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[Tour B] Walking Main Street Japan from Days Gone By

A Trip to Experience the Wonders of Ancient Japan

Visit Bessho Onsen, where hot springs abound among historic temples and pagodas all within walking distance. A retro ride on the Bessho Line is just one of the many pleasures that awaits you.

Trip Details

Tokyo Station

Hokuriku Shinkansen - 70 minutes

Karuizawa Station

Hokuriku Shinkansen - 20 minutes

Karuizawa – a Popular Highland Resort

The reflection of the brilliant fall colors in Kumoba Pond is a sight not to be missed!
The reflection of the brilliant fall colors in Kumoba Pond is a sight not to be missed!

Karuizawa is a popular highland resort. After enjoying a walk through Kyu-Karuizawa Ginza, rent a bicycle to go see Kumoba Pond and the Kyu-Mikasa Hotel. We especially recommend shopping at the outlet stores!

Ueda Station

Bessho Line - 30 minutes

The Bessho Line, Old-Fashioned Trains for a Trip into the Past

A trip into the past on the Bessho Line
A trip into the past on the Bessho Line

Enjoy a trip into the past, riding on the Ueda Electric Railway Bessho Line with the rural Shinshu landscape passing by the train's windows.

Bessho
Onsen Station

10 minutes on foot

 

 

 

Accommodations:
Bessho Onsen

Uematsuya, a Japanese-style Inn with an Open-air Bath

Stay in a traditional Japanese-style Inn
Stay in a traditional Japanese-style Inn

Bessho Onsen is a hot spring area that abounds with ancient temples and pagodas. It is an excellent location for a stroll. The hot spring water here is said to be particularly good for the skin.

Bessho
Onsen Station

Bessho Line - 30 minutes

Ancient Temples and Pagodas, Bessho Onsen is the "Kamakura" of Shinshu

Bessho Onsen, an area known for ancient temples and pagodas
Bessho Onsen, an area known for ancient temples and pagodas

The land surrounding Bessho Onsen and Shioda-machi Stations is filled with ancient temples and shrines from the Kamakura Period (late twelfth to mid-fourteenth century). How about some historical exploration amid the tranquil natural beauty of Bessho Onsen?

Ueda Station

Hokuriku Shinkansen - 90 minutes

Tokyo Station

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