Tours

Optional tours

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Original tours selected by travel expert MYU

Travel with our original and unique tours, specially designed for you to fully experience the charms of Niigata.

Photogenic tour

~Kiyotsu Gorge and Tokamachi city~

Kiyotsu Gorge

Your guide will meet you at your hotel and depart together at 08:00 by private car. Head to Kiyotsu Gorge which is known as one of Japan's three major gorges, and is a hot Instagram spot. The most famous tunnel is The Tunnel of Light, where the floor is filled with water which reflects the beautiful view of the surrounding on the water surface making it look like a mirror. You will also find another tunnel decorated steel plates on the walls which looks like out of the world.

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Period: Daily from 1 April to 30 November 2021    

  • Except for the closed days of Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel

Meeting place: Your place of accommodation in Yuzawamachi        

  • The transfer service may not be available at certain hotels

Meeting time: 07:55

Duration: Approximately 5 hours

Rate:

  • 1 person: JPY46,700 per person

  • 2 persons: JPY23,800 per person (Elementary school student JPY23,400 / Small children JPY23,000)

  • 3 persons: JPY16,700 per person (Elementary school student JPY16,300 / Small children JPY15,900)

  • 4 persons: JPY13,700 per person (Elementary school student JPY13,300 / Small children JPY12,900)

  • 5 persons or more: JPY11,900 per person (Elementary school student JPY11,500 / Small children JPY11,100)

  • Elementary school student (6-12 years old): Reduction of JPY400 per person from the adult rate. *Small children (4-5 years old): Reduction of JPY800 per person from the adult rate.

  • The prices vary depending on the number of participating guests. (Children below 3 years old are not included.)

  • Additional JPY3,850 per group will be charged for guests staying at hotels in Muikamachi or Tokamachi.

Cancellation policy:

  • From 3 to 2 business days prior to the reserved date: 30% of the total amount

  • 1 business day prior to the reserved date: 50% of the total amount

  • On the reserved date or no show: 100% of the total amount

Operated by: Miki Tourist

Included

  • Private car hire

  • Guide

  • Entrance fee of Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel

Additional information

  • Minimum participant is 1 person, maximum is 7 persons.

  • Lunch is not included.

  • Hotel pick up service may not be able for some hotels. In that case, the meeting place will be at Echigo Yuzawa Station.

  • The order of the itinerary may change depending on the departure point.

Photogenic tour

~Minamiuonuma area~

Shiozawa-juku

Your guide will meet you at your hotel and depart together at 09:00 by private car. Shiozawa-juku once prospered as a post town along the Mikuni Highway connecting Edo and Echigo. If you walk along Bokushi Street, you can feel the atmosphere of the post town as the townscapes were recreated and lined with houses equippped with snow fence roofs called "gangi-zukuri", a common sight in heavy snowfall regions in Japan. Shiozawa is also well known as a textile producing area, with famous traditional fabrics such as Echigo-jofu (Important Intagible Cultural Property) and Shiozawa Tsumugi silk.

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Period: Mon/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun from 1 April to 30 November 2021

Meeting place: Your place of accommodation in Yuzawamachi        

  • The transfer service may not be available at certain hotels

Meeting time: 08:55

Duration: Approximately 4 hours

Rate:

  • 1 person: JPY36,720 per person

  • 2 persons: JPY18,600 per person (Junior high school student JPY18,400 / Elementary school student and below JPY18,100)

  • 3 persons: JPY13,100 per person (Junior high school student JPY12,900 / Elementary school student and below JPY12,600)

  • 4 persons: JPY10,900 per person (Junior high school student JPY10,700 / Elementary school student and below JPY10,400)

  • 5 persons or more: JPY9,600 per person (Junior high school student JPY9,400 / Elementary school student and below JPY9,100)

  • The prices vary depending on the number of participating guests. (Children under 3 years old are not included)

  • Additional JPY3,850 per group will be charged for guests staying at hotels in Muikamachi or Tokamachi.

Cancellation policy:

  • From 3 to 2 business days prior to the reserved date: 30% of the total amount

  • 1 business day prior to the reserved date: 50% of the total amount

  • On the reserved date or no show: 100% of the total amount

Operated by: Miki Tourist

Included

  • Private car hire

  • Guide

  • Admission fee to Saifukuji Temple

Additional information

  • Taking pictures inside the Saifukuji Temple is strictly prohibited.

  • Minimum participant is 1 person, maximum is 7 persons.

  • Lunch is not included.

  • Hotel pick up service may not be able for some hotels. In that case, the meeting place will be at Echigo Yuzawa Station.

