Discover Japan Northward Golden Route Autumn by Rail

 

 

Discover Japan Northward Golden Route Winter by Rail

Kawagoe

Ikaho Onsen

Sado Island

Sado Island

Enjoy the best rice in Niigata

 Japan Northward Golden Route By Rail

Join us in this amazing trip in central japan – Northward Golden Route by rail in this Self-Guided Adventure!

For WHO?
* Independent traveller
* Help & inspiration from our Japan Specialist to make the trip happen
* To simply unwind
* Explore new places at own pace
* To be sure of a good accommodation which is in great location with easy access to train/bus
* Freedom and reassurance

WHY US?
* Before you travel, our Japan Specialist will have a chat with you
* Organise and explain all your transport arrangements
* Arrange exciting experience and hands-on activities
* Support when you are in Japan by email/ call/ watsapp

HIGHLIGHTS
The Northward Golden Route showcases the next very best of Japan after the route : Tokyo – Fuji – Kyoto.
Combing Kawagoe, Ikaho Onsen, Sado Island (in Autumn) or Echigo Yuzawa (in Winter), Niigata and Tokyo, this flexible itinerary is ideal for first time/ repeat visitor to Japan.

WHY TRAVEL VIA JAPAN Rail?

  • One of the most developed railways in the world, if not the best
  • Extensive network covering many exciting places of interest around Japan
  • Fast and cost-effective method to move from place to place

9 Days Japan Northward Golden Route By Rail Journey (Autumn)
Validity: 01 Sep ~ 25 Nov 2018

Tour Code: JPN-SGN-GR09A
At a glance:
* Nostalgic Little Edo Kawagoe
* Hotspring town of Ikaho Onsen
* Cultural rich and beauty nature of Sado Island
* Chartered taxi to visit some of the attractions in Sado Island, such as Gold Mine, Senkaku Bay.
* Stay at a traditional ryokan inn
* Rice & Sake paradise in Niigata
* Travel through the country on Shinkansen bullet and local train

Basic Itinerary

Day 1: Airport → Kawagoe (-,-,-)
– Train to Kawagoe
Overnight Kawagoe Prince Hotel Twin/Double Room or similar

Day 2: Kawagoe Free & Easy (B,-,-)
– REC: Kawagoe Old Warehouse, Old Bell Tower, Candy Alley, Festival museum, Kurazukuri Museum,
Little Edo Starbucks, Hands on experience such as Candle making, Kimono Experience
Overnight: Kawagoe Prince Hotel Twin/ Double Room or similar (

Day 3: Kawagoe → Ikaho Onsen (B,-,D)
– Train & local bus to Ikaho Onsen. (Local bus at own cost)
Overnight: Kishigon Ryokan Twin Room

Day 4: Ikaho Onsen → Niigata (B,-,-)
– Explore Ikaho. REC: Climb the 365 stone steps and check the oldshops and cafes along the stairs, Mizusawa Temple, Lake Haruna, Mizusawa Street of Udon or Wheat Noodle Shops, Ikaho Shrine, Ikaho Sekisho, Vacation House of Hawaii Kingdom’s Minister, Kajika Bridge, Ikaho Ropewa, Ikaho Green Bokujo (Farm)
Afternoon proceed to Niigata by train & local bus (local bus at own cost)
Overnight Bandai Silver Hotel Twin Room

Day 5: Niigata → Sado Island (B,-,D)
– Ferry to Sado Island
– Sado full day sightseeing by taxi
REC: Sado Goldmine, Ktazawa Floatation Plant, Ageshima Yuen (Senkakuen Bay)
Overnight Yamaki Ryokan Twin Room

Day 6: Sado Island (B,-,D)
– Sado Island Full Day Sightseeing by Taxi
REC: Shukunegi, Gold Park, Blue Cave-Ryoudo Cave, Taraibune
Overnight Yamaki Ryokan Twin Room

Day 7: Sado Island → Niigata (B,-,-)
– Ferry to Niigata
– Free at leisure in Niigata
– REC: Furusato Village, Yahiko Shrine, Niigate Rice Crackers museum, Kiyotsu Canyon, Niigata Manga and Animation Museum, Tsukioka Onsen, Sake, Geisha and Tea House Experience
Overnight Bandai Silver Hotel Twin Room

Day 8: Niigata → Tokyo (B,-,-)
– Train to Tokyo.
– REC Stop: Tsubamesanjo to visit the Blacksmith factory Sanjo Kajidojo, Hands on Experience such as making paper knife, Tsubamesanjo JR Train station with a huge store selling households Kitchenware Studios made in japan. Arrive Tokyo station and proceed to hotel at own cost. Rest of day explore Tokyo
Overnight 2-3* Hotel in Tokyo Twin Room without breakfast

