Model Course #4

Traveling in Kanto and Chubu
(Tokyo, Kusatsu, Karuizawa)

Day 1

Travel to Japan

Day 2

Narita or Haneda airports

Tokyo

Board JR's reserved double decker MAX shinkansen bullet train

Enjoy riding on the high speed shinkansen bullet train or a special chartered shinkansen.

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Tsubame-Sanjo

Making metal handicraft at a blacksmith workshop in Tsubame-Sanjo

Japan is famous for its production of knives and other cutlery. View world class technology and cutlery at a production center for Japanese cutlery products.

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To Echigo-Yuzawa

<Overnight in Echigo-Yuzawa>

Day 3

Echigo-Yuzawa

(Sightseeing at Tanigawadake or Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane)

(Kusatsu hot springs (onsen))

Hot springs and Japanese style banquet

An onsen vacation-staying at a Japanese ryokan (inn), wearing a yukata robe and enjoying the onsen (hot springs)-is a uniquely Japanese way to deepen relationships with friends and colleagues.

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<Overnight in Kusatsu>

Day 4

Kusatsu hot springs

(Sightseeing at Onioshidashi)

(Sightseeing in Karuizawa)

Tokyo

Yakatabune dinner cruise party plan

Around the 11th century, the aristocracy is said to have enjoyed drinking and admiring the passing view while floating on a boat down the river. In the mid-17th century, samurai and merchants in the city of Edo (the old name for Tokyo) adopted this enjoyable passtime. Today, you can still enjoy a traditional yakatabune (banquet boat) cruise down the same river, with views of modern Tokyo.

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<Overnight in Tokyo>

Day 5

Depart Japan from Haneda or Narita airports

*The best times for sightseeing in Tanigawadake and Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane is between May and November.

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