Super Value Tours - Niigata, Nikko, Sado Island - 11 Days_Kinugawa, Nikko, Gunma, Niigata, Sado Island旅遊
Niigata, Nikko, Sado Island - 11 Days (2020)

Kinugawa, Nikko, Gunma, Niigata, Sado Island

THE SUPER VALUE TOURS DIFFERENCE 

  • A BETTER WAY TO TOUR: To us, 'value' means making a better way to tour. We love to surprise our guests with unique experiences, top-notch service, hidden local delights, & memories of a lifetime. For travelers who love Japan, this is our most in-depth tour yet. Featuring some of Japan's best hot spring hotels, this itinerary is rich in ryokan, relaxation, and beautiful nature of the northern countryside.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF NORTHERN KANTO & NIIGATA (Kinugawa, Nikko, Gunma, Niigata, Sado Island):

  • Travel up Mt. Haruna (Mt. Akina from the famous anime series Initial D), ride the Mt Haruna Cable car for expansive bird's-eye scenery of the Kanto plains and Hamana Lake.

  • Board the Joetsu train line and cross the long tunnel into "snow country" setting of the namesake novel by Nobel Laureate Kawabata Yasunari

  • Hike the Suwakyo Gorge Trail and enjoy the brilliant colors of the seasons along mountain streams

  • Takaragawa Hot Springs - Named one of Japan's best hot springs by Lonely Planet (and locals too!), our visit here is a once-in-a-lifetime experience

  • Niigata Furumachi (Old Town) - Meet elegant geisha and join in on fun games with a private performance. Tour the Northern Culture Museum and experience traditional mochi making.

  • Sado Island - Ferry to the island; learn taiko drumming, enjoy immense natural beauty, rich folk culture, and delicious foods from the Sea of ​​Japan

 

LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS

  • Lake Chūzenji Onsen / Kinukawa Onsen: 2 nights at Lake Chuzenji Onsen or Kinugawa Onsenin - enjoy the milky white hot springs
  • Shima Onsen: 2 nights in Shima Tamura. An unforgettable stay. Soak in historic hot springs - view creekside waterfalls while soaking outdoors in pure waters.
  • Niigata Iwamuro Onsen: Hotel Ohashi Yakata no Yu. With a unique stone spa and natural hot spring, your whole being can feel relaxed.
  • Sado Onsen: 2 nights in Yahatakan, enjoy outdoor hot spring baths enclosed in a pine forest with a mountain view.
  • Tsukioka Onsen: Tsukioka Onsen Kahou, a soak in its "beautifying spring" will let you feel reborn and rejuvenated.

 

CULINARY EXPERIENCES

  • Arranging great culinary experiences is a specialty we are very proud of. Before a restaurant is selected for our itinerary, our development team spends countless hours sampling dozens of restaurants for comparison. On this trip, you will have a chance to taste Japanese specialties, including vine-fresh local fruits you can pick, hand made udon, fresh seafood, soba noodles, and much more.

SUPER VALUE STANDARD

  • Charismatic and knowledgeable Super Value trained guides.
  • A comprehensive travel insurance plan. Details  
  • High quality headsets to hear our tour guide's presentation clearly.
  • Porterage service is provided at most hotels (where available).

 

Day1

USA/Canada  Japan

Depart from your home airport, have a great flight!

Day2

Arrive in Narita (NRT) smiley(3 miles, 15 min)【Dinner】

  • "Yokoso" or "Welcome" to Japan! A Super Value Tours Representative will meet you at the arrival gate and bring you to the hotel via hotel shuttle. Airport pickup is available for flights arriving Narita (NRT) from 12:30P-6:00P.
    • We're sorry - airport pickup not included for arrivals in NRT Terminal 3. Please take the airport limousine bus directly to our hotel. Our group will meet in the hotel for dinner.
    • Narita T3 details available on the Narita Airport website.
  • If you arrive early, take the rest of the day to rest up. Or, if you’re up for it, board the local shuttle to explore local sights in Narita. For guests arriving after 6pm, we will refund 2,000 JPY per person for dinner.
[D]Japanese Set Menu in Hotel

Hilton Narita (Deluxe Room) or Hotel Nikko Narita (Executive Room)

Day3

Narita (110miles, 2.5 hours) Nikko  (25 miles, 1 hour) Lake Chuzenji Onsen【3 Meals】

