18 December 2016

New bus tours in Japan from Hato Bus Company

Hato Bus Company has introduced 55 bus tours in Japan with English- or Chinese-speaking guides from January to June 2017.

The Nomizo Waterfall tour to Kimitsu City, Chiba Prefecture, features a sightseeing spot that went viral in late 2015 for resembling a scene in animation created by Studio Ghibli.

Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture, is a tour to the history theme park set in the Edo Era (1603 to 1867). Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura ranked 8th on the list of top 2016 Japanese theme parks by TripAdvisor.

Another tour is an outing to a strawberry farm that will include, for the first time, an all-you-can-eat event at a farm of skyberry, the newest strawberry variety developed in Tochigi Prefecture. The premium strawberry sells for 500 yen (US$4.34) apiece in the market.


The following is a sample tour. The Boso Hell Peek and Nomizo Waterfall/Shopping Outlet tour (available in English/Chinese) costs 9,800 yen per person (1,000 yen less for a child).

The tour runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays from February 1 to April 29, 2017

Start at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal (9:20am), Umihotaru Parking Area; lunch at fisheries co-op restaurant Banya, go for the Hell Peek (Jigokunozoki) walk at Nokogiri-yama, visit the Nomizo Waterfall, finish up with shopping at Mitsui Outlet Park Kisarazu, ending at Tokyo Station (6:30pm)

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