2 Days tour
First Day: Departure from Hakuba with the first stop in the city of Kanazawa (one lunch included), Kenrokuen (兼六園) in Kanazawa is justifiably classified as one of Japan’s “three most beautiful landscape gardens” alongside Mito’s Kairakuen and Okayama’s Korakuen. The spacious grounds used to be the outer garden of Kanazawa Castle and were constructed by the ruling Maeda family over a period of nearly two centuries. Opened to the public in 1871, Kenrokuen features a variety of flowering trees which provide the garden with a different look for each season.. And then a night at the Hotel Terao Onsen (dinner and breakfast included)
Second Day: Our first stop is Shirakawa-go is a Japanese mountain settlement in what was once considered a wild and unexplored region. Because of the area’s natural environment, with high mountains and heavy snowfall, interaction with neighboring regions was limited. However, this also created the conditions for the development of unique cultural practices and lifestyles. Now registered as a World Cultural Heritage site, we hope that you will enjoy experiencing the culture and traditions that live on in Shirakawa-go today. Then we go to the Hida Takayama city , it is an open air museumexhibiting over 30 traditional houses from the Hida region, the mountainous district of Gifu Prefecture around Takayama. The houses were built during the Edo Period (1603 – 1867) and were relocated from their original locations to create the museum in 1971.Then we go to the Matsumoto city to visitMatsumoto Castle, one of the most complete and beautiful among Japan’s original castles. It is a “hirajiro” – a castle built on plains rather than on a hill or mountain. Matsumoto Castle is unique for having both a secondary donjon and a turret adjoined to its main keep. The castle structures, in combination with their characteristic black wainscoting, give off an air of grandeur and poise.And then we will return to Hakuba.
Included: 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner, 1 Lunch, entrance fee of Kenroku Park and Matsumoto Castle, Bus transportation for 2 days and 1 night Hotel.
Dates: 2019 Jan 8/9 2019 Jan 22/23 2019 Feb 5/6 2019 Feb 19/20 Departure time: 8:00 a.m.