Discover Gifu & Nagano

6 Days
Departure Day
Group Size
Private Tour
Tour Type
Destination Trip
Trip Grading
Daily Breakfast
Other Meals
2 Lunches
2 Dinners
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3-4 Star Hotels
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Embark on a captivating six-day journey through central Japan, immersing yourself in a blend of cultural exploration and natural beauty. From Tokyo to Takayama, each day unfolds with a rich tapestry of experiences, combining traditional charm, historical landmarks, and outdoor adventures.

Meet your guide at Tokyo Station, sending your luggage ahead to Hakuba. Board the Rokumon train bound for Nagano, where you’ll explore the city’s gems such as the Hokusai Museum and Ganshoin Temple. Savor a western-style lunch on the train and indulge in a sake tasting at Matsubaya honkan. The day concludes with a traditional Japanese dinner and onsen experience at a ryokan in Yudanaka.

Meals included:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

  • Insider Experiences:
  • Rokumon train with lunch on board
  • Nagano city highlight tour: Hokusai museum, Ganshoin temple
  • Sake tasting in Matsubaya honkan
  • Traditional japanese dinner & onsen in a Ryokan
  • Visit the Snow Monkey Park and transfer to Nagano to explore Zenkoji Temple. Optional experiences include Zazen meditation, incense making, and trying Oyaki dumplings. Later, journey to Nozawa Onsen for a stay at a ryokan.

    Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

  • Insider Experiences:
  • Visit of the Snow Monkey park
  • Visit of Zenkoji temple
  • Option: Zazen experience
  • Option: Maki incense experience
  • Option: Oyaki dumplings experience
  • Begin the day with a Nozawa Onsen walking tour. In the afternoon, transfer to Iiyama for visits to Mayumi Takahashi Doll House, Shojuan Temple, and a hands-on washi paper-making experience. Conclude the day in Hakuba.

    Meals included:
  • Breakfast

  • Insider Experiences:
  • Nozawa Onsen walking tour
  • Visit Mayumi Takahashi doll house
  • Visit Shojuan temple
  • Washi paper making experience
  • Before heading to Lake Aoki, we will send your luggage to Takayama. Enjoy a kayaking experience on Lake Aoki, followed by visits to Ishii Miso Brewery, Matsumoto Castle, and the Matsumoto City Museum of Art. Transfer to Matsumoto for an overnight stay.

    Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

  • Insider Experiences:
  • Kayak in Lake Aoki
  • Visit Ishii Miso brewery
  • Visit Matsumoto castle
  • Visit Matsumoto city museum of Art
  • Travel to Takayama by highway bus, visiting Hida no Sato, Takayama Matsuri Yatai Kaikan, and Takayama Jinya. Participate in a tea ceremony experience to round off the day.

    Meals included:
  • Breakfast

  • Insider Experiences:
  • Visit Hida no Sato
  • Visit Takayama Matsuri Yatai kaikan
  • Visit Takayama jinya
  • Tea ceremony experience
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Shirakawago, with a visit to Wada or Nagase old house and the Shirakawago Observatory. The guide tour concludes, leaving you with memories of this enriching journey through Japan’s cultural and natural wonders.

    Meals included:
  • Breakfast

  • Insider Experiences:
  • Visit Shirakawago
  • Visit Wada old house or Nagase old house
  • Visit Shirakawago observatory
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