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
Feel free to personalize this offer with SAYURI.
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:)
guide fee,hotel pick-up in central Tokyo area,
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)
This tour is available from Oct.2017.
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!
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
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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:)
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.
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