There is a new route that connects three areas of Saitama, Gunma, and Niigata Prefectures. You can have new and exciting experiences such as enjoying local foods, experiencing snow, visiting nature tourists sites,and enjoying Onsen hot springs in the nearest provinces to Tokyo. These are adventures, you cannot have in Tokyo.
If you purchase a JR TOKYO Wide Pass you can have unlimited train rides, including Shinkansen (bullet trains) in Kanto area, including Tokyo and parts of Niigata and Shizuoka prefectures.
Kanto Area Map
【JR Tokyo Wide Pass exclusive site】https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/tokyowidepass/
KANTO BUFFET is a optional tours choice for individual travelers, catering to those who travel around the Kanto area including Tokyo.
【KANTO Buffet exclusive site】https://www.jp-rail-sg.com/
The Railway Museum is located in Omiya, Saitama prefecture. It opened on 14th October 2007, “The Train’s Day”. This museum is built as the main exhibit of the 20th anniversary projects. The presentation is exhibited for people to understand the JR train systems. Children can also enjoy a Miniature Driving Train experience and a train simulator of a steam locomotive. There are many wonderful Restaurants. This is a great spot for you to have fun and enjoy learning.This package includes the admission fee and Miniature Driving Train experience ticket
※TohokuShinkansenReserved Seat or Non-Reserved Seat
* Please choose the time for Miniature Driving Train experience upon your booking. Registration time is 13:30~14:00, 14:00~14:30, 14:30~15:00.
You can find vestige of good old Edo era. This town has strong atmosphere of Edo still. Wear a Kimono at a Japanese Tea Ceremony at Kawagoe, Little Edo. This tour allows you to walk around an old town of traditional Japanese storehouses in your Kimono
Kawagoe kimono rental shop Yuzuya
Walking & Wear a Kimono at a japanese Tea Ceremony at Kawagoe
*Japanese Tea Ceremony (Reception hours 15:00-16:30 it take about 15 mins)
This package includes unlimited rides on buses (2 days) around Minakami area. You can enjoy some luxury time at a Ryokan with Gensen Kakenagashi, and baths of hot spring water continuously refreshed with new hot spring water directly from the source.Why don’t you go to see around Minakami in winter?
JoetsuShinkansenReserved Seat or Non-Reserved Seat
Try the Tanigawadake Ropeway, travel to Takuminosato andTakaragawa Onsen by bus with your free bus tickets
Take the 7 minutes trip in the sky for 2,400m from the Tanigawa-dake ropeway station (with parking lot) to Tenjindaira. Anybody can enjoy the great panoramic view along the Tenjin Ridge to the peak.You will also enjoy seeing the powder snow at the top Tenjindaira. Snow Ski and snowboard are available for you to enjoy from December to April. If you don't do neither of them, still you want to try snow walking in fluffy snow with free rental snow boots. April, the view the contrast between cherry blossoms and snow are delight your eyes.
* Child fee is applicable only for Elementary-school-age children and younger* Free snow boots and sleds are available
Tourists spot in Sukawadaira presents the nostalgic scenery of old Minakami. Master artisans are waiting for you to experience traditional handmade crafts at more than 20 old folk houses, called Takuminoie
With this option, you can enjoy two types of hot springs water, Kogane-no-yu (Golden Hot Water) and Shirogane-no-yu (Silver Hot Water) in Ikaho, an ancient Onsen town. This old Onsen town has lots of atmosphere and is very inviting
KUSATSU 1Reserved Seat orNon-Reserved Seat
Scheduled Bus* Non-ReservedSeat
KUSATSU 2Reserved Seat orNon-Reserved Seat
* Scheduled Bus JPY570 requied onboard (one way)** Courtesy transfer offered by accommodation to bus stop for scheduled bus.
75 minutes from Tokyo station. Enjoy hassle-free snow experiences. You don’t need to bring anything!
JoetsuShinkansenReserved Seat orNon-Reserved Seat
GALA Yuzawa station or *Echigo Yuzawa station
GALA YuzawaSnow Resort
* Please use the shuttle bus between Echigo Yuzawa Station and GALA Yuzawa Snow Resort
Unlimited train rides including Shinkansen (bullet trains) between Tokyo and Joetsu and Shinetsu area
【JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area) Official Site】https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/eastpass_n/
Please use the staff attendant gate
This pass allows unlimited rides using reserved seats on the ordinary cars of the limited express trains (including shinkansen), express trains and local trains on JR EAST train lines, all the Izu Kyuko lines, al the Tokyo Monorail lines, all the Hokuetsu Express lines and the Echigo TOKImeki Railway line (between Naoetsu and Arai) within the “Unlimited-ride aea”. In addition, the pass also allows unlimited rides using reserved seats on the ordinary cars of the limited express trains such as the Tobu Direct Limited Express “Nikko”, “Kinugawa”, and “SPACIA Kinugawa” trains.
