Arupusu - The Alps of Japan

Arupusu - The Alps of Japan

Arupusu - The Alps of Japan
11 days – 10 nights
Tokyo, Matsumoto, Takayama, Kyoto, Hakone, Mt. Fuji
Discovery, Culture, History
This program may be operated for individuals or for groups
This is a suggested itinerary – Please call us to customize

Day 1: Tokyo
On arrival at either Narita or Haneda Airport, you will be met by your driver who will assist you with the shared transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

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Tour includes
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 10 nights’ accommodation at chosen hotels:
    • Tokyo – 3 nights
    • Matsumoto – 2 nights
    • Takayama – 2 night
    • Kyoto – 2 nights
    • Hakone – 1 night
  • Meals
    • Daily breakfast
    • 4 dinners
  • Japan Rail Pass valid 7 days in ordinary class, to use from days 2 to 8
  • Hakone Free Pass valid 2 days, to use on days 9 and 10
  • Private full day tour of Tokyo including entrance fees
  • Coach ticket Matsumoto – Takayama
  • Cooking lesson (food cooked during the lesson) – reach the cooking class venue on own
  • Private full day tour of Kyoto including entrance fees
  • Romance car train ticket Hakone Yumoto – Shinjuku, reserved seat
Not included in tour
  • International airfare, taxes and fees
  • Meals or drinks other than specified as included
  • Japan Visa processing and issuing visa fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of a personal nature (minibar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips to guides/drivers/porters, etc.
  • Entrance fees for any extra sightseeing
  • Optional activities


Category Hotel Name Room Type Tripadvisor
First Class
Tokyo Park Hotel City 4.5
Matsumoto Buena Vista Matsumoto Executive 4
Takayama* Honjin Hiranoya Bekkan Standard Japanese 4.5
Kyoto Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Deluxe 4
Hakone* Yutorelo An Ryokan Standard Japanese 3.5
Tokyo The Prince Park Tower Deluxe 4.5
Matsumoto Matsumoto Marunouchi Deluxe 4.5
Takayama* Koto no Yume Standard Japanese 4.5
Kyoto Four Seasons Premier 4.5
Hakone* Gora Sounkaku Ryokan Standard Japanese 4

Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking

* Note: As ryokans do not usually offer single rooms, for single travelers we might have to offer western style accommodation (still including dinner and hot springs)


These programs can be customized for individuals and groups.

Changes to this program may be requested by phone (1-855-55-TOURS) or using the web FIT Quote Request

  • Airfare

We also be glad to add the necessary airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares

  • Program

You may add or remove;

    • Trip days
    • Cities and sites
    • Meals
  • Other options
    • The program was designed with private services, however, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available
    • If you prefer deluxe services we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.

  • Quotation

Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.

Tour Code: JP03TYO20TE


Option [1]:  Old Tokyo walking tour

This afternoon, explore Tokyo’s shitamachi (downtown). Our image of Tokyo is usually that of a super-modern metropolis but suburbs like Yanaka, which was miraculously spared the carnage of the Allied bombings in World War II, still preserve a nostalgic atmosphere. Part of its charm today lies in this sense of being hidden. Visit old temples and shrines, one of Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist cemeteries as well as traditional shops selling Japanese paper and sweets, and soak in the atmosphere of pre-war Tokyo. Take a look at what life in this area used to be like in the Shitamachi Museum, located in Ueno Park. One of the most popular parks for hanami (cherry blossom parties) in Tokyo, Ueno Park was originally part of Kaneiji Temple, which used to be one of the city's largest and wealthiest temples and a family temple of the ruling Tokugawa clan during the Edo Period. Your guide will take you on a stroll to show you the many attractions that enrich this large park. Last stop for the day is Ueno’s Ameyoko-cho, a busy market street underneath the train lines. Originally the site of a black market after World War Two, this bustling market is the last of its kind in Tokyo, and is filled with shops and stalls selling various products such as fresh fish, dried food and spices. At one of the many open air restaurants under the train tracks, you can stop for a cold drink and a yakitori (grilled chicken skewer).

Other Options:

  • Lunches and dinners can be arranged for individuals, families and groups at top restaurants or any restaurant requested by you.
  • We can revise the itinerary to spend more time and provide more depth in those areas that you are interested on.
  • Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.

Group Quotations
  • If you wish to use these programs for your group or as the basis for a customized journey please either call us (1-855-55-TOURS or use the web Group Quote Request.
  • In either case our specialists will work with to refine all the details and they will get you a quote with 2 business days. Quotes may be obtained for the air and land portions of just for the lad journey.
  • Booking both air an land with us will represent savings for you because of our buying power and longtime relationship with the airlines.
  • We will also may have the choice between regular fares and special leisure fares not available to the public.