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Autumn Colours in North Central Japan 8D7N

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Highlights

Seasonal Scenery:
Hitachi Seaside park “Kochia”, Autumn Leaves viewing at Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Falls, Toshogu Shrine, Watarase Railway Trocco, Kajikabashi Bridge, Tanigawadake Gorge Ropeway, Brief Hiking @ Kamikochi, Yokoya Valley (Brief hiking to Otome falls 30min)

Unique Experiences:
Japanese Mask “Omen” Painting Experience, Grape Picking

Sightseeing & Shopping Experiences:
Lake Oku Shima, Free Time at Shima Onsen Town, Oni Oshidashien, Daio Wasabi Farm, Matsumoto Castle

Special Gourmet Delights:
Sumptuous Japanese multi-course dinner Japanese Kaiseki or buffet in Ryokans/Hotels, local delights at restaurant

Hotel/Ryokan Stays:
05-nights authentic Japanese Onsen/Ryokan/Hotel at Nikko, Ikaho Onsen, Shima Onsen, Omachi Onsen & Yatsugatake. 02-nights centrally located hotel in Mito & Tokyo

Details

Departure date
24 Oct 2020
Tour length
8 days 7 nights
Visit
Mito, Hitachinaka, Lake Chuzenji, Nikko, Ikaho Onsen, Minakami, Shima Onsen, Azumino, Matsumoto, Omachi Onsen, Kamikochi, Yokoya Valley, Yatsugatake, Kofu, Tokyo
Tour guide
Experienced Trilingual Guide
From S$ 3,633*

Our WOW! Promises


Right group size for Quality Travel (<= 30 passengers)

Experienced Trilingual Guide (English, Mandarin, Japanese) Accompanying the entire tour

Premium Selection of Hotels & Ryokan (with onsen)

Organized & Well-paced itinerary

Comfortable big coaches

Authentic Japanese gourmet food & Cultural experiences

Day 1 On board-D

Singapore – Tokyo – Mito 新加坡 - 東京 - 大洗
Hotel The West Hills Mito or similar / Western room

Upon arrival at Haneda Airport, coach transfer to Mito for dinner at Sansuitei (Seasonal Kaiseki Course). After dinner, transfer to hotel check in for the night.

Day 2 BLD

Mito – Hitachinaka – Lake Chuzenji – Nikko 水戸 - ひたちなか市 - 中禅寺湖 - 日光
Nikko Green Hotel or similar / Japanese room

After breakfast, transfer to Hitachinaka to visit Hitachi Seaside Park ( ひたち海浜公園), is a spacious park near Mito in Ibaraki Prefecture featuring a variety of green spaces and seasonal flowers spread out across 350 hectares, as well as an amusement park and several cycling and walking trails. In autumn, you can enjoy the kochia (summer cypress) which are changing their colour gradually. After that, transfer to a local restaurant for lunch [Gyoza Set]. After lunch, visit Lake Chuzenji (中禅寺湖) & Kegon Falls (華厳の滝) for autumn leaves viewing. Finally, transfer to hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the hotel restaurant (Japanese Kaiseki) and don’t forget to pamper yourself in the onsen at the hotel.

Day 3 BLD

Nikko – Ikaho Onsen 日光 - 伊香保温泉
Hotel Tenbo or similar / R.O.H.

After breakfast, transfer to Nikko and proceed to Toshogu Shrine (東照宮), Toshogu’s buildings and pagoda feature intricate carvings and are painted in vibrant colors. The Three Wise Monkeys are another highlight — a carving which gave rise to the maxim “hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil. This afternoon, your lunch [Okowa Set] will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch, transfer to Ashio Station and experience Watarase Railway Trocco. This railway connects Kiryu City of Gunma prefecture and Nikko City of Tochigi prefecture. Visitors can enjoy the trip along Watarase Gorge with wonderful scenery by trolley train. After the Railway arrive at Omama Station and transfer to Ikaho Onsen. Follow by visit Kajikabashi Bridge (Walk approximately 20 min from drop off point). This is a vermillion-lacquered arched bridge. The bridge is a beautiful sight especially against autumn foliage. At the end of the day, transfer to hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner (Kaiseki) at the hotel.

