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Japan Snow Hut Tour 5 days

Snow Festivals in Tohoku

Mt. Fuji

On this tour you can see Japanese simple cityscape and a traditional winter event ,winter festival, samurai residence and Kabuki, not to be able to see in the others.


Contrast between pure white snow and mountains, trees, traditional houses takes you to beautiful and whimsical world of silence.
Wifi is available in the bus. wifi

Start Date (Day 1 of the Itinerary): February 14, 2018
Nights: 5 days 4 nights
Price: USD 1,890
Single room supplement: USD 430
Price (age 4-11): USD 950

Extend Plan

You can also extend your vacation before / after the tour in Tokyo, Osaka. We can provide extension stay in the same hotel which as a tour uses for 15,000 yen per night, per person. Please contact us!


Child Rate

Please note that children age 4-11 participant are half price when sharing a bed with their parents or guardians.
Children age 3 and under participant are free of charge.

PLEASE NOTE

All prices are per person, based on double or triple occupancy.
International flights are not included on our tours - this allows you the flexibility to choose your own departure and get the best value for your money!

PLEASE NOTE

All prices are per person, based on double or triple occupancy.
International flights are not included on our tours - this allows you the flexibility to choose your own departure and get the best value for your money!
If you would like to stay before and after this tour, we are able to arrange your accomodation and transportation. Please ask us. (No escort service is provided)

TOUR COST INCLUDES

4 nights Western style and 1 night Japanese style accommodation
Meet and greet upon arrival at Haneda Domestic Airport (HND)
Private coach transfers between destinations in Japan
Comprehensive escorted tour with professional English speaking tour guide
Meals described as in the itinerary
Admission fees and activities
Entry fees to sites, gardens, and museums listed in the itinerary


TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

International Airfares
Meals that are not included in the itinerary
Travel Insurance
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
Gratuities


ADDITION INFORMATION

Transport : Travel by air conditioned, private coach, baggage handling free
Arrival/Departure Airports : This tour starts in Tokyo and ends in Tokyo. Meet at Haneda domestic Airport (HND) and tour ends at Tokyo station
Meal Requests : Vegetarian or special meals can be arranged
Meet and Greet : We can arrange transfer from your hotel to Haneda airport, or from Tokyo Station to your Hotel with additional charge.Please contact us.
PLEASE NOTE
*Tour schedule and prices subject to change without notice.

MAP


*View from a coach

 


Kakunodate

Bukeyashiki  Wave the torch
Bukeyashiki
Wave the torch

Lake Tazawa / Yokote

Lake Tazawa Kamakura bonten festival

Lake Tazawa

Kamakura

Snow Festival


Masuda / Yuzawa

Kura Ryouzeki Sake Brewery

Historic Buildings

Ryouzeki Sake Brewery


Sakata

Honma Museum Honma residence Hie shrine

Honma Museum

Honma main residence

Hie-jinjya shrine(Kabuki)


Day1
Kakunodate

Haneda Domestic Airport-Akita-Kakunodate
We meet at Haneda domestic airport, afterward take the flight to Akita airport. Drive to Kakunodate and we start the tour Kakunodate. Visiting to Bukeyashiki ( samurai house), Aoyagi-Family House and Iwahashi-Family House.







Hiburi Kamakura In the night we will see the traditional event that wave the Hifuri dance comes from the Senboku-shi, Akita Kakunodate area. The people have a torch which surrounded straw, swing it around a body round and round. It means to pay an evil by holy fire and pray for the safety for one year including a staple grains abundant harvest, health, security.

【About accomodation】
Machiya hotel Kakunodate or Similar

【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
B(breakfast)=×, L(lunch)=○, D(dinner)= ○


Day2
Lake Tazawa

Kakunodate-Lake Tazawa-Masuda-Yotete

In the morning, we starting the tour Lake Tazawa. It is the deepest lake in Japan at 423 metres (1,388 ft). Due to this depth, there is no possibility that the lake is frozen in the dead of winter

Then we go to Masuda. There are still many traditional streets and uchigura in Masuda Town that tell us of the prosperity since from mid of 18 century. This area was listed as an important traditional architectures preservation district by the government in response to an extremely high evaluation of its cultural value on 2013. We visit to the citys cape of the merchant's family.

Kamakura

In the night we will see kamakura in Yokote. It's a hut made of hardened snow. Snow Festival of Yokote is the traditional event of old New Year holidays in Tohoku area,one of the 5 michinoku ( part of Tohoku area) big snow festivals.


【About accomodation】

Hotel Plaza Geihin or similar

【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=○, D(dinner)= ○


Day3
Bonten

Yokote-Yuzawa-Sakata
Snow Festival of Yokote includes two traditional events, Kamakura and called the Brahma the Creator. We start to see the Brahma the Creator, in this event it has length approximately 4m, and a colorful piece of cloth hung down.






Ryouzeki sake brewery

If you like drinking sake, you would love to visit …the sake brewery! The guide gives you a little tour inside the brewery followed by tasting in Yuzawa.
Then drive to Sakata in Yamagata prefecture.


【About accomodation】

Hotel Inn Sakata or Similar

【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=○, D(dinner)= ○


Day4

Sakata

Sakata of Honma house that was known as the squire of Japan. Their hospitality of mind and spirit as a merchant, the spirit of the local contribution has been handed down to Sakata of people even now.
We visit "Honma Museum" and "Honma main residence", you can feel in the skin the spirit and feelings of the Honma family.This art museum supplements the article which the Honmas who was Shonai, Yamagata country gentleman collected and displays it . Pure Japanese-style building "Seien-kaku" Kyoto-style, garden Museum by the garden "Tsurumai garden" are famous without becoming only as an art museum displaying a collection.


Kabuki Then, we move to Hie-Jinja shrine where kabuki are held.It called Kabuki during the snow,the seats are outdoors.Farmer Kabuki which pray for a staple grains abundant harvest at a traditional festival was dedicated last 280 years.

【About accomodation】

Hotel Inn Sakata or Similar

【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)=○, D(dinner)= ○

Day5
Snow monkeys

Sakata-Shinjo-Tokyo

After breakfast,we drive to Shinjo station.Then return to Tokyo by bullet train.


【Meals】   ×=Not include, ○=Include
B(breakfast)=○, L(lunch)= ×, D(dinner)= ×



Tokyo city tour: 1-13-10 Sanshin building 2A, Hatchobori,Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan