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Niigata Autumn Leaves: Naeba Dragondola & Tashiro Ropeways

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    Stop At: Marunouchi Kajibashi Parking Lot, 3-chōme-8-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tōkyō-to 100-0005, Japan

    Meet the tour group at 7:10 (Tokyo departure option)

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Keio Plaza Hotel, 2-chōme-2-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to 160-8330, Japan

    Meet at the Tokyo Metropolitan Underground Car Park at 7:20 (Shinjuku departure option)

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Yuzawa Kogen, 490 Yuzawa, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun 949-6101 Niigata Prefecture

    Brief bus stop to buy any necessary supplies for the day.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Canyon Daigenta, 3064-17 Tsuchidaru, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun 949-6103 Niigata Prefecture

    Enjoy a stroll around the beautiful Lake Daigenta surrounded by autumn foliage. This is a popular autumn spot that attracts photographers from all over Japan when the surrounding mountains, tinged in reds, greens, yellows and golds, reflect off the surface of the lake. A quirky feature of this lake is the concrete arch dam, the oldest of its kind in Japan.

    The tour will also stop for 10 minutes at Lake Futai for photo opportunities.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Futai Dam, Mikuni, Yuzawa, Minamiuonuma District, Niigata 949-6212, Japan

    Visit the mysterious Lake Futai where the color of the water changes according to the weather and is therefore popular as a filming location. A great photo opportunity.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Mt. Tashiro, Yunohana, Minamiaizu-machi, Minamiaizu-gun 967-0333 Fukushima Prefecture

    Take to the skies aboard the Tashiro Ropeway to take in the autumnal scenery spread beneath your eyes, with a great view of Lake Futai as well.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Dragondola Naeba - Tashiro, Mikuni, Yuzawa, Minamiuonuma District, Niigata 949-6212, Japan

    Get off the Tashiro Ropeway and walk for 25 minutes to the Naeba Dragondola, Japan’s longest gondola at 5,481m that connects Naeba to the Tashiro highlands. The 25 minute journey takes you up to the mountain top, where the hillsides are covered in autumn leaves and then down to the Kiyotsu river.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Lake Akaya, Aimata, Minakami-machi, Tone-gun 379-1404 Gunma Prefecture

    On the way back to Tokyo, enjoy a scenic drive through the Mikuni Pass and stop for photos at Lake Akaya looking especially beautiful with the autumn colored mountains in the background.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Marunouchi Kajibashi Parking Lot, 3-chōme-8-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tōkyō-to 100-0005, Japan

    Tour ends (Tokyo departure option)

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Keio Plaza Hotel, 2-chōme-2-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to 160-8330, Japan

    Tour ends (Shinjuku departure option)

    Duration: 5 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Marunouchi Kajibashi Parking Lot, 3-chōme-8-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tōkyō-to 100-0005, Japan
    2: KEIO PLAZA HOTEL TOKYO, 2 Chome-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan
    Duration
    11h
    Return Details
    Shinjuku Sta. Nishiguchi, 1 Chome-5 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan
    Inclusions
    • Lunch
    • Naeba Dragondola and Tashiro Ropeway fares
    • English-speaking tour conductor/staff
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Entry/Admission - Mt. Tashiro
    • Entry/Admission - Dragondola Naeba - Tashiro
    Exclusions
    • Breakfast
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter
    • Dinner
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Infants (0-2 years old) are free of charge with no arrangement.
    • Child (3-5 years old) price includes bus seat and the ropeway and gondola fares.
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be contacted 4 days prior to your travel date and offered an alternative or full refund.
    • The chestnut bento included in the tour price can be upgraded for an additional JPY550 (contents: rice, chicken, quail egg, chestnuts, burdock root, apricot, shiitake mushroom and bamboo shoot.) If interested, please let us know at least 4 days before your trip. Payment will be taken in advance by credit card.
    • The best time to view autumn leaves varies depending on the weather and temperature of the season, but it is usually mid-October to mid-November. The tour schedule is based on the condition of the autumn leaves in the past years. However, there are some cases where you are not able to enjoy the scenery as in the photo. Please note there will be no refund regardless of the conditions of the autumn leaves.
    • Please wear comfortable shoes and loose fitting clothing.
    • Delays or omissions made to the itinerary due to traffic, weather or other circumstances that are beyond the control of the tour operator are not subject to refund.
    • According to traffic conditions etc, the order of the itinerary may be changed.
    • If the tour operator has to cancel the tour because of a typhoon, heavy snow or other circumstances beyond their control, this will be decided by 3pm the day before tour departure; you will be informed by e-mail and suggest a new departure date or receive a full refund.
    • This tour is operated for both Japanese and foreign customers. A Japanese tour conductor with an English-speaking staff will accompany the tour and will provide you with some necessary information during the trip, but he/she is not responsible for providing any detailed introduction of attractions
    • *If either the Naeba Dragondola or Tashiro ropeway is not operating, the tour will use the one that is operating for both trips. If both are not operating, we will refund the fares and visit somewhere else.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • The walk between the Tashiro ropeway and Naeba Dragondola is a little uneven. Please be careful.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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    • Duration: 11h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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