Day 9: Tokyo → Airport (-,-,-)
– Train to Airport

9 Days Japan Northward Golden Route By Rail Journey (Winter)
Validity: 01 Dec 2018 ~ 24 Mar 2019

Tour Code: JPN-SGN-GR09W
At a glance:
* Nostalgic Little Edo Kawagoe
* Hotspring town of Ikaho Onsen
* Rice & Sake paradise in Niigata
* Geisha and Tea House Experience
* Hands on Experience
* Snow Fun & Snowshoe Trek, Ski (at own cost)
* Travel through the country on Shinkansen bullet and local train

Basic Itinerary

Day 1: Airport → Kawagoe (-,-,-)
– Train to Kawagoe
Overnight Kawagoe Prince Hotel Twin/Double Room or similar

Day 2: Kawagoe Free & Easy (B,-,-)
– REC: Kawagoe Old Warehouse, Old Bell Tower, Candy Alley, Festival museum, Kurazukuri Museum,
Little Edo Starbucks, Hands on experience such as Candle making, Kimono Experience
Overnight: Kawagoe Prince Hotel Twin/ Double Room or similar

Day 3: Kawagoe → Ikaho Onsen (B,-,D)
– Train & local bus to Ikaho Onsen. (Local bus at own cost)
Overnight: Kishigon Ryokan Twin Room

Day 4: Ikaho Onsen → Niigata (B,-,-)
– Explore Ikaho. REC: Climb the 365 stone steps and check the oldshops and cafes along the stairs, Mizusawa Temple, Lake Haruna, Mizusawa Street of Udon or Wheat Noodle Shops, Ikaho Shrine, Ikaho Sekisho, Vacation House of Hawaii Kingdom’s Minister, Kajika Bridge, Ikaho Ropewa, Ikaho Green Bokujo (Farm)
Afternoon proceed to Niigata by train & local bus (local bus at own cost)
Overnight Bandai Silver Hotel Twin Room

Day 5: Niigata Free & Easy (B,-,-)
– REC: Furusato Village, Yahiko Shrine, Niigate Rice Crackers museum, Kiyotsu Canyon, Niigata Manga and Animation Museum, Tsukioka Onsen, Sake, Geisha and Tea House Experience
Overnight Bandai Silver Hotel Twin Room

Day 6: Niigata → Echigo Yuzawa (B,-,D)
– Train to Echigo Yuzawa
Overnight Naspa New Otani Hotel

Day 7: Echigo Yuzawa Snow Fun (B,-,D)
– Enjoy your day at Naspa New Otani Snowfield, Or to Gala Yuzawa by bus transfer from hotel/ train station
Overnight Naspa New Otani Hotel

Day 8: Echigo Yuzawa → Tokyo (B,-,-)
– Train to Tokyo.
– REC Stop: Tsubamesanjo to visit the Blacksmith factory Sanjo Kajidojo, Hands on Experience such as making paper knife, Tsubamesanjo JR Train station with a huge store selling households Kitchenware Studios made in japan. Arrive Tokyo station and proceed to hotel at own cost. Rest of day explore Tokyo
Overnight 2-3* Hotel in Tokyo Twin Room without breakfast

Day 9: Tokyo → Airport (-,-,-)
– Train to Airport

9 Days Japan Northward Golden Route By Rail Journey

Price per person in SGD :
Tour Code: JPN-SGN-GR09A (Autumn) (Validity: 01 Sep ~ 25 Nov 2018) from S$ 2110 per person
Tour Code: JPN-SGN-GR09W (Winter) (Validity: 01 Dec 2018 ~ 24 Mar 2019) from S$ 1450 per person
Min size: 02
Price subject to changes

Price includes: 

  • JR East Pass 5 Days Flexible Nagano & Niigata
  • 8 nights Accommodation twin sharing as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Return ferry (Niigata-Saqdo Island-Niigata) by Jetfoil (For Autumn Itinerary ONLY)
  • 2 Days Chartered Taxi in Sado Island for max 9 hours (For Autumn Itinerary ONLY)
  • Detailed information of getting around by train
  • Briefing prior departure

Price excludes: 

  • Airfare + taxes
  • Other train or transport not mentioned
  • Upgrade of hotel or change of hotel
  • Other Meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Insurance
  • Entrance fees
  • All other activities not mentioned

Note: Please contact us for child rate.
During peak period, single room is not available at Kishigon Ryokan in Ikaho Onsen.
For 3 persons: Japan & West Room in Kishigon Ryokan (Iskaho Onsen); 1 twin + 1 single room in Sado Island Yamaki Hotel