☆Karuizawa Day Tour with a Private Car

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4.73(70) reviews
Nagano
Chinese (Simplified), English, Japanese (Native)
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 9 people

Experienced local taxi drivers will cordially show you around the area so that you can visit both must-see and hidden sightseeing spots and enjoy local food.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Karuizawa

Sample itinerary:

Mansanbou → Onioshidashi Park(Joshinetsu Kogen National Park)※Winter Closure → The Shiraito Falls → Usuitoge Miharashidai Observatory → Kyu-Karuizawa Ginza Street

Or you can customize the itinerary by requesting different places in Karuizawa

Ending Point

At your hotel in Karuizawa

What to Expect

This tour will take you to famous historical sites and sightseeing spots in the area.

The driver will also give you information about nice local restaurants.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Car, Non-English Speaking Driver, Fuel, Hotel pickup and drop-off

What‘s not included

entrance fee, meals, parking fee, highway fee, ferry fee, hotel for driver (if multiple day)

Important Information

-We are open from 9am to 6pm (JST) on weekdays. Messages received out of the above hours will be dealt with on the next business day.

-The customer is requested to complete booking process (including payment) at least 3 days in advance prior to the tour date.

-For airport transfers, please make sure to allow yourself to have enough time for immigration, collecting baggage, traveling time or flight check-in as well as in case of possible flight delay.

-Please prepare cash (Japanese yen) for the fees which are not included in the tour. (Please refer to "what's not included" section on each tour page)

-Please be kindly aware that our drivers are Non-English speaking.

-Please make sure to write down the following information upon booking:

1) flight number (cruise name)

2) flight (cruise) arrival/ departure time

3) airport terminal (cruise port)

4) number of luggage

-我们已经开始接受中文咨询啦!有任何关于出租车接送及观光的问题,请不要犹豫给我们发信息吧。



Please write down as much of the following information as possible upon booking: 1) pick up time and location 2) drop off time and location 3) number of luggage 4) itinerary (if fixed)

・The drivers cannot speak English.

・The tour price doesn't include admission fee, toll fee, meals, or lodging.

・If the tour itinerary requires an overnight stay, the guest is requested to pay the lodging expense of the driver.

・When the drop off point is different from the pick-up point, the guest is possibly requested to pay the toll fee for the taxi to return if necessary.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 15 days prior to meeting time
  • 80% Refund - 8 to 14 days prior to meeting time
  • 70% Refund - 2 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 1 day(s) prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - less than - 24 hours before the meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

How many passengers can a taxi accommodate?

It depends on the car/ bus size as follows:

Taxi (sedan: 4, jumbo: 9)

Bus (micro: 17, small: 24, medium: 34, big: 45)

How do you count no. of children?

Under 12, 3 children are counted as 2 adults, 2 children are counted as 2 adults and 1 child is counted as 1 adult.

*Infants are also counted in the total no. of passengers.

Can I request a child seat?

It depends on the taxi company (it is not an obligation to provide a child seat in a taxi). Please leave notes (the age of the child is necessary) in the request form upon booking.

Can a taxi carry large sized luggage?

It depends on the luggage size and the no. of passengers. The normal sedan taxi has a fuel tank in its trunk, so please be advised that the trunk is smaller than of a normal car.

How early do I have to make a reservation?

The customer is requested to complete booking process (with payment) 3 days before the tour date at the latest.

During high seasons (spring and fall in Japan), all of the cars in our stock usually get reserved, so please make a reservation well before hand.

Can I change my reservation after booking?

We accept your request via messages. If it is at short notice, we might charge extra fee for the arrangement.

Can I change the starting time on the day of the tour?

It is not possible to change the starting time at short notice.

Can I make another reservation?

Please send us a message or book a tour on our activity list.

Does the tour price include toll fee?

No. Please kindly pay the toll fee by cash on site where necessary.

What does the tour price include?

It includes driver fee, fuel fee and tax. Parking fee, toll fee, deadhead toll fee and ferry fare are excluded, so please kindly pay by cash on site.