  • Nikko:
    • Chuzen-ji Temple: This quiet and unique location overlooking Chuzenji Lake creates a peaceful and spiritual atmosphere.
    • Senjogahara Plateau: This rare and relatively untouched park is one of the best nature hikes in Nikko. Each season offers dramatically unique views.
  • "Spring Limited Tour" (from mid-April to mid-May)
    • Ashikaga Flower Park: Listed by CNN as one of the "World's 10 Best Dream Destinations," the cascading purple waterfall of Wisteria flowers is a sight you won't forget. We make special arrangements to take you into the paradise of flowers - a floral tunnel composed of brilliant white and yellow vines, more than 350 wisteria flowers and more than 5,000 azaleas.
  • Summer Tour (June to September)
    • Kinugawa Boat: The calm summer waters of the Kinugawa River make our wooden boat ride an ideal and refreshing way to enjoy the beauty of the Kinugawa Valley up close
  • Autumn Tour (mid-October to early November)
    • Special arrangements for viewing the turning of the fall leaves. 
    • Ryuzu Waterfall (Ryuzunotaki): Known as the "Dragon Head Waterfall" for its unique shape, visit one of Nikko's best spots for fall foliage viewing.
[B]Hotel Buffet Breakfast [L]Tofu Set Lunch [D]Kaiseki Banquet

Hotel Shikisai Onsen

Day4

Lake Chuzenji Onsen  (10 miles, 0.5 hours) Nikko  (10 miles, 0.5 hours) Lake Chuzenji Onsen【3 Meals】

  • Kegon Falls: One of Japan's three famous waterfalls, this 300ft high waterfall is prized for its perfect shape representing the prime beauty of nature.
  • Nikko Toshogu Shrine: A World Heritage site, famous for the Nikko-ji Temple, and the first general of the Edo period was Tokugawa Ieyasu. All the buildings are carved and lacquered by skilled craftsmen from all over the country, which is the ultimate in luxury.
  • Nikko Walking Tour: In the quiet town surrounded by nature, you can enjoy another kind of artistic conception.
  • Nikko Carving: Using classic carving techniques originating from the early Edo period, the smooth and curvy curve carved out with a triangular knife, you can create your own unique work with creativity.
[B]Hotel set breakfast [L]Local Specialties [D]Locally Sourced Kaiseki Banquet

Hotel Shikisai Onsen

Day5

Lake Chuzenji Onsen  (105 miles, 2 hours) Tomioka  (37 miles, 1 hour) Ikaho  (21 miles, 1 hour) Shima Onsen【3 Meals】

  • Tomioka Silk Mill: One of Japan's latest UNESCO world heritage sites, the mill compound is a national treasure marking the start of Japan's industrial revolution after the Meiji Restoration
  • Tomioka's country town: In the simple town, the Meiji café in the Meiji period enjoys the music of the 1930s, and tastes the local limited Miso pudding, full of happiness!
  • Fans of the racing anime Initial D will know Mt. Haruna Ropeway as Mt. Akina, the most famous togue (mountain pass). Take a cable car to the highest point for a panoramic view of the Kanto Plain and the famous lake, all overlooking peaceful mountain roads.
[B]Ryokan Breakfast Set [L]Mizusawa Udon Noodles (the most delicious udon!) [D]Kaiseki Banquet with Local Ingredients

Shima Tamura Onsen

Day6

Shima Onsen  (30 miles, 1 hour) Minakami  (10 miles, 30 min.) Takaragawa Onsen  (45 miles, 90 min) Shima Onsen【3 Meals】

  • Suwakyo: Follow the promenade for breathtaking views of the Tone River and nearby mountain canyons.
  • Minakami Fruit Land Mogitore: Tour a local farm for seasonal fruit picking. Taste unbelievably fresh fruits unlike anywhere else, delicious and fun!

*Mid Jan~late May: Strawberries. Mid Jun~Jul: Cherries or Blueberries. Early~Mid Aug: Peaches. Aug~Sep: Grapes. Sep~Nov: Apples.