MAX TOKI (E4)
Special in this season is the option to go to Gunma and Niigata. This option can be used with JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area). It’s a deal. Why don’t you enjoy yourself traveling the Sado area?
This option offers you a slow and relaxing time while enjoying fruits of the Sea of Japan and beautiful nature.
Sadoshi AikawashishoBus Stop
*Prices for train, scheduled bus and car ferry are required separately
Sado Nishimikawa Gold Park is the experiential museum where you can learn all about gold. Alluvial Gold Dust dredging programs are separated into three courses, beginner, intermediate and advanced.Why don’t you try this course and maybe you’ll become a millionair.
* Processing of your souvenir gold-dredging product is also available. We process the gold right in front of you! JPY 1,500 each a keychain, a pendant or a strap. JPY 500 for a souvenir memorial card
Tarai Bune, a traditional special “tub boat”, was contrived to help skippers move along the Ogi Kaigan (Ogi reef). Nowadays they still fish sea weeds, abalones and turbos in a reef where the waterway is narrow and rocky. In the beginning they used a washtub for this purpose and kept improving, until they arrived at the style that they use today. Isonegi is the name of the fishing style with a Tarai Bune, and you can have the experience of a Tarai Bune ride at the Ogi Port and Yajima / Kyojima area.
JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area) holders can purchase a SADO NIIGATA PASS (JPY 4,000 for an adult, JPY 2,000 for a child).SADO NIIGATA PASS allows you these rides:
A great deal! You can get almost half price discount off from the normal price!
You will get great deals with SADO NIIGATA PASS to ride on the Car Ferry, Jetfoil, buses and bicycles in Niigata City and Sado Island
With Joyful Trains, you can enjoy the ride in the area of “Northward Golden Route”. Let me introduce special trains that are only available here
Iiyama Line runs through calm and rural landscapes. Oykot is a local train line which is symbolic of the “home of Japanese people's hearts”. This trains is meant to serve all people visiting here with calm and peaceful time.We hope you can have image of landscapes of countryside with rivers and mountains from this train. That’s why we named this Line as OYKOT, reverse of the name of Tokyo, showing OYKOT is a complete contrast to Tokyo, the big city.
* All seats need to be reserved.
The gorgeous brown interior of this train has a serene large windows to see beautiful nature along the rails. Seats are arranged in single and double rows for that a spacious feeling. And for an extra special experience, the 1st and 6th cars are designed as observation cars with windows all around for full panoramic views!
Kirakira Uetsu is a 4-car train. The 1st and 4th cars have observation areas with powerful panoramic sceneries along the Japan Sea line. The 2nd car is designed as a lounge car and has a Chaya kiosk and lounge spaces. Kirakira Uetsu is opearated between Niigata Station, Uetsu Line and Skata Station, Yamagata Prefecture, during holydays.
The main concept of “Koshino Shu*Kura” is Sake, as Niigata is the kingdom of locally brewed sake.You can enjoy tasting of carefully selected sake along with excellent snacks made from local ingredients. You will also enjoy jazz and classical music lives andsake-featured events.
The world’s fastest Art Appreciation “GENBI SHINKANSEN”. Spirited artists made their works exclusively for this train. You will also enjoy the cafe in the train.
* Some seats need to be reserved.
D51 model steam locomotive built in 1940 and D61 model built in 1949 carry retro style coach cars. You will have a wonderful train trip listening to the nostalgic whistle as BGM. Myogisan (Mount Myogi), Akagisan (Mount Akagi) and Harunasan (Mount Haruna) are filling your scenic window along with the beautiful gorge of Tonegawa (Tone River). SL is on display at the station
Some dates are not applicable. Information here is as of October 2017.Details may change.Please check the URL below for more detail. http://www.jp-rail-sg.com/
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* Please check the Time Table for available date.
SL passenger tickets and reserved seat tickets, and Ekiben (lunch box for traveling by train) voucher equivalent to JPY 1,000 at Takasaki Station
【SL Minakami, SL Usui Official Site】http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/joyful/d51.html
*You will get a good deal when you purchase together with JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area) at the same time. Please contact to travel agency for more detail.
Joetsu or HokurikuShinkansen
Takasaki station(Get Ekiben)
SL Minakami,Ekiben lunchReserved Seat
SL Usui,Ekiben lunchReserved Seat
* Operation date and time are subject to change. Please check its homepage above for detail.
You can enjoy works of modern artists inside of GENBI SHINKANSEN. Artists made their works exclusively for this train. A cafe is sited in one of the cars. You can taste sweets made from local ingredients and a cup of coffee by Tsubamesanjo, a local popular coffee vendor “Tsubame Coffee” at the in-car cafe. Kids Space is for children to actually touch and enjoy the arts. You will find various fun things to do inside this train along with enjoying the wonderful scenery from the train windows. How about enjoying modern arts?
【GENBI SHINKANSEN Official Site】http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/joyful/genbi.html
* Shinkansen fee between Tokyo station and Echigo-Yuawa station will be charged separately.
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