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Special day Moniter Tour

Walk along Torii and Narai Post Town

KISO HISTORICAL TRAIL TOUR

  • Hike up and over the pass that has not been changed for several hundred years.
  • Enjoy the route that you can feel the real Japanese history, culture, and religion.
  • Be just like ancient travellers with a Hinoki-gasa and a Hinoki walking stick.
  • Feel the freshness in the mountains with red leaves.
  • Finish off your tour with a visit to Narai Post Town which is very popular among foreign tourists.
Let's hike up and over the Torii Pass, the highest point on the historic Nakasendo Kisoji highway, wearing Hinoki-gasa (a large basket-work hat) and holding walking stick in your hand. Your Japanese-style lunch will be specially packed in Mempa Lunch Box, one of the local specialties in Narai. The Torii Pass, where ancient travellers used to suffer on its steep path, is now a beautiful hiking trail, and takes you to the historical Narai Post Town. During your hiking, immerse yourselves in the history and nature by finding the cultural and religious features in some historic spots and ancient battlefields. If you want to experience the same as travellers of 400 years ago did, this tour is perfect for you!

Notes

Nakasendo: the route that connected Edo (Tokyo) with Kyoto during the Edo Period (1603-1868).
Kisoji: the area that has 11 resting spots out of the 69 resting spots along the Nakasendo. The walking path is through steep mountains and deep incised valleys.
Torii Pass: approx. 6km in length, 1197m in height, and 270m difference in elevation. The hardest part of the Nakasendo hiking route.

ツアー情報

Date
Tuesday, 16 October 2017
Price
3,000 yen per person (tax incl)
Maximum
12 guests
Operation
One-Day Bus Tour
Applicant Eligibility
Anyone is welcome, including turism business owners at Hakuba Village or foreign tourists who stay at Hakuba Village
Guide
Accompanied by our staff (local guide will join for the Torii Pass)
Terms and Condition
1. Please participate in the survey. 2. Please cooperate with the media interview. 3. Please share your experience on your SNS.
Reservation Closure Date
Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 17:00pm(Reservation will be closed as soon as fully booked)
Meal
Lunch is included.

Schedule

8:00am
Pick up: Hakuba Tokyu Hotel
8:15am
Pick up:Happo Information Center
10:00am
Yabuhara Post Town
11:00am
Torii Pass
12:00pm
Ontake Shrine and Lunch
14:00pm
Narai Post Town
15:30pm
Kiso Kurashi No Kogei Kan (Craft Shop)
18:00pm
Arrive at Hakuba

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Gift

Gift 1 Traditional Travellers' Items

  • Matsumoto Castle

  • A cypress hat and walking stick from Kiso are light and sturdy travellers' items that had been used by ancient travellers.
    This hat is well ventilated under the sunny weather. It also has a waterproof effect as its mesh gets tightened under the rainy weather.


  • This photo is for illustrative purpose only.

Gift 2 Kiso Cypress Mempa Lunch Box / Lacquered Cypress Chopsticks (Made in Narai Post Town)

  • Matsumoto Castle

  • After you finish your lunch, the empty lunch box is for you to take home. The Mempa Lunch Box is made of local Kiso cypress. The thinned wood slats which are beautifully curved tells that it requires special manufacture process. Thanks to its antibacterial and moisture adjustment effects, it can prevent food from getting spoiled or dried.


  • This photo is for illustrative purpose only.


Nakasendo - one of the main routes of the Edo period

  • Matsumoto Castle

  • Nakasendo is one of the five routes of the Edo period (about 400 years ago), and it connected Edo (Tokyo) to Kyoto. It has a total distance of approximately 540km, and there were 69 resting spots along the route. This flourished route had also been travelled by a feudal lord (daimyo) and the Imperial family during the ancient times.


A beautiful Kisoji that stretches through mountains

  • Narai Post Town

  • Out of the 69 resting spots along the Nakasendo, the Kiso district has 11 resting spots, which is called 'Kisoji'. This route is through steep mountain pass and deep incised valleys along the Kiso river. Due to the beautiful natural scenery, however, it has also given great excitement to many travellers.


Get started from Yabuhara Post Town which is famous for Orokugushi

  • Narai Post Town

  • Yabuhara is one of the 11 resting spots in Kisoji. A lot of ancient travellers used to stay at this place in order to get themselves prepared for the Torii Pass. Being a key junction to Hida Takayama, it created even greater prosperity. Nowadays, this place has been well known as a producing area of Orokugushi (wooden combs).


Torii Pass 1 A hiking route that is popular among foreign tourists

  • Lunch

  • The Torii Pass which connects Yabuhara Post Town with Narai Post Town, is approximately 6km in length, 1197m in altitude, and 270m difference in elevation. This pass on the Nakasendo highway was so hard that it even worn out ancient travellers' Waraji sandals. It has been nearly 400 years since then, but the ancient atmosphere is elegantly preserved and it is still loved by tourists who want to enjoy history and nature.

    Waraji = Japanese old style footwear woven from rice straw



Torii Pass 2 A beautifully maintained trekking course

  • Lunch

  • Although the Torii Pass, whose slopes are pretty steep, is known for 'the hardest part' of the course, the well-maintained trekking course is an ideal route for hiking. Walking in the woods will allow you to see the history and the traditional atmosphere of Japan. The trekking course is well-equipped with viewing platform, resting shed, toilets, and watering place.



Torii Pass 3 A plenty of sightseeing spots

  • Lunch

  • While walking the pass, you will be able to see lots of stone tablets inscribed with a haiku by Matsuo Basho or other poets and cute stone Buddhist statues created to pray for travellers' safety. On the top of the pass, there is Ontake Shrine where you can get a distant view of the Mt. Ontake. Torii Pass was named after the Torii gate built there.



Finish off the tour at Narai Post Town and slip back in time of 200 years ago

  • Lunch

  • Narai, located at the foot of the Torii Pass, flourished as a post town and was referred to as "Narai of 1,000 buildings" (Narai senken). In this post town where the old atmosphere is still beautifully kept, the well-preserved buildings from a few hundred years ago stretch for over 1km. You will finish off your tour with a visit to this town after the hiking in the Torii Pass.



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〒399-9301 長野県北安曇郡白馬村大字北城6329-1
TEL.0261-72-6900 FAX.0261-72-6922

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