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Norikura Raicho Bird & Alpine Plants Watching with Ptarmigan Researcher

★Raicho Bird is a Japanese Rock Ptarmigan which is a rare bird species seen only in the Norikura area.

Seasonal

Enjoy a walk in the Mount Daikoku region accompanied by raicho bird (japanese rock ptarmigan) researcher Mr. Atsushi Kobayashi, who will educate you in the wonders of this rare national treasure protected species.
There are chances that you will be able to catch the rare sight of a ptarmigan!

Tour available:
August 26 and 27, 2018
*Please make your reservation 3 days prior to your trip. (If there are no reservations seven days prior to the trip, the trip will be cancelled.)
Minimum participants required:
2person
Departure time:
8:40
Takayama Bus Terminal
Arrival time:
16:31
Takayama Bus Terminal
Meal:
Breakfast ×
Lunch ○
Dinner ×
Bus guide:
Not accompanied
Tour guide:
Not accompanied
  • This tour fee includes:
  • ・Round trip bus ticket (Takayama~Honoki~Tatamidaira)
    ・Raicho Bird guide fee
    ・Lunch Box
Norikura Raicho Bird & Alpine Plants Watching with Ptarmigan Researcher
  • Adult12,800yen
  • Child(6~12)10,400yen
  • Depart Hirayu or Honoki
    Adults 10,800 yen
    Children 9,400 yen
    ※There is a free parking lot
    at Honoki Bus Terminal

Norikura Raicho Bird & Alpine Plants Watching with Ptarmigan Researcher

Itinerary

  1. Takayama Bus Terminal 8:40 Honokidaira Bus Terminal 9:55 Daikokudake Tozanguchi Bus Stop 10:40   Raicho Bird Watching (2 hours)    Alpine Plants Watching (1 hour) Tatamidaira (Free Time) 14:00~14:50 Honokidaira Bus Terminal 15:46 Takayama Bus Terminal 16:31 

  2. ※If you take a bus at Hirayu, please take the bus leaves at 9:40 (Hirayu Bus Terminal Gate 1) for Tatamidaira
    ※You can use the fixed route bus for return at anytime you like.

  • *Icons display    route bus / chartered bus / express bus / cable car / taxi / ship / ropeway / walking / train

Itinerary

  • Takayama Bus Terminal (8:40)

    Please pick up your  ticket at Takayama Bus Terminal with the reference number before boarding bus.

    The bus will leave from gate 5 at 8:40 sharp. Please be careful not be late for the bus.  *40 minutes bus ride to Honokidaira.

    ※If you come by your own car, free parking lot is available at Honokidaira.

    ※If you take a bus at Hirayu, please take the bus leaves at 9:40 (Hirayu Bus Terminal Gate 1) for Tatamidaira.

     

  • Honokidaira to Norikura Tatamidaira (9:55)

    Please change buses for Norikura Tatamidaira at Honokidaira bus stop.

    Press the button when ‘Honokidaira bus stop number H32’ is announced on the bus.

     

  • Norikura Skyline ~The highest road in all of Japan ~

    Take a journey to the world above the clouds on the Norikura Skyline!

    You will see Japan Northern Alps of Mt. Yari, Mt. Hotaka and Mt. Yari from the bus.

    Please get off the bus at Daikokudake Tozanguchi bus stop.

     

     

     

  • Richo Bird Watching(2 hours)

    Enjoy a walk in the Mount Daikoku region accompanied by raicho bird (ptarmigan) researcher Mr. Kobayashi, who will educate you in the wonders of this rare national treasure protected species. (A ptarmigan is a rare bird species seen only in the Norikura area.) There are chances that you will be able to catch the rare sight of a ptarmigan!

    *Please be advised that the sighting of a ptarmigan is not guaranteed, as they are a wild species. In the event that a ptarmigan sighting does not occur, a postcard souvenir will be issued.

  • Alpine Flower Watching (1 hour)

    After the raicho bird watching, we walk around the tsurugaike pond and flower garden together and see the unique alpine plants.

  • Tatamidaira (Free Time)

    It’s free to explore and relax in Norikura  until taking a return bus. 

  • Norikura Tatamidaira ~ Honokidaira

    Please talk a bus at Norikura Tatamidaira Bus Terminal going back to Honokidaira.

    Click here for Norikira Line

    *Your preferred bus may be full during peak hours/days. Please allot plenty of time for your trip.

     

  • Honokidaira ~ Takayama

    Please change buses at Honokidaira Bus Terminal for Takayama.

    Click here for Shinhotaka Line

     

  • Takayama Bus Terminal

    Arrive at Takayama Bus Terminal.

    Thank you for joining. See you next time.

  • 【What to bring and wear】

    Please wear clothing appropriate for trekking.

    ■Comfortable sneakers or tekking shoes

    ■Warm clothing and bring rain goods

    ■Backpack (please take lunch box in your bag.) 

    ■Hat, gloves, sunglasses and sunscreen for shiny weather, towel etc

    ※Mount Norikura is a mountainous region that has a peak altitude of over 2,700 meters. Temperatures sometimes drop to under 10 degrees Celsius even during the summer. Also, the weather on the region is unpredictable and changes often, including the possibility of rain. Please bring warm clothes and rain goods on your trip.
  • 【Ptarmigan researcher Atsushi Kobayashi】

    Ptarmigan researcher Atsushi Kobayashi

    Professor of Science.

    Born in 1987 in Tokyo.

    Toho University Department of Biological Science Geography- Biological Department visiting researcher.

    Started his research of Ptarmigans after  studying under Hiroshi Nakamura, Director of International Aviary Research at Shinshu University, for his graduate thesis in 2009.

    Received the first Japanese PhD in Ptarmigan Research in 2014. Most of his research takes place in the Mount Norikura area, with experience in Ptarmigan research that dates back a decade.

Remarks

*Please make your reservation 3 days prior to your trip. (If there are no reservations seven days prior to the trip, the trip will be cancelled.)
*Minimum number of participant is 2 people.
*This trip does not have an accompanied tour guide during transit. A local guide will guide you once you reach Mount Norikura.
*Please wear comfortable sneakers or trekking shoes and warm clothing and bring rain goods and a backpack.
*Please follow the instructions of the guide for your own safety and to protect the environment during your trip.
*Please be advised that the trip may be cancelled due to bad weather conditions. The contents of the trip may also be changed.
*Please be advised that the sighting of a ptarmigan is not guaranteed, as they are a wild species.
In the event that a ptarmigan sighting does not occur, a postcard souvenir will be issued.

For reservations

【Reservation /Inquiry】

Takayama Bus Terminal Tour Information

TEL:0577-33-0131 (9:00~18:00)

Cancellation policy

  • 10~8 days before the tour・・・No charge
  • 7~2 days before the tour・・・30% of the tour fee
  • a day before the tour・・・40% of the tour fee
  • on the day・・・50% of the tour fee
  • No show・・・No refund

旅行企画・実施

  • 岐阜県知事登録旅行業第2-297号
  • 濃飛乗合自動車株式会社
  • 〒506-0026 岐阜県高山市花里町6-64
  • 総合旅行業務取扱管理者 長瀬 陽子

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