  • The order of the itinerary may change depending on the departure point. ​

Echigo-Tsumari Art

Field Art Festival Private Tour

~Half day~

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Tour Overview

The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale is one of the largest art festivals in the world held once in every three years, and the eighth iteration of the festival will be held in 2021. In addition to the 200 some permanent collections by artists from around the world, new artworks are created for every triennale. By following artworks which increase the beauty of Satoyama and reveal time that has passed over generations, visitors release their five senses and fully remember the wonder and memories of life.

Period: Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun from 1 April to 30 November 2021

Meeting place: Your place of accommodation in Yuzawamachi        

  • The transfer service may not be available at certain hotels

Meeting time: 07:55 (departure at 8:00)

Duration: Approximately 4 hours

Rate:

  • 1 person: JPY37,400 per person

  • 2 persons: JPY19,100 per person (Elementary school student JPY18,700 / Small children JPY18,300)

  • 3 persons: JPY13,600 per person (Elementary school student JPY13,200 / Small children JPY12,800)

  • 4 persons: JPY11,300 per person (Elementary school student JPY10,900 / Small children JPY10,500)

  • 5 persons or more: JPY10,000 per person (Elementary school student JPY9,600 / Small children JPY9,200)

  • Elementary school student (6-12 years old): Reduction of JPY400 per person from the adult rate.

  • Small children (4-5 years old): Reduction of JPY800 per person from the adult rate.

  • The prices vary depending on the number of participating guests. (Children below 3 years old are not included.)

  • Additional JPY3,850 per group will be charged for guests staying at hotels in Muikamachi or Tokamachi.

  • The return transfer to the hotel can be arranged for an additional JPY7,000 per group.

Cancellation policy:

  • From 3 to 2 business days prior to the reserved date: 30% of the total amount

  • 1 business day prior to the reserved date: 50% of the total amount

  • On the reserved date or no show: 100% of the total amount

Operated by: Miki Tourist

Included

  • Private car hire

  • Guide

  • Admission fee to Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel

Additional information

  • Minimum participant is 1 person, maximum is 7 persons.

  • Lunch is not included.

  • Transportation for the return trip after the tour back to the hotel is not included.

  • Hotel pick up service may not be able for some hotels. In that case, the meeting place will be at Echigo Yuzawa Station.

  • The order of the itinerary may change depending on the departure point.

Full day tour to Tsubame-Sanjo

~Tsubame-Sanjo Classic Course~

【Tour plan from/to Tsubame-Sanjo】

【Tour plan from/to Muikamachi】

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Tour plan from/to Tsubame-Sanjo

Tour Itinerary

10:15 Depart from Tsubame-Sanjo Station.

10:30 Visit to Gyokusendo: Join a workshop tour and you'll get to see the area where artisans produce the copperwares. You will also get to observe them hitting a copper plate, and visit the showroom which is a 100 years old Japanese house. (approximately 1 hour)

11:45 Lunch at Meidi-ya (Japanese cuisine) or Tsubamesanjo Italian Bit (Italian cuisine).

【Tour plan from/to Tsubame-Sanjo】

Period: Mon-Sat from 1 April to 31 October 2021    

  • The factory visit may change locations depending on the day of the week.

Meeting point: Tsubame-Sanjo Station

End point: Tsubame-Sanjo Station Meeting time: 10:10 (departure at 10:15)

Duration: Approximately 5 hours

Rate:

  • 1 person: JPY31,300 per person

  • 2 persons: JPY20,400 per person

  • 3 persons: JPY16,700 per person

  • 4 persons: JPY17,100 per person

  • 5 persons: JPY15,600 per person

  • 6 persons: JPY14,500 per person

  • 7 persons: JPY13,800 per person

  • The prices vary depending on the number of participating adults (junior high school students and above).

  • This tour can be participated by junior high school students and above.

Cancellation policy:

  • From 3 to 2 business days prior to the reserved date: 30% of the total amount

  • 1 business day prior to the reserved date: 50% of the total amount

  • On the reserved date or no show: 100% of the total amount

Operated by: Miki Tourist

【Tour plan from/to Muikamachi 】

Period: Mon-Sat from 1 April to 31 October 2021    

  • The factory visit may change locations depending on the day of the week.

  • Due to this reason, we may not be able to accept visit to the factory of your request.

Meeting point: Your place of accommodation in Muikamachi        

  • The transfer service may not be available at certain hotels

End point: Your place of accommodation in Muikamachi      

  • The transfer service may not be available at certain hotels

Meeting time: 08:55 (departure at 09:00)

Duration: Approximately 8 hours

Rate:

  • 1 person: JPY49,800 per person

  • 2 persons: JPY29,500 per person

  • 3 persons: JPY22,800 per person

  • 4 persons: JPY23,000 per person

  • 5 persons: JPY20,200 per person

  • 6 persons: JPY18,500 per person

  • 7 persons: JPY17,200 per person

  • The prices vary depending on the number of participating adults (junior high school students and above).