Day 4 BLD

Ikaho Onsen – Minakami – Shima Onsen 伊香保温泉 - 水上 - 四万温泉
Tamura or similar / Japanese room

After breakfast, transfer to Tanigawa Gorge for Tanigawadake Gorge Ropeway. This is an aerial lift system, which allows you to see Tanigawa-dake Mountain lying between Gunma and Niigata prefectures. It runs between Doai-guchi station (746m) and Tenjindaira station (1,319m). It gives you access to the splendid views. Around Tenjindaira station, there are many alpine plants and from May to July, you can also see fields of skunk cabbage. After this, will have lunch (Nobotoke Soba) at a local restaurant. After lunch, experience Japanese Mask painting “Omen”. Finish painting, transfer to Shima Onsen visit Lake Oku Shima, a dam lake in place of approximately 4km from Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan. In particular, it becomes outstanding blueness from winter to May, when snow melt water flows into the river. Thereafter, transfer for hotel check in and free time till dinner (Japanese Set) at hotel.

Day 5 BLD

Shima Onsen – Azumino – Matsumoto – Omachi Onsen 四万温泉 - 安曇野 - 松本 - 大町温泉
Ryokusuitei Keisui or similar / Japanese room

After breakfast, leave from Shima Onsen to Oni Oshidashien (鬼押出し). Visitors are able to walk through and take a look at lava of Oni Oshi Dashi. It is spectacular to take a closer look at gigantic lava. After that, transfer to Azumino for lunch at Daio Wasabi Farm (Wasabi Rice Bowl). After lunch, visit Daio Wasabi Farm (大王わさび農場) lies in the peaceful outskirts of Hotaka town and is recognized as the largest such farm in Japan. The quaint watermills that were especially constructed for the 1990 film “Dreams” remain in the farm today, and can be best viewed by taking one the special raft tours that are available throughout the spring and summer months. Next, proceed to Matsumoto to visit Matsumoto Castle (松本城) is one of the most complete and beautiful among Japan’s original castles. Finally, transfer for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner (Japanese Kaiseki) and natural hot spring at the hotel.

Day 6 BLD

Omachi Onsen – Kamikochi – Yokoya Valley – Yatsugatake 大町温泉 - 上高地 - 横谷渓谷 - 八ヶ岳
Royal Hotel Yatsugatake or similar / R.O.H.

After breakfast, transfer to Kamikochi for brief Hiking at Kamikochi (上高地 ) is a high mountain valley located in the Northern Japan Alps in Chubu Sangaku National Park of Nagano Prefecture. Open for only about seven months a year, the valley is flocked to by nature lovers from spring to mid-November. Next, lunch at Kamikochi Alpen Hotel (Grilled Fish Set). After lunch transfer to Yokoya Valley (横谷渓谷) for brief hiking to Otome falls (30 mins) is one of best tourist spot in Tateshina Highland, Nagano prefecture. It is about 6km long beautiful valley with many waterfalls. Yokoya Valley has many beautiful aspects in each seasons. In Autumn, it has beautiful Koyo. After hiking, transfer to Yatsugatake for hotel check in and enjoy tonight dinner (Japanese Kaiseki) at the hotel.

Day 7 B--

Yatsugatake – Kofu – Tokyo 八ヶ岳 - 甲府 - 東京
Keio Plaza Hotel or similar/ Western room

After breakfast, will transfer to Kofu for Grape picking. Next, transfer to Tokyo city for hotel check in. Enjoy your free & easy time in Tokyo. Lunch and Dinner on your own expense.

Day 8 B--

Tokyo – Singapore 東京 - 新加坡

After breakfast at the hotel, free at your own leisure until departure.

Bid farewell to Tokyo as we proceed to the airport and take a flight back to Singapore. We hope that you have enjoyed this vacation with JTB and we look forward to helping you create your next perfect moments, always!

 

 

*All the photos are for illustration purposes only
* The itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions
* Meals indicated are for reference only and subject to change
* Flight schedule is subject to change
* Autumn Leaves / Flowers viewing locations are dependent on weather conditions


24 Oct 2020
From S$ Land Only: S$3,633*

Tax & Fuel Surcharge: $S 95** (Subject to changes)  


  • This tour package is subject to change without prior notice.
  • Minimum 20 persons are required to form a group.
  • A Tour Manager will be with the group for the entire tour.
  • Accommodation is based on twin-sharing basis.
  • Activities available are subject to weather conditions.
  • Package price does not include the associated taxes and surcharges, estimated at $85.
  • Guide and driver service fee of JPY800 per person (adult / child) is applicable.
  • Please approach our travel consultants for more details and other terms and conditions.


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