Hotels Before Tours

Hotels Before Tours

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Please see our list below of hotels we recommend staying at before a tour for easiest transfer on the first day.

Nikko North Alps Tour

Staying in Asakusa or Nikko

You can stay in Asakusa and take the train in the morning, or transit to Nikko the day before and stay nearby Nikko Station.

If you stay in Asakusa the night before the Nikko North Alps Tour you can easily make the express train in the morning out to Tobu Nikko Station (2hrs).

Hotel Recommendations in Asakusa Area

Budget – Express Dormy Inn

Mid – Asakusa Tobu Hotel & The Gate Hotel

Higher End – Mimaru Tokyo Asakusa & Mimaru Suites

Hotel Recommendations in Nikko Area

Budget – Nikko Station Hotel II Bankan

Mid – Nikko Station Hotel Classic

Higher End – Auberge Hanabusa & Fufu Nikko

Valleys & Volcanoes Tour and Tokyo Escape Tour

Staying in Asakusa or Ashikaga

You can stay in Asakusa and take the train in the morning, or transit to Kiryu the day before and stay nearby Ashikaga-shi Station or central Ashikaga.

If you stay in Asakusa the night before these tours you can easily make the express train in the morning out to Ashikaga-shi Station (1.5hr).

Budget – New Miyako Hotel Ashikaga

Mid – Hotel Route Inn Ashikaga

Ask us about spending more time in Kiryu City before/after tour.

Japanese Alps Tour

Staying in Shinjuku or Matsumoto

For this tour we highly recommend spending the night before tour in Matsumoto City if you are coming from Tokyo or anywhere with longer than a 2hr transfer. From Tokyo’ Shinjuku Station the Chuo Express leaves roughly every hour and takes 2h40 to Matsumoto Station.

Even if you just take the train out the evening before, we find most guests prefer this option for this tour.

Hotel Recommendations in Shinjuku

Budget – Shinjuku Washington Hotel

Mid – Hotel Century & JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom

Higher End – Park Hyatt Tokyo

Hotel Recommendations in Matsumoto

Budget – Richmond Hotel Matsumoto

Mid/Higher End – Hotel Kagetsu & Marunouchi Hotel

Setouchi Sea Tour

For this tour we recommend staying in Onomichi or very near the bullet train station in Hiroshima, Kyoto, Osaka, Okayama, Fukuyama or Himeji.

For simplicity we will only recommend hotels in the Onomichi area. Thank you for your understanding.

Hotel Recommendations in Onomichi

Budget – Green Hill Hotel & Onomichi Daiichi

Mid – Sakura Hotel Onomichi

Higher End – Onomichi Hansei & Hotel Cycle U2

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