Japan's Doburoku Festival, UNESCO Heritage Gassho Farmhouses in Shirakawago, Takayama Hida Beef and Old Town, Nagano's Snow Monkeys, Matsumoto Castle
All tours are land tours and based on twin sharing only. If you have registered as a single participant and do not wish to pay for the single supplement, we will try our best to match you with another single participant; however, this is strictly subjected to availability and you will need to incur the single supplement charge if we are unable to pair you up.
Single Supplement is not available during our stay in Shirakawago. Participants are expected to share rooms at the Gassho Zukuri farmhouses during this time.
11 Oct (Fri) - Arrive into Tokyo. Transfer to Shinjuku station by the KEIO line before boarding the express train to Matsumoto. Blue hour shoot of the majestic Matsumoto castle. Overnight in Matsumoto.
12 Oct (Sat) - Today's excursion we will visit the snow monkeys of Jigokudani in Nagano. Return to Matsumoto, overnight in Matsumoto.
13 Oct (Mon) - Transfer by local bus to Takayama. Today's a relaxed day as we experience the Takayama's onsens, the old town and its famous hida beef.
14 Oct (Tue) - Morning transfer to Shirakawago by local bus to photograph the day's festivities. Overnight in Shirakawago.
15 Oct (Wed) - Another day photographing the festivities in this UNESCO Heritage site, the lion dances, the free sake and local costumes, performances and much more! Transfer to Takayama. Overnight in Takayama
16 Oct (Thur) - Return to Tokyo for our evening flight back to Singapore.
**Itinerary subject to change
- 4 nights accommodation in comfortable 3 star hotels with ensuite toilets (twin share basis)
- 1 night accommodation in Gassho Zukuri farmhouse (no single supplement available)
- Half board meals (breakfast + dinner only)
- Public transport on Asuka Express train, local Matsumoto and Shirakawago buses
- All park and viewpoint entrance fees
- SGTrekker Tour Leader & Photography Guidance
- International airfare (SIN-NRT-SIN)
- Visas (if applicable)
- Personal travel insurance
- Personal expenses eg. drinks during meals etc.
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Fantastic planning by Adrian and the tour operator with attention to every detail. Trekkers fast and slow were well taken care of and never felt left behind. Care for not just the trekkers but the locals and environment was also of importance, which I find heartwarming. Thank you for this amazing experience!