Private Charters & Tours in Kiso Ontake

Private Charters & Tours in Kiso Ontake


For guests wanting to visit Kiso Ontake – including the Kiso Valley and Nakasendo Trail – in the comfort and convenient of their own vehicle, we can arrange private charters customized to fit your needs including starting and ending at any destination. Locally-based and operating all year round, we have the expertise and experience to help you get the most out of your time in the region, including lunch at local restaurants and accommodation at a ‘ryokan’ (traditional guesthouse), where you can enjoy Japan’s renowned attention to service and local cuisine.


Our drivers and vehicles are fully certified, allowing us to transport you to and from your preferred destinations, in combination with any activity that suits your interests and schedule. For guests wanting to walk the Nakasendo, we can arrange visits to the popular post towns including Magome, Tsumago and Narai with guided walks between the destinations. While walking, your vehicle and driver will transport luggage ahead to your next guesthouse.


Booking a charter or private tour allows for the flexibility needed to combine your walk on the Nakasendo with any of the many attractions and experiences available in Kiso Valley. So whether you want to ride the Akasawa and Otaki Forest Railways, explore the region’s beautiful gorges, or climb Mt Ontake, we can arrange it for you.


We can arrange both private tours with an English-speaking guide or a private charter, including a private vehicle and driver but without a guide. Discovering the Kiso Ontake Mountain Range is one of Central Japan’s most relaxing and enjoyable experiences – we’d love to help you discover even more!

Why choose us?

Awarded a 2022 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for our 1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake Tour – recognised as one of the Top 10 Experiences in Japan – we have the local knowledge and experience to help you get the most out of your time in Nagano and Central Japan.

Locally-based and operating all year round, we offer the local knowledge, support, and service that you need to get the most out of your adventure in Japan.

Got a question about walking the Kiso Ontake Mountain Range? Contact us and let’s get planning together.