  • Takaragawa Onsen: Noted as one of Japan's top 10 hot springs by Lonely Planet, and the world's largest open-air hot spring. The alkaline content is said to help fatigue and digestive troubles. Beware, the springs here are very traditional as they are mixed gender; visitors who prefer not to bathe may relax and enjoy the magnificent and serene atmosphere of the nearby Tone River rustling through the hot springs.
[B]Light Japanese Breakfast [L]Roasted Curry Rice Set [D]Kaiseki Banquet

Shima Onsen Tamura

Day7

Shima Onsen  (31 miles, 1 hour) Minakami Stn.  (20 miles, 45 min) Echigoyuzawa Stn. (80 miles, 90 min) Iwamuro Onsen【3 Meals】

  • Takahan Ryokan: The famous novel, “Yukiguni’ (Snow Country), by Yasunari Kawabata, won the Nobel Prize for Literature and was set and written in this very ryokan.
  • Echigoyuzawa Station: Explore fun local markets where all of Niigata's most famous agricultural products are gathered in one place, including world famous Koshihikari Rice from Minami Uonuma.
  • Asahi-shuzo: Niigata's rice is considered the best in Japan, and from great ingredients comes great sake unique to the region! Try the especially popular Kubota series.
  • The hot stone spa in our hotel tonight is a unique feature. Make sure not to miss it!
[B]Hotel Buffet Breakfast [L]Koshihikari rice + Sushi from Sea of Japan [D]Exquisite Niigata Style Kaiseki

Iwamuro Onsen Hotel Ohashi

Day8

Iwamuro Onsen  (24 miles, 60 min) Niigata-Nishi Port  (40 miles, 2.5 hours) Sado Island  (10 miles, 30 min) Yahata Onsen【3 Meals】

  • Yahiko Shrine: Surrounded by Mount Yahiko, the huge torii gate here is a symbol of Yahiko Shrine, the only shrine in Niigata Prefecture. Established 1300 years ago, it is considered a shrine honoring love and good fortune. National treasures including paintings and other valuable cultural assets are displayed in the treasure hall.
  • Yahiko Ropeway: Standing on the top of Mt. Yahiko, enjoy a panoramic view of the sea of Japan, Sado Island and the Echigo Plain at your feet
  • Tokinomori Park: Visit the conservatory to see one of the world's most endangered species up close, the Japanese Crested Ibis
  • Nanaura Seaside: Encounter beautiful and strange rock formations along the Nanaura coast paired with fading lights of sunset scenery - an unforgettable view of the Sea of Japan (we will adjust our schedule based on the season and sunset time).
[B]Hotel Buffet Breakfast [L]Lunch aboard Sado Island Ferry [D]Sado Island Seafood Banquet

Yahata-kan Sado Island Hotel or Onsen Hotel Osado

Day9

Yahata Onsen  (17 miles, 30 min) Ogi  (25 miles, 1 hour) Aikawa  (8 miles, 30 min) Yahata Onsen【3 Meals】

  • Yajima: Picturesque like a postcard, the sight of "tarai bune" bowl boats bobbing in clear waters are unique sight.
  • Sado Island Taiko Centre: Learn the art of Taiko from local Taiko Masters, a fun invigorating activity which taps into the full energy of your body. Here, we even have a chance to try taiko drums over 600 years old, where we can hear echoes from ancient times.
  • Shukunegi: Unique even by Sado Island standards, Shukunegi was a village of shipbuilders who turned theirs skills to architecture as the local shipyard demand shrank. Through the course of years, they've managed to create a truly distinct style in this isolated town.
  • Senkakuwan Ageshima Park: Take a close look at the marine ecology of Senkaku Bay.
  • Sado-kinzan Gold Mine: The largest gold mine in Japan 400 years ago, the mine today is preserved as a national heritage site. Tour the actual mining tunnels for an up close understanding of what life was like from the mining era.
[B]Hotel Buffet Breakfast [L]Locally sourced pasta lunch [D]Sado Island Seafood Banquet

Yahata-kan Sado Island Hotel or Onsen Hotel Osado

Day10

Yahata Onsen  (10 miles, 30 min) Ryotsu Port  (40 miles, 90 min) Niigatanishi Port  (20 miles, 60 min) Tsukioka Onsen【3 Meals】

  • Northern Culture Museum: relax your mind in the zen gardens and atmosphere of the museum. Try "3 person mochi pounding" for a fun and delicious experience.
  • Specially-arranged private geisha performance - enjoy elegant dancing and play games with authentic Niigata Furumachi Geigi  - Geisha of Niigata

*Wisteria blooms of the Northern Culture Museum usually take place late April to early May.