  • This tour can be participated by junior high school students and above.

Cancellation policy:

  • From 3 to 2 business days prior to the reserved date: 30% of the total amount

  • 1 business day prior to the reserved date: 50% of the total amount

  • On the reserved date or no show: 100% of the total amount

Operated by: Miki Tourist

Included

  • Private car hire

  • A staff guide of Tsubame-Sanjo area

  • Lunch

  • Entrance fee of each attraction

Additional information

  • Minimum participant is 1 person.

  • Lunch is either Japanese cuisine (seasonal lunch box at Meidi-ya) or Italian cuisine (Gyokusendo menu at Tsubamesanjo Italian Bit).

  • Depending on the date of the tour, you may not be able to choose your preferred restaurant due to the restaurant's operational reasons.

  • Reservation could be made until 14 business days before the reserved date.

Full day tour to Tsubame-Sanjo

~Handcraft Making Course~

【Tour plan from/to Tsubame-Sanjo】

【Tour plan from/to Muikamachi】

Tour plan from/to Tsubame-Sanjo

Tour Itinerary

10:15 Depart from Tsubame-Sanjo Station.

10:30 Visit to Gyokusendo: Join a workshop tour and you'll get to see the area where artisans produce the copperwares. You will get to observe them hitting a copper plate, and also visit the showroom which is a 100 years old Japanese house. (approximately 1 hour)

11:45 Lunch at Meidi-ya (Japanese cuisine) or Tsubamesanjo Italian Bit (Italian cuisine).

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【Tour plan from/to Tsubame-Sanjo】

Period: Tue-Sat from 1 April to 31 October 2021

Meeting point: Tsubame-Sanjo Station

End point: Tsubame-Sanjo Station

Meeting time: 10:10 (departure at 10:15)

Duration: Approximately 6 hours

Rate:

  • 1 person: JPY40,400 per person

  • 2 persons: JPY27,200 per person

  • 3 persons: JPY22,900 per person

  • 4 persons: JPY23,300 per person

  • 5 persons: JPY21,500 per person

  • 6 persons: JPY20,300 per person

  • 7 persons: JPY19,400 per person

  • The prices vary depending on the number of participating adults (junior high school students and above).

  • This tour can be participated by junior high school students and above.

Cancellation policy:

  • From 3 to 2 business days prior to the reserved date: 30% of the total amount

  • 1 business day prior to the reserved date: 50% of the total amount

  • On the reserved date or no show: 100% of the total amount

Operated by: Miki Tourist

【Tour plan from/to Muikamachi 】

Period: Tue-Sat from 1 April to 31 October 2021

Meeting point: Your place of accommodation in Muikamachi        

  • The transfer service may not be available at certain hotels

End point: Your place of accommodation in Muikamachi      

  • The transfer service may not be available at certain hotels

Meeting time: 08:55 (departure at 09:00)

Duration: Approximately 9 hours

Rate:

  • 1 person: JPY59,200 per person

  • 2 persons: JPY36,700 per person

  • 3 persons: JPY29,200 per person

  • 4 persons: JPY29,400 per person

  • 5 persons: JPY26,300 per person

  • 6 persons: JPY24,300 per person

  • 7 persons: JPY22,800 per person

  • The prices vary depending on the number of participating adults (junior high school students and above).

  • This tour can be participated by junior high school students and above.

Cancellation policy:

  • From 3 to 2 business days prior to the reserved date: 30% of the total amount

  • 1 business day prior to the reserved date: 50% of the total amount

  • On the reserved date or no show: 100% of the total amount

Operated by: Miki Tourist

Included

  • Private car hire

  • A staff guide of Tsubame-Sanjo area

  • Lunch

  • Entrance fee of each attraction

Additional information

  • Minimum participant is 1 person.

  • Lunch is either Japanese cuisine (seasonal lunch box at Meidi-ya) or Italian cuisine (Gyokusendo menu at Tsubamesanjo Italian Bit).  

  • Depending on the date of the tour, you may not be able to choose your preferred restaurant due to the restaurant's operational reasons.

  • Reservation could be made until 14 business days before the reserved date.

Full day tour to Tsubame-Sanjo

~Tsubame-Sanjo Yahiko Course~

【Tour plan from/to Tsubame-Sanjo】

【Tour plan from/to Muikamachi】

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Tour plan from/to Tsubame-Sanjo

Tour Itinerary

10:15 Depart from Tsubame-Sanjo station.

10:30 Visit to Gyokusendo: Join a workshop tour and you'll get to see the area where artisans produce the copperwares. You will get to observe them hitting a copper plate, and also visit the showroom which is a 100 years old Japanese house. (approximately 1 hour 15 minutes)

11:55 Lunch at Meidi-ya (Japanese cuisine) or Tsubamesanjo Italian Bit (Italian cuisine).

