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Tokyo to Osaka via Japanese Alps with Rail Pass (Shiojiri - Azumino - Nagano - Kanazawa)

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12 to 18+ Nights from $1,032*
* This sample price: priced within the past 7 days for arrival on 9/5/2024. Choose your own arrival dates.

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This 12 night sample itinerary includes:

  • Flight into Tokyo and out of Osaka
  • High-speed train Shinkansen (Japan Rail Pass - bullet train)
  • 7 Days Japan Rail Pass is included by default. Please ensure you select the correct duration of your Japan Rail Pass according to length of travel (For more details please go to the product description during the booking process).
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Tokyo
  • Train from Tokyo to Shiojiri: Go to Tokyo train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Shiojiri train station. Route operated by Shinkansen. Journey takes approx. 170 Min.
  • Hotel for 1 nights in Shiojiri
  • Train from Shiojiri to Hotaka (Azumino): Go to Shiojiri train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Hotaka (Azumino) train station. Route operated by Shinkansen. Journey takes approx. 50 Min.
  • Hotel for 2 night in Azumino
  • Train from Hotaka (Azumino) to Nagano: Go to Hotaka (Azumino) train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Nagano train station. Route operated by Shinkansen. Journey takes approx. 115 Min.
  • Train from Nagano to Kanazawa: Go to Nagano train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Kanazawa train station. Route operated by Shinkansen. Journey takes approx. 90 Min.
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Kanazawa

  • Train from Kanazawa to Osaka: Go to Kanazawa train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Osaka train station. Route operated by Shinkansen. Journey takes approx. 160 Min.
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Osaka

Get away from it all with this customizable package that lets you visit Japan, for a trip that won't be forgotten. Start your trip in Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. Then, take the bullet train to Shiojiri, Azumino, Nagano (capital city of Nagano Prefecture, known as one of the premium destination for ski resorts, as well of being home of The Zenkoji Temple and Japan's onsen-bathing snow monkeys in Yamanouchi) and Kanazawa.Lastly take the train to Osaka! A large port city and commercial center on the Japanese island of Honshu, known for its modern architecture, nightlife and hearty street food. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Flexible Itinerary

  • Tokyo

  • Shiojiri

  • Azumino

  • Nagano

  • Kanazawa

  • Osaka

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Trip Summary

  • Tokyo

    Tokyo is Japan's energetic capital, and one of the largest, busiest cities in the world! This bustling city combines historical places, such as the Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine, and Sensoji temple, to the ultramodern Skyscrapers and the Tokyo Tower along with the world's tallest tower, the Skytree. The city consists of 23 different wards, each with its own individuality and unique attractions; Ginza is the most expensive and fashionable shopping district, Shibuya consists of the busiest crosswalk in the world and the busiest train station, while Shinjuku is the largest district in the heart of the city with hundreds of skyscrapers and Shinjuku Gyoen Park featuring hundreds of cherry trees, with their magnificent blooms during March and April. Check out the world's largest fish market and dine at one of the 160,000 eateries or capture a glimpse of the sacred Mount Fuji, the opportunities for adventure in Tokyo are endless.

    Explore the amazing Sony building, Imperial Palace, temples of Asakusa, Shinjuku Gyoen Park, Meiji Shrine, Korakuen Garden, Ueno Park, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Sea Life Park, Tokyo Tower, Rainbow Bridge and so much more!

  • Shiojiri

    Shiojiri is located in the approximate center of Nagano Prefecture, at the southern end of the Matsumoto basin. Since ancient times it, has been an important junction on the transport routes linking the Sea of Japan to the Pacific Ocean. The post town of Narai-juku is a popular place to visit, where buildings hundreds of years old still line the ancient highway. Now, a major rail line passes through and the town's station has become a major rail junction. Visit and explore the Horiuchi Family Residence, Choko-ji Temple, Nakamura House, Nagano Prefecture Forestry Research Center, Yatsugatake-Chushinkogen Quasi-National Park and so much more.

  • Azumino

    Azumino is a picturesque valley, settled below the strikingly beautiful mountains of the Japanese Alps lies Azumino, in the heart of the countryside of Honshu, the central island of Japan. It's seen by many as the ‘gateway’ to the Japanese Alps, and hikers and snow sports enthusiasts flock to these mountains annually to sample their world-class trails and slopes. Visit and explore the Japanese Alps, Daio Wasabe Farm and Restaurant, Kaiun Cave, Nakabusa Hot Spring, Hotaka Shrine, Mount Teubakuro and so much more.

  • Nagano

    The ancient temple town of Nagano was built around the Zenkoji Temple, which is one of Japan`s most popular temples. The popular city was also the host of the 1998 Winter Olympic Games which make it a great city for outdoor enthusiasts. Nagano is the gateway to the onsen and ski resorts in the nearby Japanese Alps and is a spectacular winter destination boasting some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the country. Visit and discover the great Zenkoji Temple, Togakushi Shrine, Mizuno Museum, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, Shibu Onsen, Nagano Olympic Stadium, Shiraito Falls, and so much more.

  • Kanazawa

    The charming city of Kanazawa is often overlooked when visiting Japan, it is one of the country`s jewels filled with ancient architecture, spectacular shopping districts and some of the best seafood in the country. The country boasts exciting museums to explore, ancient temples and Kanazawa`s Castle along with one of the top three Japanese Gardens in all the country at Kenroukeun. An interesting city to explore on foot down narrow, winding alleyways where ancient teahouses can be discovered and famous Geisha districts.

    Visit and explore the Kenroku-en Garden, Kanazawa Castle, Nagamachi Samurai District, Kazuemachi area, Kanazawa Shinise Memorial Hall, and so much more.

  • Osaka

    Osaka is the third largest city in Japan, situated on the west of Honshu, a port city that flows into Osaka Bay offering visitors a wide variety of sights and attractions definitely worth visiting. A vibrant, extensive nightlife can be found on the streets of Osaka, filled with street food, market shopping, bright lights and the famed Gilco Man neon billboard sign and the giant crab. Its traditionally known as the 'nation's kitchen' and the food capital of Japan with some of the best food found in Dotonburi and Minami. Many museums fill the city as well as modern architecture along with beautiful outdoor spaces and the spectacular Osaka Castle.

    Explore the Osaka Castle, Osaka Park, Umeda Sky Building, Osaka Science Museum, National Museum of Art, Shiteno-jj Temple, Nanba Grand Kagetsu, Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and so much more!

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