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3-Day Customizable Trip : Hachijojima, Mikurashima, Miyakejima

From ~ JPY77,000/pers. (USD710) based on double occupancy in 3*** hotel

If you’re looking to escape the sultry days of summer in the world’s biggest megalopolis, Chichibu, Saitama is a great choice. It has been a favorite getaway for Tokyo-dwellers since the 19th century because of its pristine beauty.

Chichibu is known for its impressive shrines and beautiful nature including forested mountains and valleys that provide for hiking opportunities.

Though located at the westernmost reaches of Saitama, Chichibu can be reached in little over an hour from central Tokyo.

A 100% customizable tour idea by Yoko.

This is a sample itinerary. Feel free to contact us anytime to order your very own customized program.

Trip Highlights

  • A tailor-made itinerary crafted personally for you
  • Explore hidden gems and unique destinations in rural Japan
  • Large choice of exclusive experiences
  • A Japan Tour Designer to answer your questions
  • Thoughtful customer service
  • And more !

Sample Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Tokyo/Kumagaya

Transfer to Kumagaya by shinkansen (about 30 mins) to visit the Oshi castle, also referred to as the “floating castle” and the colored sculptures at the Kangiin Shodendo Temple.

Then transfer to Nagatoro (about 40 mins). From there, you can either enter the hiking path up to the top of Hodosan (it’s a 2.7 km walk) or you can take the ‘ropeway’ up the mountain and visit Hodosan Shrine.

Overnight at your 4**** ryokan.
Choseikan or equivalent.

Day 2: Nagotoro

Wind your way through the Arakawa River.

In addition to activities like hiking and cycling, the biggest attraction is the Arakawa River, which snakes its way through the town. Swim in the river, or jump from the many impressive rock formations that jut out above its waters. Perhaps the most exciting activity in the area, this ‘Line Kudari’ (river cruise) takes you down the Arakawa River on a wooden boat.

Learn the history of silk production at the Meisenkan museum in Chichibu city.

Overnight at your 4**** ryokan.
Choseikan or equivalent.

Day 3: Omiya/Kawagoe/Tokyo

After a short train ride (about 40 mins) enjoy Omiya, which has been an old time favorite destination for Bonsai enthusiasts traveling into Japan.

On your way back to Tokyo, visit Kawagoe, a town of history retaining the culture and aroma of Edo, Koedo Kawagoe.

You can have fun all day exploring the charming streets lined with traditional houses, shops, and cafes. The city is famous for its local sweet potato treats!

What’s included

Includes

  • All transportation
  • All nights in 4**** equivalent hotels
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Your personalized travel handbook with suggested itinerary and estimate, sent to you at least 20 days before your departure
  • Activity booking

Not included

  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not listed in the “included” section above

Terms of payment

  • 25% deposit paid upon booking
  • Balance paid 35 days before departure

From ~ JPY77,000/pers. (USD710) based on double occupancy in 3*** hotel

Trip Highlights

  • A tailor-made itinerary crafted personally for you
  • Explore hidden gems and unique destinations in rural Japan
  • Large choice of exclusive experiences
  • A Japan Tour Designer to answer your questions
  • Thoughtful customer service
  • And more !

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