【Tour plan from/to Tsubame-Sanjo】

Period: Mon-Sat from 1 April to 31 October 2021    

  • The factory visit may change locations depending on the day of the week.

Meeting point: Tsubame-Sanjo station

End point: Tsubame-Sanjo station

Meeting time: 10:10 (departure at 10:15)

Duration: Approximately 6 hours

Rate:

  • 1 person: JPY35,600 per person

  • 2 persons: JPY22,500 per person

  • 3 persons: JPY18,200 per person

  • 4 persons: JPY18,600 per person

  • 5 persons: JPY16,800 per person

  • 6 persons: JPY15,600 per person

  • 7 persons: JPY14,700 per person

  • The prices vary depending on the number of participating adults (junior high school students and above).

  • This tour can be participated by junior high school students and above.

Cancellation policy:

  • From 3 to 2 business days prior to the reserved date: 30% of the total amount

  • 1 business day prior to the reserved date: 50% of the total amount

  • On the reserved date or no show: 100% of the total amount

Operated by: Miki Tourist

【Tour plan from/to Muikamachi 】

Period: Mon-Sat from 1 April to 31 October 2021    

  • The factory visit may change locations depending on the day of the week

Meeting point: Your place of accommodation in Muikamachi

End point: Your place of accommodation in Muikamachi

Meeting time: 08:55 (departure at 09:00)

Duration: Approximately 9 hours

Rate:

  • 1 person: JPY54,500 per person

  • 2 persons: JPY32,000 per person

  • 3 persons: JPY24,400 per person

  • 4 persons: JPY24,700 per person

  • 5 persons: JPY21,600 per person

  • 6 persons: JPY19,600 per person

  • 7 persons: JPY18,100 per person

  • The prices vary depending on the number of participating adults (junior high school students and above).

  • ・This tour can be participated by junior high school students and above.

Cancellation policy:

  • From 3 to 2 business days prior to the reserved date: 30% of the total amount

  • 1 business day prior to the reserved date: 50% of the total amount

  • On the reserved date or no show: 100% of the total amount

Operated by: Miki Tourist

Included

  • Private car hire

  • A staff guide of Tsubame-Sanjo area

  • Lunch

  • Entrance fee of each attraction

Additional information

  • Minimum participant is 1 person.

  • Lunch is either Japanese cuisine (seasonal lunch box at Meidi-ya) or Italian cuisine (Gyokusendo menu at Tsubamesanjo Italian Bit).  

  • Depending on the date of the tour, you may not be able to choose your preferred restaurant due to the restaurant's operational reasons.

  • Reservation could be made until 14 business days before the reserved date.

Hot Spring Roast Pork "TOJI BUTA" making experience

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Tour Itinerary

  • Meet at Matsunoyama Onsen Satoyama Visitor Center, then walk to Matsunoyama Jiro Footbath (approximately 2 minutes on foot)

  • Experience making the hot spring roast pork "TOJI BUTA" at the footbath of Jiro in Matsunoyama Onsen

  • Tour ends at Matsunoyama Jiro Footbath

Period: Sat & Sun from 1 April to 30 November 2021

Meeting point: Satoyama Visitor Center

End point: Matsunoyama Jiro Footbath Meeting time: 10:30

Duration: Approximately 2 hours

Rate: JPY1,500 per person

Cancellation policy:

  • 1 business day prior to the reserved date: 40% of the total amount

  • On the reserved date: 50% of the total amount

  • No show: 100% of the total amount

Operated by: Matsunoyama Onsen LLC. Manma

Additional information

  • Minimum participant is 2 persons.

  • Reservation could be made until 16:00 of 3 business days before the reserved date.

Twisted baguette making experience

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Tour Itinerary

  • Meet at Matsunoyama Jiro Footbath.

  • Twist bread making and baking over an open fire.

  • Tour ends at Matsunoyama Jiro Footbath.

Period: Sat & Sun from 1 April to 30 November 2021

Meeting point: Matsunoyama Jiro Footbath (68 Matsunoyamayumoto Tokamachi)

End point: Matsunoyama Jiro Footbath

Meeting time: 10:30 or 13:30

Duration: Approximately 45 minutes

Rate: JPY1,200 per person

Cancellation policy:

  • 1 business day prior to the reserved date: 40% of the total amount

  • On the reserved date: 50% of the total amount

  • No show: 100% of the total amount

Operated by: Matsunoyama Onsen LLC. Manma

Additional information

  • Minimum participant is 2 persons.

  • Reservation could be made until 16:00 of 3 business days before the reserved date.