[B]Hotel Buffet Breakfast [L]Niigata-style soba noodle set [D]Locally-sourced Kaiseki Banquet

Tsukioka Onsen Kaho

Day11

Tsukioka Onsen  (16 miles, 60 min) Niigata Station   (250 miles, 3 hours) Narita Airport (NRT)  Next Destination【Breakfast, Lunch】

  • Niigata to Narita: We will board the Joetsu Shinkansen (Bullet Train) together from Niigata Station to Tokyo Station, then take Narita Express from Tokyo Station to Narita International Airport (NRT)
  • Please arrange flights departing from NRT from 5:00PM - 9:00PM

 

 

[B]Hotel Buffet Breakfast [L]Refund for lunch in Tokyo Station

Lake Chuzenji

Lake Chuzenji is the biggest volcanic lake in Nikko National Park. It was formed by the eruption of Mt. Nantai 20,000 years ago. Views could change along with weather and time, but the only thing that never changes is its beauty. On sunny days, she shows her perfectness to us, while on cloudy days, she becomes a lady who wears a veil.

Chuzenji Temple

Chuzenji is located at the lakeside of Lake Chuzenji. You can savor the panorama of Lake Chuzenji by standing here. Chuzenji Temple enshrines a special standing Kannon which is made of wood by Saint Shodo. He carved the statue directly on the wood, and that is the reason why we can see the bottom of the statue is still connected to the trunk.

Nikko Toshogu Shrine

This is a must-go spot when you visit Nikko! Nikko Toshogu Shrine is not only a world heritage, but also the top of all Toshogu Shrine in Japan. It is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, who founded Edo period. The building we see now was rebuilt by Tokugawa Iemitsu in 1636. What makes it famous is that it shows extremes of gorgeousness with delicate carvings and colorful painting. The carving that you should not miss is “Three Monkeys” which shows the essence of “hear no evil, speak no evil and see no evil.”

Ryuzu no Waterfall

The rock of Ryuzu no Waterfall is formed of dacite pumice flow. With water flows fiercely from Mt. Nantai, Ryuzu no Waterfall must attract your attention. Ryuzu means “dragon's head” in Japanese, which depicts the form of the waterfall.

Senjogahara Plateau

At an altitude of 1400 meters above sea level, Senjogahara Plateau is said to be the battlefield of two mountain gods in myth. It becomes barren in Fall, which you can enjoy the other side of this plateau. The borderless scene must touch your heart!

Tomioka Silk Mill

Tomioka Silk Mill was put in World Heritage in 2014 because of the completeness of the whole factory. It is built in Meiji period as one of the proofs of modernization. Although 140 years pasts, the buildings and instruments still maintain in a good condition.

Mt. Haruna

Mt. Haruna is one of “Three Mountains of Jomo” in prefecture. Haruna Fuji and Lake Haruna are two famous spots of Mt. Haruna. Haruna Fuji is a volcanic cone in the shape of a perfect cone. Once you take the drift to the top of Haruna Fuji, you can see Kanto Plain and Lake Haruna!

Shima Onsen

Located in Gunma prefecture, Shima Onsen is a quiet hot spring which is famous for its ability of healing 40 thousand illness. It can heal gastrointestinal disease, muscle ache, and smooth dry and rough skin. You can also savor the atmosphere of old street. Recently, Shima Onsen has been famous because its hot spring hotels are used as the model of the accommodation in the animation film Spirited Away.

Takaragawa Onsen

Takaragawa Onsen is an open-air hot spring surrounded by nature which makes it has a chance to show up in Thermae Romae II. It remains the tradition of mixed-gender bathing. Beautiful maple in Fall and snow in Winter would definitely amaze you!

Suwakyo Gorge

Suwakyo Gorge is a travel spot at Minakami Valley, where you can immerse in the nature by walking along Tone River. The aisle is long 3.5 kilometers that you can see different types of cliffs and rocks.

Takahan Ryokan

Takahan Ryokan, an 800-year-old ryokan, which Yasunari Kawabata had stayed at when he wrote Snow Country. The room he stayed at is called “Kasumi,” where the furniture is maintained as same as before. Moreover, standing here, you can see the whole hot spring street!

Echicoyuzawa

Echicoyuzawa station has an area called CoCoLo Yuzawa, selling Echicoyuzawa’s souvenir. “Gangi Dori” reproduces the old streets during Showa period. You not only can buy souvenir and branded rice “Koshihikari”, but also can sip five cups of Niigata Sake by only paying 500 yen!

