
If you wish to see another aspects,not big cities such as Tokyo but rural area,Echigo-Yuzawa is the perfect place to visit!
It takes about 1 hours and 30min. by bullet train a.k.a Shinkansen

What to Expect

You can choose some preferable spots among the highlights above.
Two-stories Shinkansen is only operated in Joetsu Shinkansen line and you can experience this unique one in this tour!
Train,nature,local cuisine,hot springs,art and shopping...
This tour contains all the things which recent local Japanese loves to experience in their holiday.
Would you like to travel like local Japanese?
Then,why don't you come to Echigo-Yuzawa:)

Organized by SAYURI

Licensed Guide

Highlights

  • Bullet train ride from Tokyo station to Echigo-Yuzawa station (about 1 hour and 30min.)
  • Ponshu-kan :Tasting 5 kinds of Sake
  • Autumn season : Enjoying autumn colors in Echigo-Yuzawa or near area
  • Bokushi Street :Walking tour of good old Japanese town and enjoying local cuisine
  • Sake brewery : If you wish to see the process of making Sake,I can take you the Sake brewery.
  • Hot springs experience :There are a lot of local hot springs in Echigo-Yuzawa and if you wish to experience it,I'll take you.
  • Kaisan-do (Saifuku-ji) temple : You can see the richly colored sculptures on the ceiling made by Ishikawa Uncho,known as the Michelangelo of Japan.
  • Yuki Akari : I'll take you to the local market where is full of local food and handmade crafts suitable for souvenirs.

Important

This tour is available from Oct.2017.

These are guest's own expenses.

1.Round-trip ticket from Tokyo station to Echigo-Yuzawa station for the guests and guide(about JPY13,000 per person/Adults)
If you plan to travel around Japan by Shinkansen,I recommend you to get Japan rail pass in advance in your country!

2.Sake Tasting fee(JPY500 per person/guests 20 years old or under are prohibited to drink Sake by Japanese law.)

3.Lunch fee for the guests and guide (depends on the menu but it is basically from JPY800~per person)

4.Entrance fee for hot springs (depends on the facilities but it is basically from JPY400ーJPY1,000 per person)
Please note that people who has tatto in their body is not allowed to use public bath such as hot springs in Japan.

5.Entrance fee of Kaisan-do temple for guests and guide(JPY500 per person/Adults)
It's a sacred place and it is prohibited to take a photo at the temple.

6.In case hiring taxi after arriving Echigo-Yuzawa station,it will cost about JPY42,500 for 5hours per taxi.
On the other hand,if you use public transfer,it will cost much cheaper.
But not so many trains and buses operated in the area,you may also have to use taxi in some case.

7.If you use ropeway to enjoy autumn colors,it also require extra fare for guests and guide(about JPY1,800 for return ticket/Adult/per person)

8.Kaisan-do (Saifuku-ji) temple is a sacred place and it is prohibited to take a photo at the temple. read more

What‘s included
guide fee,hotel pick-up in central Tokyo area,
What‘s not included
Round-trip ticket from Tokyo station to Echigo-Yuzawa station for the guests and guide(about JPY13,000 per person/Adults)
Sake Tasting fee(JPY500 per person/guests 20 years old or under are prohibited to drink Sake by Japanese law.)
Lunch fee for the guests and guide (depends on the menu but it is basically from JPY800~per person)
Entrance fee for hot springs (depends on the facilities but it is basically from JPY400ーJPY1,000 per person)
Entrance fee of Kaisan-do temple for guests and guide(JPY500 per person/Adults)
Hiring taxi after arriving Echigo-Yuzawa station (If you prefer.It costs about JPY42,500 for 5 hours per taxi)
Round-trip ropeway ticket for guests and guide (In case enjoying autumn colors,about JPY1,800 for return ticket/Adult/per person)
Depart From
Tokyo
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point
At your hotel in Tokyo or Tokyo station
Duration
1 day
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About SAYURI


Licensed Guide


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  • English ( License )

Hi,everyone!
I'm Sayuri, born in Niigata where is beautifully snowy place and living in Kanagawa, full of sightseeing spots now.

I've been worked at a travel agent for more than 10 years and it's my pleasure to help tourists to make their travel plan!All the things you see and experiences during your trip will surely broaden your world and it would be very honored if I could help you to find such priceless experiences during your holiday:)

Basically,I'm planning a tour based on tourist's request and every single your request about tour such as 'I'd love to see Sake brewery in country side area!' or 'Is it possible to visit hedgehog cafe?' can be welcomed!

Of course,I can guide you the famous sightseeing spots such as Hakone and Kamakura.
But if you prefer to see the nice place where not so commercialized for tourists,I'll guide around you too!

I'm looking forward to see you here in Japan:)
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