In this 3-day trip you will visit south Nagano's post towns Tsumago and Magome, the hot spring town Hirugami Onsen, Senjojiki cirque with its breathtaking view that changes seasonally, and Japan's prettiest starlit sky seen from Achi village!
- Visit the old post towns Tsumago and Magome
- Walk around the Senjojiki cirque
- Enjoy the skin beautification hot spring Hirugami Onsen
- Eat local dishes from south Nagano
- Take a stargazing night tour
This is a 3-day tour to some of the best highlights of south Nagano prefecture: the starlit sky of Achi village, the old post towns of Tsumago and Magome, and Hirugami Onsen, known as "the skin beautification hot spring". You can hike in the mountain and go down the river by a boat. Great local dishes based on the finest local ingredients and the hot springs will refresh your mind and relax your body.
About Tsumago and Magome:
Tsumago and Magome used to be post towns on the Nakasendo road connecting Kyoto to Edo (present-day Tokyo). They have been restored to their original appearance as Edo-era post towns and are now a popular tourist destination.
Below is the itinerary of this tour:
Place: Hirugami Onsen Ryokan inn
Period: July - November 2015
3 days, 2 nights
Meeting point and time: JR Shinjuku station at 12:30pm
Activities: Night star gazing tour at the mountain, visit old post towns, take a walk at Senjojiki cirque, boat tour, hot springs, Ryokan (Japanese style accommodation), and more.
※Activities may change depending on weather conditions and other factors.
Day 1 (dinner included)
12:30 Shinjuku station
15:14 Chino Station
16:50 Hirugami Onsen Ryokan inn
19:15 Night stargazing tour
22:00 Hirugami Onsen Ryokan
Day 2 (three meals included)
10:00 Tsumago (old post town)
11:30 Magome (old post town)
14:30 Senjojiki cirque
18:00 Hirugami Onsen Ryokan
Day 3 (breakfast & lunch included)
10:30 Tenryu river boat tour
14:20 JR Chino station
15:17 To Shinjuku station
17:24 Shinjuku station
※Please note the itinerary is subject to change.
JR Shinjuku station (the exact location will be shared after you book)