Iwamuro Onsen

At first, Iwamuro Onsen was discovered by a chief of village. It is said that the chief of village was informed of this hot spring by someone in his dream. After he arrived at the hot spring, there was a wild goose healing its wound with water of this hot spring. Thus, Iwamuro Onsen has another name called “Reigan hot spring,” which “gan” means wild goose in Japanese.

Sado Island

Sado Island, the largest island in Japan, is located at northern Chubu area. It is formed by two parallel mountain ranges and a plain, which belongs to Sado-Yahiko-Yoneyama Quasi-National Park.

Tokinomori Park

Tokinomori Park is where you can see Japanese Crested Ibis in Sado Island. It is said that the number of Japanese Crested Ibis is only around 300 in the world. People in Sado try their best to protect these cute children of nature.

Nanaura Seaside

Nanaura Seaside is a ten kilometers long seaside crossing seven villages from Kabuse to Futami. It is a classic uplift coast where you can see corals that grow around the coast.

Yahiko Shrine

Located at Mt. Yahiko, Yahiko Shrine is said to be built 1300 years ago. It is dedicated to Amanokagoyamanomikoto, who taught people farming techniques and founded Egochi. This shrine is famous for praying for promotion and love.

Shukunegi

Shukunegi has been a port city since middle century and has experienced the golden period of Sado Kinzan Gold Mine. Merchant ship gathered here for transaction from Edo period to Meiji early period. There are around 100 houses here which are built by shipboard.

Senkakuwan Ageshima Park

Senkakuwan Ageshima Park is a tourist spot which is located at Ageshima narrow bay, the fifth most scenic spot at Senkakuwan Bay. Near the park we have a marine park, designated as one of Japan's 100 Scenic Foreshores. Let us jump into a glass-bottom boat to savor the beauty of underwater world.

Sado Kinzan Gold Mine

Sado Kinzan Gold Mine is the largest gold mine in Japan. This mine has been active from Edo period to 1989. Total length of the tunnel is 400 kilometers. Because of carving, it seems to be broken into two pieces when you stand in front of the tunnel.

Northern Culture Museum

When it comes to Niigata, we would come up with rice because it is the only city which export rice during Edo period. The uprising of the Ito family thanked to lots amount of farmland in Niigata. However, after WWII, Ito’s property was levied due to the land reform policy. Thus, they decided to create a museum to preserve the whole history of rice farming industry.

Tsukioka Onsen

Within all prefectures of Japan, Niigata won the bronze medal in the competition of the number of Hot springs. One of the most popular hot springs is Tsukioka Onsen, which was found by an oil company in 1917. Water rich is mineral substance won it the name of “Hot Spring of the Beauty,” which has functions of smoothing and tightening your skin!

足利花卉公園

園內有三面近千平米的大藤架,和全球少見的八重大藤架、園藝裝飾藤、長達80米的藤花隧道,以及藤花架出的屏幕,還有倒映池中形成水鏡效果的夜藤等等,都美得不似人間,是世界上最美麗的花藤。您可以在此盡情享受充滿生命力的夢幻世界。

中襌寺

佇立於中禪寺湖畔,可在此欣賞多姿優雅的中襌寺湖全景。寺中供奉著一座雕刻獨特的「立木觀音」神像,整座神像是雕刻在一棵老樹幹上,令人感到驚奇之處在於是這世紀前的老樹幹至今仍根深埋於地下。

中襌寺湖

位處奧日光的神聖火山,具有兩萬多年歷史,是日光國立公園內規模最大的湖泊。景色會隨天氣和時間而展現不同面貌。晴天時天朗氣清,大霧天時彷彿披上神秘面紗,無論何時都非常優美。

戰場之原

位於日光國立公園之中,標高1400公尺,是傳說中日本古代神話大蛇與百足蜈蚣發生戰鬥之處。秋冬時高原一片孤寂,視野一望無際,流露出一片蒼茫大地的震撼。

中襌寺湖溫泉

中襌寺溫泉位於伊呂波山道頂端,中襌寺湖東面,南台山下的溫泉度假小鎮。泉質為乳白色的硫磺源泉,是美肌之湯喔!

