[From Apr. 1， 2020] Alps Wide Free Passport: 4-Day Ticket for Unlimited Train & Bus Rides in Takayama， Shirakawago， Kamikochi and Matsumoto
- Tour Code :
- Departs from :
- Tour Brand :
Chubu (Nagoya, Kanazawa, Takayama, etc.) Transportation Pass / Ticket
- change(s) from the previous year :
- Price(Lowest) :
￥9,000 ~ (until Mar., 2021)
- Overview :
1. Enjoy 4 days of unlimited rides on buses and trains in the Takayama, Shirakawago, Kamikochi, Matsumoto, Norikura, Gero, and Hirayu Onsen areas!
2. Save as much as JPY 4,700 when going through Matsumoto - Kamikochi - Hirayu - Takayama - Shirakawago.
3. This ticket allows convenient access to popular sightseeing areas in the Japan Alps area such as Matsumoto Castle and mountain resort area Kamikochi. Save yourself the hassle of purchasing tickets for every transfer!
4. The route from Takayama to the Matsumoto area is a treasure trove of Japanese-style ryokan accommodations and secluded hot springs scattered about. Enjoy sightseeing in popular areas at your preferred time and route while taking time out to stay at accommodations!
5. Recommended sights to see are the Norikura snow corridor in May and June, and the autumn leaves of Kamikochi and Norikura from late September to late October.
Pick up the Alps Wide Free Passport At the time of booking, select one from the following 3 locations:
- Matsumoto Bus Terminal
Tel: 0263-32-0910 (6:00 - 20:00 daily)
- Shin-Shimashima Station (window near the ticket gate)
Tel: 0263-92-2511 (6:00 ~ 19:00 daily)
- Takayama Nohi Bus Center
Tel: 0577-32-1688 (9:00 ~ 18:00 daily)
Free time sightseeing using the Alps Wide Free Passport Free time sightseeing after picking up the Alps Wide Free Passport.
- Takayama City
This popular sightseeing destination is a place that everyone wants to visit at least once. Take a stroll around the so-called "Little Kyoto," the Takayama Old Town filled with nostalgic streets reminiscent of olden day Japan in the Kami-Sannomachi and Kami-Ninomachi areas. Enjoy shopping for souvenirs as well.
After visiting Takayama, take a step farther to Shirakawago! Experience being amidst Japan's unspoilt landscape in a historic village, a registered World Heritage Site, where thatched-roof houses can be seen.
- Matsumoto Castle
A place certainly worth seeing, this famous castle has the country's oldest wooden keep.
The scenery of Kamikochi is renowned throughout the country, and incredible natural beauty stretches as far as the eye can see, starting with Taishoike Pond on the approach. Enjoy taking a stroll at this mountain resort situated 1,500 meters above sea level.
*The Kamikochi mountain area is open to visitors until Nov. 15.
- Norikura Kogen
This is the highest point in Japan that can be reached via bus. Enjoy outdoor leisure activities such as trekking and skiing. Revel in the rich nature at a resort in the highlands, and see a treasure trove of Takayama's plant life at Tatamidaira, a garden in the sky.
- Shirahone Onsen
Warm up in these hot springs in Shinshu nestled in the bosom of Mother Nature. It’s said if you bathe in these hot springs for three days you won’t catch a cold for three years.
Free Itinerary Matsumoto -- Utsukushigahara Onsen -- Shin-Shimashima -- Norikura Kogen -- Kamikochi -- Hirayu -- Takayama -- Shirakawago Day 1: via route bus: Matsumoto Station -- Matsumoto City Museum (visit Matsumoto City Museum of Art) -- Kokubuncho (Nawate-dori shopping street) -- Daimyocho (stroll around Nakamachi) -- Nawate-dori -- Matsumotojo-Shiyakushomae (visit National Treasure Matsumoto Castle) -- Matsumotojo-Shiyakushomae -- stay at Utsukushigahara Onsen
Day 2: via route bus: Utsukushigahara Onsen -- Matsumoto Station -- Shin-Shimashima -- Norikura Kogen (stroll around Norikura) -- Haruyama Bus (recommended for those who want to see the snow corridor and enjoy snow sports *scheduled to operate Apr. 20 - June 30) -- Norikura Kogen -- stay at Kamikochi
Day 3: via route bus: Kamikochi -- Hirayu (visit Hirayu Great Falls, day trip hot spring experience) -- Takayama (stroll around old town) -- Hida no Sato (visit Hida Folk Village) -- stay at Takayama
Day 4: Takayama -- Shirakawago (stroll around thatched roof village) -- Takayama
Free Itinerary Takayama -- Gero -- Takayama -- Shirakawago -- Hirayu -- Norikura Kogen -- Shirahone Onsen -- Shin-Shimashima -- Matsumoto Day 1: via route bus: Takayama Station (stroll around Takayama) -- stay at Gero
Day 2: via route bus: Gero -- Takayama Station -- Shirakawago (stroll around thatched roof village) -- stay at Takayama
Day 3: via route bus: Takayama -- Hirayu (visit Hirayu Great Falls, day trip hot spring experience) -- Norikura Sancho (stroll around Norikura Sancho) -- Norikura Kogen (enjoy trekking or snow activities depending on the season) -- stay at Shirahone Onsen
Day 4: via route bus: Shirahone -- Shin-Shimashima - Matsumoto Station -- Matsumotojo-Shiyakushomae (visit National Treasure Matsumoto Castle) -- Matsumotojo-Shiyakushomae