Once you meet at your designated meeting point in Osaka, you will be travelling by coach bus and transferred to Gifu prefecture. Once reach the Akakabu in Nyukawa, you can rest and go shopping for about 20 minutes before heading to Hida-Takayama, a quaint town also as known as “Little Kyoto.” There, you can relax by taking time to walk around for approximately 60 minutes.
Optional lunch boxes are available on Day 1, which will be served on the bus. Please order these at the time of your booking. The payment is not included in the tour cost unless you specify.
Afterwards, you will head towards Shirakawago, the World Heritage village that is famous for the farmhouses representative of the traditional Japanese architectural history. The construction method for the farmhouse so called “Gassho-zukuri” which refers to the shape of the roofing that looks like a person's hands put together for praying. You can walk around to take some pictures for approximately 60 minutes before heading to your accommodation at the Toyama prefecture.
The next day, after your breakfast at the hotel, you will visit the main destination, located in Nagano prefecture, where you can experience the snow even during the spring in Japan. Firstly, you will proceed to Tateyama to start the journey by cable car which will take about 7-minutes. Once you arrive at Bijodaira, you will ride on another highland exclusive bus for around 60 minutes to head to Murodo, where the Snow Wall Otani is located.
After that, you will ride on the Tateyama Kogen Bus to return back to Bijodaira. When you get back to Bijodaira, you will take the cable car again to head to Tateyama and take some time to do some shopping at Tateyama Alpen Village before heading back to Osaka.