龍頭瀑布

瀑布的岩壁是男體山火山活動末期噴出的石英安山岩質輕石流所形成,河水自男體山的溶岩斜面急流而下,形成龍頭瀑布。


東照宮

建於1617年,日光的東照宮是日本各地東照宮的本社,主要祭祀的是神格化的江戶幕府將軍「德川家康」~「東照大權現」。現在的社殿群基本上都是3代將軍家光在1636年的寬永大造替中重建的。各建築物均由全國各地召集而來的能工巧匠施以雕刻、上漆、極彩色,堪稱絢麗豪華之極致。東照宮在1999年,被聯合國教科文組織列為世界文化遺產。

富岡製糸場

工場內所陳列機具即為此時所保存下來的,包括繅絲廠、東西蠶繭倉庫、外國人宿舍(女工館、檢查員館、伯內特館)等主要建築物(國家指定重要文化財),歷經超過140年至今依然維持良好,而明治政府時期所蓋的國營工廠,如此完整保留下來也只剩富岡這座製絲廠。2014年「富岡製絲場和絲綢產業遺產群」列入世界遺產,珍貴的工業建築遺產得以受到更好的保護。

榛名山纜車

與赤城山妙、義山並列為群馬縣內有名三山「上毛三山」之一的名勝「榛名山」。山頂的火山水附近有作為榛名的特徵的「榛名富士」(海拔1391米),還有因為榛名山爆發而形成的破火山口湖「榛名湖」。「榛名富士」的名字中付有「富士」二字,是由於它美麗的圓錐形山丘而得名的。乘坐纜車到山頂,從山頂可以一望關東平野和榛名湖等的景色,天氣好的話甚至可以看到真的富士山!

諏訪峽

是位於群馬縣水上溪谷的下流的旅遊勝地,是水上溫泉的代表。從利根川沿岸的散步道可以欣賞其美麗的風景,特別安排沿著長1.5公里的遊歩道散策,欣賞各式各樣奇形怪石及四季不同的美景。在利根川高42m的諏訪峽大橋上,還可以自費享受日本唯一的大橋蹦極的樂趣。

Minakami Fruit Land Mogitore

溫室草莓聽起來似乎到處都有,那麼水上町的採草莓,又有哪裡不一樣?町內「Dole Land」裡的溫室草莓主角是「章姬」、「彌生姬」(やよいひめ)、「紅頰」(紅ほっぺ),三個群馬縣的特有品種;採摘草莓時會附上香甜的練乳,讓人邊採邊吃,享受最新鮮甜美的滋味。

高半旅館 霞之間

位於可俯視溫泉街的高台處,有800餘年歷史的旅館。帶您參觀諾貝爾文學獎獲獎作家川端康成曾經下榻過,當時執筆『雪國』時的「霞之間」等文學資料館。

寶川溫泉

坐落在河谷深林裡,被樹林圍繞的大型露天溫泉。此地不僅是阿部寬電影「羅馬浴場2」的場景之一,而且本身也是維持著傳統混浴的特色傳統溫泉。實際看到時依然忍不住驚呼連連,這也太大了吧! 露天風呂融合在自然界裡,這才是真正一生一次的驚驗絶景秘湯!每年入秋之後楓紅景色驚豔,而冬天的雪景更是美不勝收,只能說能有機會來此真是太幸福了!

四萬溫泉

位于河水清澈的四萬川沿岸,是靜寂的溫泉區。四萬溫泉名稱來自於據說「可治癒4萬種疾病」,而聞名,能有效治療胃腸疾病、關節肌肉痠痛並促進肌膚美麗。其舊式街道可以體驗往年的風情,很受歡迎。近年因為旅宿設施被長篇動畫電影「神隱少女」,採用為劇中溫泉旅館的雛型而聲名大噪。

越後湯澤COCOLO

在車站大樓之中誕生了一個名為「CoCoLo 湯澤雁木通商店街」的區域,販售越後湯澤的知名產品。「雁木通」重現了昭和初期懷舊氛圍的街道,在這條商店街上,不僅可購買伴手禮,還有南魚沼產的越光米,500日幣可以品嚐五小杯的新潟清酒。真是好吃好玩又好買!

