6D5N Japan Alpine Snow Wall & Tokyo Disneyland
Day 01 – TOKYO NARITA/HANEDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – TOKYO
On arrival at Tokyo Narita/Haneda International Airport, head to your hotel in Tokyo
. Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is the world’s most populous metropolis and a vibrant city of endless shopping, entertainment, culture and dining. Places to explore include the Tsukiji Fish Market (Japan’s largest and busiest fish market), Akihabara (a district carved out for electronic goods of all sorts), the Imperial Palace, Ginza (Japan’s luxury shopping and high class entertainment district), and the Tokyo Tower (333m tall TV station that is an iconic landmark of Tokyo).
Day 02 – TOKYO – TAKAYAMA & SHIRAKAWA-GO – TOYAMA [B]
Enjoy a guided tour that will take you to Takayama
before ending in Toyama (where you will sleep for the night). Takayama
is located in the mountainous region of Hida in the Gifu Prefecture and has retained its traditional rural charm through the decades. Beginning in the feudal ages as a town with high quality timber and highly skilled carpenters, Takayama enjoyed considerable prosperity. The charming old town has various attractions including: the Sanmachi Suji District
(three picturesque streets with quaint houses, shops, breweries and cafes); the Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall
(with exhibits of lavishly decorated floats used during the Takayama Matsuri festival); the Yoshijima Heritage House
(displaying superb carpentry); the Takayama Jinya
(charming traditional administrative offices); the Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine
; and the Higashiyama Yuhodo
(a historic path passing several old shrines and temples). An UNESCO World Heritage Site
is a village with more than 100 traditional thatched roof houses, some of which are more than 250 years old. These traditional “gassho zukuri” – “hands in prayer” – houses have very steep thatched roofs (45 to 60 degrees) and were constructed as such to withstand the weight of heavy snow on the roofs during the winter months.
Day 03 – TOYAMA – TATEYAMA KUROBE – TOKYO [B]
Enjoy a guided tour of the renowned Tateyama Kurobe
region and experience different modes of mountain transport along the way. This famous mountain sightseeing route weaving through the 3,015m high mountains (Mount Tate
) avails stunning vistas and landscapes throughout the journey and some of the highlights include the snow corridor “Yuki no Otani”
, the 2,450m high Murodo Station
(highest point of the alpine route) with stunning views of the Tateyama Mountain Range, the longest unsupported aerial lift “Tateyama Ropeway”
, and the 186m high Kurobe dam
(Japan’s tallest dam). Return to Tokyo in the evening.
Day 04 – TOKYO [B]
Head to Tokyo Disneyland
– the land of fantasy for young and old! – and treat yourself to a day of joy and fun! Opened in 1983, it was the first Disney theme park to be built outside the United States. In 2013, it became the world’s second-most visited theme park after Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando Florida.
Day 05 – TOKYO [B]
Continue to enjoy Tokyo
at your own pace today. Check out Nakamise-dori shopping street
in Asakusa district. It is one of the oldest shopping streets in Japan with over 80 historic stores selling local snacks, specialties and the usual array of tourist souvenirs. At one end of the street is the 7th century Sensō-ji Temple
– the largest ancient Buddhist temple and the oldest temple in Tokyo dedicated to Bodhisattva Kannon, also known as Guan Yin or the Goddess of Mercy. Founded in 628 AD, it is famous for its Kaminarimon Gate with the huge red chochin lantern. In the evening, you may like to visit Roppongi,
Tokyo’s most popular nightlife district or head to Shibuya,
Tokyo’s fashionable and colourful shopping-cum-entertainment district.
Day 06 – TOKYO – TOKYO NARITA/HANEDA AIRPORT [B]
Head to Tokyo Narita/Haneda international Airport on a pre-arranged limousine bus for your flight home.
Whether you prefer the above itinerary “as-is” or have it customised, if you will indicate the start/end dates of your intended travel and provide your contact details, we will get in touch with you to discuss the itinerary on a no-obligations basis on your part.