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3-Day Model Trip OPTIONAL Courses

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3-Day Model Trip OPTIONAL Courses / Joshinetsu /

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Course A

Nagano - Shiga Highland - Jigokudani Hot Springs - Matsumoto - Azumino

Course B

Takumi-no-sato - Minakami Hot Springs - Niigata - Yahiko

Course A:Nagano - Shiga Highland - Jigokudani Hot Springs - Matsumoto - Azumino

Starting at Nagano in Nagano Prefecture, this trip gives you a chance to experience the thrill of the spectacular scenery. You can trek through the forests, lakes, and moors of the Shiga Highlands. You will never forget bathing in the Jigokudani hot springs, watching monkeys in the wild, and marveling at the splendor of the Northern Alps.

  • DAY1

    Nagano - (1 hour by Nagano Electric Railway) - Yudanaka - (30 minutes by bus) - Shiga Highland (hiking; overnight)

  • DAY2

    Shiga Highland - (15 minutes by bus) - Kanbayashi Hot Spring (walk to Jigokudani to see the monkeys) - (15 minutes by bus) - Yudanaka - (30 minutes by Nagano Electric Railway) - Obuse(visit the Hokusai Museum) - 35 minutes by Nagano Electric Railway) - Nagano (overnight)

  • DAY3

    Nagano - (1 hour on JR Shino-no-I Line) - Matsumoto (visit Matsumoto Castle) - (30 minutes on JR Oito Line) - Azumino-City (tour Azumino and cycling)

Access from Tokyo

Getting There:
Nagano Shinkansen to Nagano, 1 hour and 50 minutes
Returning:
From Azumino-City to Matsumoto on JR Oito Line. By JR Chuo Main Line from Matsumoto to Shinjuku (2 hours and 40 minutes by special express)

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Course B:Takumi-no-sato - Minakami Hot Springs - Niigata - Yahiko

Gunma and Niigata prefectures abound in fascinating spots of historical and cultural interest. Learn about ceramics, bonsai, and Japanese paper-making at Takumi-no-sato. Savor some sake and find out how it's made. The largest Shinto shrine in Niigata Prefecture and historical houses have much to teach about Japanese tradition.

  • DAY1

    Takasaki - (1 hour on JR Joetsu Line) - Gokan - (30 minutes by bus) - Takumi-no-sato - (30 minutes by bus) - Gokan - (15 minutes on JR Joetsu Line) - Minakami Hot Springs (overnight)

  • DAY2

    Minakami - (30 minutes on JR Joetsu Line) - Echigo Yuzawa (Echigo Sake Museum) - (1 hour by JR Shinkansen) - Niigata (visits to Sasagawa Residence, Honcho Market and the Enkikan; overnight)

  • DAY3

    Niigata - (1 hour on JR Echigo Line, change at Yoshida Station) - Yahiko (visit Yahiko Shrine and the Takeishi Residence)

Access from Tokyo

Getting There:
60 minutes by Joetsu Shinkansen to Takasaki
Returning:
About 60 minutes from Yahiko to Niigata on JR Yahiko Line and Echigo Line (change at Yoshida Station). From Niigata to Tokyo. 2 hours and 10 minutes by Joetsu Shinkansen.

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