Spring 2023 Hokuriku Japan Tour The Haiku Route (9d/8n)

Spring 2023 Hokuriku Japan Tour The Haiku Route (9d/8n)

Spring 2023 Hokuriku Japan Tour The Haiku Route (9d/8n)

Join us on our Hokuriku Japan Tour: The Haiku Route in spring 2023!

The Hokuriku region of Japan boasts plenty of attractive places with incredible natural scenery. It is no wonder that this gorgeous backdrop has inspired many arts and crafts that originated in this area centuries ago. You would be surprised to hear that Hokuriku is not very much visited by foreign travelers yet, mainly because of its remote location. This tour gives you the opportunity to visit off-the-beaten-track places in Hokuriku, get inspired by parts of the route that famous Haiku poet Basho walked in the 17th century, and you can enjoy beautiful flowers and budding green everywhere in this abundantly blessed part of Japan.

Hokuriku Japan Tour Description

1. We visit beautiful places with incredible natural scenery such as Kurobe Gorge and Mikatagoko Lakes and old villages with traditional houses such as Miyama and Gokayama.

2. We visit several unique traditional craft workshops. You can experience these crafts hands-on using materials such as gold leaf and Japanese washi paper.

3. The accommodations we stay in are diverse to offer you various overnight experiences. We stay at a hot spring hotel and temple lodging during the tour.

Wifi is available on the bus.

Special Precautions for group tours and your safety
* We will prepare one mask per person per tour day.
* Before you get on the bus, everyone has to sanitize their hands with sanitizer that will be provided by us.
* There will be a maximum of 13 people on a bus that fits 22, so there is enough space between participants.
* We will provide everyone with one special health drink per day to keep everyone’s immune system up.
* We will provide everyone with one fresh bottle of mineral water per day.

Tour Date and Price

Arrival and departure: Starts in Kyoto and ends in Toyama
Tour date: spring 2023* (9 days and 8 nights)
Tour price: TBA*
*Exact dates and prices TBA. If you want to be updated on this tour’s schedule and price once it’s been decided, please fill out the reservation & inquiries form below and we will let you know once there is news!

Hokuriku Japan Tour Highlights

Day 1: Kyoto

Day 2: Kyoto – Miyama – Obama

  • Miyama
  • Obama Bay
  • Obama Chopsticks

Day 3: Obama – Mikatagoko Lake – Sabae – Eiheiji Temple

Day 4: Eiheiji Temple – Tojinbo – Kanazawa

Day 5: Kanazawa – Chirihama Nagisa Driveway – Wajima

  • Higashichaya Geisha District
  • Gold Leaf Studio
  • Gold Leaf Ice Cream
  • Myoryuji (Ninja Temple)
  • Chirihama Nagisa Driveway

Day 6: Wajima – Shirayone Senmaida – Mitsukejima – Himi

  • Wajima Morning Market
  • Dried Fish at Morning Market
  • Shirayone Senmaida (Terraced Rice Fields)
  • Mitsukejima (Battleship Island)
  • Himi Cruising
  • Hot Spring

Day 7: Himi – Gokayama – Inami – Takaoka – Toyama

  • Gokayama
  • Japanese Paper Making
  • Zuisenji Temple
  • Inami
  • Wood Carving Village
  • Takaoka Great Budddha

Day 8: Toyama – Kurobe Gorge – Namerikawa – Toyama

Day 9: Toyama – Iwase – Toyama

  • Toyama City Glass Museum
  • Kansui Park
  • Canal Cruise
  • Old Merchant House in Iwase
  • Tram in Toyama

Hokuriku Japan Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Kyoto

Day 2: Kyoto – Miyama – Obama

Day 3: Obama – Mikatagoko Lakes – Sabae – Eiheiji Temple

Day 4: Eiheiji – Tojinbo – Kanazawa

Day 5: Kanazawa – Chirihama Nagisa Driveway – Wajima

Day 6: Wajima – Shirayone Senmaida (Terraced Rice Field) – Mitsukejima (Battleship Island) – Himi

Day 7: Himi – Gokayama – Inami – Takaoka – Toyama

Day 8: Toyama – Kurobe Gorge – Namerikawa – Toyama

Day 9: Toyama – Iwase – Toyama


INCLUDED

  • 6 nights Western-style accommodation, 1 night Japanese-style accommodation, and 1 night temple accommodation (*hotel type is subject to change)
  • Private minibus transfers from day 2 to day 8
  • Comprehensive escort of our professional English-speaking tour guide as described in the itinerary
  • Meals as described in the itinerary (8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners)
  • Admission fees to sites as listed in the itinerary

EXCLUDED

  • International airfares
  • Transportation to Kyoto and from Toyama
  • Meals that are not included in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
  • Gratuities

EXTENDED PLAN

You can extend your vacation before/after the tour in Kyoto, Toyama, Tokyo, or other places.  Please contact us for more details.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Transport: Travel by air-conditioned private minibus (from day 2 to day 8) and baggage handling free
Arrival/Departure: We start the tour in Kyoto and finish at Toyama Station. If you need a hotel and transfer, we can arrange them upon request.
Meal Requests: Vegetarian, halal or special meals can be arranged
*Please note that the tour schedule and prices are subject to change without notice


CANCELLATION POLICY

>46 days prior to arrival date in Japan: no penalty
45-31 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 10% of the tour fee
30-15 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 20% of the tour fee
14- 8 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 30% of the tour fee
7 – 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 50% of the tour fee
<3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 100% of the tour fee


Reservation & Inquiries

Feedback From Clients (for other tours)


Marcel – 2019 Summer –
Highly recommended! 
The guide didn’t only tell us a lot about the history of Japan but she also told us a lot about Japanese customs and culture. We used the knowledge we gained during the tour throughout the rest of our trip in Japan, it is very useful to do a private tour at the start of your holiday so that the rest of your trip becomes a lot smoother.

L. I. – 2019 Autumn –
Very interesting bicycle tour through Tokyo 
The day after we arrived we did a bicycle tour through Tokyo with a very pleasant guide. She told us a lot during the tour and was very helpful in giving tips for the rest of the day. The tour was varied, with a bunch of different sights in a short period of time. It was also interesting to receive background explanation from someone with a non-Japanese background in addition to the Japanese guides we had during the rest of our stay as it gave a different perspective on past and current events. This was a great tour!

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