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Winter

Japan Snow Hut Tour 5 days

Samurai tour

Featuring winter view of Japan.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.

DAY 1

Haneda Domestic Airport-Akita-Kakunodate     Feb.14 (Sun)

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.

In the night we will see the traditional event that wave the torch Kamakura 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 Hotel Folkloro Kakunodate or similar
Meals Breakfast: NA     Lunch: ✓     Dinner: ✓

DAY 2

Kakunodate-Yokote     Feb.15 (Mon)

In the morning, we starting the tour Lake Tazawa. Lunch is one of the traditional cuisines of Tohoku,Then we head for Yokote.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.

Tonight, we stay in the Japanese style hotel with hot spring. Sleeping on Futon, of course!

About accomodation Hotel Plaza Geihin or similar
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓     Dinner: ✓

DAY 3

Yokote-Masuda-Yuzawa-Sakata     Feb.16 (Tue)

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.

Then we go to Masuda, was designated as the Nation's Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings. We visit to the citys cape of the merchant's family.

If you like drinking sake, you would love to visit our next stop…the sake brewery ( Ryouzeki Sake Brewery ) then, guide gives you a little tour inside the brewery followed by tasting in Yuzawa.Then drive to Sakata.

About accomodation Hotel Inn Sakata or Similar
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓     Dinner: ✓

DAY 4

Sakata     Feb.17 (Wed)

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.

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 Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓     Dinner: ✓

DAY 5

Sakata-Shinjo-Tokyo     Feb.18 (Thu)

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

About accomodation Tominoko Hotel or similar (Free WiFi)
Hotel is located by the Lake Kawaguchi and Mt. Fuji view.
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: NA     Dinner: NA
Start Date(Day 1 of the Itinerary) February 14, 2016
Nights 5 days 4 nights
Price USD 1,890
Single room supplement USD 430

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.

Kakunodate

  • Bukeyashiki
  • Wave the torch

Lake Tazawa/Yokote

  • Lake Tazawa
  • Kamakura
  • Snow Festival

Masuda/Yuzawa

  • Historic Buildings
  • Ryouzeki Sake Brewery
  • Ryouzeki Sake Brewery

Sakata

  • Honma Museum
  • Honma main residence
  • Hie-Jinja shrine(Kabuki)