岩室溫泉

古湯岩室溫泉在1713年湧出,據傳最早是村長在夢中受人告知,發現1只大雁在此治愈傷口,又被稱爲“靈雁之湯”。

彌彥神社

在新潟的彌彥山上,據說是1300多年前被創設的古社。祭奠著被稱為「天香(Amanokagoyamanomikoto)」,教授越後的人民稻作等技術並建立了越後國的神。以祈福工作運變好及戀愛運也變好靈驗聞名。參拜方法也非常的特別,與出雲大社一樣。

彌彥山纜車

山頂一帶是彌彥山上公園,內有小遊樂場和瞭望餐館等。從彌彥神社前殿走 8 分鐘到纜車的山麓站,從這裏乘纜車只要 5 分鐘就到山頂公園。在山頂上有邊360 度旋轉的邊升降的高達 100 米的全景塔。從塔上眺望,日本海,越後平原和佐渡島盡收眼底。

朱鷺森林公園

「朱鷺資料展示館」裡,展示很多關於保護繁殖,回歸野生等的資料。「朱鷺交流廣場」可以近距離觀察到飼養在籠內的朱鷺,是人氣觀光景點。可以在豎立有日本產最後朱鷺“KIN”彰顯碑的公園內散步。小賣店內販賣的佐渡產毛豆製作的「毛豆霜淇淋」也非常有人氣。

佐渡島

佐渡島位於中部地區北部,新潟市以西約 45 公里處,方圓 227 公里,面積約 857 平方公里,是日本最大的島嶼,由兩座平行的金北山脈和國見山脈,以及兩座山脈之間的國仲平原組成,屬佐渡彌彥國定公園。

佐渡太鼓體驗交流館

鼓童文化財團運営的設施。位於鄰接「鼓童村」地區的高台。大廳開放空間使用佐渡産的木材所建造的,內有擺放樹齡約600年的檜木所製作的原創大太鼓,在館內體驗各種大小不同的太鼓,音響效果超群!

宿根木町

宿根木從中世紀起就有港口,歷經了佐渡金山繁榮期的17世紀,從江戶後期到明治初期,北前船行業(商船)在此發展。面向小海灣,利用船板修建成板壁的民家,在街道上聚集了100多家,被認定為國家的“重要傳統建築物群保護地區”。有三棟民家公開(收費),向世人傳述村落整體從事船的工作的歷史。

尖閣灣揚島園

建造在「尖閣灣」的第5景「揚島峡灣」的観光設施。從展望台上可眺望巨大澎渤的景觀。周邊有被列為「全国渚百選」(日本海岸百選)之一的海中公園。讓我們一起乘坐「海中透視船」遊覽海灣,觀賞海中景色。

佐渡金山

是日本最大的金銀山。江戶時代開始至1989年的388年間被持續開采。最近開采的出礦石據說有1500萬噸、銀2300噸、金78噸。坑道的總長為400公里。因為長時間沿著礦脈推進開採,從正面來看山像裂成兩半一樣是其特徴。在開採過程中因為挖得過深經常會有地下水湧出,到了必須經常除水的程度,可見佐渡金山的開採有多厲害。

八幡溫泉

此溫泉位於佐渡中心的佐和田。被赤松林環繞,初春能聽到野鳥的啼鳴。擁有佐渡數一數二的溫泉湧出量,非常折翅的掛流溫泉。

北方文化博物館

對於新潟我想大多數人都會和「米」做為直接的聯想,在江戶時間「新潟」也確實是唯一輸出「米」的城市,也因為早期的新潟的「農田」相當多,便名正言順的產出「日本第一大地農」伊藤家族。明治維新後因幾次「地租改革」的政策讓伊藤家的農地漸漸歸農民所有,更悲慘的是二戰後伊藤家也像日本眾多望族般被美軍強行接受,做為美軍的駐守,也交織出「北方文化博物館」動人的故事。

月岡溫泉

新潟縣擁有溫泉數量在日本國內排名第三。其中月岡溫泉是在 1917 年由一家油公司進行鑽油作業時無意間發現,如今成為新潟最知名的泡湯勝地。月岡溫泉水質甚佳,每年吸引上千遊客造訪,其中豐富的礦物質據稱有養顏美容的效果。這項特點讓它贏得美人湯的讚譽,意思是「美麗之泉」。浸泡在含有豐富硫化氫的翠綠月岡溫泉中,能使肌膚容光煥發,膚質也更緊實滑嫩。

Hilton Narita

Just 2.5 miles from Narita International Airport, the Hilton is the best in the area. Its proximity to Japan's largest international airport makes it the ideal resting point after a long flight. Available amenities include swimming pool, fitness center, and tennis court (fee required)

Hotel Nikko Narita

It's convenient location makes the Nikko Narita one of the top two hotels in the area. Its proximity to the airport means travelers with late arrivals can rest well and avoid a long commute into the city.