What are deadhead toll fee and ferry fare?

Deadhead toll fee is toll fee for a taxi to go to the meeting point before the tour and to return to the company garage after the tour (only if it has to take a toll road). Ferry fare means passenger fare and taxi carriage fare if the route includes ferry transportation during the tour. (passenger fare of the driver is included in the carriage fare)

Do I have to bring anything for the tour?

Please bring the printed booking confirmation so that the driver can identify you upon meeing. If it's impossible to print it out, please take notes of reservation no., boarding date, company's name and its phone number on your memo. Or you can show the booking confirmation on your smartphone.

Where am I supposed to meet the driver?

In the case of the hotel pick-up, please wait in the hotel lobby. The driver will come and pick you up. In the case of airport/ station pick-up, the driver will welcome you holding a board with the guest's name at the arrival/ ticket gate. If the pick-up place is not the arrival/ ticket gate, we will notify the guest in advance.

What if I am running late for the meeting time?

The driver will wait max. 30min if the train/ plane is being delayed. If you are running late due to personal reasons and we can't contact you within 10min of the meeting time, your reservation will be cancelled. If we can contact you, the taxi meter will run until your arrival and you will be requested to pay for the fare additionally.


What if the taxi/ bus does not show up?

Please kindly call the operation company on your booking confirmation or us (our business hours are 9am-6pm on weekdays).


Does the driver conduct guided tours?

In the case of sightseeing tours, the driver is supposed to give a guided tour, but it will be provided mainly by English materials such as a brochure and pamphlet due to the language limitation of the driver. In the case of airport/ station transfer and a bus tour, no tour will be offered.

Can I change the routes of the tour after the departure?

Please kindly ask the driver. There is a possibility that your request cannot be met.

What If I want to finish the tour earlier than the scheduled ending time?

Please kindly ask the driver. Please be advised that the tour fee is not refundable.

Do you accept guests with a wheelchair?

If it's a foldable wheelchair, a taxi can carry it in its trunk. In the case of an electric one, availability of taxis with wheelchair lifts are limited to certain areas, so please kindly send us an inquiry.

Can I carry my pet with me in a taxi?

It is usually not acceptable (depending on the taxi company), but guide/ service dogs are exempted. If you have one in your group, please leave request notes upon booking.

Reviews

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Bruce C.

Jan 20, 2023

Enjoyable transfer to Himeji Castle and then Kyoto

Thank you for an enjoyable transfer to Himeji castle and Kyoto.

Tr taxi R.

Thank you so much for your review! Himeji Castle is the largest and most visited castle in Japan. It is a great choice to visit Himeji Castle from Osaka, Kyoto or Kobe. We are glad to hear that your trip was enjoyable. Hope we can serve you again when you visit other parts of Japan in the future.

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William .

Jan 8, 2023

Not cheap but worth it!

Our driver was very friendly and despite not being able to speak English well was able to communicate with us via a translation app. He was prompt and helpful and assisted us with our bags as we transitioned from one ryokan to another.Shirakawa was a great day excursion from Takayama, but I'm not sure if I would overnight there.

Tr taxi R.

Thanks so much for your review. More and more translation app is now available to help us communicate better even when we don't speak the same language. More drivers will use translation apps in the future, we believe foreign tourists will definitely have a better travel experience as well.

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Bruce C.

Jan 7, 2023

Very efficient transfer from Kyoto to Osaka

Thank you for the pleasant and efficient ttansfer from Our hotel in Kyoto to our Osaja hotel

Tr taxi R.

Thanks for your review!We are very glad to have helped you and hope that all goes well with your trip in Japan.

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Clearice L.

Dec 28, 2022

Amazing guide and driver

Mr Watabe is a great guide. Took us around yamadera and zao ropeway. He is a loval guide so he is informative on all the places we went. Will recommend this service! Thank you!

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It has been snowing in the Yamagata area recently and we all worried about it. So happy to hear that your trip went smoothly. We will pass on your warm words to Mr. Watabe, and believe he will be happy too.

$431/ per group