Murakami Town Walking

Murakami town walking is a perfect short excursion to know traditional Japanese culture during your ski holiday in Niigata. This cozy small town well remains old buildings and atmosphere.

The real thrill of the journey in Japan is to visit rural area and feel the local people’s lives. Here in Murakami, more than 100 years old wooden houses are reserved and people are still living there. You can vividly feel how people are living in this historical environment. If you visit there during winter and early spring, you would witness dried salmons are hung under the eaves- very typical scenery in this area.
• Meet the guide at Niigata station at 10:30 (it’s about 2 hours from Tokyo by bullet train)
• Arrive at Murakami station
• Lunch at local restaurant
• Enjoy walking in the town
• Visit local sake brewery
• Depart at Murakami station at 16:30

* Fully guided one-day tour. If you prefer half-day tour or want to enjoy hot springs and stay in Niigata region, please contact us.
*Sake brewery visit is available all year round, but tour inside the brewery may not be allowed depending on the date.

Tour Type:Private Tour
Price:Tour fee of ¥72,000
Tour Fee Includes:Town walking and local sake brewery visit with an experienced English speaking guide.
Tour Fee Not Included:Transportation between Niigata and Murakami (¥2,280/return) and lunch (around ¥2,000/pp) are not included in the tour fee. (both cash needed)
*Trabsportation between Tokyo/ Niigata station can be covered by the Japan Rail Pass.
Duration:Approx. 5 hours (excluding transportation between Tokyo/Murakami)
Cancellation Policy:No refunds without exception for no-shows or cancellations within 120 hours of start of tour.
Weather:This tour is not cancelled for weather except in extreme circumstances (e.g., typhoons) in which case we will contact you and refund your payment in full.
Physical Activity:Light Walking (2-3km)
*Please wear comfortable shoes.
Wi-fi:Public wi-fi is not available along most of the route of this tour.
Photos/Protocols:Your guide will advise but photography is allowed for most parts of the tour.
Directions to Starting Point:Murakami JR station
Note:*Please indicate any food allergies in advance.
*Information on access to Murakami station and guide contact will be provided after you register.

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