Hotel Shikisai

Sourced from nearby Oku Nikko mountains, the hot springs here replish over 58,000 gallons of fresh onsen water daily. The unique hot springs here are characterized by white mineral deposits which bloom in the water like flowers called "yubana." The yubana effect creates a distinct milky appearance in the onsen baths.

The atmosphere of this ryokan is warm and friendly. You may curl and with a book and cup of coffee in the spacious lobby, enjoy birdwatching through telescopes, or watch the faint lights dancing off the surface of Lake Chuzenji.

Shima Tamura

One of the oldest businesses in Japan, Shima Tamura was founded 450 years ago and is considered one of the best hot springs in the country. The name, Shima, originates from the word representing 40,000 - signifies the nickname for the natural hotsprings which were said to be able to cure 40,000 ailments. Our two night stay here lets you try each of its seven unique baths.

Hotel Ohashi

The ancient hot springs of Ohashi began flowing in 1713, making it one of the oldest local onsen. Super Value Tours includes special arrangements for our guests to enjoy the unique stone spa in the hotel. Created exclusively with natural water and ore, rejuvenate your body with a unique sauna experience.

Yahatakan Onsen - Sado Island

Cradled in a vast pine forest, this ryokan features a combination of modern facilities and Japanese tradition. It is a favorite for celebrities and members of the royal family visiting Sado Island. Enjoy beautiful local gardens and luxurious hot springs including a magnificent open air bath with views of the pine garden.

Hotel Osado

Located on the coastline of Sado Island, enjoy an unrivaled view of the Sea of Japan and Aikawa Bay which is reddish during the setting sun. When you soak in the open-air hot springs during the day, you can see the vast expanse of the Japanese seascape. At night, the view transforms into a starry sky to let you relax.

Kahou Ryokan

Drawn from 3000ft underground, the mineral content of the onsen here is rich in hydrogen sulfide, known as the "beauty mineral." Our hotel is one of the top ten hot spring hotels in Japan, combining natural hot springs, delicate and intimate service, and exquisite meals.

  • Exquisite Japanese Set Menu

  • Tofu Kaiseki Package

  • Japanese Hamburger Steak Set (choice menu)

  • Japanese Omelette Rice (choice menu)

  • Mizusawa Udon (top 3 in Japan)

  • Lake Chūzenji Four Seasons Kaiseki Banquet (menu based on season)

  • Shima Onsen Kaiseki Banquet (menu based on season)

  • Healthy Japanese Buffet Breakfast

  • Japanese Baked Curry Set

  • Iwatani Onsen - Niigata Wagyu Banquet (menu based on season)

  • Mixed Japanese and Western Breakfast

  • Echigoyuzawa Sushi (featuring Niigata Koshihikari Rice)

  • Sado Island Pasta (made with locally sourced ingredients)

  • Sado Island Kaiseki (menu based on season)

  • Seaweed Soba Noodle Set

  • Tsukioka Kaiseki Banquet (menu based on season)

Health & Safety 

  • This tour involves standing and walking for up to 1 hour at a time over inclined or uneven streets.
  • Guests in wheelchairs may be accommodated, but please understand some historic sites in Japan are not wheelchair accessible.
  • In traditional ryokan hotels, we will overnight in tatami rooms and sleep on futons on the floor. This is a very traditional itinerary - we stay in tatami rooms for eight nights on this trip.

Upgrades

  • In the spirit of "Travel Happy" we do not believe in hidden fees - no options are sold on tour.
 

 Dietary Restrictions

  • It's important everyone has a great dining experience while traveling with us! If you have a special meal restriction (i.e. no sashimi, no lamb, etc), please let us know two weeks before tour date. We will do our best to oblige, but we regret some dietary preferences may not be available due to cultural differences.

Luggage Handling

  • In order to travel comfortably, we recommend leaving large suitcases which may not be needed on the bus. Before taking the ferry to Sado Island, please prepare 2 nights/3 days of clothes in a small and light suitcase (or backpack). Large baggage will be retrieved from the hotel on the last night. 
  • On the last day of our tour, while we are on the bullet train, we will ship everyone's large suitcases to NRT airport via private truck freight. If you are extending your stay elsewhere in Japan, we would be happy to provide shipping instructions to your next destination, but this will be at your own expense.
  • Porterage service included in hotels where available (most ryokan hotels do not offer porterage).